Saturday, November 25, 2006

Happy feet

I used to have several pairs of hand dyed socks that when worn always lighten my spirit and set the tone for my day. The colors mostly very yellow to orange red with a little green were ssssooooooo cheerful. When your feet are happy the rest of your body has to follow suit.

I no longer have anymore of these socks because I wore them out. Now I am knitting sock but for some reason, they don't possess that same feeling of HAPPINESS. Pride yes, because I knitted them. But not fun. I decided that I must dye myself some more sock. And very soon.

On Friday I took Olivia my 51/2 y/o granddaughter wo came for Thanksgiving to see the movie Happy Feet at the theater. I enjoyed the movie but thought the message was a little above the head of children under 10 years old and I also did not approve of the sterotyping of some races of people that the penquins were characterizing. But all of the children, and for some reason, mostly little girls were smiling when they left the movie. The parents didn't seem as happy. HUMMMM.

I am still working steady. My latest design is on the wall. Still in many parts. All of the units have been sewn and I am now in the process of arranging them and trying to decide if I want to add some additional units or other colors.

Two of the ladies in the art quilt group called on Friday to see if they could stop by on Saturday to see some of my work so I am looking forward to having them over.

My little girl friend Sonja from up the street came by today and she played Go Fish with Olivia for a while until it was time for Olivia to leave for her plane ride home. After Olivia left Sonja got back to me teaching her how to use the sewing machine by making another little quilt.
Today she made a 6" x 8" one that was pieced with raw edge applique. A sand, sea and sky scene with a sun and a palm tree. It really is fun to instruct a young person who has not been influence by someone who has told them what they can or can not do when making a piece of art.

Sonja thought orange sand would look really cool with a blue sky. It does.

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your time with Olivia and Sonja both sound so precious!