I decided to delete the last post because I spoke up a little too soon about where and when we would be moving. Apparently everything is still up in the air. I’ll let you in when things are a bit more certain.
This notebook is made (with this tutorial) for a special young woman who I would be honored to call friend. Though she is only in her early teens she has been an example to me about selflessness, caring, and thoughtfulness. She, along with her equally lovely siblings, give me hope for our future.
Well, a little birdie told me that she loved my notebooks but was disappointed that they were so expensive. This was a problem that needed to be fixed. I stopped by her house, inviting her and her sister to come over and pick out some fabric for a notebook. Her sister politely declined not making me feel the least bit rejected. (see, I tell you, these kids are wonderful) I showed her my stash and she picked out the blue, yellow, and the delicate pink print. Definitely not something I would have picked but I’ve learned my lesson about prejudging creative decisions of youth. I am always so pleasantly surprised. She said she wanted the blue with some leaves appliqued on but also liked the yellow and gave me creative freedom. She also said that she liked the linen I had been using in my notebooks lately.
I went with the sectioned yellow and blue because frankly there wasn’t enough blue to make the notebook without it. For the leaves and flower I used the pattern from this book adding a couple extra rounds of stitching. I did add a couple of prints and hope she doesn’t mind. Who am I kidding, I know she will love it, or at least make me feel like she does.
Do you have any young people in your life who are teaching and inspiring you?
P.S. there is still one notebook available at the gift of giving site. Stop by if you have someone in your life who needs a gift. It has found a home.