The best thing about doing needlepoint for very small children is that they are so uncritical. The don't say things like, "I see you've missed some stitches over here on the leg, was that intentional?" or "Was this creature blinded in a fight?" They will clasp it in their little arms and love it besottedly, inseparably as the thing becomes more and more rancid.~Carole Berman and Jennifer Lazarus
(I've tried to resize this and make it larger! ...)
update: we have 9 blankets DONE and three more nearly completed, several more started; tons of denim washed/prepped waiting to be cut, along with that which has been cut ... to join that which is cut and awaiting to be stitched.
~ Thank YOU ~ to the students and MOMS of St. JAMES! =0)
OMGoodness, when picking up the PL students to go back to my home to work on Monday, we stopped in "our" room to check for DENIM & pick up the "couple sacks" ...(when I spoke to my daughter on her way out she said, 'I got "the bag" of denim...? oh? i thought there were a couple of bags) ... I'd already taken some of the "yardage" of new to start pre-washing. SO, IMAGINE MY SURPRISE WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR~
YOU PEOPLE ARE AWESOME! ....
~ BAGS! Boxes, and one very cool mom? prepped a bunch of them! ... i would say between what we had already picked up and the second load = we filled up the back of the suburban TWICE! If i were to weigh it? (I thought about it, but that would be a task)? ~ so, now it looks like a Denim bomb went off in my living room! ~There are going to be some very cool quilts coming from this! ... we can't wait. ~AND, We only went through 2 seam rippers! ~We are excited to see the rag quilts that come out of these!
UPDATE: TO DATE WE HAVE FIVE BLANETS COMPLETED! WE even have more pictures (right Grace?) ... but for now enjoy seeing what else we have been up to! MARCH 4 I will be taking the finished blankie's to HARPERSTHANKS! to everyone who donated denim!~ getting the word out and collecting it was only part of the challenge! thank you to everyone! it would probably be a good idea to weigh it ... (tba) ... now we have been washing the new, cutting all of it ... we have really been enjoying seeing the variety~ this week: to cut it and start piecing it together! ... how fun to see all of it come together! THANKS ~ Niki for Organizing the Denim Drive, and collecting it!