Nettie & Friends supports Maxfield Learning Center and Maxfield School, St. Paul, MN.

Nettie & Friends works with Maxfield School in St. Paul, MN to enrich learning experiences for students by meeting specific needs that expand the learning landscape or remove roadblocks to student success.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Now what are these women up to????

What is going on here???

Nothing like a little foam core, cardboard, spray paint,
double stick tape and presto!

A fireplace! Isn't Marsha amazing??? Wait
until you see it at the Egg and I in December.

I'm so excited! You, too, will be able to sit
near the fireplace and enjoy a wonderful
breakfast or lunch! Cozy.

Oh, we're not done yet! Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

2009 Nettie and Friends Breakfast

Wow! What a group of talented generous individuals.
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful support of
our students at the Maxfield Learning Center,
Maxfield School, Saint Paul.

Thank you.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mastering the art of the zipper...

Well, there is the actually putting the zipper in.
Then, there is the actually putting the zipper in correctly.
Practice makes perfect, they say... so why did I make a bag
with a wonderful lining, leaving the required 3" to turn the bag
right side out, only to discover that I had zippered the zipper
closed and couldn't get the bag open, much less turned right side out???
Then, of course, there is the leaving the zipper open, only to add a
'design element' where the pull tab on the end of the bag
is sewn in backwards, creating not a pull tab at all, but two stubby
ends of the ribbon sticking out... Geesh. I need more practice, it
is plain to see!!

After several days of committed sewing, I have completed
40 small bags of various proportions - small coin bags to
'12" x 12" carry everything in your luggage, knitting, quilting,
crafting world' AND 8 snap-closure bags AND 8 more futzy,
putzy kitten - knitting themed bags which were the near undoing
of my mental health. Oh, did I mention that I actually sewed through
my finger while putting in a zipper? This just after proclaiming to
Marsha that I was "finally getting the hang of this zipper thing."
Yeouch! Sewing is NOT for sissies!

In between zippers, I completed some more coasters... sewing around
and around and around and around. Thank goodness for the Antiques
Roadshow and a couple of movies to keep my mind occupied!

I'm excited to see what everyone has been working on this year!
See you Saturday at the Egg and I Breakfast! Woo Hoo!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Snow in October

October 12, 2009 - Maxfield School
What's going on ???

I wanted to post happy faces of students in snow boots,
snow pants, nylon mittens and big, happy smiles, but I
don't have the photo permissions yet! Just know that
when you are wearing nylon snowpants, you F-L-Y down
the big blue slide!!! (Yes, you really 'get some air' before you land!)

Thank you, one and all.

"That's what it's all about!"


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Caught with my hand (paw) in the cookie jar...

A picture is worth a thousand words....

I had a great plan to help my big ol' Sunny boy cat
lose a little weight. The vet suggested an
automatic timed feeder.

Looks like it's time to eat!

Let's just say, no felines have been losing
weight at my house! This automatic feeder
is automatic all right!