A Labor of Love and a Sigh of Relief

 This year I have been giving these scripture bags as birthday presents to my young women and yesterday I finished the last one.  I ended up making 32 of them over the course of the year and I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see my young women carrying them around.  They are all unique...I tried to think about each girl as I picked out my fabrics.  And some of the fabric combinations have been so delicious that I can hardly stand it.    (If you want to know how to make them, you can click here.) 


I have loved doing this project this year, which seems appropriate since I'm madly in love with the girls who carry these little bags around.  

To quote from a new favorite book by Joelle Hoverson, "... it's wonderful to know that what we make--whether it takes just a few hours or much longer--can be lived with, used, and treasured for years to come by the people who are special to us."  Amen.