We have power! Woot! It's amazing how much we take electricity for granted. And I am so thankful that we were spared from losing it the other night. I'd like to think all your well wishes helped so I will. Thank you.
I know that I have been going on and on about the auction quilts. What I haven't mentioned is that I was in charge of coming up with art projects for all the classes at our school. My children attend a Catholic school, grades K - 8, so with the help of a friend, we came up with 9 different child art projects. I was personally responsible for completing 3 sets (Kindergarten, first grade and third grade) and helped out on all of the others. These play tents that the kindergarten classes painted are one of my favorites.
One class painted a meadow scene on yellow duck cloth and the other painted an underwater scene on blue duck cloth. I bought the duck cloth at Jo-Ann's (I used 50% off coupons, making it very affordable, about $12 per tent) and the bamboo garden stakes at Lowe's (about $15 per tent). I made the tents using this tutorial as a guide. I should mention that it is almost a no-sew project. There is a bit of hand sewing involved, but no machine necessary. So with the help of my handy assistant and good friend, Caroline,(whose children don't even attend the same school as mine!), we got them assembled and ready to go yesterday.
We added lots of ribbons and ric rack as streamers and strung some plastic beads on them for good measure. They are really cheerful and very cute so I hope they will be big sellers tomorrow night.
I should have saved this photo for yellow week....remember, it starts Monday!
Off I go....the car needs servicing, some bean bags need stuffing and sewing and I am going to treat myself to a pedicure and then a nap. I hope you have something to look forward to this Friday.