Jan 14, 2014

Now That I Have Your Attention!

My blog's link list gadget is refusing to update along with my newest blog posts!

I rarely go five days without a new post and often only go three. So, if my blog fails to update, it's them and not me ;-)

Come on over and check out my blog for new posts anyway!

Right now, the link list is stuck on the cute little picture of Pookie the dog we took care of until we found it's owners.  By creating another brand new post (this one) I tricked blogger into updating as the last one refused to change!

So, I decided to switch up the sweet little dog picture with a picture of Jonny Cat...a recycled parts gift bag I recently created out of a well...you know...Jonny Cat bag...and... a mesh bag that held oranges! I couldn't resist making it pretty from both sides of the sewn on panel, even though it took buying a second bag, of well you know, the stuff that comes in a Jonny Cat bag ;-)

I have a grandcat named Johnnie and thought this made a cute gift bag for my daughter-in-law's birthday gifts.  Literally speaking, pardon the pun, it really turned out to be cute!

I wrapped up a few little gifts, made my own homemade card, stuffed them inside, pulled the little drawstring closed... and I was quite tickled with my clever recycling!

My sweet little grandcat is a black and white tuxedo cat and looks an awful lot like this little fellow. He even wears a red collar!

And speaking of red...check out my real blog post that has been updated with some Valentine gift ideas fun!

Hearts, Love, and Valentines: Patterns, Tutorials, and Links 2014

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs. And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join her and make and donate quilts to charitable causes.   Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!


Karen H said...

Hi Michele - I've been reading your blog for quite some time, I recently started following via Bloglovin so I've been getting your posts regularly. I very much reading because you've always got something interesting to say! Thanks for sharing.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thank you, Karen! So glad to know that I'm showing up somewhere ;-)