Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy, Scrappy, Nappy

She's HAPPY!


She's NAPPY!

She's...not done, but done enough to give you a sneak peek. Introducing NELLIE! My happy, scrappy, nappy (nappy-headed AND her eyes are closed so it looks like she's sleeping) RAG DOLL!

All she needs is some stuffing, which I will pick up this afternoon. I will sew her up and we will snuggle down and wait out the soggy Hurricane Irene weather together in my bed with a book and a cup of tea.

After successfully qualifying to receive my first degree black belt in American Freestyle Karate yesterday (the actual test and belt ceremony is not until October 22, but you have to qualify by completing the entire test in a private test before you can participate in the public test), I wanted to do something fun and quick and something that didn't require much thought. Beth's rag doll tutorial at LoveLaughQuilt fit the bill perfectly, and I made Nellie to resemble me:
happy - to have passed the test!
scrappy - I was throwing my uke (partner) all over the dojo floor yesterday with a vengeance despite the fact that he outweighs me by at least 50 pounds!
nappy - I am so tired I could sleep standing up!

But alas, I must stay awake for now, and get through this work day. Thank goodness it is Friday! Not only do I NOT have any afterschool or evening plans today (what!?!), but I also already have dinner in the crockpot (vegetable curry with chickpeas). I can't wait to get home this afternoon!


Rachel said...

Congrats on qualifying for your black belt! I wouldn't want to meet you in a dark alley...unless you were carrying fabric, of course ;)

Nellie is so cute. Stay safe during the hurricane!

Becky said...

Nellie is just adorable. She will be the perfect company while you are hunkered down with a book!

beth said...

1. You've created a cutie!
2. Congratulations on qualifying!
3. Where's the recipe for that crockpot dinner? Sounds good.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

A big congrats on qualifying for the first degree black belt. You should be extremely pleased!

Miss Nellie is adorable :) Hopefully Irene will provide just a little bit of rain without any damage.

Shay said...

Nellie is adorable!

Dinner already on the go? Good grief. I got home from work last night and then started thinking about it (Sent Mr. P out for takeaway in the end )

Congratulations on qualifying for the test! Like there was ever any doubt.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on the Black Belt testing - so proud of you! Cute doll you have there! You sure can get projects finished quickly. Wish you were closer - I have stuffing you could have. Hope Irene just brings showers to Central VA!

Julie Fukuda said...

Great all 'round! Hope Irene doesn't mess up your weekend.