Monday, December 29, 2008

Would Your Children (or Grandchildren) Like This?

Thought you might like to see a gift I made for each of our two families
(that of my son and that of my daughter).

Take some Wildly Striped fabric...

and some brightly polka-dotted fabric.
Cut a few pieces and iron them.
Sew a seam or two...

Pockets on the back (for the puppets)...

And you have a puppet theater
that will fit in nearly any doorway!

Next, take a variety of fleece (remnants if you have them).
Find a few patterns, ideas, and poems and fingerplays
and put them in a book...

And now there's something to have fun with!
The following collection will be presented to my daughter's family
this weekend, as we again celebrate Christmas.

Our son's family received Jan Brett's book "Town Mouse, Country Mouse"
with laminated faces from her website.
Our daughter's family will receive Jan Brett's "The Mitten" with
laminated faces from her website.
Paint stirring sticks are taped on the backside.
(I used these in my second grade classroom many times!)
My next assignment is to make puppets for the book "Marsupial Sue!" ;-)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Planets Align and Friends Combine!

Last Tuesday, December 2 was a special night!

Four friends (including myself) piled into the car
of the couple that was driving.
Jim stopped at the end of the driveway.
Out came our 3x magnification digital cameras...
snap, snap, snap.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle went the moon and the planets...
This is the best I could do!!
What fun. What a rare opportunity!
I neglected to photograph Jim,
but here's a photo from last summer.
A great escort!
He drove us the hour or so to Keokuk, Iowa
to see Amahl and the Night Visitors
and other entertaining ballet sequences.
The troupe hailed from the Minneapolis, MN area.

As members of our local Concert Association,
we have reciprocity with
neighboring community associations.

I'm on the left, Karen is in the center, and Joan
is on the right. Jim took the photo.
Jim and Joan are the couple that ushered us to Keokuk.

We sat in the balcony!
Both these photos were taken as we looked up.
Isn't this quite the theater?
Before leaving town, Jim treated our entourage
to hot fudge sundays at McD's.
Good Memories...
That's what this is all about. :-)

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I enjoy being outdoors! I also love that I've two children (now grown up with families of their own)and six young grandchildren! :-) Sure would like to see them more often!!