Charlene brought her "scrappy re-gifted blocks" thrown together keepsake to be quilted today. Blocks and other yellow and blue scrapes were donated to me from a friend of a friend.
I am such a fan of throwing orphan blocks together and seeing what a few hours and couple of bobbins of thread can produce.
Charlene's quilt is a reminder of how GOD can use the works of our hands to celebrate and bless others.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
When our kids were in grade school (Late 1980's- early 1990's) , I use to enjoy getting to be the "Mystery Reader" for the week. The idea was that 'someone' was coming to read to the class but the students didn't know who or what the story was. Sometimes it would be a parent, principal, the mayor, another teacher, it was always fun when it was my turn to surprise the class.
Years ago, our kids attended a small neighborhood school in Kansas. The building had one grade of each 1st-4th. Our family seemed to usually have several kids in the school at a time--ha ha (That's what happens when you have them so close together!)
I made up a variety of hand puppets that I could use with the classes over the years. The Reading Buddy puppets were always a big hit with students and teachers.
A few months ago I came across a booklet I had written in 1998. The trip down memory lane inspired me to dust off the book, fire up the machine and sew a new generation of Reading Buddy Puppets.
These photos are from our grand-daughter, Breely's 1st grade class. My good friend Debbie H. lent a helping hand assisting the kids with decorating their new Reading Buddy puppets. As much fun as it is to stir the kids up, an extra sets of hands and eyes when 26 students are using permanent markers is a Must-Have!
Part of my 17 projects for 2017 was to use up fabric stash in fun ways. The double knit is seeing a lot of activity this year.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Thankful that GOD is good. Thankful that the Family takes time to hang out every now and then . And blessed that all our girls are such good cooks! Thanks to Mikes family for hosting this years get-together. May our LORD continue to smile down on us.
After loading and weighing, I am told there is about 300lbs of love packed up ready to ship.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
|This photo was taken from Carl's truck as he was following the Cabin done the road. I think Lane actually took the picture and Carl was driving- or the other way round.|
|Cabin was dropped and leveled in the side yard of the Lake property. Carl is in the process of removing trees from the site it will eventually sit. We marked where the pillars will need to go to get this home out over the hill.|
|This was my first choice for kitchen curtains but I wan't sure if I wanted to line them or go with something longer.|
|I left these up for a couple of days to see if they grow on me. They did not so they came down and will be used for another project someday. Possibly turned into pillows or a table runner. I love the print- it just didn't scream "Kitchen"|
|Wooo Wooo- can't get much more kitchen then these throwbacks--and they have fruits and berries. Again I have to decided whether to line, hem, etc.... Most likely I will just pull them back and call it good.|
|In the spirit of making this place my home away from home--I just had to hang something on the first nails I found sticking out. Another yard sale find- I plan to wash the boys up a bit and add a couple of coats of clear poly.|
|Here they are just a hanging around! As soon as the cabin gets moved into place I am sure I can find another place for them.|
|Shopping find when Debbie H and I took the girls down to camp. I know I am not suppose to be bringing stuff to clutter up the cabin, but this is just so cute!!! Just noticed I didn't cut the price tag string off yet--my bad.|
Friday, September 9, 2016
Pictures are from the Tuesday class at the Marionville, MO library- we meet at 1 pm
|Connie made 12 small tops for a children's charity project. I love how she uses up everything she has.|
|Another kid friendly top--very Eye-Spy-ish|
|More fun fabrics|
|This is 3 tops laid together. I recognize some of this fabric!!|
|OK here is the flower top you were wanting to see! Made using our patterns from the 1932 newspaper|
|This is only one who chose to do the alt. block as the pattern instruction suggested to make the top larger|
|She enlarged her patterns about 1/2 inch.|
|What a tradition but modern setting|
|The library will have the completed tops on display for the Apple Fest going on next weekend.|
|out of order but 4 more of Connie's small tops|
|What a great leader and enders project. You go girl- go sew girl!!|