Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Nathan!

Today we celebrated Nathan's 13th birthday, it seems like only yesterday that he was born. I remember my my daughter Sarah, calling at 11:00 p.m. to tell me her water had broke and they were heading to the hospital. I said "Should I come yet?" She said "No, we'll call you". I waited, and waited, and waited! I sat by the phone in the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the call to come, I thought, hmmmmmmmm it must be they want to do this without me. Finally at 5:00 a.m. Chad, Nathan's Dad called and said "Sarah wants her Mom". Needless to say I was ready to go, my hubby put on his pants and we were at the hopital in 10 minutes. I was able to see Sarah in agony, thank God, for only 10 minutes before she gave birth to Nathan. He is, and has always been a joy, and I am am proud to be his Grandma! Happy 13th birthday Nate, I love you!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Leprechaun

I am part Irish and part Scottish, and who knows what else! When I was a kid my Mom always sent the six of us off to school on St. Patricks Day adorned in green and a "Kiss Me I'm Irish" pin. There was one boy who always thought that was an invitation! I still love St. Patricks day, it's a great day for all my fellow Irishmen to make fools of themselves from drinking too much green beer! I have never had one yet, maybe this will be the year.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Felting the felt from Colonial Crafts

Alright I confess, I also can't control my shopping for wool felt. I have a hard time finding it in our local shops, so I have found this wonderful shop online "Colonial Crafts". This shop has every color a wool felt lover could dream of and you can buy it by the yard or smaller pieces. Saturday the postman delivered my latest batch! It comes so pretty, wrapped in a little bow! Sunday I spent the day felting my felt! It's pretty simple, just time consuming!

Fill the sink with HOT water. DO NOT mix colors as they bleed. Let the felt soak for a few minutes, then transfer to a sink full of COLD water, rinse until water is clear. Gently wring out the felt. I have put my flet in the spin cycle of my washing mashine and it doesn't seem to hurt it! Also my original directions were to air dry the felt, hmmm, I am too impatient for that and throw it in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet because wet felt stinks. It has an oily, wet hair kind of scent!
Voila! Nice soft, good smelling felt!