While the Needle & Thread is quickly becoming a busy business, I am working on the website and online store. The fabric selections are fun, products are great quality, and of course the construction/embroidery/applique is beautiful!

That is a baby gift to a former co-worker from Melanie and me. It includes a burp cloth, bib, and two sets of note cards I designed to go with the fabric in her nursery. The gift will be complete when wrapped in chocolate brown paper and a tiffany blue bow to match the contents. As Eleanor says, “That just make my heart sing!”

It’s times like these that I really do miss designing stationery and think about giving it another go by myself. The past two companies have been partnerships. One was mine and Ashley’s company, and one was Eleanor’s in which I had a small ownership. Eighteen months later and I’m missing it.

Along with this new applique font, Needle & Thread also has the cutest frog and reindeer you’ve ever seen – more to come on that. Mom requested that she be able to offer stationery with her products – especially for the gift sets. It’s been on my mind and I guess I just need to pray about it.

The October Sugar Plums auction item …back by popular demand from last year…
is Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Icing and Candied Walnuts, courtesy of MSL. The whole house smelled like fall last night and it brought me such joy.


Needless to say, we had it for breakfast and it was so so good. Garner wanted “mo! mo! mo!” Heh.

Looking forward to finishing the fall dress so Garner can wear it this weekend. All that’s left is the buttons, loops, and the whip stitching on the neck which Mom left for me to do. And I’m looking forward to making White Bean Chicken Chili this weekend – some to freeze, some to eat. YUM!