My sewing proceeds at a snail's pace. It's been a busy week for me! And besides everything else, I had my routine doctor's visit. She gave me a list of everything I'm allergic to. Pollen and dust, mostly. I really must dust my place a lot oftener, I think. Anyway, I did manage to get most of the lettering together for my quilt. It requires a lot of sewing and ripping out for me to make just one word! And I wanted to post one of my Mother's Day gifts. My daughter brought me this little sewing bag from Florida. I just put some thread in it for the photo. This is quite funny, really, she bought this sewing bag unaware of its use. She just wanted to hide a lovely pair of earrings for me in it! And in order to further disguise these earrings--she put the little sewing bag in a cute basket and put a great big 16 ounce ball of yarn on top! How she got that into her carry-on luggage, I don't know! But either the basket or the ball of yarn alone would have made a great gift. There you go! The basket turned out to be the perfect size to hold the red-work quilt that I have started to embroider last week. And I found a great project on the Internet for a shawl thing to make with that ball of yarn.