I got as far as this that night.
And since my dear "hard-working" daughter was waiting so patiently for it to be finished, I decided to tackle that first. In a few minutes, she was "born" and promptly named...
STAR now joins her sister doll DAWN
Best Friends Forever
Then I set my 6 year old to needlefelting in cookie cutters while I finished up a project for a friend. One of my students had dropped out of my Knitted Farm Blanket class because she felt overwhelmed and frustrated. She came to me the other day with a bagful of knitted squares and asked if I could finish her blanket for her. "Of course", I said and set to work all week piecing and embellishng. I was finally able to put the finishing touches on it today and I will soon be able to present it to her in all it's glory. So she ddn't learn the whole creative process of making a farm mat but she will have a lovely imaginative toy for her child, a piece of art for her wall and an heirloom to pass on to the next generation. I can feel satisfied in that.