Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Sewing Experience and a Gift

Greetings, Earthlings. I am Zimpa, the alien. I have just taken, Joy, as a slave. Just kidding!! lol!

Anyway, last Friday, my Grandmamma brought me to a lady's house. Her name is Ms. Ruby. We've known her for a very long time. Her kitchen table is right where you walk in, and first thing I saw was the felt, needles, buttons, and thread we were going to need for making a pillow by hand. Later on, my mom met us at the house and I worked a little more, and Ms. Ruby called a friend, Ms. Bonnie, and we headed to McDonalds. After a well deserved meal, we went back to the house and I worked on the pillow until I was done. Here is the finished project.

Now, I have 3 penpals, Allyson, Sydney (my cousin), and my new friend, Julianna. She is the daughter of Ms. Kimberly, from Brown Bag Studio. I wrote the first letter. Julianna was sick for awhile, so, she couldn't write back. After a while she did. She sent this for me.

It's a pencil. She made it out of a stick. You see, she took a stick from outside-a perfect-sized one, of course,and got all the bark off of it. Then she painted it. Then, her dad drilled a hole all the way through. She took the lead from the pencils that you get that you push the button, and more lead comes, and she put some in. She also sent me replacement lead! Thanks, Julianna! I want to thank ALL of my penpals for writing me. If I haven't written you, I'm sorry. I've been VERY busy.

Love, Joy


Kath said...

Love your pillow, Joy!
How nice of Julianna to send you a handmade gift. I was visiting her mom's blog and wondered what her pencils looked like, now I see :)
Those are really neat!
Thanks for sharing.

Happy St. Patty's day.


Zaroga said...

Joy, you did a great job on the pillow.

It was very nice of your penpal to send you the pencil. I like how colorful it is.

I hope you have a great day Zimpa... I mean Joy.

CozyCoops Corner said...

Oh I love the pillow Joy! Very nice job! How nice for Julianna to send you that cool pencil. That's really a neat idea! Have a good
St. Patrick's Day!
Janae :-)

wrcdgc said...

I used to have penpals now I have email. :)
I love the pillow you did a wonderful job.


Goat Creek Grandma said...

Hi Joy!

Your pillow turned out wonderful! I remember having a few pen pals when I was your age. One was from Canada and the other was from Finland. I always looked forward to getting the mail.

Take Care,

Shellmo said...

That pillow you made is so delicate and pretty! And I love that pencil your penpal made for you - truly unique!!

green gables girl said...

Hi, Joy!
Wow! That pillow is so neat! It looks so professional!
I wish I got to go to McDonalds! But, I'm you got to go!

Thanks for mentioning my name on your post! When I read my name, I was so excited!

That is such a neat pen!

Luv, ya!
Luv, you know who!

The Whites said...

The pillow is so cute and the pencil is unique also!


This Country Girl said...


You know that I LOVE that pillow! I think it's just precious and I love the colors!

Julianna was so sweet to send you that pencil. I know you really love it because it's the only pencil you're using these days!

This "Mama Bear" was just about to come after this Zimba character! :)

Love you,

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the pillow Joy and the pencil:)
Have a great day:)

UPON A HILL said...

That's neat having a penpal! You did a wonderful job on the pillow!

Kimberly said...

Hi Joy! I saw your post and I am very glad that you are enjoying the pencil that I made for you!

Cool pillow! Imagine how many buttons it would take to make MY name! :)

From, Julianna

Amber said...

You have an Award waiting for you at my blog!

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