If I make this post ridiculously long will it make up for not having posted anything personal in so long?

Here are some of the things I’ve been wanting to share:

The floral arrangement Charlie’s aunt and uncle sent us for Christmas. That carnation was not broken when it got here.


The candle holders we made based on the one here.

After all our gifts were wrapped up and shipped, I allowed myself to play. I was inspired by a post (and links) at One Hour Craft.

And last night I made this quilted postcard. I picked up a book at the library about them. Mine is different than what I’ve seen so far in books because I fused my quilted piece to a card. It needs some tweeking – it’s just a first attempt. It’s satisfying enough to make more.