Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Leaf Project Completed

I love when a project gets completed.  I especially like when I am pleased with the results.
What started out as an email from my daughter Kristen, sometime last year...



Became an idea for a favor for a dear friend's daughter, also named Kristen!

After hours of cutting and hand sewing, finding the acorn bells, a perfect accent, and the timely arrival of the printed ribbon...  LEAVES!

I've spend the last few days on projects, leaves, sewing pillowcases and sachet hearts and also visiting with  my soon to be 11 year old niece Em who starts 5th grade today.  We crafted, and baked... she helped turn pillowcases, we laughed and sang karaoke.  Em was a little nervous about today, but I know she'll do great. She got the teacher she wanted and her best friend is also in her class this year.  A very good start, I'd say.   "It's a Whole New World", Em, and I'm singing it loud and off key!! 

Enjoy this beautiful day my friends.


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4 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

YAY! I CAN comment! :) Glad it worked out for your niece. My oldest started 6th grade in a NEW SCHOOL (Catholic) today! Can't say I miss being that age! Hopefully she'll adjust soon and have a great year. LOVE the leaves!

xoxo
Kathy

Lynne said...

Penny,
They turned out beautifully. Did Barbie tell me you had to make 60 of them?

That deserves an . . .
OMG

Great job, well done my dear.
Love
Lynne

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

These are AMAZING Penny!
Is that a variated thread that you used? OMG I am loving these and what were they used for?
NEED details!!!
They are so sweet. I cannot imagine the hours that went into making these beauties.
:)
Thanks for sharing.
xoxox
Alison

Privet and Holly said...

What a sweet
afternoon you
had with your
niece and HOW
cute are these
leaves?? Truly
a labor of love.
Loved the post
about your brother.
It's funny how
memories can keep
siblings and even
cousins connected,
even after those
that bound us together,
initially, are gone.
xx Suzanne