Friday, March 31, 2017

Five on Friday - A Little Dittty about Dicky Bird's Week

First, this really isn't a ditty.  Which by the way, is my first of Five on Friday....here goes....

1.  I google search, wikipedia and spell check every post - it still amazes me how many errors I miss.  Anyway, I was thinking of a catchy (wait..."how do you spell catchy?"...I'm back now...LOL) title for my post for this Five on Friday.  I didn't know ditty was a song and not a story, but the title is cute with Dicky Bird (smile).  I love Wikipedia and use it every time I post.  

2.  I will be teaching around 100 Girl Scouts how to needle felt this weekend near Milwaukee, WI.  There will be rotations of different folk art classes, so I won't have all 100 at the same time, thank goodness.  I needed to buy some foam for cutting into squares to felt on so their needles won't break.  I went to the fabric store, was I shocked at the price!  I found a bin of remnant pieces, so I took my arms full of them to the cutting counter.  As I approach, I see the girl grab her head phones...."yes, it looks that way" "I don't think so" "I don't know..." "yes, all of them..."  I could gather from their conversation it was about me.  So, I tell the girl...."tell her I'm teaching ..... and I explain it."  Really??  As I walk with them up to the check out, customers were asking, "what are you going to do with all of those?"  People, it doesn't matter what it is or where I am this this literally happens to me all the time.  I could have 4 loaves of bread in my cart and someone say, "why are you buying all that bread?"  "Because,I'm hungry?!?"  LOL

3.  Once home with the sheets of foam, how do I cut them into smaller squares?  I saw something once where you could do this with an electric knife.  Now, you all know I "buy out" total household estates, I think I remember seeing one somewhere....so I go out to the barn and dig.  Luck would have it, I found it.  Wow, what a handy little tool - I'm keeping it!  I ended up with 63 squares BTW - now I need to teach more classes.  Anyone want to learn how to needle felt?



4.  Another handy crafting tip a friend shared with me this week, was using "press and seal" plastic wrap to hold your pieces together while you hand applique them.  It worked great!  



5.  I started back on my diet.  I thought of a handy tip to help me keep on track.  I take a picture of my plate at each meal and email them to me at the end of the day.  I print it off and write down the nutritional information I am keeping track of and put it in a binder.  I am a visual person - I love looking back at my pretty plates of healthy food!  Also, I have a reference for future use when I don't know what to eat. Win/Win!


So, that is my list of five.  Off to Waukesha (Milwaukee) where my daughter and son in law live.  We will be thrifting all day and eating Pho for supper!  Yay!

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin!

Here is the link to the FAST blog, go over and read some of the other interesting Five on Fridays http://www.fastblog.es/search/label/Fast%20Five

11 comments:

Crimson Kettle said...

I hope they can all thread a needle or you're going to be really busy! Enjoy. 😊

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Good luck with all those Girl Scouts, brings back lots of memories to me as I was a Girl Guide leader up here in Canada.

The History Anorak said...

I'd love to have a go at needle felting but it's a long way to Milwaukee!

Sharon Koole said...

I wonder if I can hop over Lake Michigan and sneak in your needle felting class. I gave it a go once but it didn't quite turn out the way I thought. Good luck!

Happy Five on Friday

A Colorful World said...

What fun teaching crafting!

Mac n' Janet said...

I like your diet/picture idea, I'm very visual too. Have fun felting.

Tricky Wolf said...

I hope you have fun teaching the girls, what a great skill to pass on to them too!
Thanks for joining in with Five on Friday, I hope you have a wonderful weekend

Snap said...

I giggled reading your post! At least you keep everyone guessing. Sounds like you are all ready for the needle felting class. Great idea for your diet. I wonder what you will find thrifting -- the electric knife was a good find. I wish someone would come up with a list for the many uses of the press and seal stuff! Ha! Have a fun filled weekend!

Rosie said...

I had to smile at the reaction you got in the shop with all your purchases. The cutting knife is a great idea and the felting sounds like great fun. Enjoy your weekend:)

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Sounds as if you are going to be super busy! What a great idea to take pictures of your plate. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope that the teaching went well, sounds as though it was going to be a very busy day!!