Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I Did With It...

Remember this photo from 2 weeks ago?
 Well, here's what I did with it...
Most of it, anyway.
I made a little purse/tote for Ashley.
It measures 6 x 9 x 2 inches.
It actually has straight sides and bottom...
I was in a hurry when I took the photo,
so didn't lay it out nicely at all.
Here is a closeup of the buttons
and pin tucks...
(click to enlarge)

Joyce received the package today.
Miss Ashley will see it tomorrow.
Do you know Ashley?
She is my sister's granddaughter.
She draws pictures and writes notes to me
and Joyce mails them.
I've never met her.
We chatted on the phone very briefly one day.
She reminds me of me.

Here's how/why...
Joyce was born fair-skinned,
and sweet-tempered.
She grew into a tall, beautiful little girl...
with long straight blonde hair.

I was born red-faced and screaming...
with LOTS of dark hair!
I grew into a short & chubby
little toddler with dark curly hair.

Joyce's granddaughters mimic that...
Alyssa is very pretty...
tall with long dark hair.
Ashley is dang cute,
on the short side
and has LOTS of curly hair!
I can relate.
See what I'm sayin'?

I am getting ready for
Christmas in August!
Here's a sneak peek of that table topper
I mentioned in a previous post.
This needs to be done before August.

It's been very hot here, but should
be cooling off after the weekend.

In the meantime, there is
no desire to be outside
which can only mean one thing...
more time for sewing/stitching.

I'm still plugging away at block 5 of
my Snow Days quilt.
I'll show a photo one day, soon.

Stay cool!

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


Anonymous said...

Gee, I could've sold about 20 of these at the Bluegrass Festival this past weekend!!
Very nice! Love the buttons!
Love, Jill

moosecraft said...

OMG! Love the Christmas table topper! Great fabrics in that one! Ashley is going to love her tote! I fall into the same category... chubby with dark curly hair... I should embarrass myself and post a childhood pic of me on my blog... lol!

Courtney said...

I love that little tote with all the buttons! Ashley will be so pleased!
Stay cool!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

I certainly wish I had a smidgeon of your ability to get so many projects accomplished! You amaze me.. The tote is sweet, she is going to love it! And already thinking of Christmas? Oh my! Good for you!!

Farm Girl said...

When it is so hot, it is better to be inside and sew. It all looks gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again sis!!!! Joyce

WoolenSails said...

Love that tote, really came out beautifully.
We have mostly dark hair in my family and i was the towhead, bill is the blond in his too, the rest have dark hair, we are the oddballs, lol.