Yummy swapy goodness from Monica. 2 bundles of fabric, 3 delicious chocolate bars and a wooden needle case. The needle case will fit wonderfully in my seamstress apron pocket!
The fabric is all English. English! There is so much more fabric out there that I don’t even have the opportunity to get aquainted with – I can’t believe it! This blue bundle is incredibly soft. And look! They match the chocolate! And orange – how did you know I love orange???
I love that I could never get these fabrics here and I love that they are so beautiful! Thank you so much Monica! I emailed you saying that the chocolates would last a good long time, imagining that I would treat us to little bits at a time, but between me, the kids and hubby, the Milka is already gone! Mmmm-six million calories of creamy goodness – how do those European chocolate makers do it? It was soooo worth it – even worth the zits that I’ll probably get over the next few days! Pimples, I welcome you! I know, I know, the research says there’s no connection, but they should have included me in that study.
Now what to do with my new fabric? My brain will be mulling this over in the days to come.
This weekend I finished a project for a friend. Her nephew has sensory-integration (SI)dysfunction. This project was particularly interesting to me because when I worked as a school-based occupational therapist, I had several kiddos with SI issues on my caseload.
I started with a gazillion beanbags filled with pinto beans,
encased them in canvas,
and slipped it in a cushy-soft fleece cover that I made and voila! a weighted lap pad. It is about 3 pounds and since the beanbags are sewed into place, they won’t shift around. In a nutshell, the weight of the lap pad should provide a calming effect on this little boy, enabling him to focus on what he’s doing when he is expected to sit in a chair. There is so much to sensory integration than this, but I’m trying to be brief, and those of you who know about SI, I’m sorry for not being more thorough.