Embroidery for me is a quiet and still act, where each stitch represents a moment passed. The building of stitches then becomes a representation of time passing and the final work is like a physical manifestation of time - a time object. Each stitch is also a recording of the maker’s thoughts and emotions.
A dozen participants, eleven women and one man, gathered together on a
beautiful Saturday morning at Lura Campbell’s quilting studio in
Helena, Alabama, for a four-hour workshop offered by Nathan Winkler of
the Steel Quilt Company on how to make a quilt block with wood, steel,
Nathan’s steel quilts are made by using hand-cut recycled steel,
arranged in patterns on painted plywood backgrounds, and framed with
recycled barn wood strips. Depending on how he prepares the materials,
these pieces may hang indoors or out. I could even see them topped with
glass and used as tabletops.
Today and yesterday at daycare were “slumber party” days. The kids wear pj’s and bring in their lovies and bedtime books and they do circle time on their nap mats with their blankies. Harry loved it yesterday.
He brought home this kick-ass pillow case craft. It’s my favorite thing ever. I am in love with that photo.
We listened to his favorite song on the drive to daycare this morning (Thunderstuck). He’s a big fan of ACDC. I’m really glad I made the cookies and brought the daycare peeps plants and cards because the daycare owner bought Harry a gift (Melissa and Doug transportation sticker book and a pompom craft kit) and made him a photo collage of him and his friends.
She hugged me and thanked me and told me to visit with him. She said she’s going to miss him and that he’s a really fun kid. She’s not the warmest lady with the parents, but I could tell she was really sincere and it was coming from the heart. It was a really good way to end his time at the daycare.
He’s super psyched to start at preschool on Monday!
Here is a preview of my stand on. It is a working progress more hats and clothing still need to get up. However the preparation är soon done. #jointedhearts #stand #style #craft #hademade #crochet #creation #yarn #doll #cap #hat #jewellery #bjd #dim #larina #queena #artdoll #artistteddy #kawaii #knitting