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Here you will find scattered pictures from my point and shoot camera, random thoughts from my little world, treasured memories of days gone by, hopeful dreams of the days yet to come, and a bunch of ideas - because I've always got ideas!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

She Sort of Makes Stuff

Quickly and aimlessly I surfed through blogs early this morning. Someone (i'll identify which blog when i find it again) had a BEAUTIFUL snowman made with two wooden embroidery hoops and a GORGEOUS wool cable knit sweater. Well, I had some aqua hoops setting out waiting for me to embroider the grandkids hand prints. THAT hasn't happened, so I thought I'd try the hoops for a snowman made with humble thrifted things I have laying all over my house. Maybe tomorrow I'll try for a nose and mouth. Maybe. Hard time committing.

I DID have a very good time cutting up an Old Navy lambs wool sweater I bought at the thrift store. I'd made a couple of felted wool wreathes and garlands out of dark wool sweaters a few years ago.

This sweater was much brighter. I'd already made some of it into a scarf and hat. I thought of a few other things, but I kept coming back to the wreath and garland idea.

This one striped sweater gave me so many colors!
Then, I remembered that I had purchased a couple of bead storage containers at the thrift store a few years ago that had some bits and pieces of old glass garland beads in them.
The most surprising thing isn't that I had them, it's that I knew exactly where they were!
Youngest Son stopped by today to play with his niece and nephews, so I could even run down into the basement and rut around for things. That was nice.
Now there is a NEW mess on the dining room table.
But I'm happy because I made something!
Well. Sort of.


Pat said...

You are so creative..you really should be a teacher, your students would love you!

Jeanie said...

I know I've said it before, but your creativity is awesome.