Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Getting our hair done

Hi all! How are you today?  Is it wet or is it snowy where you are?  Or maybe it's really warm?  We've had all three over the last three days.  Not joking! Snow, then rain, then 55 degrees.  No wonder all my students are sick.  And they make sure to cough all over their papers when they hand them in, believe me.

Good thing one of the things I find most relaxing is sewing. The last few days I've been working on the Paper Dolls, mostly stitching in their hair and some of the details on their dresses.  Here's one group:

I think it's really adding to their personalities.  Is it weird that I think of them as individuals?

There's always one sister. . .

Their hair is just raw edge applique, which I'm almost never happy with because the edges ravel, but I think it will be okay because it's hair, which is supposed to be a little bit messy. 

I started playing with layouts, but they have to wait for a few more friends to show up.  I need just a couple more with black or white dresses so that the layout will work.  It's kind of silly, but I want it so that every one of the girls will be holding hands with another.  Nobody goes alone, right?

One other thing that I did this weekend was to meet up with these lovely ladies:

On the left is Nancy from Pug Mom Quilts, in the center is Leeanna from Not Afraid of Color, and I'm the weirdo on the right. (Feel free to ignore me.)  We had lunch and went to the Kaffe Fassett exhibit at the Michener Museum, which was a fascinating museum, if a bit small.  I'm not a big fan of Kaffe, but it was a nice shot of color and a chance to meet up with some great people.  They even got to meet the hubs, very briefly, which is very, very rare as he's generally anti-social.

On top of being a great Pugmom, Nancy is a very sweet and giving person.  Look at this great fleece and flannel blankie she made for my new grandson (no, he's not here yet):

How sweet is that? You can never have too many blankies, and this one has that great satin binding that kids love.  And Leeanna made us both great pincushions.  Here's mine:

Thank you so much, ladies, for the fun and for the lovelies.  Both are much appreciated!

Sharing at Let's Bee Social and soscrappy for RSC15 because I have no brown left!  At least some of their hair is brown.


  1. I love your paper dolls. This is going to be one fun quilt.


  2. I like that each doll has her own personality, messy hair and all. I'm envious of you getting to meet up with blogging friends in person - what a lovely treat.

  3. Each doll a diva in her own way. Looking forward to seeing them all holding hands in the bond of sisterhood. What fun to meet up with blogging friends in person. Sounds like a great time.

  4. Playing with paper dolls looks like some great fun and a good chance to show your creativity. Yes, I would think of them all as individuals too (because they are). And for some extra fun you should have been holding hands with your friends in that photo!

  5. Like the raw edge appliqué hair (and no, you are not odd for seeing personalities in your girls).

    How fun to meet other bloggers for the exhibit -- faces behind the names.

  6. What fun it was to meet blog friends in real life. Love the way your ladies are coming together. Holding hands sounds like a great layout plan.

  7. The paper dolls are very cute and I really like that you are giving each one it's own accessories.

  8. Cute, cute, cute paper dolls! Each one SHOULD be different! That's life!

  9. Could it be that they are all quilters, holding hands over the miles just like us.

  10. I'd already assumed they were all individuals... I've been enjoying watching you play with your paper dolls!
    LeeAnna had emailed me to see if I wanted to meet up, too, but I had company that weekend, so couldn't make it. Sounds like you all had a great time!

  11. Lovely Ladies! Of course they are taking on personalities all their own!

  12. How fun to meet up with bloggy ladies! Good for you! Love your paper dolls, they are going to make one fun quilt!

  13. Your paper dolls are so fun! I am enjoying seeing how you are making each each one different. And it looks like it was lots of fun to meet up with blogging friends in person, too! I am hoping to do that someday.

  14. Your dolls are so cute and of course their friends! Lovely to meet up with blogging friends!!

  15. The paper dolls are so cute. Isn't it fun to meet quilting friends??


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