My parents taught me gratitude by their daily examples. I'm grateful for so many things--the smile of our son or the crackle on the top of a giant ginger cookie. I hope to share that gratitude with you year round as you visit me here at Halland (Hall Land) House Gifts.
Today I packed my bags and headed to the quilt shop. This month's Bag Ladies class taught the Mondo Bag. My stitching speed was in the top 10% of the class before lunch, but after Sewing Fatigue set in, and I was drawing on my ability to put my nose to the grind stone and get each step completed. In the south we say "getterdun", and I did. Class was from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00, and I finished up around 5:30. Some left without completing the bag, but our teacher told us she would stay until we had all gone. God bless her! There were a couple of other ladies still sewing away when I left, so I didn't feel so bad.
the lining with sneak peek of inner pocket
A closer look at the outside of the bag
All done. :-)
My husband and I lived in Japan for three years. We came home with an 8 month old and good friends I thought I may never see again. I am happy to say after 16 years I was able to reunite with one of those friends, and this week she taught me how to make a beautiful Mondo Bag. I can't tell you how blessed I feel to have that connection again.
Until next time count your blessings--God's gifts to you.