Happy Thanksgiving!!

I'm THANKFUL for lots of things people in my life!  Family, friends, puppy dogs & stuffing top the list :)  And, here's a little thank YOU my quilting friends - free download of Thanksgiving Message Boxes on Craftsy.  These are designed to fit in the center of the "Love Notes" Pattern, but you can use them however you like!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving & don't forget to "Gobble 'till you Wobble"!  love, faith.                                       

P.S.  I'll be posting Christmas - New Year's Message Boxes in a more timely manner!
FREE Download Thanksgiving Message Boxes


Thank You Vets!

Thank you Daddy and my brother, Bill and my sister-in-law, Dawn and my father-in-law Bobby & my Uncle Andy & my brothers-in-law in Florida!  And THANK YOU to each & every one of the Vets out there & their loved ones - we are grateful for your service & sacrifice!  

As a quilter, I'm familiar with the wonderful programs, such as Quilts of Valor & Wounded Warriors where groups of dedicated quilters get together to sew items of comfort - not just quilts, but little pillows & fleece blankets.  Every skill level is welcome - even if you can "just" press fabric!  (Believe me, they will LOVE you!)

But, lately I've been reading heart-warming stories about a different kind of program.  One where prisoners train dogs for wounded Vets. Best of all, these programs seem to be popping up everywhere!  Here is just one wonderful story about the healing power of dogs:  Milton Prisoners Train Dogs for Vets.  I don't know who came up with this great idea, but they deserve something BIG!  Or, maybe something little - just to say Thank You!  faith.

Left:  Doggie Embroidery from "Little Stitches" by Aneela Hoey (highly recommended!).
Right:  Scrappy Mug Rug idea from Modern Patchwork Magazine, Winter 2015 Issue, Susan Liu, Designer.