Whew! For the last 2 weeks I've been knee deep in Girl Scout cookie selling season prep (you would not believe all that is involved) and Friday my scouts and parents got their order cards and information so we are now under way. Boy am I glad that part is over. I still have 3 months of cookie business to manage and I'm sure it is going to be chaos when all those cases of deliciousness arrive, but seeing the excitement on the girls' faces is just impossible to forget.
Along with earning money for our troop activities, we have decided to donate some of our earnings to purchase books for the children at our local Ronald McDonald House. In addition, Girl Scouts have a way for customers to donate cookies through their Gifts of Caring campaign. People can either purchase to send a box of cookies to be sent to US Troops or to be delivered to our Ronald McDonald House (our troops chosen local charity). As someone that has close friends who have stayed at a RMH in the past, I do understand just how important their services are to the families that need them and since it is a place that helps the children, we thought it would be the perfect organization to support. The girls can't wait to visit and deliver all the cookies and books we will have for them.
Anyhoo now it is time to get back to the sewing part of my life and I actually got back into my studio for a little quick stitching last night. I'm stitching up a quick project and I hope that I'll have it completed to show in the next day or two.
But many others have also been stitching away so there is plenty of prettiness to oooh and ahhh over today.Just click on the names below to be whisked directly to their blog post so that you can see more of their gorgeous work.
Thankfully the past week has also seen my house completely de-Christmas-ified but now the rooms feel naked. So the coming months will bring working to stitch up some items and hunting for the perfect treasures to turn our abode's spaces into ones more interesting and inviting.
Today the weather isn't going to be as brutal as it was yesterday so we will be off to the big warehouse store to stock up on necessities...you know you can't do without tp and tissues, especially this time of year. Then we'll be back home and I'll be back in my studio working to finish my quick little project. Where ever you call home, keep warm and enjoy today's showcase.