I needed some graduation gifts this year. Some gifts I made from other people’s ideas, some gifts I added to them. This is a towel wrap that I made. It was fun finding some ribbon to go on it.
One of the graduation parties we were invited to, I had already embroidered a towel wrap for this student from someone else. It took me a while to come up with a gift idea. I decided on a laundry bag, but after just putting the initial on the bag I thought it was a little boring. So I decided to add ribbon to the bag.
Our next stop was Betty Lou’s flower shop. Devonne’s parents own it. Devonne coordinated our trip and is the leader of our Girl Scout troop. I didn’t get any pictures there. It was Sat. before Mother’s Day, so they were very busy.
Next we went to the Moore-Lindsay Home. It is the oldest standing home in Norman. It was built in 1895.
Jemma decided to take over the picture taking responsibilities.
Since we have been to so many museums, the girls are starting to recognize things we have seen before.
This is a square piano. They didn’t make very many of them and they are very heavy.
This house has 2 windows like a ship would have. One window is this color and the other window was red.
We’ve seen several fainting couches at museums.
Jemma was really interested in the washstand and everything that goes with it.
Our last GSA trip for the year was to Norman, OK. Our first stop of the day was horseback riding at Lake Thunderbird stables. The weather was fantastic, temp was perfect. The only problem was the flies bothered the horses.
It was a lot of fun. I haven’t been horse back riding since the boys were little. I wasn’t even sore the next day.
The girls can’t wait to go horseback riding again.
This is Lake Thunderbird.
The visitor’s center and sign at Lake Thunderbird is more up to date than the other centers or signs we have seen this year. The center looked very new.
I was asked to make an art quilt by my new principal this year for our schools 50th anniversary celebration that is this Saturday night. We are having an art auction to raise money for play ground equipment. I’m not an art quilter, I’m a traditional quilter, so this stretched my creativity. The other requirement was that she wanted as many teachers to participate as possible.
So I came up with the idea of the teachers cutting out the eagles from their choice of fabric. Then I appliqued them on the blocks, sewed it together and then quilted it. It’s still more traditional than an art quilt. I over heard my principal say that I went above her expectations. Then she also has plans to need a quilt for our art auction next year. Yikes! At least I have almost a year to come up with the idea for next years quilt.
In the last two weeks I have hemmed or altered 6 prom dresses. Prom is this Saturday. I’ve had a few other sewing projects also. After making the Big Sis and lil bro shirts for my niece and nephew, my sister had a friend that wanted some also. I didn’t really enjoy making them because it’s hard working with a onsie that is 0-6 months. It’s just small. So when my sister’s friend wanted some I told her a price that I thought was kind of high. The friend still wanted them. So I made them with Mickey Mouse fabric. These shirts were much easier to do. I’m sure it’s because I had practice.
We have had the area for our garden since we moved into this house. This is the first year we’ve gotten organized enough to get something planted this early. Some years we haven’t planted anything.
These are cabbage plants. I got them for free around springbreak. I have 14 plants. If they all survive I may be inventing recipes to use them up.
My sister is going to have a baby boy in May. I made him a blanket, 2 burp clothes and boxers with his name on them. I also made matching big sis and lil bro shirts for my 2 year old niece and unborn nephew.
I embroidered initials on to towel wraps for a friend. Her daughter is graduation from high school and these are for her daughters friends. As soon as Jemma saw them she said I want one!