A quilted bag..

If you follow me on Instagram you may already know that my sister had a lot of medical issues during her pregnancy. It wasn’t anything that had any effect on the baby thankfully, but Heather had a lot of scares involving her heart. At one point she was air lifted via a helicopter from our emergency room to Hershey and that was very scary indeed. Luckily she is doing great now, though did end up spending about two weeks at Hershey medical center before she was induced. During this time she was very bored, and I wanted to make a little something to cheer her up when I visited.
I decided to sew a little quilted bag, its like a simplified mini version of a maker tote (a patter I own and loved making a bag from) I made a little quilted front and then filled it with some bath products I hoped would cheer her up.

I brought her some candy that has always been a favorite of ours, and some books I’ve read recently that I thought she would enjoy. UnSouled from the Unwind Dystology that I knew she had not yet read, Fangirl (I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about all these two books on my blog in the past), and The Language of Flowers which I read recently and really loved. It’s a novel about an orphan who has just turned 18 and is leaving the foster care system. The book switches between her life now, and flashbacks of growing up. It explains how she learned about the Victorian meanings behind flowers, and has me obsessed now with pressing flowers to create a flower dictionary of my own. I really need to do a new post about books I’ve read this Summer because there are quite a few I really have loved, and can’t stop thinking about.

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5 Responses to A quilted bag..

  1. ginny says:

    What a sweet sister you are. Love the handmade bag.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I read The Language of Flowers a few years ago and loved it, on many different levels for many different reasons. Checked it out of the library by mistake, thinking it was strictly about the symbolism of different flowers. Happy accident.

  3. Jennifer says:

    P.S. I’m here for the raspberry/blackberry candy. Nobody else in my house likes it. Good, more for me!

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jennifer, I heard about it on a podcast and I have actually bought two copies now for gifts :) Also so fun to read about another lover of those candies!

  5. Heidi Kenney says:

    Thanks Ginny, my poor sister went through so much with this pregnancy that it really was the least I could do :)