Wednesday, October 19, 2011
They came bearing gifts: a homemade bag full of chex mix and the lap blanket pictured above. Isn't that a perfect gift for a piano teacher? They called it a 'prayer blanket' - a 36" by 48" rectangle of fleece, enhanced with musical symbols, fringed and tied on the edges.
And bound with prayer. Such a thoughtful gift! I used it last evening as I sat and stitched binding on the Christmas stockings. The temperature has dropped about 25 degrees in the last 12 hours and this lap blanket was a welcome addition.
The change of weather brought heavy rains - raining cats and dogs, one might say . But things are much worse in Zanesville, Ohio where several dozen lions, tigers, bears and wolves, OH MY, have escaped from a game preserve.
Praying for the safety of the people in that area. It is a terrible situation.
Yesterday, while Pat was out fishing (and catching!) I was able to get quite a bit of work done. The stockings are finished except for some final embellishments of ribbon and bells. I think the bells are packed up with the Christmas decorations and I am not quite ready to pull those out yet.
One of mom's blouses needed a button hole, a project which I can put off almost indefinitely, but I got right to it and had it all done in about 20 minutes (why do I procrastinate on jobs that really don't take all that long - am I the only one that does that?).
I spent some time plotting my next sewing project. Perhaps these sweet dresses for the granddaughters.
Done up in flannel and worn over long sleeve onesies and warm tights?
I also made some banana muffins (which will really hit the spot on this cold, rainy day - I think with a cup of hot chocolate, hmmm?) and spent some time working on my blog. You will notice some additional links - places I periodically check for inspiration and instruction.
Hope you find them helpful!