Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I have finally made something to show

I have just realised that I haven't updated for a week--where did those days go?
Several weeks ago Ebony had her 8th birthday and so many of you sent her birthday wishes but she also received a parcel from Paula in Queensland.
Now to say that I was envious would be an understatement.
When she opened it there were a huge pile of patchwork squares -laces-ribbons-ricrac-fibres-embroidery floss-buttons-beads and sequins all for her to make ATC's with.
When Ebony saw all those squares she decided that she wanted to make a little quilt.
She proceeded to lay the squares out on the floor--shifting them around until she had them arranged the way she wanted them -I tried to give advice but in her usual manner she knew what she was doing so I let her do it after all it was her quilt.
So I pinned them together and set the sewing machine up and away she went.
She now has 4 rows of 5 lots of 5inch squares stitched together.
Now let me tell you she wanted to finish the whole thing before she went to bed - yikes.
I allowed her to choose the fabric for the sashings and borders-again I had to keep my opinion to myself but I think it will be very nice when it is finished.
I am not going to show it to you until she does a little bit more so you will just have to wait a while----sorry.

I decided to make Paula a tassel to thank her for her generosity towards Ebony and I hope that she liked it--well I know she did because she has let me know.

Ebony and I each made an ATC to swap with Paula as well--mine is needle felted and Ebony"s is a card one that says Thank You to Paula.

You know I am truly amazed at the way the blogging community are so caring and encourage Ebony in all that she does----Thank you everyone.


Lise said...

What a clever girl - I'm so impressed!! Could you please tell her that I've just posted a photo of her ATC on my blog, just in case she would like to have a look - and that her ATC will be posted very soon! Looking forward to your next post........

Janet said...

I'm soooo behind with blogging! I think I'm finally getting around to all the blogs I've missed. Actually I think Ebony and HB share the same birthday. Her quilt sounds like fun. I love it when kids are allowed to explore their creativeness and do things their own way. We adults could do with a little more of that enthusiasm and playfulness!

Jacquelines blog said...

We have to! She is our youth and our promiss for future textile artists so we have to encourage her :-)

sharon young said...

Hi Doreen
i loved your description of ebony's reaction to her bumper parcel, Sooooo independent :-)
and as to finishing the whole thing before bed, I have the same thing with my GC's always so impatient to finish. But what a star she is and only 8!!
love the tastle !!

Maureen said...

It's so important that young ones are encouraged to craft in whatever form they like -love both the ATCs - maureen x

Judith said...

Doreen, is Ebony still interested in trading ATC? I have never actally made one but am really keen and it would be a great incentive for me. I would love to send her some.

Doe Grozs Art said...

I just had to say hi. Blog jumping this morning... searching for inspiration :-) and happened upon your blog.
Another Doreen G.

ELMERC said...

Love your thank you card, to paula. The home made one's are the best. Elaine Cooke