>She won two awards

>If you remember, a little while back my middle daughter learned Russian Needle punch.

She entered it and two other of her works into an art contest. Today we found out that it and her chalk drawing won awards and will go on to the next level. I think it is a pretty good piece considering it is her first attempt and she is only in first grade.

>yo-yo time again


I received sixteen yo-yos in the mail today from suzyhomemaker at MJF.

So I got out all the ones that I and the kids had been making and getting as gifts. We sat right down to start adding them onto the table topper. I had a few that there are less than four of and they don’t work into four patches, so I got thinking what I could do with the odds and ends. Thus I started to experiment with crochet and yo-yo’s. I think it might look real neat in the end and have a very different drape than normal; softer.

We ended up adding one row to three sides and two and one half rows to the other side. I think it will take about four more rows to cover the table when the leaves are open. It is getting a lot closer. Thank you to all who have helped with my kids and me with my project.

>Compleating a needlepoint


This morning I received a call from Heindselman’s, a yarn and knit shop in Provo, Utah.

They had a customer that had a needle point and peti point piano bench tapestry that needed to be completed. She came right over with it for me to look at. Her dad, yep that is right — a man, did this. He died before he was able to complete the last filling stitches around all of the center motifs and a tiny bit of peti point; roughly six to ten hours of work left to do. I think closer to ten. She wants it back by February; should be easy to do with that much time, even with all the holidays.