Mama said that in order..to clear your mind...give to others...
I made these presents in the last few days.
She was right...It brought me joy.
Crumb quilting..from saved bits of my man's shirts...presents
for my son's 34th birthday yesterday.
Mug rugs for his tea and cookies
Tonight, Evan made his father the cake and frosted it.
The children wrote notes about all the things they love about their daddy.
It was all so perfect.
Pencil pouches for Lynsey's two teachers.
That class is always complaining about no pencils.
My girl says that when the teacher steps out of the room, the boys break them.
I had ordered a box of 150 sharpened pencils before Christmas.
Just waiting for the energy to make these pencil cases.
At one time, the Etsy shop, Oilcloth Addict, offered a bag of scraps for
a reasonable price..That shop is closed for now.
It is quite fun to zigzag the pieces together to make a scrap pouch.
Since the front has a piece of clear vinyl, I doubled the back in order
for some pretty to show through.
The girl took these into her teachers today..They were met with
delight...I was glad, Lynsey was glad, the teachers were glad. .a great success.
The fabric for the mustard star backing is the dark purple with the dots.
By far, the most votes and I have enough of it.
I am pleased as I wanted something more subdued to counter the vibrant front.
Tomorrow, the goal is to iron and ready the backing for quilting..
Our library advertises that they are friendly and kind.
Since I am now all modern- like...converted to online ordering of my books,
I was hoping for individual glory....but, oh, no...not such a friend is this library
In my initial excitement of my newfound skill...I ordered 20 books.
No note from the library...how brave I was...nor how slow it was going to be.
No nice note about my exuberance...and how forward thinking I am, since two of the books I requested are not even to be published until March 2019!!!.
The library is testing the patience of this old lady. I order....I want...
Not so fast...It seems indeed, that I am not the only customer of our library!!
The children are going to their mother's house for the weekend
I hope to be productive in the quilting room
Excited me will be joining my group at a Sit-and-Sew Monday.
Tuesday night our Modern Quilting group
Wednesday night our IQ group..
"Just go sew" is always the answer..