Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Carpenter I Am Not

but I did finally make the cabinet for Gail that we saw at the Atlanta Market back in January. I don't measure well and tend to eyeball a lot of things. Wood isn't forgiving like fabric and once you cut it, you have to work with it. I don't plan things well when working with wood either, as is evident by the placement of the hole (see close up) I drilled right where the shelf sits inside for one of the holes.

Gail has helped me a lot this year and she had asked in January if I would build this for her. I want one for myself too but it will be a while. The one I made out of thin plywood months ago holds some sewing notions but isn't sturdy and can't really be used like this one. Here is my friend with her gift; she liked it.

Now that Christmas is past, I want to start on non-Christmas projects of all sorts. I did a little work outside today in 20+ degree weather. I only got one forsythia bush cleaned of honeysuckle. The rest of the day was spent teaching Alissa to sew. She designed and stitched (with a little help from Nana) a pillow for her new little cousin. I can't post a picture of it though till after the gift is given this weekend. She did a good job and stuck with it the entire project and only got bored stuffing the finished case.

I started a little wall hanging that I saw somewhere on the web...just a little quickie for Alissa's bedroom. We'll be painting it soon (been talking about it for two years now) and I wanted this little piece to put in her "new" room.

Back to stitching....hope you're having a nice day. :)


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Phyllis, all of Bambi's lumps are just fatty, harmless little things. We had 7 removed already but she will have to have them removed again one day. She has one in a very bad place, by her heart that can not be removed. That one may get her in time.
That quilt won Best of Show in the 3 places it was shown. It is breath taking!!! Fern


Hi Phyllis---just wanted to say "Happy New Year's to you and to yours and may all your dreams and sewing goals be met in 2010!!
Love the little shelf box you made your friend--it it adorable!!! I will take one in pink for my sewing room????
Hugs, Di