Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Counting Down...

A friend found this card and sent it to me because the name of my book blog
is A Garden Carried in the Pocket from the Chinese proverb.
I LOVE it!
...because the illustration is so beautiful,
and because of the quote,
because Teresa saw it and thought of me!
Thank you, Teresa!

The days are drawing close, the time is getting short,
and I still have projects in the works...
which may not be finished in time.

I wanted to add something else to Cat,
so I made a pouch and a mouse to go in it.

I used Ann Wood's pattern for a felt mouse
because my mouse pattern was too fat for the pouch.

Also, :), I learned something from Ann's pattern
and intend to redo my mouse pattern for more dimension.

This is one of the mice I made a couple of years ago.
I used the some of the same fabric on Cat!
 She resides on the mantle in the bird house all year long...
because I forget about her.
 I made another one in grey
that comes out for Halloween
and holds a banner that says, "Cheese, Please!"

But I really love the simplicity and cuteness 
of Ann Wood's mice.
And, of course, since I don't follow directions well,
I made a couple of mistakes--
and want to make another one.  Or two.  Or more.
Actually, following the directions.

A little outgoing mail--
I am really behind, but things have been so busy lately.
I get sidetracked quite easily.

Claudia loves Christmas, too.


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't quite follow instructions!

    1. :) I'm quite accomplished in all the various ways of failing to follow instructions!

  2. Your outgoing mail is so beautiful! I'm sure it is a joy to receive in the mailbox.

    1. Thanks, Shasta! I love playing with paper, colored pencils, and stamps. :)

  3. The mice are so cute! You know I always love your mail art. Merry Christmas!!!!


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