Saturday, January 27, 2007

Results of a craft day with the fam

My mom and sisters and I got together today. We had a bit of a late start. One of my sisters is expecting her first baby! A girl!!! I am so excited! My sisters and mom all cut out and started on blankets. She will have a HUGE pile of blankets, so I am boycotting the blankets. Instead I am working on a stitchery with a patchwork edging. I haven't decided if it will be in a frame or a pillow. I recently went through all of my craft supplies and organized and purged. I established a rule for myself. I can only have a small plastic bin for each craft that I dabble in. My paint brushes have been a problem. I normally have them in a turning organizer from a large cooking gadget company. I can't fit it into my tote, so it has to go. I have had this idea in my head for a roll up container. Today I improvised one. I left my ribbons at home, so I scrounged through my craft supplies that I brought with me and I only had a yellow ribbon to tie it up. It worked fine. I can now fit all of my brushes in their proper tote and I don't have to deal with a bulky turnstile to manage my brushes.

Also on the agenda was for me to finish a stitchery I have had in my head for a long time. I have a picture montage of my kids above our piano. My oldest daughter's favorite song is "Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. I came up with the pattern over a year ago and the frame has just been hanging since then. I HAD to finish it!