My mother has been ill and I’ve been spending a lot of time in hospitals, nursing homes and now hospice, but one thing has kept me going throughout the process, Martha Lever's online Calligrafun class. I’ve just been able to watch two of the five videos, and have not had a lot of time to practice, but I decided to make a project. Since my Mother has always gone by her middle name instead of her first name, I made a name plate for her door. Now everyone calls her Carter instead of her medical chart name. This doodling is so much fun!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
we are still having lots of fun, and the books are beginning to take shape.
Their creativity is apparent as they try new techniques
Tooling and coloring metal foil
Most of the wet work is done, and we will begin lettering and embellishing next week.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Three years ago we a home in Indiana and moved to Florida. We had a collection of exotic daylilies which we dug up before listing the house and transplanted to Tom’s sister’s yard in Kentucky. Having made a place for them in our Florida landscape, we divided them on a recent trip to Kentucky and brought them home with us. Here is our first bloom. Since we cut them back so much to transplant them we didn’t expect any blooms this year.
Friday, July 3, 2009
then she cut out and assembled another pair of shorts (this time with a much better fit)
During any down time, BJ worked on making more fish placemats, and by 9pm, the sewing room was picked up, the machine cleaned, and the graduate posed with her creations.
She’s leaving tomorrow at 5:30 am, but not before giving me a gift of this fantastic bead and button bracelet.
Many thanks to Tom who fixed many of meals and washed all the dishes.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Today we started the day with a trip to the fabric store to take advantage of their super Fourth of July Sale. BJ saved over 60% on notions today!
Here they are ready to finalize fit and hem.
Ta Da! Another completed project. We cut out fleece chicks this afternoon, and will work on those after our break.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
BJ arrived today, to learn to sew. She had never touched a machine before, but has been very willing student. As soon as she figured out where the presser foot and the foot pedal were, she started sewing. We’ll get to all the technical things later.
Right here she’s working on a flip and sew placemat
Oops…every sewer needs to learn how to use a seam ripper..
A little paint to give her fish placemat a personality. Isn’t it great?
Tonight we went to the fabric store and purchased fabric for tomorrow's project.