Sunday, August 10, 2008

Alphabet Soup

Wow! 2 weeks flew by since I last posted.

Little Loopity Lou was sick with croup. After an overnight stay in hospital, we were sent home. Luckly, he only had a mild dose. I think the breast milk helped protect him. The cheeky little thing was up partying/playing in the kid's play area at the emergency section of the hospital at 2am in the morning. We where given a bed, not a cot. How I was meant to keep him confined to a bed when he didn't want to sleep..... so we hung out in the little play area. The nurses and doctor were lovely and they kept an eye on him until he was well enough to go home.
At the moment, I've been busy making a felt alphabet to hang in Katie's class room. I got the idea from a flickr photo from a Steiner School class room. I'm not sure how to do the link but I think it was a school in Suffolk? Instead of having then individually hung up, I was going to do a chain and stitch them on to it. It's 16 letters down and 10 to go - I'm improving on my blanket stitch! My 4 year old son has been quite excited about this project. With each letter I finish, he lines the letters up on the piano and sings the Alphabet song. He has been playing with the shape and the texture of the letters. I've also been dying muslin in rainbow colours. I'm waiting for my Mum to get back from the South Coast so she can come over with the sewing machine and sew the rainbow together - that's for another post.

My rechargeable batteries for the camera have had it, so the mobile phone photo has to do for now :)


Julie said...

Glad to here mini loppity is on the mend. It is very chilly all round at the moment. The letters are great, what an amazing project!

Lynne said...

Looking good; can't wait to ee the finished chain.

BTW, thanks for the tip through WM; there is nothing on either meme that would link to my password but thanks for the warning.

Kukka-75 said...

Great idea the alphabet!

Irie said...

those letters are looking great. what fun!