writing notes

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Two wonderful things: pen pals and sewing.

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Can you tell which one Caroline is excited about??

Just earlier this week I had the idea of her beginning a pen pal with a little friend in Colorado and - lo and behold - she received a letter yesterday.  Great mommy-minds think alike, I believe.

Ironically I've been thinking a lot about writing myself these days.  I have fallen behind in good 'ol hand written notes to friends, and loved ones, and people that mean a great deal to me that don't hear it often enough.  Yes, there is a perfectly designed "thank you notebook" in Anna Maria Horner's Homemade Beginnings book, but it had too many steps for a quick sewing project I was needing yesterday.  It is cute, though.

So I happily turned to my favorite little velcro tote from [amazon_link id="B0073WTEG4" target="_blank" ]Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing for Baby[/amazon_link] book.  I've used this super easy tote pattern for many things - not just baby.

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The fabric is Anna Maria Horner's LouLouthi Laminated Cotton.  I don't even know why I really needed laminated cotton - unless I'm expecting to write a lot of notes around the bath tub or pool.  Not at all, actually, but I just love this fabric.

I stuffed my writing tote with some notecards and envelopes.  I just need a pen - one of my pens - one of the pens I always buy and then find in little children's hands, scribbling.

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My only regret is that the bolder fabric was all around the tote but quite sparse on the front.  That's why I added a button.

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Today I hope to write.  No, today I will write.

Thankfully the sun is still bright outside my window, my husband has returned from business, and a new day awaits.

How is your Thursday looking?

the sleepy time gal