12 Days of Christmas 2014 Day 10


A Christmas Bag is the 10th project for the 12 Days of Christmas.

I used the Under the Tree Specialty Paper along with the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set.

Here's a video on how to make the 12 Days of Christmas 2014 Day 10.

If you're reading this in your email ... CLICK HERE to watch the Video on my Chic n Scratch website.

Click here to download the PDF Instructions.

CORRECTION: I'm sorry I said the wrong measurements on the scoring! Please use these: Score @ 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10 (on the landscape side).  I've corrected the instruction sheet.

Stampin' Up! supplies:

  • Stamps:  Making Spirits Bright - 135086 (w) 135089(c)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler 126966
  • Card Stock:  Under the Tree 135825, Whisper White 100730, β€¨β€¨Kraft 133674
  • Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334, Large Oval Punch 119855, Decorative Label Punch 120907, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Ribbon 135839, Burlap 132140, Bone Folder 102300, Sticky Strip 104294, Dimensionals 104430, Crop a Dile

Days 11 & 12 will be posted tomorrow & Wednesday (if all goes well).

Personal Note

I'm truly sorry that I wasn't able to get these projects posted before Christmas!!! As someone said to me this morning ...  I've hit a snag in the road and as soon as I've moved past it I'll be full steam ahead.  I wish I could say I feel better.  I don't.   I have tried to keep the moaning to a minimum but some of you have ask so I'll share what I know.  It looks like I have an auto immune disease. We're not sure because I need more tests ...but with the holidays it's difficult.  My next appointment is January 9th.   What are my symptoms besides having zero energy .... almost every part of my body hurts.  Especially my arms, hands and legs.  Even laying down .... I'm in pain.... I woke up last night to my foot hurting really bad ... so weird!!   And when you don't feel well ... stamping is the last thing on your mind.  I have a box full of goodies and no strength to stand and create.

I had someone ask" how I could sew and make a quilt" and not feel good.  No hard feelings for the question ... I appreciate the truth!!  My sewing machine is probably the one thing keeping me sane!   I have managed to find a way to work my machine that only uses only my left arm (which is the least painful).  It's called a knee lift and I use it πŸ™‚    I'm also only using pre-cuts ... meaning I'm not using a rotary cutter (I'm using Layer Cakes, Charm Packs and Jelly Rolls ... they are more expensive but they're easier on the body.)   

Over the past couple days I've had to accept that I will not be able to attend the Stampin' Up! Leadership meeting in Orlando (in less than a month).  It's going to be really hard .... I can't remember the last time I missed an event.   

As soon as I feel better I promise to let you know!!

Here's the butterfly quilt I made for Brooke (she's moving out next month ... Bella and I will miss her terribly).


Thanks & have a great day!


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Date: 3:54 PM | Permalink | Comments (138)


  1. Stephanie

    Sending you prayers, good vibes, glitter, rainbows, and unicorns!

  2. Julene

    oh Angie I hope they can find out what’s wrong with you. Make sure you rest and look after yourself xoxo. Look forward to when your feeling better and you can make some more awesome projects

  3. Rosemary Bryson

    You always make the cutest projects! I just love this lil bag!

  4. carolyn4723

    Another great project..love the colors and the burlap Prayers the doctors can find what’s making you feel crummy and fix it! No fun to be sick especially at holiday time. Also, love the butterfly quilt..so pretty.

    • Sandi Wellnitz

      Angie – love this project and love you! Thoughts and prayers for you will be said. You inspire me to create beautiful cards and projects to bless others with.

  5. Connie

    Another great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gina P

    Great project Angie! Take care and I hope you feel better soon!

  7. meghan greene

    i would like to have the good greeting stamp set

  8. Casey Peck

    Really hope you get to feeling better! Love the bag and the use of the burlap ribbon, which I love!

  9. Shanna Chambers

    This project is so cute!!

  10. Debbie Hughes

    Angie please rest and take of yourself!! Hope you feel better soon!! Love the little bag!! I also LOVE the quilt you made for Brooke!!

  11. Linda Burns

    So sorry you are dealing with this. I wish you a quick cure and a complete recovery!
    I’m glad you are able to find comfort in your quiltung. The butterfly quilt is beautiful.
    Take good care!

  12. Wendy Perez

    Beautiful quilt. At least you are able to do something to keep your mind off your illness even for just a little while. I too would not know what to do if I was in your place as I like to keep busy. I’m sending prayers your way so you can find out what is keeping you from doing what you love and so you can start mending.

    Very cute box with today’s video. Love the touch of burlap. I have some burlap but haven’t really tried to use it yet. I think I will give this box/bag a go as I have a ton of homemade caramel that I need to get out of the house. Take care Angie.

  13. Susan from Colorado

    Love the bag but worried about you Angie. Your health is always more important than stamping – we all know that so do get better! So very sorry you are in so much pain. Not fun at all. Your quilt is lovely! Brooke will take a bit of home with her when she departs. Take care dear cyber stamping buddy!

  14. Whitney Watkins

    I’ve been praying for you… feel better soon!

  15. Linda Pittman

    Praying that you feel better soon and for wisdom for the doctors to come up with a good diagnosis and treatment plan! So glad you are able to sew!

  16. Christine Thomas

    Hope you find out soon what is going on and that you are feeling better soon! Prayers & Hugs!!!

  17. Rita Bracy

    Sending hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery. Get lots of rest and take care of yourself. Love the bag!

  18. Mindy

    Such a good size bag. And with the burlap! Hope u feel better soon.

  19. Hillary S

    Oh Ange, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles πŸ™ here’s hoping to the quickest of recovery in the new year!! Hugs!

  20. JoAnn Graybeal

    Such a cute little bag & a beautiful quilt. I used to sew a lot but never made a quilt. feel better πŸ™‚

  21. Terry I

    I’m so sorry that you are feeling so poorly, you need to take care of yourself first!
    You sure have alot of the same symptoms I have and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I don’t self diagnose, but I hope the MD can come up with a solution for you quickly. Your bag is so cute and your quilt is just beautiful. You are one talented lady! Take care of yourself!!

  22. Lisa Sylvia

    Angie, your quilt is gorgeous. I’m sure Brooke will cherish it. I’m so sorry you are still feeling lousy πŸ™ Hopefully, they will find out what is going on so that they can treat it and you can get back to yourself. In the meantime, do what is best for you and don’t worry about ill comments.

  23. Mary Todd-Robertson

    Angie, so sorry to hear this is happening to you. I would strongly recommend the book wheat belly. It’s about the benefits of a grain-free diet. I have been doing this for a year and my health is greatly improved. The other thing I have found that makes you really hurt are statin drugs. Maybe this will be something to consider. Hope you find the cause and cure very quickly.

  24. Lisa Wade

    Hi Angie, Super cute bag. Love the quilt. TFS Hugs & Blessings Lisa

  25. Vickie Morris

    Hope you feel better soon. Love the quilt.

  26. Mary

    Angie, I am so sorry you are not feeling well. I love the project. With a quick change of paper it could be for any holiday or occasion. That’s for the great ideas whenever they come. The quilt is beautiful.

  27. Mary Ann Huntington

    I am so sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. I just love all your projects and always print out your instructions to make sure I save them. The holidays are always so stressful anyway and then to not feel well on top of that makes it even worse.
    Please just take it easy and try to fall back and regroup. I know you worry about not getting things finished on time, but we will always be here and we aren’t in any hurry. Your health is the most important thing.
    Love you lots!

  28. Lisa Sylvia

    Love that bag, love the burlap and the colors.

  29. Teresa

    So sorry you are ill. I can hear it in your voice, even. : ( nice project and boy, another good use for the burlap ribbon. Fabulous quilt, you daughter is very lucky to have you for a mom! take care

  30. Mary

    Love the quilt! So sorry that you are still not up to 100 percent, hopefully after all the test you will know better what is going on. Saying prayers for you too πŸ™‚ Oh, almost forgot, love the cute bag too!!

  31. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous quilt, Angie! It is probably easier to sew since you can be sitting down for that. Standing is harder on your body. Take good care of yourself, and we will look forward to more of your creations when you are up to it! Hoping for some answers for you and a plan to get you feeling better!

  32. Judy H

    Thanks for sharing the project with us despite your illness. The quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I’m a quilter also (with terrible arthritis) and do everything by hand. I know how theraputic crafting is for the mind and body. Don’t lose hope. Your fans are all praying for your speedy recovery. Happy new year!

  33. Donna

    I adore this project and the paper is awesome! This is super, super cute! Thanks so much for sharing!
    I am so sorry you’ve been so ill Angie, and will pray for healing and all good health (pronto)!!! You are in my prayers!!

  34. Lili Garcia

    As always I love the project but right now I’m more concerned about you πŸ™
    You are really special to me, even though I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you in person I talk of you as if you were one dear friend, this may sound crazy, but you have helped me more than you can imagine!!! God bless you Angie, I will be praying for you, beautiful lady!!!

  35. Rose

    Love your projects. I have used so many. Hope things start looking up for up. Sending prayers your way.

  36. Jami Johnson

    Thoughts and prayers to you! I hope you are better soon!

  37. Jami Johnson

    Thoughts and prayers to you! I hope you are better soon!

  38. Lili Garcia

    As always I love the project but right now I’m more concerned about you πŸ™ You are really special to me, even though I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you in person I talk of you as if you were one dear friend, this may sound crazy, but you have helped me more than you can imagine!!! God bless you Angie, I will be praying for you, beautiful lady!!!

  39. Wanda M.

    Angie I’m so sorry you have not been feeling well and that you won’t be attending the leadership meeting. I can tell by reading your blog how much you enjoy these. Love the use of the burlap on the bag. The butterfly quilt is beautiful.

  40. Robbye

    Angie, I am so sorry to hear that you are still feeling badly. I’m sure the not knowing adds stress. Brooke’s quilt is beautiful and I’m sure she will treasure it. I love all your projects and this little treat bag is no exception. This bag definitely falls into the “stinkin’ cute” category. Feel better soon

  41. terrie rodrigue

    So sorry to hear that your always in pain…..I know what your going through.
    Pain is no fun….
    Will keep you in my prayers and hope the doctors find out was is going on…
    Just take one day at a time and do what you can….sending you a hug
    Your quilt is really nice and such a great thing to do for someone leaving home.
    Your treat bag project today was just as nice as the others and I like the threads from the burlap…it made it look more rustic….well done and hang in there!

  42. Roxi

    My prayer is for guidance for the doctors to help you to feel better. I enjoy your projects and look forward to each one. But your health is most important. Take care of you first.

  43. Johanna M.

    Sending prayers and good thoughts your way that you feel better soon.

  44. Kim Miller

    Love the project. The burlap is such a cute rustic touch. Hope you feel better soon!

  45. April

    Love the bag. I hope the doctors can figure out what is causing your illness. Sending prayers your way

  46. Sylvia Detty

    Hugs and prayers, dear Angie! Hang in there, sweetie. Don’t worry about us, just get yourself feeling better.

  47. Seletta

    Hey Angie,
    So sorry you are still feeling so bad, prayers you were able to enjoy Christmas. Not wanting to diagnois your problems, but I have a client that for months could not get over the fatigue and all over hurting. Doctors tested, tested and more testing, only to decide that she has Polymyalgia. Sounds very much like your symptoms. Prayers you are better soon.
    Thanks for continuing to share your projects and ideas with us.

  48. Carmen

    Prayers for a speedy and accurate diagnosis!
    Thank you sharing all you do!

  49. Reggie

    I’ve added you to my prayer list Angie. Sure hope you’re feeling better quick! Your quilt is awesome, such a perfect gift! She will defininately cherish it forever! Take care of yourself!!!!!

  50. Gail

    Sendings hugs, hope you feel better soon. I’m so inspired by you. Gail

  51. Kate

    I thoroughly enjoy all your work. I’m so sorry you are having health problems and pray that they will be able to get you on the right track soon so you are feeling better. You are the best and I have learned so much from your videos.
    Take care, Kate
    Love the quilt – so delicate and feminine.

  52. Jeanie Cregory

    Love your bag and the colors too! Sorry you haven’t been doing well. Hope the New Year brings better health! Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful videos you do!

  53. Marcia

    Love the quilt!! It is beautiful!! Hope you are feeling better soon!!

  54. Joanne

    Angie – will keep you in my prayers. Hope that the tests help to figure out what is wrong and get you back on your feet again. Smiles, Joanne

  55. Pat Touchette

    Along with everyone else, my thoughts, prayers for a speedy recovery. Thank you sooooo much for all you do to get our creative juices flowing.

  56. Jane

    The quilt is beautiful and will be loved for decades. Take care, conserve your energy and watch comedies on DVD’s. Hope these symptoms resolve quickly, Jane

  57. Gail

    Angie, Thank you for telling us about your troubles with your health. I certainly love watching you and love this latest project, but you must absolutely take a break and take care of yourself. As a lady who has lived with lupus for 30 years (I am almost 46), I understand flares and pain. It is not easy to slow down and certainly difficult to stop altogether, but you might need to. Be well. I am adding you to my prayer list. Do what you can when you can. I know you are a well-bred lady, but you might need to slack on dusting, use paper plates, any little short cut that helps! πŸ™‚ You must put yourself and your health first. Decorate your spider webs with your gorgeous spiders! ha ha. Thinking of you…

  58. Kimberly Betos

    I adore all your projects…sending prayers your way. Kim

  59. Belinda P

    We all are so concerned for your health. You are a special part of all of our families since we have started watching your blog and hate that you are in pain, My husband has constant chronic pain that he deals with daily and it is very hard for people to really understand how hard it is to function when the pain is constant. You have been added to our prayer list and hope that you know how much we think of you daily, Thanks so much for all that you do and continue to keep us posted. I love the project that you posted today. It is so cute. Take good care,

  60. Laurie Newbigging

    Cute project. Hope you feel better soon and that the doctors can give you some relief.

  61. I am so sorry you are not feeling well. Please know that we are all wishing you well and sending you prayers. Please take care of yourself and don’t worry about posting, we all understand.

  62. Gina

    Hi! greetings from Puerto Rico. I hope you feel better soon. I love all the project that you do. I am a Bella fan πŸ™‚

  63. Linda GandaraL

    I just love this project! Hoping your feeling better very soon, I know it’s tough when you unable to do what you love. Take care of yourself!!

  64. KaseyS

    While the project is cute as always the main thing is that you feel better. I’m so sorry you’re in so much pain- that must be awful and frustrating especially when you’re unsure what it is exactly. You’re in my prayers!

  65. Lorraine P

    My best to you in a speedy diagnosis for you to get well and feeling better soon! Love all your Christmas projects! Lots of great ideas!

  66. Monique

    Hope you feel better!! Love everything that you do!!

  67. Tracy L.

    We’re all thinking about you and wishing you a speedy diagnosis and treatment. Take care!

  68. Leslie S.

    I’m so sorry you feel so bad Angie! I hope they are able to find out what is wrong so they can treat you and you will feel better. The quilt you made is just gorgeous. I’m sure Brooke loves it. Take care of yourself.

  69. Belinda B

    Love this little bag and all your projects. Love the twelve days of Halloween and Christmas. Have made many of them. Thank you and prayers you’ll feel better soon!

  70. Yolanda Carranza

    Love these treat bags so cute .

  71. Mary Ann H.

    So sorry to hear you are not well…when you are hurting you do not feel like doing anything. I will keep you in my prayers. Your box was adorable as well as your quilt. Take care of yourself and hope you get better real soon.

  72. Banita Batts

    I just love anything with burlap !! Hope you feel better soon πŸ™‚

  73. Mary Roberson

    Oh Angie,
    I am so very sorry to hear this. I have Fibromyalgia (also AI disorder), but it sounds like what you have is so much worse. My heart goes out to you. I’m glad you can quilt, as it is bound to help you emotionally and it gives you a creative outlet. Said a
    prayer for you:)

  74. Melissa

    Sending you good healing thoughts and prayers!! The bag is, as with all of your projects, adorable and I would love one!! Hope you get feeling better really soon!!!

  75. Mary

    I love your burlap ribbon! Thx Angie, I love your ideas!

  76. May

    Hope the tests have good results and hope your health is back on track. Thanks for sharing projects with us even though you’re under the weather. Love this project like all the others. Take care.

  77. Jacquie

    Healing thoughts and Prayers coming your way … just take it one day at a time. Beautiful project – thank you.

  78. April G

    Super cute!! I love your ideas.

  79. Bette Manning

    I love this little box I am going to make some for Valentine’s day gifts!

  80. lilian

    love this bag i will be making it for my daughters birthday party. i do hope you feel better soon thx for all you do.

  81. Raquel

    Angie what a beautiful quilt–your daughter will enjoy all your hard work. Today’s project is another hit–just so pretty. Prayers are still going for you–on Christmas eve I lit a candle for you and asked that the Baby bring you and your doctors guidance and help to find what is going on with your body. Take one day at a time dear friend and know that there are lots of your friends that are praying and keeping you close to our hearts. We love you and appreciate all your hard work–remember you are not alone. Prayers will be answered. Raquel

  82. Fe

    Thanks for sharing this project despite not feeling well. It’s one thing to not feel well, let alone having to wait for appointments. I’ll keep you in my prayers and I hope you get better soon. Hang in there.

  83. Denise Heredia

    This treat bag is so stinking cute! Another one to add to my collection to do. Try and be well Angie! My thoughts are with you.

  84. Karen

    Love the little bag! You are awesome

  85. Phyllis Banks

    So cute!! Feel better soon

  86. Vikki L

    What a cute little bag and the quilt is very pretty, Brooke is a very lucky young lady. I’ve been keeping you in my prayers and thoughts. Hang in there I’m sure they’ll get to the bottom of all your problems and you’ll be back to normal real soon, it’s taking longer than you want it.

  87. Eleanor

    Angie, you are so talented! Yay for the quilt, and yay for the Christmas Bag. I love seeing your projects. You are such a trooper, and I feel guilty enjoying and looking forward to your projects knowing you are sick. Please feel better soon. No knowing what the heck it is can be scary. Prayers are with you.

  88. Carolee McCaslin

    Hope you feel better soon and have some relief from all your pain! I so enjoy all your inspiration and videos:)

  89. Tracy Bradley

    Angie, my thoughts are with you. I hope you are feeling better soon and that your pain starts subsiding. Take care!

  90. Awwww…Angie…I am so sorry to hear this. I know just how you feel, and how it is when you hurt. I hope and pray that you are taken past this – that they find a way to make you whole and comfortable. You need to get back to what is joyful and fulfilling to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’ve loved some of the inspiration you have given me over the years, but more importantly…I’ve loved our ‘friendship’. You make me smile, and you deserve to have days full of smiles. Feel better, and know you have created a caring network. xoxox

  91. Laura R

    Love this project! I think it might be my favourite!

  92. Kathy Manzella

    Your projects are great. I especially love the burlap on thus one.

  93. Lisa Jones

    I am so sorry to hear you are not well. I really admire your hard work and to hear you have been ill makes me very sad. I hope they can resolve your issues! Your quilt you made is just beautiful.
    Wishing you well,

  94. Joanne

    Oh, Angie I didnt know you werent feeling well. I hope the tests are fine and this disease is something that pass quickly even with medicines. Dont worry about being late with your projects. We know now that you tried hard to be on time. I can feel it through the video that you have no energy and trying hard. My prayers will be with you from today. I’ll be waiting for happy news. x

  95. nina m.

    Hi Angie, so sorry hear about the extent your illness, truly hope you a healthy New Year!
    I like the burlap on the bag so cute.

  96. Sandi

    Beautiful, take care, rest and no need to worry we are beside you saying prayers.

  97. sue Tyler

    Hi There
    I am so sorry that you not well, especailly over Christmas. The quilt is lovely and I am sure your daughter will love and treasure it. I follow your blog often and the projects you give are great.

    I hope you recover soon and all the best for the New year

  98. Cynthia Clark

    What a sweet bag. Sorry you’re still ill. Sending loads of good healing Ju-Ju your way.

  99. Anita R

    Wishing you painless days ahead and answers! The quilt is beautiful; I’m sure it will be cherished, especially under the circumstances of its making.

  100. Judith

    Hope you are feeling better soon, Angie. Your videos are so inspiring. I made the snowman soup project for my five grandchildren. They loved it!

  101. Jessica Yates

    I’m sorry that you’re not feeling well. I appreciate the effort you’re doing to show us all the stamping crafts. Sending hugs and prayers your way!

  102. Lisa lane

    Your health is so important, take a break and take care of that first. You have all our prayers. I hope you feel better soon. God bless!

  103. Jan Elmore

    I love, love, love the ‘Under The Tree’ kraft Christmas paper. These projects are way awesome. Feel better soon and happy new year to you!

  104. eileen katorski

    love the bag and your quilt is beautiful

  105. Sherri

    So cute! Hope you feel better soon & the quilt is beautiful…I’m glad you had something like that you were able to make while you weren’t well…creating is healing and you are a creative lady, so wouldn’t like the thought of you being unable to create!:)

  106. stamping sue

    So sorry to hear you are still not feeling better. hope 2015 brings you better health.
    this bag is terrific….this is one I will be copying. please include me in your drawing for the stamp set.
    thank you, stamping sue

    • Laura Mack

      Hi Sue!
      Congrats! You are the winner of Day 10 for the 12 Days of Christmas! Please email me your current mailing address at [email protected] and I will mail the Hostess Stamp Set ‘Good Greetings’ to you!
      Thanks so much!

  107. Belinda B

    Angie, so sorry to hear you are in pain. Pain is so challenging when crafting. So sorry to hear about the auto-immune disease challenges. I will be praying for a manageable solution.

    Brooke’s Butterfly quilt is beautiful. I know that she will treasure it as it was made with much love.

    Love this little bag and can see lots of possibilities for it’s use.

    Here’s to a Happy New Year and feeling much better.

  108. Pam Schweitzer

    Sorry to hear you are still not feeling well. Hope you have some answers soon.
    Cute little bag! Can always use other colors and decor for another holiday. Valentine’s designer paper and Hearts???

  109. Xiomara

    Hi Angie! I’m praying for you and your family. Love all your projects.
    God bless πŸ™‚

  110. Charlene

    I wish you much happiness and good health in the New Year!!! Thank you for sharing all your beautiful crafting ideas with us!!

  111. Holly

    Very cute!! Love all your creations!!

  112. Kitty

    This little bag is so cute… you are very talented and creative.. keep up the good work… πŸ™‚

  113. I’m so sorry you are having the pain and problems with an auto immune disease. I’ve had fibromyalgia for the last 14 years, and suffer with it almost every day. It’s very hard and very annoying and sometimes very difficult, but when we love to do something (crafting/sewing) we someone manage to do it anyway! I wish you the best in finding solutions that will help you get through the days. Naturopaths are a great help in suggesting remedies that will help you. I wish you the best!

  114. Bonnie G

    I am so sorry you are going through all this pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they can give you some good news on the 9th.

    By the way I love this project

  115. Sandy from Ca

    Angie love this bag and if I move out can I get this quilt too πŸ™‚ Wish I could make a quilt like this one for my Godson who is getting married in May 2015, his Grandma my Mom’s sister passed away and she loved butterflies πŸ™‚ Feel better πŸ™‚

  116. Katherine

    Love this little bag! Sending prayers and good thoughts your way! Take care..

  117. Marilyn

    Love your project!! Love the paper and colors. So sorry to hear about your illness. Hope you start feeling better soon and will keep you in my prayers.

  118. Kathy KB

    Hope you feel better soon. Love the quilt! and all your projects.

  119. Mary Alice Bellis

    I feel your pain, and I pray for some relief. I was diagnosed 20 years ago with fibromyalgia, when so little was known about it. They used to say it took the average person about 6 years before an accurate diagnosis is made, so hang in there, because it always doesn’t happen overnight. I had years of pain and extreme fatigue, and I was devastated by the tole it took on me and my family. It’s frustrating. After my diagnosis I joined a support group, and was overwhelmed when I realized that so many other people were in the same boat I was. I learned that I had to take good care of myself in order to function well. Eat, sleep, and get some exercise was what the doctor said, but not easy to do when in such pain. After getting a diagnosis it is easier to move ahead, with a reason and a plan I have moved on with my life. I don’t let fibromyalgia get in my way of doing things, but I know my limits. I understand the comfort in sewing, and for me sometimes it was mind numbing games on my computer to take my mind away from the pain. Set up your own plan, make limitations so you don’t over do it, even if it means setting a timer and saying it’s time to rest. I hope for a swift diagnosis, a good doctor you can trust, and look for support in others, and ask for help. I have had a wonderful doctor, but turned to acupuncture a few years ago and it was his advice to change my diet that really made a significant difference in how I feel. In Chinese medicine they believe that poor gut health causes many auto immune diseases, and with good gut health you will be rid of them. I have to agree it helped me and my sister greatly. Don’t ask for forgiveness when you cannot craft or blog, just skip the day, and move on. Take care of YOU.

  120. Margie W

    Angie, this little bag is really cute. Would be so nice for those small things.
    The quilt is sooooo beautiful! I love it. I do some quilting and I understand
    the time and patience involved. Hope you feel better soon!

  121. JJ

    Thank you for another great 12 Days of Christmas project – I’m loving the burlap on this one. I always receive compliments on the bags and boxes that I am able to re-create because of your easy-to-follow videos.
    ~ Thinking good thoughts for you ~

  122. ~Jo~

    This cute gift bag is adorable! I love the craft with the burlap together. Very pretty indeed! Hope you are feeling better!!

  123. Julia

    Such a cute little bag. Love it!

  124. Fay Marie Gardner

    Such a cute bag! I love the use of burlap! Very sorry to hear about your health. Not knowing what is wrong really weighs on your mind and lets your imagination run wild and makes you crazy. Praying for some answers for you and treatment that you can manage. Put yourself first… What a beautiful quilt. I’m sure Brooke is very appreciative! Take care!

  125. Mary

    Oh, Angie, I will pray you receive solid answers to your symptoms. About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with an AI disorder – Hashimoto’s by my “2nd” endocrinologist. He estimated (after an ultrasound) that I’ve had Hashimoto’s for 25-30 years – I was 18 when diagnosed with hypothyroidism and goiter. UNBELIEVABLE! I was shocked, mad (at previous doctors), and happy to have found what was the cause to my symptoms all at the same time. I still deal with extreme fatigue and a lot of inflammation (dr had to postpone ultrasound twice because of it), but just learned that certain foods may be causing the inflammation which could be leading to the fatigue. I’m testing that theory now, and will let you know my results, if you are interested.

    Stay strong. Adjust your time line to make crafting easier for you, and your loyal followers will understand and wait. We appreciate your talent.

  126. Linda Duensings

    Angie thank you for all your loving work that you sharedwith us over this year. Now you need to take care of yourself. Take time to heal and when that time comes we will be there to enjoy your projects. Your health is more important. Happy New Year and your loyal followers will understand and will be waiting for you.

    Linda D.

  127. Kim Innis

    I hope you feel better soon! Your projects are wonderful!

  128. lynn

    Cute little bag! I love the burlap & color choice. Would love the stamp set if I win.
    Get well soon.

  129. donna

    You have such good ideas and I share a similar style so I’m always looking for your new videos. Don’t be discouraged, stay calm and craft on!!! Happy New Year!

  130. Marie Graham

    Love the bag and the burlap bow. Thanks for sharing even though you don’t feel well.

  131. Sharon J.

    Your blog is one that I always look forward to reading. Love, love your 12 days of Christmas. Thanks for the instructions and videos. Prayers for you that you will be feeling much better soon!

  132. Patricia Swagler

    Cute bag. I like the burlap ribbon with the sheer ribbon. Sorry you are not feeling well, hopefully the tests will give you some answers.

  133. Kate Moore

    Love it!!

  134. Kristin

    So cuted

  135. mary

    Your quilts are beautiful, and really amazing!
    God bless you.

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