Sunday, June 7, 2009

Getting to the 'To Do' List

I've given myself a good talking to over the last week and got cracking again behind the sewing machine - and not before time! First off the list was the collaborative quilt that I had started with my daughter. I'm pleased to say that it is now finished
and only waiting for the label to be written on by my daughter so it can be sewn onto the quilt.

Naturally the birthday girl it has been made for hasn't seen it, but both her parents have and they are certain it's going to be a complete hit. Funnily enough my daughter came home from school this week and told me that she and her friend had been talking about the impending birthday and what sort of present she would like. The birthday girl had told her that all she knew was that she didn't want any store vouchers from people, as no thought at all had to be put into these, and she would far rather have a gift from the heart, even if it only cost $1. From this we concluded that our gift would qualify.

I'm rather looking forward to seeing her face when she opens it up.

On a completely different note, I've just been listening to an item on National Radio about choreographer Ann Dewey who is developing a new dance work on why people knit. All the costumes and even the set have been knitted by 25 people spread across the world and Ann has also taught all the dancers to knit as part of the process. Unfortunately it looks like the it is only be performed in Auckland, at the moment. It sounds like a marvel and just the thing to lift us from the gloom of a cold winter. Perhaps a trip to Auckland is in order....

4 comments:

kreachr said...

Love the quilt - you and your daughter should be proud. I'm sure the friend will LOVE it! As for the knitting play - when is it? Heading up to Auckland soon, wouldn't mind going to see it...

Marilyn said...

What a nice thing birthday girl said - and so true. Quilt will definitely qualify and label looks great too.

AL said...

was that a teenager talking (re the birthday gift)? wow. tell me how you raise one of those.

quilt is wonderful and sounds like it will go to an appreciative recipient.

knitting play sounds great.

well done

sparkle jars said...

Thank you so much for graciously offering your ideas of your work with stones...your work is beautiful! I'm enjoying your other posts as well.