Friday, August 1, 2014

Some of this, some of that

The morning started with teaching an appliqué class at Joann's.  Three sweet little girls learned to trace, iron and place an appliqué.  Next week we will zigzag it on and learn to make a little back pack.

Home at noon and I broke out an old project.  I want to design and create a geography quilt of my little town here south of Miami.  It has a long way to go, but here is a tiny preview.  It's on the contemporary side….new genre for me.

I spent about 30 minutes working on a project that I have long wished to begin.  An organization called Days For Girls provides sanitary napkin kits to young ladies in far off places.  It changes their lives.  I have started making kits.  I hope to spend a few minutes each day on this very worthy cause.  Sewists can, indeed change the world.
Then my daughter popped into my studio and asked me to make a choker for her with a little charm that she bought with her BFF.  We dug around till she settled on a black pique satin ribbon.  She was very pleased with the result.  10 minute project including routing around for ribbon.   I put a barrel type clasp on the ends so she can easily remove it.