Friday, January 6, 2012

Well, I tried.

My first grader is going to a birthday party this weekend.  I asked the mom if the birthday boy had the Frog and Toad books, because Donald loves them, but coincidentally, that is what she bought for her son for his birthday.  So I bought another book by the same author, Owl at Home, to give.  But a book needs a bookmark, right?  I tried to make one that looked like an owl.  Please don't laugh.  Squint, if you must.  Turn it sideways and upside down and look at it from a distance.  Even if you don't think it looks like an owl, tell me it does.

Jason said it looks like 2 triangles and 2 circles.  Donald said, "I don't know...a bird, maybe?"  Whatever it looks like, it is what is getting wrapped up with the book.

I'm also giving some books to my nephew, so I wanted to make a monster bookmark for him. 

Perhaps my monster should have more teeth?  Bigger eyes?  I don't know.  I'm pretty underwhelmed with the result.  But nonetheless, the monster bookmark is getting wrapped up with my nephew's book.  I tried.

I'm not trying anything else for the next hour or so.  It is over 60 degrees and sunny, so I'm brewing tea and heading out to the porch to read!  Yesterday, 3 quilt fiction books arrived in the mail:
The Double Cross and The Devil"s Puzzle by Clare O'Donahue (the 3rd and 4th Someday Quilts mysteries),
and The Cat, the Lady and the Liar by Leann Sweeney (the 3rd Cats In Trouble mystery).    I may not get any sewing done in the next few days with these books to keep me busy.  Ah!  The weekend!