My second home is the library. It was such a delight to work in the library and get to handle the new books firsthand.

Recently I checked out Sweet and Simple Patchwork Gifts, which I recommend if you sew or quilt.


It’s a visual treat and has great ideas with good step by step instructions. The ideas are colorful and many are small items that won’t take long to make.

This is the finished pillow.


I made it my own by making and adding a fabric flower.

The back of the pillow has colorful owls on it.



Another good book for ideas is this one.

Unfortunately, after years of service they don’t show you any leniency, so I’ll have to return them tomorrow.♥♥♥♥