I really can't believe it's half-way through August! Maybe its because I bought plane tickets this week and I know I'm leaving that I suddenly don't feel like I have enough time to get anything done ...
These are my bee blocks for August. They're the last ones in this round. I'm kind of sad, but I also can't wait to see what comes in the next round that will hopefully start in January. I loved receiving the blocks in June and am making a few more to round out what my hive sent me. Tiffany asked for these x-plus blocks and I really like the way they turned out. Can't wait to see what she does with them!
These zig-zags are the pillow cases that I made for Sam and her friend for Girl's Camp this year. Our Stake has a wonderful sister who volunteers to take mail up to the camp each day. The only restriction is that it all has to fit into a manila envelope. Everyday I try to make something crafty, plus include a sweet treat, a little toy or gadget and a note. I started pillow cases Sam's 2nd year. She had her friends sign her t-shirt her first year, but didn't like that so I made her a pillowcase that they could sign and she could keep her t-shirt pristine. It's become a tradition. Their theme this year focused around gemstones, so I used the colors of the gemstones that represented each group and then gold thread for the quilting. Sam's group was the miners and their color was black, so I used that instead of white for the background.
And this little beauty is a sneak peak of the handmade goody that I'm sending off for the Its a Sister Thing Swap. I put the finishing touches on it last night and am now focusing on the care package to go with it. I faded the colors since I don't want to give anything away :)