His walls are lemon oiled and wiped to a fresh shine.
His airplanes are dusted, and his toys and books are as neat as a pin.
His drawers are organized and labeled and his clothes are clean.
While Grammy was here for a visit, she started a new 'game' for The Storyteller. For a long time he has played "Whaddif?" which evolved from "Woof?", which being loosely translated means, "What if ... ?". Due to his wild imagination, thirst for mayhem and destruction, and propensity toward random acts of violence, "Whaddif?" has been a fanciful parade of WORST CASE SCENARIOS. Not such a fun game ...
Grammy is making an effort to change the game - and it's working! The new game is "I'm thankful for ....". The conclusions are far more positive and the lack of violence is refreshing - thank you so much Grammy! Why didn't I think of this years ago?
So today, as I was hanging out the first load of washing - in full fledged 'we are almost done the renovation now I can finally spring clean' mode - I began to play "I'm thankful for ...".
Would you like to play too?
I'm thankful for ....
I'd love to know what you are thankful for today!
Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men
shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Thankfully. she let me braid her hair and tie on pretty pink ribbons, so I know she is still my little girl!
The wind was lifting her skirt a bit - it is pleated and actually quite flattering.
I started by ironing both of the long edges of the large piece, folding under the edge 1/4" twice to form a finished edge. I suppose serging these edges would work just as well. On both of the short ends of the small piece iron 1/4" to the wrong side of the fabric. This will be the tube that covers the elastic.
Keeping the short edges turned under, sew the smaller 'tube' piece right sides together along the long edge. Turn and press so that the seam is in the middle of the back (underside fo the tube). Set aside.
Using two rows of long stitches to gather the short (unfinished) ends of the large piece. Gather as tightly as you can and tie the gathering threads tightly. Center the elastic on one gathered edge and sew it securely - I used the zigzag stitch and sewed it flat.
Now she wants to peak into my collection of fat quarters and choose some more bandana prints! I think I'll let her read this and make the next one herself! Maybe I'll help her make a few of Heather Bailey's wonderful 'Hooray for Headbands' too!