Thursday, March 25, 2010
My camera goes between home and school everyday. So does a tote bag for the computer, a lunch bag, a purse, and a bag of stuff full of what ever the kids and I are doing. The camera has been lost for almost a week. It was hiding in the bag I put away containing all the supplies for the Brownie troop project. I was so proud of myself for being organized, and the poor camera was buried under several yards of brown wool felt.
Here is the lovely quilt I received from Melanie of Australia. This was for the Doll Quilt Swap 8. It has 213 little triangles. Yes those little bits of color are pieced in. Yikes! I don't like to work this small, but I love it when someone does it for me! It is finished off with a narrow border of Kaffe and there are kitties on the back. All in all I would say this is a perfect quilt. Thank you Melanie!
Another late thank you is for the When, When contest Rusty and I won. Lynne and MIllie sent us yummy cat treats and the best chocolate I have ever had. I didn't get to be this shape by not knowing about chocolate. This stuff is amazing and they have a web site! www.vanotis.com
Sunday, March 14, 2010
It is Sunday night and I am sitting on the sofa with my sweet kitty and I'm watching Celebrity Apprentice. I have been on a frantic schedule all weekend to finish up four projects. I'm pooped! Project One was to finish up a quilt for 2 year old Lily. I volunteered through Margaret's Hope Chest. Lily loves kitties. The quilt has animals and other things hidden in the stitches. She can sing Twinkle, Twinkle while she traces around the star inner border. It is ready to be mailed on Monday. I also included a stuffed kitty and some chocolate and bubble bath for Lily's mom.
Project Two was to embroider 7 aprons for the Lovely Luncheon Ladies at work. Every 6 weeks they come to school and make an extraordinary lunch for us. I bought the aprons and just added the names. The group is coming on Wednesday for a St. Patrick's Day Lunch. This leprechaun has a little surprise for them.
Project Three was to hem a wedding gown for a friend. Thank goodness she is a size 0 and that dress was narrow. I spent hours re-beading the hemline as all the beads fell off when I cut off the extra three inches! The gown is silk lawn and I have been keeping it safe covering every surface it touched with a sheet. I still need to hem the silk lining. The wedding is April 3.
Project Four is my Brownie sewing lesson. I will have 12 little sewers in my classroom after school on Friday. I make a small pillow with buttons on the corners. The kids will embroider a pillow topper which will button on. They leave with a finished project in about an hour. It takes me just a few hours :) to make all the pillows. Next month I'll have another troop with 16 girls.
Good night moon!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Little Red and her friend are ready to be mailed tomorrow. My partner had no real preference and told me to have fun. I did! I have quite collection of Little Red books, dolls, even jewelry. I wish I had made one to keep. I hope she will love her new home.