I just got my order of trash ties and I’m excited. My hair has been in need of some creativity lately. I need to get some more I think because my ultra fine hair really needs more support than 5 ties will offer. I love them though…I can see lots of possibilities for curing boring hair days.
I also got to make a couple of bibs for my nephew and for my coworker’s baby who is due in April. I love the little duckies. It took me forever to make them because I kept stopping to admire how cute they were. I loved ducks when I was a kid. My friends and I found a duckling all alone one day at a lake when I was 12. I wanted to take him home. Until he bit my finger.
I’m sending these off today. I love yoyo’s. My Mom made a quilt for my school and one for me when I was in 5th grade and I’ve been stuck on them ever since. I can’t wait to see what comes my way in exchange for these lovelies. I want to make a scarf backed with velvet or something warm (it’s really cold here in Colorado!).
This is for my aunt. She turns 50 today! Happy birthday, Gina. She’s been thinking about joining the Red Hat Society, so I thought I’d make her an appropriate purse for the occasion. This is the Virginia purse (which is appropriate for my aunt, although my Grandpa is the only one who calls her Virginia) from Emma Brennan’s Making Vintage Bags. Well, off to the post office.
Happy New Year!
Yesterday I was able to see the HD live broadcast of Hansel and Gretel from the Metropolitan Opera. Short of being there, it was a wonderful experience. There were such amazing sets and pretty pastries! And the music is superb. Hansel (Alice Coote)and Gretel (Christine Schafer)both are marvelous singers as is Philip Langridge as a deliciously evil witch. I had no idea the story was so touching. The dream scene after the Sandman visits is visually stunning and every kind of dream you could wish for or hope for for a couple of hungry children. There is another broadcast this Sunday, January 6th at movie theaters around the country. Treat yourself to a wonderful show. You can get tickets here. Also check out the Hansel and Gretel blog which has some fantastic pictures from rehearsals.
I finally finished the quilt for my Dad for Christmas after Christmas. This too is from Amy Karol’s book, Bend the Rules Sewing.
I think I will take a break from quilting with my machine for a while. I have a portion of a yoyo quilt in a closet that has been on the back burner for too long. I love seeing all of the yoyo’s joined into a full quilt. It’s a lot of work, but mondo gratifying to see all these little bursts of color gracing a bed or a couch. I need a good cup of tea before I start thinking about wee fabric circles.