Friday, March 5, 2010

Projects Projects and More Projects

I know Christmas has come and gone, but as we all know, I am behind...These are some of the ornaments I made this year for co-workers and friends. They are free standing lace made on the embroidery machine and then I added the bead work. They are really pretty hanging on the tree with the lights. I'm not exactly sure how many I ended up making this year but I had 6 boxes of bulbs in four different colors most of the boxes had either 8 or 12 bulbs. I still have a few left so if you want the math challenge, knock yourself out.
In and amongst the ornaments, I was also making door prizes and auction items for two different 4-H awards dinners.
Every year I make a free standing lace bowl with the 4-H logo and fill it with candy for a door prize and since my kids are in 4-H in two different counties, we have two dinners and I make a bowl for each. The pink bowl was made for an auction item. All the money from the auction goes into 4-H scholarships.
I've been busy since Christmas making rugs (and curtains) - sadly no pictures yet. I just finished a rug for the boy in his favorite colors of blue and orange. He wants to put it in front of his bed in his new room when (if) we ever get a house to live in. The goal at the moment is to have something in place by the end for the school year. If we don't, we can't stay where we are (in the county, in the current schools etc.). I am really fighting moving back to Indy because I don't want to go back into apartment living and give up the animals. BUT there is nothing affordable with land to rent in the county where we are.
We looked at another house on Wednesday and everyone loves it. However there is a pending offer and we are waiting to hear if their financing went through or not. The kids are hoping not (not in a mean way but you know) so that we can make an offer and our funding is almost in place.
Anyway, back to some more finished projects.
I made this (Free Standing Lace) bowl for the boys teacher for Halloween. All 5 sides have a different ghost on it, and I made these little ghosts for his classmates (and some of my co-workers). There is a tootsie Pop inside each one. Everyone at work thought they were hilarious! I thought they were pretty cute too and were pretty fast to sew out and do.
For Thanksgiving, I made a bunch of Turkeys and pumpkins that were centerpieces for our Boy Scout Thanksgiving dinner. They also ended up being door prizes to one lucky person at each table. I also made a "grand" prize turkey for one lucky person.
All the boys took one of their den meetings to make place setting
turkeys for each guest in their family who would be attending our little shindig. They are made of Oreo cookies, candy corn, malt balls, mini reese peanut butter cuts and all held together with frosting. They were so fun to make and the boys got to eat the broken pieces. I think they broke the cookies on purpose just so they could eat them.

I have more finished project to share but not today. I best go get something done and get ready for our game overnight tonight.

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