Thank you for your comments! (I'm like a little kid, I get all excited when I see I have a comment!!!!!!!)
I forgot to tell you, in the tips of the bat wings are the tiny silver magnets, So his little wings stay closed "on their own"
I wasn't the clever one to come up with that idea. Its a good one, though!
Friday, May 23, 2014
I forgot to show you the finished little bat!
I added a felt to the inside and padded it, like a real tummy! (sorta)
My mom kitted him and had started stitching him. I just had to finish him, considering how cute he was going to come out.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
I just love where we live.
You would never know we live on the coast and less than 10 miles away are lovely mountains. Ones that my adventurous daughter loves to climb.
I thought she ONLY used a rope when she climbed. But nooooooo. I found this by way of a link someone had posted on her facebook page...a link to the newspaper article with her picture here. lol Great...
We decided to go on a picnic for Mother's Day.
Just the 2 of us.
The place we often go, Lock Lomond (see below)
Instead, we took a drive up the way to a place called Big Basin.
The redwood trees there are amazing.
Holly put her 2 backpacks on the back of the car to rearrange them so I didn't have to carry one. lol I've never owned a backpack and only just bought a pair of hiking shoes so I could go "for a walk" with her. So there she is, stuff all spread out. I want to help, so I say, "Shall I put this sweater in the car?" She looks at me all hesitant and says, "Well, I was going to bring it."
I wrinkle my brow. Its plenty hot out. I reply, "you won't need it." So she says ok and I toss it in the back seat.
Then we start walking and she tells me, "Oh no, I don't have my compass with me, but I have a first aid kit and I have things in case you get a blister."
Ok. Wait. Whaaaa?
"Holly. We aren't going to get lost because we aren't going that far" LOL
So we're walking along and I realize how stupid I must look, carrying my purse.
Now, Oprah says "The bigger the purse, the smaller your butt looks." So, its not a small purse. I'm so not an outdoor girl...
We walked along the creek. Finally came to a nice table, hidden away from everyone. Beautiful. One wouldn't even know there were many people around, had it not been for the loud child someone in the trees. (After they left, we could hear the buzzing of the forest, so still and peaceful)
Then Holly says "these mosquitos are bugging me!" They don't like me for some reason (except the one that bit me on the ankle...but that was ok, for days its been reminding me of the nice day I had with my girl). Then Holly said, "I know! I have a bananna!" I'm like "oh?" So she peels it and rubs the skin on her arm. That seemed to help. Go figure. I love how our Earth takes care of us and everything we really need it here for us, if only we how to use what. Guess those outdoor survival classes shes been taking are paying off! lol
We're sitting there, enjoying this wonderful lunch she made. And I remarked, "gosh, its actually a little chilly," as she swatted at another mosquito. Then I looked at her and said, "...too bad you don't have your sweater..."
HAHA. Gosh did we laugh. Ever since she was tiny, we would always make each other laugh.
And yes, that's a lizard in her hand...
I hope all you mothers got to have a wonderful day with your children.
Friday, May 16, 2014
My focus is going to switch for a bit to the new Bay Area Sampler Guild's Sampler chart. So you won't see as much progress each month on her, but I will keep her out. (You know, once they go in their box...there's no telling how long they will stay there!)
Happy Stitching my friends!!!!