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Monday, August 24, 2009

Emma's Shark

I found the photo of Emma in her shark. I'd made up a bunch of those hooded baby towels when she was born. You know the ones - they have a corner with two sides that make a hood. I did them with strips of bright polka dot grosgrain ribbon on the edge of the hoods; all different colors of ribbon. Her parents tell me she's always loved them. Now, though, at two-plus, she's gotten really too big for them. So, my son called and said, you remember those towels you used to make . . . ? I found the old pictures and sent them out, along with some sketches I'd done of some that I'd never made. Told them to have Emma choose. To my surprise she picked a Shark! Well, the sharks I made before were gray, but that just wouldn't do for my grandaughter. So, I decided blue would make a great shark. It's been many years since I made these and apparently there is a memory curve. This one is not my best effort. But, there are two more on the drawing board - one for Halloweeen and one for Christmas - that will be much better. For now, Emma seems to LOVE her shark.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Shark

So, here's the shark that I made for Emma. I used to make these years ago for my boys and for sale. I'm a little out of practice and the shark was not my best effort. But, I think I have all the kinks worked out and will make her two more - one for Halloween and one for Christmas.

Lately . . .

. . . I haven't had time to post new blogs. I am involved with my county historical society. Every year we do a historic home tour in the fall. If you're interested in that sort of thing, go to this website: to get the 411. I and my BCHS partner Cheryl are in charge of the Lester Butts House. This means we have to put on the show. We divided the responsibilities and I'm doing the display boards on the house's history. So, I've had to put a lot of time into that. In addition, I'm in the DAR. Right now I'm working on stitching a piece that I will enter - if I ever get it finished - in the national DAR needlework competition. I also had a special request for a shark towel from my grandaughter. The picture of her with her towel is living on my other computer right now, so if I get a chance later, I'll post it. So, between researching and stitching, I haven't had much time for anything else. Hope all your stitching dreams are coming true!