Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Missy the Microbe

My niece, Dr. Beth Orcutt, is a micro biologist and is out on her research ship again this summer for a scientific tour.  They do lots of experiments and have a program for people to sign up and follow along and there are weekly activities to do at home.
Each summer my grandchildren and me sign up to follow one of the microbes.

Each year they have a different microbe for the kids to talk to and this year it is Missy the Microbe.  The Green Gang from NC [that's us] got to name the microbe this year. 

Here is the link if you want to see.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Baby Dolls

The last few days I have been working on these very old baby dolls.  A lady that I taught how to quilt a few years ago wanted me to make new dresses for her dolls she had as a child. This lady is now 85 years young, so the dolls are in delicate condition and were very dirty and the original dresses deteriorated.

I cleaned up the dolls as best I could and then made the new clothes. The large doll I fashioned a new slip and underwear in pink with delicate flowers.  Then the pink satin dress has an overlay of tulle and a new embroidered collar.  For the little doll I made new underwear and a dress of green and peach flowers.  Then made new blankets and pillows to lay the dolls on. 

A fun project and I hope she is pleased with the results.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Cats

Today we took our two persian cats to be shaved for the summer heat in Florida. I don't think they like the new look.

Esther before

Esther afterward

Sara before

Sara afterward

International Siggy Swap

Yesterday I received back all the blocks from an International Siggy Swap on the Dear Jane list. Lots of beautiful blocks and here are a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

4th of July Friendship Swap

This week have been working on my friendship swap for the 4th of July and filling the box to get ready to send. Going in the mail today for a secret sister.

Front of the Patriotic mat

Back of the table mat

Goodies in the box - pattern, coaster, needles, emergency kit, hand massage ball, and candy wrapped in a patriotic fat quarter.