|Even my magical photo woman was unable to make this work.|
|Thankful for the loan of a clothesline, but just no.|
|Not straight on enough, although I do like the rock itself.|
The trials and tribulations of a designer. So moving on....
|Troop 11009 and their cool breast cancer recovery pillows.|
I wish I had gotten a photo of the whirlwind of fabric picking for their hogs; while I don't have the stash of some/most quilters, to a 12 year old girl I guess it's fairly impressive. At least a 12 year old girl or two who aren't my own. In any case, after much fabric auditioning, callbacks, rejection, and casting, the pieces were cut and we were ready to move to the auxiliary studio, all set up with my two sewing machines.
This was the moment I blew their minds. How, you ask? Well, clearly it wasn't my abilities to make sure a picture is hanging straight on the wall. No, the truth is I possess an incredible and amazing skill bordering on the "magical" (their word) I like to call "winding a bobbin." There was ooooo-ing and aaaaah-ing the likes of which I haven't heard since pretty much forever.
|Look at the joy I created. I rock.|
The actual sewing portion of our day-o-hedgehog-fun vascillated between forgetting to put the presser foot down, sewing at the speed of light, screaming with joy and/or fear of the needle, and happily lots of working together and laughing at and with each other.
|A rare moment of serious sewing. Paige actually looks like she knows what she is doing.|
|Anneliese's "OMG I might be going too fast but I don't really know OMG OMG OMG" face.|
|Eva practicing surgery through handsewing.|
|Julie attaching some ears, because a hedgehog who can't hear you is just sad.|
|Eva is all excited about eyes she glued on. Anneliese is all "Girl, look at the mess you made on the table."|
|How many hogs can you fit on a tire swing?|
|If nothing else, the dying tree in the yard makes for a great photo backdrop.|
|Joining the hog treefest.|
|They needed a snack, so we stuck them in the grass to let them dig for bugs.|