Grandpa Hunter, Great Grandpa that is, was a rice patty farmer in Texas in this photo. He drove a team of 20 mules and I feel pride in the trait he passed down to his future generations. The trait of using your hands in farming was detrimental to survival. In a similar way, using my hands could be considered detrimental to my survival after a days work. I usually spend 11 hours a day, Monday thru Friday caring for 10 children ages newborn to 5 years. Being creative has been my way to relax and unwind when the day is behind me.
For my participation in the A to Z Challenge this year, I’m stepping away from the musical aspect of the last 2 years for a change. I have decided to blog about projects from the past and present. Some finished long ago and others are works in progress. I hope you’ll enjoy my “Creativity” theme and maybe you’ll be inspired to Make It Yourself.
Just playing around with an idea. I took this idea from Pinterest and went a different direction with it. And, These are officially and specifically for my Mother-in-law. She’ll be using them for her coffee mugs or maybe as candle mats.
*They can serve as a mug rug for your morning cup of coffee or hot tea.
*Also use them for applique on your craft creations.
*Add a to a gift decoration.
*Combine them on your wall for a set of medallions wall art display.
*Sew them together for a larger trivet.
Pillows, pillow cases, hats, hand bags, t-shirts, sweaters, quilts and blankets, scrapbook pages, hand-made greeting cards and so much more. Create ear rings, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, hair clips or gift tags.
A sickly weekend drove me to looking around in my stuff I hadn’t yet unpacked in my new sewing room. There was a pleasant surprise. An old gift from my girls. We’re talking about 14 years or so old. Not yet an antique 🙂 A sewing journal.
Now you’ll have to wait for the contents. I’m saving some of it for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2016….my 3rd year of participation. So as I’m a day late in my ‘Sunday Sampler’ post, I hope your weekend was wonderful and illness free.