I'm very excited to be leaving on a trip in the morning. My DD#2 and I are travelling as part of a team with Samaritan's Purse to distribute Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to children living in poverty in El Salvador. I have been packing shoeboxes every November to send overseas for
this for the last 25 years. This time I will get to hand deliver my carefully packed box and meet the little girl who receives it. I wanted to make something special for this box - something that was a little bit of me. So I appliqued a flower and made a little zipper pouch to include in my box.
I don't know if there will be a lot of time to stitch on this trip but I have about 12 little 3 inch stars cut out to handpiece - I had to bring something to sew!
The summer has been very busy. The older my kids get the busier my summers seem to be. I did spend an evening with a friend stitching and I made another block for my guild challenge sampler. The top left block is the new one. I had to lay them out together now that there are 9 blocks. I know I want 3 more at least. The last 3 will be free choice blocks.