Little Toot has had such a wonderful time at school this year. Her teacher, Mrs. Hall was put on bed rest a couple of weeks ago as she is near term with her first child. So close to the end of the year this could’ve really affected such young minds to have a new teacher – but Little Toot just loves her new teacher, Ms White and wanted to give her something. I asked if she would like to come over and make something for her teachers and she of course said yes.
I had found a couple of art activities on Pinterest that I really liked and showed them to Little Toot and she said yes. So we had to practice on paper first.
Well I think that is as good as I can get on paper – as I tell my clients when I am drawing quilting designs with pencil and paper – “I can’t draw on paper, but I can do some wonderful things with needle and thread!” I wonder why that is? I am sure it is a mind thing!
So now on to the cloth – we traced her hand with a pencil and then I did some thread work. Most of you have seen my very large quilting machine, but for this task I felt it would be more engaging for little toot if we used the Bernina – so I attached my free motion quilting foot – dropped my feed dogs and took a deep breath!
Dang – I forgot to take a picture of this one before she added her rainbow of colors!
This one shows the thread work and once she colors it in you won’t see my imperfections!
I hope her teachers will enjoy these little gifts – she had so much fun making them. They are approximately 8″x10″ so not to large, but bigger than a rug mug.
She spent the night and momma was picking her up for Sunday school the next morning – she wasn’t very motivated to get ready until I asked her if she wanted me to curl her hair – well up the stairs she zoomed. And here is the little cutie patootie!
She told me has 3 1/2 days of school left and then it is summer break and then “Camp Dee-Dee” at the end of June. More about that later!