I didn't plan for these mail-bags to match, but they're SO happy hanging out together. I can't remember when or if I shared the little felt ornament made by Elizabeth of Creative Breathing. Even if I did, it's worth sharing again. It arrived over a year ago, as a surprise--and it was! A very good one. Her hand-work is amazing and it's still hanging here, reminding me of all the goodness in people's hearts "out there". (Thank you again, for the lovely gift--I treasure it.) The totes I made, at different times. They're perfect for the over-flow of mail and receipts, and other bits that otherwise get scattered all about. I don't have a pattern for the draw-string tote, but the wool catch-all (on the left) is in my book. Speaking of which, brings me around to my next bit of news...
For all you wonderful peeps who are still asking for autographed copies of blanket statement (and thank you!); you'll be happy to know that I just found another shipment of books on the back porch. Woot! It's mind boggling how fast CreateSpace can print and ship my books. I tell ya, they're truly awesome over there.
OK. To simplify things, I've just added a web page to make ordering easier for all of us. International shipping is available too at a flat rate. (And cheaper than Amazon, I'm told.) MORE GOOD NEWS: I can fit up to 3 books in the same envelope without additional postage! So, if you have friends or family that want to order books, you can split the cost of International S/H to save a little $. OR... I can fit up to 4 iron-on *EMBROIDERY* patterns from the PatternBee website, along with one book--all for the same flat rate as long as they have been added to the same shopping cart as a combined order. The rates for U.S. orders are automatically calculated by weight. As always, you can use your c-card if you don't have a pal account. And if you have any questions or trouble ordering, contact me and we'll figure it out.
Rose garden update:: Nearly two weeks have passed now and I still have roses on the vine, so to speak. The deer have been visiting daily, but they are leaving them alone. I couldn't be more pleased. I do a little happy dance every time I walk by the window and see them all out there. I've been collecting rose petals and lavender the last few days to make my potpourri (featured on page 58). I love this stuff. It's a natural air freshener; wonderful in sachets--to slip into drawers, pillowcases, and closets. I'll be making a few gifts with it too. Maybe even a give-away or two.