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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ahh, vacation time between the holidays

So, my neighbor, Liz wanted to make a quilt.
We talked.  I loaned her some tools and my
Singer Featherweight... it wasn't too long
and she called to say she had bought her own
Featherweight on Ebay.  She called me this week and
said "It's done!"  I stopped over to see this beauty:

I've been doing a little of my own
'raw materials endless possibilities' stash reduction!
How about these little toe warmers???

 These are made with scraps of Lamb's Pride Bulky... they are fuzzy - wuzzy!

This pair looks a little 'mossy'... Hmmm.
Thanks to Abby @ Borealis Yarns for helping me
give them a little shave!!! 

Happy New Year to ALL!

We are taking the show down on 12/31/09 and I'll be
giving you all an update soon!

Thank you.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays Gingerbread House Style!

The annual gingerbread house building extravaganza in Room 10 was another success! 
Thank you for making this and other enrichment activities possible!

You can check out more of the houses on the Maxfield website...
this link should take you there!!

Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season.  Again, thank you!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thank You Friends

It's cold.  We live in Minnesota.  It snows.
I teach.  We go outside.
Thank you for snowpants, boots, mittens, jackets, hats, fun.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thank You "Builders"

Many years ago, my friend, Marsha, said, "I want to get a group together to work on projects between Halloween and Christmas so we have a dedicated time to get stuff done for the holidays, but we can't call it 'craft night', we need a better name than that"... and 'Builders Forum' was launched.

For years, these women, among others, have been my mainstay in the world of "Nettie and Friends."  Here are some photos of a typical night... These happened to be at my place... A simple meal, some beverages, lots of laughter,

Yep, there's a lot of 'building' going on... Marsha's working on a 'rescued' quilt, Elizabeth is practicing her accordion, Cathi learned how to make earrings, Kathleen is making scrap socks, Dorothy is making more dishrags, Rita finished addressing all of her holiday cards and is getting some felted wool ready turn into the cutest pins, I finished a 'hoot hat' for a colleague, Sunny was just hanging out under the table, Kathleen showed off a find from Saver's (a Seminole 'man's long shirt' which she is working diligently on fabric dating)  there's Max, who decided that Marsha's quilt was just the thing to cuddle up in on a chilly evening and here's Bonnie working on a scarf (she finished addressing all of her holiday cards... I'm jealous!)  Not pictured: Jean J. (you wouldn't want THAT one posted!) and to care for grandchildren.

The Builders often help me with tagging items, inspire me to create more and support me when I'm just plain tired out.  Thank you Builders for all you have given me and others over the years.  You are the best!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2009 Opening Reception

First, thank you set up crew!  Thank you Andrea for waiting on us and making sure I was drinking enough water throughout the evening.  Thank you 'show me the money' friends.  Thank you 'take down and pack it in Nettie's car' crew.  Thank you friends and supporters for your kind words, encouragement and enthusiasm!  Thank you friends for donating your time, your craft, your artistry.  Thank you Marsha for dreaming up a show stopping fireplace that has people talking!

Here is a very 'unedited' slideshow to enjoy!

Thank you everyone.  Now, "after ecstasy , the laundry!"