Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A little of this and a little of that

You know how it goes - bits and pieces of assorted things. But in the end, I guess a few things get done. Working backwards, yesterday was the first day of my training to become an "official" Clothing and Textile Advisor. You know, with that and (is it now?) 50 cents, I can make a phone call. This program is under the auspices of Washington State University Cooperative Extension Service. So after 7 weeks I will get an official name badge and can give away my services to whomever might want them: 4 H, scouting, camp fire, etc, etc, etc. This is the program through whom I am teaching the refugee women how to sew. And so, I am already part of what's going on with CTA. Yesterday we learned to make a pillowcase, taught the same way that the kids are taught during the summer sewing camp, Camp Stitch-a-Long. Next week someone is coming from Toastmasters.

Meanwhile at home, I have a couple of "finds". These were at a thrift store for something like 50 cents. I figured why not - I should be able to figure out something to do with them.

Also finished cutting out the last four weeks' worth of Crazy Mom Quilts 12" blocks. Because I made 2 of each, I now have 24. Had them laid out on the family room floor last night trying to decide. Hmmmm.

Another of my thrifty "finds" was this little drawer unit. Friend Alayne had suggested that she uses one when she goes to a quilting week-end to carry all her stuff and a place to keep it all together and tidy. What should I find at the church rummage sale (which, by the way, earned over $20,500 - all for mission projects. Cool, huh?) but a drawer unit. I helped the total with my payment of $3.00. Pretty good, no?

Can't show you much, but here is a little hint for my crazy exchange item - should be finished up very soon and then ready to go in the mail. And last, but not least, guess what I'm still working on: White Chocolate. We're getting there, slowly but surely.

Where is spring hiding????


méri said...

What beautifull things you can find in those called "thrift stores"!

Marlene said...

Oooh, nice stuff! I like your White Chocolate blocks.

I think it is very cool that you are taking training to become a Clothing and Textile Advisor. I hope you will tell us something about what they teach you as you get more into the program.

méri said...

I'm not from Brazil!
I'm Portuguese and live in Porto!
Thanks for your visit