Monday, April 23, 2012

Fun with my sister Sue and a giveaway

My sister Sue is cute, fun, energetic and very very funny.

Last week, Sue and her husband came to Chicago for a visit. She brought a fun project. After a trip to the fabric store for beautiful colors of felt and supplies ... we were creating up a storm.

This was a little needle book I created.

I had not done any embroidery for years, but just like riding a bike ... it came right back. 

I had so much fun ... I would love to make a needle book for you. Leave a comment on today's post and on Thursday I will choose two winners.

PS. Some of you have met Sue before. Earlier this year, I asked Sue to share her cancer story with you.  She wrote a five part series with incredible openness and humor. 

Linking to the creative girls at  


  1. nice to see Sue again. time with a sister is precious. what a nice little project--and useful. you'll think of each other when you reach for a needle.


  2. How fun! i just wandered onto your site at Sarah Bessey's suggestion ... I'm excited about getting to know some other 50+/ers in the days ahead.

    And having had a sister who's fought cancer more than once {along with my mom and assorted friends}, I am glad to meet another thriver.

  3. As a new reader to your blog I don't yet know your sister's story but I'm going to check it out. Love the little needle book! Very cute and functional! Have a blessed day.

  4. Needle books are as handy as a pocket on a shirt! Well done, Glenda and so glad you and Sue had a lovely time.

  5. Your needle book is really cute! I have had so much fun making my assortment of felt items. I made 9 aprons this weekend (not felt) at Kae's cabin at Priest Lake. They are adorable, if I may say so myself. I looked like I was moving in...with all the sewing stuff I brought along. But, if you are going to work on a project it is very important to have what you need, right? And Kae's great cooking kept me sustained!

  6. I remember Sue's
    story like it was yesterday.(Yikes,
    don't tell me how long it really
    has been!)

    I used to love embroidery and
    when my hubby went back to
    school for his MBA at 35, we
    lived in Charlottesville, VA.
    One of the wives of another
    "mature" student taught me
    to do smocking

  7. Sorry, I am on my iPad
    and keep hitting publish
    by mistake. Anyway, it
    was a fun thing to learn and
    I would love the chance to
    win one of your lovely

    xo Suzanne

  8. well, you are on a crafty kick indeed if you are willing to give away your creations :) that's awesome! i love me a good blanket stitch...the little birdie is too cute!

  9. What a cute needle book. I have some dish towels half embroidered. Can't seem to finish all my projects in a timely manner.

  10. There is nothing in the world like spending time with a sister - I have 3 sister but unfortunately we live on opposite sides of the country. How fun to have your sister with you for a few days!

  11. Oh, this is so sweet! I love it! Would you be able to make one as a little gift for the SDG retreat? Or, if I win, I could give away that one (but, I would be sad to part with something handmade by YOU!)

  12. sweet little craft idea...and what a gift to have time with your sister....blessings to you~

  13. What a fun project! I think I need to get my crafty stuff out too! Glad I stopped by from SDG. Blessings to you!

  14. How nice that you got to spend some time together with your beautiful sister. Oh, I love hanging out with my sister, Glenda. Even though we are thousands of miles apart, we talk on the phone and visit when we can.

    Love your craft--wish I were more crafty like you, but I think that gene never made it into my DNA. lol

    Blessings to you and your sister, sweet Glenda!

  15. it is so relaxing to sew..or knit
    those are really sweet little books
    I loved reading Sue's was so
    encouraging. I often think about that..if it
    were me or my close family what I would do.
    I don't know that I could ever be that brave

  16. good for you two!! what a blessing to have each other.

  17. Sisters are a blessing....I am blessed six times! Spending time with them has been a highlight in my adult life. Each time we are together, we remember our sister in heaven =)

  18. It sounds like you had a wonderful visit. Sisters are irreplaceable and it is wonderful that you are both on the same page. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary.


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