As much as I love my little blog, I just can't seem to get to it on a regular basis these days. Life is just busy and when I finally think ok, now I can do the blog, more life happens. But life is good, just super busy. I have taken a few pictures along the way and will share a few of those with you.
We have a wall of shame that runs up the front stairs. All black and white pictures of our kids, family members and grandchildren. Well, this is a picture of Raleigh when she was probably around 2 years old. My husband came and got me one evening to look at the picture which looked like it had a halo around Raleigh's head. From somewhere in the dark hallway there was a small beam of light that hit that picture just right. I ran, of course, and grabbed the camera to take a picture of the picture! And we all know that Raleigh is absolutely a little angel!!!
I also took pictures from the stage of all the women waiting on me to talk. I think they thought I was a nut up on stage taking their pictures! I told them I had to take pictures because I had never talked in front of so many people.
One of the classes the ladies did was a scrappy penny mat. Once they got their instructions, the ladies were ready to dive into the wool piles. I brought three crates of scraps for them to work with and enough wool to fill two tables. Plenty to choose from!
Sometimes there can be too much to choose from!
All those circles need to be cut out before you can start having fun.................
and ta-da......now the fun begins.
I kept saying that someone just needed to sit in all that wool and have a good time. They kept telling me I needed to sit in the wool. Now we know that wasn't going to happen! I might not get up!! Well, Carla finally dove in and played in the wool. I think she loves wool now!!!
Wait until you husband sees this picture Carla!!
Hmmmmmm........I think I like it!
This is really starting to come together now. Sometimes it's hard to envision something until
you can actually start putting the pieces together.
And a new stitch to learn..........the blanket stitch.
Actually, lots of blanket stitches to do now........homework!
As you look at the pictures, you can see how different each lady created her mat. That's the fun of using scraps for a project like this, it can be planned or it can be very random or also very color coordinated. They're all beautiful!
Look at all those wool scraps in the background!! Someone has to pick those up!
The second day was a muffin tin pincushion class with a smaller group of ladies. I think they all had a good time as well and got their tins finished in class. I didn't remember to take pictures until after a couple had left, so Ginger and Abbie are shairng their tins with you. Good job ladies!