Wednesday, January 31, 2007

My Oh My - what could this be???

Cute little packages. What could they be? Look carefully and you will see a clue in the box.

Little fairies (elves) have been up to creating tiny packages of fun. Fun for the participants in the
Christmas in progress group.

What is that??? CIP , short for Christmas in Progress is a low key - incentive group to encourage each other to get an early start on Christmas 2007 creations. Take a look back through the archives of that blog and see if you would like to join us.

If you choose to play, you are in some mighty fine company. Each lady has a blog, so be sure and click the links in CIP to look at some of the most inspiring people I have met.

As the organizer of this play group, I have chosen to send "fun mail" on an irregular schedule to the ladies. What's in the packages??? I can't say. Could be fiber. Fabric. Stamps. Sequins or beads. Paper. Trims. Cards. Recipes. Tips. Patterns. Chinese water torture won't even bring me to tell. I just hope that anything the ladies create with this "stuff" - they will share on their blog. Mr. Atkinson is excited. A box of packages like this means less stuff to move to the studio.

I am excited about some of the ideas running around in my brain. I have a scarf in progress. And a cross stitch sampler. Some smaller things too. The sketch book is being filled slowly with ideas.

Now a request. If there is any one of my readers who is adept at making button holes (or has a handy machine to do this), I need help. My friend, Melissa, is a special education parapro. They have many students who are unable to button their shirts. This is a high school class, and all of the available teaching tools are childish. She needs a set of button teaching tools that would fit on a table, or hang on a wall. Button sets from 1 inch down to a man's dress shirt placket size. I will happily send fabric, thread and pay postage if someone can create the button holes for me. I am thinking a 48 in square with panels of button plackets. Any ideas or volunteers, leave me a comment or email me.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful day.


jen b said...

Another wonderful reason to join CIP. You spoil us dear Teresa with your kind words and other treats.

Wish i could help with the button hole project. I can barely sew a straight line let alone a button hole. sorry :(

Roxanne said...

You are too sweet! I can't wait to see what fabulous goodies you have sent! Finally a good reason to trek all the way across the street to get the mail. I'm with Jen on the buttons, I've tried many times and failed - sorry!

MaryAnn said...

I, too, am a button-hole failure. Sigh. Love me anyway!