Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kindness Quilt Project -- an exciting FIRST UPDATE!!

"Because, that's what Kindness is...
       It's not doing something for someone because they can't...
                   It's doing something for someone because you can...."
                                                                             Andrew Iskander

Only 3 months into this amazing project,
 and already the response has been incredible! 
To date, there are 94 quilt block donations
(from all over the world!!)
and a gorgeous assortment of laces
and notions.

Every donation has been photographed 
and I am so excited
to share them with you here
in this first update
to the 
(you can read about the project here)

the first 3 photos in this set 
are the amazing creations of
Bridget Baker
who shared her amazing talents
all the way from
Great Britain...

this beautiful quilt block was anonymously
donated by a 
kind and generous soul...

these lovely crochet squares
were sent from England
and were created by Jayne Purchase...

this next group of 7 stunning quilt squares
were lovingly created by 
Marlynne Snare
from Missouri...

you can find Marlynne
and her amazing talents 
at her blog--

these beautiful, soft, and colorful 
knitted squares
are from Jousie
in California...

stunningly beautiful and so so soft...
these crochet squares are lovely donations from
Suzanne Elkin,

these next 3 photos share
the amazing creations of the talented
Jo Butler
and come from the state of

5 lovely embellished quilt blocks..
you can find Jo and her creations at her blog

this beautifully embellished quilt square 
has traveled all the way
from Australia 
to become part of this project....
 created by my friend 
Deb Uhrig...
Deb created the first Kindness Quilt
as a gift for one of her friends who was in need
of some special kindness.
I was pleased to have participated in Deb's
 unique and special project...
 and from there, 
our Kindness Quilt group was formed on 
You can read more about our group
and you can find sweet Deb on Instagram
under the name
"Raspberry Treats- Deb"... 

Lovely fabric and beautiful embellishments...
these next 2 quilt square donations are from
Elaine Kewin,
Elaine also donated 
an assortment of lovely notions
for the project...

you can find Elaine 
and her beautiful creations 
at her website

these next 5 photos
share the donations from a dear and precious friend
here at home...

created by my friend
Janet Yost...
this assortment of knitted and crochet squares
are lovely editions to this project...

Jan also donated an incredible
assortment of laces and ribbons that will be used
to further embellish the quilt...

These unique and beautiful knitted
squares were donated by
Loretta Alcorn,

another stunning addition to the project...
this beautiful quilt piece
was donated by 
Lorraine Williams
from Australia...

and.... from Australia,
created by Eva McMahon,
a stunning collection of 41 quilt squares...

beautiful and simple..
evidence that even the most simple designs
are stunning additions to this project...

some of these lovely quilt squares
will receive embellishments
from the donated laces and notions
that have been
gifted to this project...

from this lovely collection,
I hope you will realize that if you have even the most
basic talents in knitting, crochet, or sewing...
your gift will be treasured beyond words for this project...
do you paint?
I would love to have some donations
from those of you who might add painted
designs to a quilt square...

and if you have no skills at these crafts....
please send notions for embellishment of the project.
Any gift will be so appreciated...

the project will run until next August,
and I will publish updates as the donations arrive...
every donation will be photographed and shared here
on my blog and also on my
"2 Bags Full " Instagram page...
(I will begin posting on my IG page this week...)

From the bottom of my heart,
please accept my heartfelt thank you to everyone
who has donated to this amazing project...
in my next update,
I hope to share some photos of the quilt
 in beginning stages of becoming
if you have any questions regarding
this project,
you may email me..


Sunday, August 28, 2016

September Surprise--(Woodland nests just listed in my ETSY shop)

The arrival of September brings to mind thoughts of Autumn days, colored leaves dancing in the breeze, cooler temperatures, perhaps even a hint of frost.... but in my Sacred yarn room, its a whole different story..

I've been working for months
to finish 15 little
 Woodland nests
so that I could share them with you...

things have been
very busy and hectic in my world,
my best made crafting plans
have found themselves delayed
again, and again...

they are finished...
the Woodland nests
have been "fancied up a bit" 
for this year's version...

this year's Woodland nest
has a little bit of bling
 incorporated into the design...
you will also notice
a pretty turquoise bird
and a tiny little nest made of moss...

a bit more ribbon,
some glass leaves,
and if it's possible...
exquisite yarns more beautiful
than ever before..

truly, it was my plan
to have these finished to share with you
in early summer...
but that just wasn't meant 
to be...

instead of saying that my nests
are late this year...
let's just say instead...
 that they are EARLY
to next year's
 Spring party! 

 in the past
I have made these nests
usually once a year..
but, I want to share with you now
that next year I will NOT be making
any version of this Woodland nest...
(so it will be 2 years before you will see this nest again...)

production has already started
on a beautiful new nest in my
Designer series...
that nest will be available
sometime next spring...

so, as you can see...
next year is planned out
and already looks to be very busy..

you will find 15 of these
beautiful Woodland nests
listed for purchase
now in my 

You may have noticed
that I've been away from my blog 
a lot this summer....
I just can't seem to catch up.
Is it ever that way for you too?
I've been trying to post
more regularly on my 
"2 Bags Full" Instagram account.
(because it's easier to do from my phone)
If you have an IG account,
I would love for you to follow me there...

I'm excited to share that my next post
will be the first update on the
"Kindness Quilt" project.
I'll be sharing beautiful photos 
of all the donated quilt blocks
that I have received so far. 
If you would like to read about this project
please click here..
perhaps you might consider joining 
in with friends from all over the world
on this amazing show of