Well, as you can see, it is still winter here. I feel bad for our trees. They look so cold with their frosty layer of ice and snow. This weather, cold, blustery, random snowflakes, ice, and did I mention cold? is supposed to last through Tuesday. This has put a slight damper on my plans for this weekend. Mainly because it is so cold in our downstairs that I don’t really want to go down there to sew or finish painting trim. So I have busied myself upstairs surfing the computer and updating my resume. I still can’t share our good news just yet…but…I can say that *hint, hint* the weather an hour north isn’t anymore appealing than here. Bummer.
On another note. I got all of the bookmarks for our 3rd grade buddies sewn on Thursday night. Here they are:
Basically, I measure out Honey Bun strips from several collections and cut them to 16 inches. Then folded them in half, ironed (sorry “pressed”) them, and quickly sewed them all around the edges. The embellishments were added yesterday by my students, who were quite creative. They glued yarn fringe on the ends, sewed buttons on, and glued sparkly decorations on them. Some even used some glitter. I know, glitter on a book mark? But they love glitter. I couldn’t say no. And really, how much harm could come to a book with just a little glitter? There were a few leftover bookmarks, so I made up one for myself.
Finally, I made some good progress on “Winter” I have completed most of the backstitching in the main panel and the backstitched border. I also finished the top wide border. I’m getting there. Not much more to do.
I just love her face. Nora Corbett’s designs have such lovely facial features. And I would love to know how she got her scarf to do that. So pretty and French. Doesn’t she look French? I can just picture her planning out her Paris garden. Well, I think I’ll go get a hot cup of tea, and get to work on finishing this project as I watch my latest movie from Netflix. I think it is the Nanny Diaries. Should be entertaining. Ok, well, happy crafting to you all! Hugs, Erica