Anony Joyce e-mailed me today to remind me that I hadn't updated my blog. Thanks Joycie!
I didn't work on my CRW at all this weekend. I just wasn't in the mood for all that afghan-on-my-lap action. I worked on small projects instead. Pi finishes school tomorrow and I wanted to give her teacher a little something. She's been a good teacher and really got Piper into tip-top shape as far as handwriting and organization.
But what do you make for a nun?
Pi told me that Sr. Mary is a fan of stuffed frogs and has quite a few in the classroom, including Frankie, a stuffed frog that went home with each child at some point during the year. I found some great frog patterns but I only had a small ball of green, so I decided to wing a small one. He's just about 3" tall.
His head is a little big but I like him like this. I want to tweak him a bit before writing up the pattern to make his eyes a bit smaller and his front legs a little longer so he'll sit easier. I'll also use lighter green next time so his features are easier to see. Even with the imperfections, I like him.
Sr. Mary also likes writing, so I made a flower pen and bought a notepad to go with it. The stem and backing are from Planet June's daffodil pattern and the flower is from Crochet Pattern Central. Pi says the pen is ugly. She might be right.
I also made a thread bookmark. Its my first thread project...wootwoot! I used THIS pattern. I didn't have the right hook size so I just used the smallest I had. Since it was bigger than what was called for, I only made the middle as per the pattern and just made shells around for a border. Its far from perfect, but I'm thrilled I worked with thread. I coated it with an equal parts glue/water mixture to harden it a bit. It dried with a nice sturdy finish.
We also got her a small gift card to Borders. She's a big reader and we thought it was a nice way to treat her. Its not much, but we wanted to express our thanks.
I also worked on my swap project for this month. My swap partner doesn't know who she is, so I can't even say her name. Sneaky sneaky!