Things Stitched

June 22, 2006

Summer Stomp 2006

I made it through this year's Summer Stomp sponsored by Church of the Open Door. We had 130 children from grades 2nd through 6th. They arrived Monday afternoon and will leave Friday night. I was in charge of the arts and craft time of the day. They had some wonderful preaching of the word of God. I believe my two children were a little home sick even though I was there every day. It was so quiet around here and they're little brother, Jason, didn't miss them a bit. He got a lot of attention from Daddy all week. Ok, back to knitting, sewing and embroidery.

June 20, 2006


My daughter just had her annual dance recital and I just loved this picture and had to share. She had 10 friends and family members watching her. She was so beautiful on stage. She really made me proud of her!

June 17, 2006

Project Linus Blanket

Since I learned to crochet, I thought I would try a blanket. It turned out much better than I thought it would. It will now go on to Project Linus. If you are not familiar with Project Linus, I suggest going to their web site.

Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization with a two-fold mission:
First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

If their mission has touched your heart, please visit their site and find your local chapter. The thank you letters you'll receive will fill you heart with joy. I have received many and each one brought tears of joy. My daughter (age 9) is now involved by sewing quilt squares together for me. What a rewarding future she'll have.

June 07, 2006

Josie's New Bed

Since I've learned to crochet and had tons of that "rough" yarn, I decided to try a different crochet pattern for my cat, Josie (aka Josie Geller from Never Been Kissed). I put an old pillow inside with TONS of cat nip. She loves that stuff. I put it in a nice sunny window and now she's in heaven. I have one more knitted blanket to finish and one crocheted blanket to finish. With the kids getting out of school tomorrow, this might be difficult to complete.

June 01, 2006

I Can Crochet!

I finally taught myself to crochet. I'm sure I don't know enough for a large project, but I knew enough to make this hand bag. I found the pattern on the Bernat web site. I took it one step further and made a liner with 2 pockets. My daughter says it looks like a Granny purse.