Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Everything old is new again and more diversions

This is a picture of Maili, my middle daughter, who used to live and work in California. She is wearing a sweater/shrug that I purchased eons ago. Her little sis found it in my closet and confiscated it one day and then it sat in her closet. Maili found it and now it's 'cool' to wear. I thought, when I bought it, that it would have made a nice little sweater for special occasions like a wedding and seeing as how there is one that we are attending this weekend, I may just borrow it back.
Maili is the one that put the faces on the heads I made. I have been busy with the things below and so the bodies/body have not yet been made.
My quilting buddy Judy and I decided to exchange paper-pieced animals. They had to be North American mammals and we eventually will make a Canadian-themed quilt. Judy, of course, is further along than I am. I have to make one more of these little blocks - a lot of work.
Since Maili has been going to parties (it seems there are a lot of birthdays this summer,) she has been very creative and making cupcakes to bring with her. I will post pics of horses, owls and hamburgers just as soon as I have them. This little apron above is one I whipped up for one of her friends as a b-day gift.


  1. I love the cute wee seal!! Personality plus in that little guy.

  2. wow you have been busy I love what you have done with the seal and the faces look great, each one a different character.

  3. Nice shrug! I love the look but can't wear them, they annoy me for some reason. Love those doll faces.
    That little seal is so sweet! I can imagine it's a lot of work though. Cute apron!

  4. Love the seal.. How cute..
    The shrugs seem to come and go don't they!

  5. your daughter is beautiful, especially wearing your shrug! she did a great job painting the doll faces! i love your little seal....i can certainly see all of the work involved....wow! that will be a gorgeous quilt when you're done! :)

  6. Isn't it funny how some clothes tend to be recycled over and over again:-) I think it really suits your daughter!!

    I just love that little seal, who can resist that face:-) I so wish I knew how to quilt but alas, there was never anyone around who could show me how. I love the idea of a Canadian quilt, no doubt it will be gorgeous. xoxo

  7. Great faces and the seal is so sweet!

  8. Hi Dolores,

    How neat that you have recycled the shrug. Your daughter is beautiful.
    You have been busy with your projects and love the seal and the apron and the dolls.


  9. Looks like you are having a busy time!

    Maili is so pretty!

  10. I love the faces your daughter Maili made. Very expressive. I look forward to what it will eventually become!


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