Monday, December 21, 2009


I received a wonderful gift from my generous friend Hope that I have to share with you.

Look at this cool denim bag Hope made just for me!!!  She knows how much I love items recycled in a cool way.

Look at all the buttons sewn on the flap!!!  Love it.  There is a velcro clasp to keep items placed inside secure.

Speaking of which...look what I found inside!!!!  Gorgeous note cards handmade from pictures taken by Hope during our girls' trip to Montana.

Here are a few close ups.  This is a picture of Artist's Point taken in Yellowstone National Park.  Awesome picture!!!  Love the swirly clip on the tag!

Check out the cutout frame on this one....don't ask me how she did that.  Too cool!!

This is one of my the "home on the range" tag line.

I am blessed to call Hope my friend.  Just a few of the numerous reasons is that she is intelligent, kind, caring, generous and very talented.  In addition to the previously mentioned wonderful qualities, Hope graciously lets me go on and on (and on and on....) about my quilt blog, my quilting projects, friends and ideas, as well as my never ending family drama saga.  Thank you Hope!!!  Love you.

Who is your "Hope"?  We should all have one!  Have an amazing day!!!!


  1. Rene', what a fun package to have bring such beautiful cards your way. Hope is very talented, and I'm still trying to figure out how she did the "framed" photo card!

    KT is my Hope. We've been "sisters" for over 14 years now. Through her hubby leaving where my hubby works, their move to over an hour away, homeschooling, cancer, so many things.

    I'm thankful we are given such blessings! And so glad you have a "sister of the heart" like Hope!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. What beautiful cards, and the bag was very cool.

  3. Great! another way for me to use the denim scraps I have left over from my denim quilts

  4. I recognize the teddy bear from the Christmas stockings you made over 20 years ago for your first Christmas with Julio. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!