So it’s been a crazy week. Crazy. Elaina was selected for Student of the Month for the entire 5th grade!! We are so proud. We went to the school board meeting Monday where she received an award. Alyssa was so supportive. I worried a little that it might be a little hard for her, but she congratulated her sister and was just as proud as we were. I think it helped that when the principal talked about what Elaina’s interests were, Elaina said dancing and spending time with Alyssa. 🙂
Kind of funny story…well now it is after the initial panic. I tried to fry my iPhone this week. Literally. I put it on the cook top instead of a pan!! I had a pink case on it, melted that. Luckily, the iPhone is genius and goes into a mode where it recognizes the temp is too hot and temporarily shuts down. My phone was like a hot potato!! Too hot to even hold! We put it in the fridge for a while, it was like new!! I left in a little longer for safe measure!! LOL! Moral of the story, I’m trying to do too many things at once and not paying attention.
I’m counting down the days until Spring. I cannot wait for sunshine and warmer weather!! Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while, knows I’m not a fan of snow, cold temps and gray cloudy days. I decided to infuse the house with a little spring with finishing my “Daisy Table Mat” from Primitive Gatherings!!
I actually have been working on this since last April. I finished all the stitching last August while on vacation. I just need to finish up the back.
Here’s a close up of some of the detail, which makes all the difference. This is what it looked like before. What a difference!!
I noticed while at Primitive Gatherings, how flat all the wool mats and penny rugs were. Mine never lay flat like that. During our time with Lisa Bongean, she really gave us a lot of pointers on how to achieve that. Especially when applying the backing and stitching around the mat. How you press makes a huge difference and use lots-o-steam!!
I am pleased to say my mat is flat as a pancake and perfect!
Looks good at night too! I LOVE it!!! I little spring is just what I need!
The mat finishes at about 18″. The candle holder with glass chimney is also from Primitive Gatherings. I ordered it a few years ago. I love it too. I change the candle and fixings based on the season.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I know some twin girls that have a birthday around the corner. We are having a sleepover tonight. Yikes!! LOL!! 🙂