Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, April 22, 2017

a month of stitching::day 21

Whenever I send a baby gift, I try to remember to send a little something to an older sibling if there is one. When I was getting this quilt ready to send, I realized I needed an extra goodie. I found a cute set of Duplos at our local "five and dime" store, and made another "treasure bag" to send them in. This is the third bag I've made and they just get easier each time. (You can see the first one here, and the second one here).

I have a special place in my heart for children's book illustrator Richard Scarry, so I have a yard or two of fabric with his sweet illustrations on it. And I found a fat quarter of the banana fabric in the back of the cupboard, too. (Because, you know, everyone loves Bananas Gorilla).

We try to remember that every day is Earth Day up here on the ridge. Making a treasure bag provides a gift wrap that skips the paper and ribbons and tape and it can be used for toting all sorts of things around.

Next time you're at the library, I invite you to sneak into the kids' section, find a Richard Scarry book, fold yourself into one of those tiny chairs and get lost in the fun. It will be time well spent, I promise.


  1. I love this idea, Karen, and usually do the same thing for siblings. What a neat idea to put the Duplos in the bag, and how cool is that bag!! I also love Richard Scarry and even have one of his books. You are doing some great things during your challenge!

    1. Thank you Judy. I am certainly motivated by the pledge I made on April first! I have loved watching you work your way through 100 days of faces! xo

  2. Some of the first things Anne sewed were Lowly Worm and Miss Mouse. They were made of felt. Don't know who enjoyed Richard Scarry more, kids or parents at our house. We used to say, "Busy day, busy Annie!" Guess that's still true today.
    A great idea to give "big brother" a special gift, too.
    Yes, every day should be earth day.

    1. Seriously Sharon...who can resist all the fun that Richard Scarry has created on the pages of his many books? I love the thought of Anne stitching Lowly Worm in felt. xo