What makes a Great Aunt great?
A few days ago Laura asked me if I could make her friend, Melanie, a notebook cover like I made for Laura (and a lot of other children) a Christmas or two ago. Of course I can’t say no. I like Melanie and Laura doesn’t ask for much.
I did get some specific instructions from Melanie on color and decoration, which are moot in a sense. Laura’s cover was made from a practice piece of fabric and the placement of design was all by chance. Sounds good in direction giving, but they are both only 11, what can I say.
I had a day or two for me this week because of overbooking days for a quilt I thought would take longer. I can’t complain since it is nice to have an easy week once in a while, and I got to quilt some of my things. I put a yard of fabric on the frame yesterday in the colors specified and after quilting it and cutting out one, there was enough to make at least one more, so I made a cover for me, too.
I can’t remember where I put the directions, I only know I found them in a magazine a year or two ago, so finding the correct magazine was going to be hard. Looking at Laura’s cover was much easier, I could measure, I just had to remember the order of construction.
All went well and I got two little covers done today. They are designed to fit over a Composition book you can buy for $1 at Staples for school supply season. I usually purchase a dozen at a time because the kids like them and they are my favorite notebook to carry to meetings and take notes in.
Last photo is a shot of the lovely flowers still smelling great and looking good from my hubby for Valentine’s day.