I have a little plastic composter purchased from the county, and it has a little door in the bottom where you're SUPPOSED to be able to ...
Started a little dress from a pillowcase today. Worked on it when I was away from home, so I basted a binding strip from the armhole cut-...
Three faces! And that's not even counting the outermost face. I believe, in this picture, the face below the other two was actually ON a...
I got this idea from a kids' craft site. They made penguins from wooden eggs. I had purchased these speckled plastic eggs as doll he...
This doll was sold as a piece of fabric that the buyer cut out at home and sewed together; my friend Karen generously gifte...
According to my online research, "Tuck Comb dolls," are classed, along with other "peg woodens, or pennywoods" as Grodn...
Let me know what you think: is this a penguin or an owl? Help me decide. Leave a comment with your vote: most votes decides for me. He is ma...
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
Kids love repetition of stories they like. I so much prefer interesting stories like Potter's to some of the later Dr. Seuss. The first Seuss books were good: Bartholomew and the Five Hundred Hats, To Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, etc. The later ones got a little boring (for me) to read and read and read, although I did like Green Eggs and Ham. When my daughter was ten and having a birthday sleepover, we heard all this ruckus in the kitchen at 4:00 a.m. There they were, six little girls fixing green eggs and ham for their (early) breakfast!!!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Lots of our knitting group members wanted a place to post pictures of their projects, so I made a Facebook Page for us. However, most don't DO Facebook, so I made this blog for them: thursamknitters.blogspot.com
Come on over and take a look.
Come on over and take a look.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I've decided I'm not that crazy about Big Screamer. He looks like one of those T Day balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade--you know: those big ones that float over the parade, on long wires?
So I'm rethinking if I can change him some way to make me like him better, or if he will reside in the "parts" basket until I think what to do with him.
In the meantime, I have acquired two sets of real dentures, and I think I'll try a paper mache head when I get the time. I have Dan Reed's Screamer books, and I think I'll try his method. I think maybe it's the huge eyes I don't like on Big Screamer, besides the roundness of his head. I want something a little less predictable.
And on another front, I finished a Hitty head/torso from a piece of turned pine, that was originally destined for a railing or something, I guess. I bought it at a yard sale. It was difficult to carve--it wanted to splinter every time I made a move, but I eventually prevailed:
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Did these two drops Saturday on the way to Ocean Shores to see the Sea Pals Quilt Show. Left Little Striped Guy at the Gull station at Hogan's Corner and the Little Raggedy Girl at the Ocean Shores Convention Center, where the quilt show was held.
I have made probably 40 toy drops for the Toy Society, but have only heard back from one finder. The finder does not write to me--he/she sends an email to the Toy Society. Sometimes finders even send a picture of themselves, or their kids, with the toy. However, only a few actually send an email. It really doesn't matter whether they do or not, but when they do, we appreciate it.