Thursday, December 11, 2008
A Joyfuly Content Day
Ahhhh...... The blessings of visitors.
We had a friends and two of her kiddos over today to visit, and had such a refreshing time! It was so nice to have company and as an added bonus, my house was all perfectly clean for the rest of the day. So relaxing and fun! As a result, I felt free to do fun things with Charlotte during the rest of the afternoon.
At first she wanted to learn to knit, but that was too advanced for her.
Aha!!! Hand sewing! I grabbed a few bits of leftover cloth, and set her up with a hoop and a piece of fabric to sew onto a background. Here is what she came up with.
Isn't this the cutest thing ever? She was on her second piece of white fabric, and wanted to do a triangle, and was delighted to discover her first 3 stitches (blue) made a face! "Look!!! A bad girl face Mom!" Then she decided to finish the girl, (she's not bad anymore) off with hair, a smile, eyebrows and cheeks. It is her! See the braids? That's what she had today, and we had to be sure to get the girl just right, with the same rubber bands, etc. Hee hee..........
She had help with the french knots, and did about 1/2 of the braiding, but the rest is all Charlotte... :-) Oh, and the yellow around the mouth is her smile, "because she isn't bad anymore."