Tuesday, 23 April 2013

We're Sparkin'

Finally finished four mats, kind of mug rugs, that are for the Smidge's Sparks leaders. It's National Volunteer Week, and I wanted to acknowledge what they do and the time that they give to the program by giving them a small token.

What is Sparks, you ask? Sparks is the precursor to Brownies. So you go to Sparks when you're 5 and 6, then 'fly up' to Brownies.

You should know also that the leaders have a special name they use just for Sparks, so that they girls don't have to call them "Mrs. So and So" or call them by their first names.

So here are the mats all together.  

Here's the mat for Snowflake:

And for Daisy:

And this is Shortcake's, which I was most worried about:

And last, but certainly not least, for the Grand Puba of leaders, Firefly (unfortunately this is the one I'm least pleased with, probably because I tried to do too much detail in a small mat):

So now I'm trying to get back to my other UFOs (unfinished objects) and forge ahead. Stay tuned!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Dear Mother

Dear Mother Nature,

I know it’s April 1st, so the snow whirling around the house this morning was quite a side-splitter! Oh how I laughed….laughed until I cried, which was about a 2-second interval.
But all fun aside, it’s now afternoon, and if you have read about April Fools etiquette you know that all jokes are supposed to stop at noon. So, in the interest of keeping your friends you might want to consider laying off the white stuff.
Not to mention the wind, you could turn that down a notch or many notches, really. I’m beginning to think the roof of this building is going to take flight.
That is all. I don't want to tell you how to do your job, but I feel I must tell you that millions of Canadians are now doubting the true meaning of spring. It's sad really, how glum we are. Please feel free to pick up our spirits. Now.
Thank you.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Dear Mother,
I know you are master of all that is natural, it's in your name. But I implore you to take heed of your own calendar and observe the changing of the seasons.
Signed, one of your very meek and humble inhabitants

Friday, 15 March 2013

What I've been up to

I have too many rugs on the go.....not good. There were four, now there are five. But in self-defense one is done except for the finishing.

Here are some photos of a couple of them. So I actually have been doing something.....really!

Design and guidance from a distance by Wanda Kerr.
My design. Not sure about the sky.
Hence the close-up of the sky. Hhhhmmmm and hawwwwing about it.