Our youngest, Jack, started the 5 th grade this year. He came home saying this may be his favorite teacher ever and he can't wait for tomorrow. (He says this every year!) I love his enthusiasm. I made a special treat for his first day and we celebrated with my in laws. I bent a cookie stick into the shape of the number 5 for 5th grade and put it on top of homemade banana pudding. Last year it was a 4 on a brownie, and he remembered that. I've started a new annual tradition!
So, I've heard about felting but never took the time to see how it is done. For some reason I would see something that had been felted and I thought, "that looks hard to do."
Enter my MIL who is the person who got me hooked on quilting. She and I were at JoAnn Fabrics looking for...well you know...nothing in particular, and she decides to get the basic tools for felting.
We gave it a try and guess what...super easy! Now she says she has a hobby she can do in the front seat (co pilot) of their RV. I pulled out a few scraps and gave it a try. Fun! What was 2 pieces of felt molded into one by sticking them over and over with that contraption full of needles.
In other big news, I sewed my first zipper! I made a pouch for my EPP "stuff". I thought the pok a dot would be the lining but surprised myself when it came out as the exterior! It feels great to be back at some projects. Next up are some kindle cases.