Project #1: QOV Square
You know how some people stress clean? I wish I could be one of those people. Instead, I stress craft. That's what prompted me to sign up for Miss Cari's QOV project. What do you think of my "simple" little design? I had originally planned to only outline the medal but once I started, I kind of got carried away. (I promise you, that medal is actually purple, not maroon. I have no idea what's going on with the colors in these pictures.) I had the idea of honoring my grandfather in some way. I haven't had a chance to talk to my Granny yet (I plan to soon) but I did pull out some old emails that Pawpaw sent before he passed in which he detailed some of his war experience. Yes, emails! My Pawpaw was the most high tech septuagenarian I have ever met. That man could have taught Steve Jobs a thing or two! My favorite email, besides the ones where he talks about WWII is the one he sent telling me that he really hopes I will try to breastfeed The Professor for at least a little bit because he believed that breastfed babies are healthier. He was quite an exceptional man, that guy!
He was in the Navy during WWII as a utility/mechanic pilot, not a fighter pilot. He was active mostly in the Pacific Theater and received an injury over the Philippine Sea that earned a Purple Heart. Family lore says that all of his medals were stolen many years ago. So, never having seen his medal myself, I wanted to incorporate a Purple Heart into this design, letting the recipient know that they are not alone. So many have been touched by war. The Quilts of Valor project helps to comfort them.
Project #2: Find a job
MY HUSBAND ACCEPTED A JOB OFFER LAST NIGHT!!! We are so excited and thrilled. He had a couple of other offers that he knew might be coming in later this week but this one (from his first choice company) surprised him late last night. Thank you all for the prayers! I know that have gotten us through this time of trust and patience.
Project #3: Embroidery Kits in the Etsy Shop
Remember these little dolls my girls and I made some year back? Well, at the suggestion of a sweet friend, I'm putting together some little embroidery kits to sell in the Etsy shop. She thought they might make fun little Easter basket goodies and I think she's right. I need to go get a few more colors of floss and then they will be up soon. Here is a sneak peek...
St. Therese the Little Flower
St. Elizabeth of Hungary