Hi there. I feel like I kind of dropped the ball after my consecutive posting streak, but oh well, that's life. There are certainly things to tell, but I'm a little preoccupied with leather at the moment. Yes, more leather. I'm still working on your questions, so look for that in the next few days.
I don't know what was wrong with my thrifting ju-ju back when I was looking for leather a few months ago, but it seems to have corrected itself. Last night I dove into (with my seam ripper) a jacket I found. Oh my, did that ever get my wheels were turning!! Before I purchased the jacket I looked for a tag to make sure that I was indeed buying leather, but there wasn't one. Turns out, the jacket was handmade. Yeah, HANDMADE!! Whoever made it was pretty darned awesome. Looking at it in the store, I never would have guessed that someone MADE it. See that photo up there? It says "I love you". It was written on the interfacing of the front pockets. How sweet is that? Whoever made this must have really loved the recipient, who probably never knew it was there. I can only imagine! My bag isn't finished yet, but the two "I love you"'s are still in tact on the inside of my bag. Love!
Oh, thank you for all your positive comments on Kyle's quilt - you make me blush! I honestly don't think I did anything extraordinary, just lending my talents where I can :) I am happy to report that the quilt was indeed well received. Alex ended up forgetting the quilt in Matt's truck yesterday morning, so Matt had to bring it to the kids' school (across the street from his school) during his off hour. As he was explaining to the school secretary who the quilt was for and where it was supposed to go, she pointed to two women who were sitting in the office - they were Kyle's mom and grandmother! Matt said his mom cried when she saw the quilt. That just warms my heart!!
Serendipity, twice in one day. *smile*