Saturday, December 15, 2007

Back to sewing!

I have been busy this evening. Thank you all for your ideas on gifts for Hunter's teachers. I thought he wanted me to make one for his homeroom teacher, but he wants a gift for all of his teachers. I ended up making 3 sets of coasters. I didn't do them in Christmas fabric, so that they could be used all year. I bought 3 coffee mugs from the Dollar Discount to put them in. I will either add some candies or take Michelle's advice and put a couple packs of hot cocoa in them. Hunter is very pleased with them.

I also took an idea from one of Jill's post. I made a Rice Heating Bag. I called my sister while she was in town and had her to pick up a bag of rice for me. Richard put his back out this morning working at the sawmill, so he is using it now. He said it really works. I think I will make several more of them for my family. Mom and Chantal use heating pads alot.

My sister, Chantal finally has a boyfriend!! I know she will kill me if she reads this. I had mentioned before about her being so lonesome. Anyway this is a guy that she has known for a long time, I think they went to school together. They have been talking for several months now, but I guess it is official that they are a couple now. She seems to be so happy! He is a really nice guy, but there is one problem. He is in the National Guard and will be leaving for Afghanistan in February. He will be gone for a little over a year. She will be so sad when he leaves. I love her so much and hate to see her so upset. Hopefully, all will go well for them both.


Anonymous said...

Love the coaster colors you chose! I am sure his teachers will love them. The rice bags are great... and great gifts! I made some a few years ago - I did them in muslin and then made a 'cover' for them in flannel so I could remove it and wash the flannel.
Deb (vtquilter)

Amelia said...

I bet Hunter is proud of his Mother for fulfilling his wish. Little ones seem to think their Mama's can do anything...isn't that wonderful though when you stop to think about it. It is when they get older and think their parents are so "dumb".

I have never used rice in a heating bag like that...I have one that has dried corn in works great.

Chantel's news is exciting too.

Jen said...

The coasters look great and I'm sure the teachers will love them because they're not the standard teacher gifts. Great choice!!

That's exciting about Chantal!

Moneik said...

I love the teacher gifts. I think they will really appreciate them. I know I would have when I was a teacher. Everyone bought me homemade candies. They were great, but I was one person and could only eat so much!