The season is in full swing now, we won the exhibition game but lost the actual first game, I have not been able to see a good game between our boys and the competition but I will, hopefully it won't be too cold. I love this photo, a friend of mine got it for us. My son has his helmet off, obviously.
I think this little dolly is cute, Madame and I picked her up at the thrift store recently She is a "Madame Magnan" made in 1987. Inside the tag is a description in a foreign language, she is also numbered. Her hair is gorgeous and untouched! She is all vinyl. I've looked on the Internet and I can't see to find anything.
Last we left the dragon boat I had shown you the simple folded card stock that made up the six sides of this ornament, I had shown the two tone thread I choose and I started to wrap. I was in awe about how it would cover all sides, it moved the coverage quite nicely. The bottom gave the idea it too was folded on itself. Too cool.
I really like doing these, they are a lot of fun and I'm thinking.....hum, I wonder if you could gather the different stripes and have the other background threading, show thru?
I'm figuring if the pattern is 2'' by 2'' and it makes a 2'' boat, a 3'' by 3'' would make the larger 3'' boat, and so on.
My next one will be bigger and perhaps much more fancier.
Too neat. (I love this photo showing the floor and the rail!) C&G Design
It took me a little bit to decide on what kind of Temari ball to make next, I have so many large spools of 2 ply wool yarn and quart size bags of embroidery thread (primary colors). So I came up with a ornament my mother-in-law made me many moons ago, the pattern looked simple and although she used variegated thread, I though a gradual fade to a predominate color would work well.
My north, south pole along with the equator is made from the matching background.
I wasn't really impressed with the anchoring method I used and it took me a while to get the hang of it.
Once I made my second geometric design, I realize this pattern would take me some time to do.
I had to remove the start of one diamond as I had the wrong yarn pole.
Last Raggedy Wednesday I highlighted a birthday present my husband located for me, a book (see here), this is the other book he found. Raggedy Ann and the Magic Book. This hard bound book was published in 1939, somewhere in Britain. The special thing about this story is the illustrations by Worth Gruelle, Johnny's son.
You can see Worth inherited a lot of Johnny's talent. I love these little Ann and Andy.
I may post this story as it is a whole book so it will take up some Wednesday as we go along but I definitely want to read it.
The quality of the pages in this book are similar to photos, it's a sweet gift from a thoughtful guy.
And this little snippet is at the end of the book.