It's poor Rushing Rosie.
Her deadline is near
and rush Hour is coming too soon
she does fear!
Her stockings are snagged
and her hair is a mess!
She needs a good shower
and she slept in her dress!
But here she is now
all finished. Work's done!
It's time to relax
and to have some good fun!
by Linda Winters
(My little doll was truly a rush hour project! I wanted to add something to what I did below, but I've been gone so much lately I wasn't finding time. Then I decided on Rosie! Do you sometimes feel like she looks? I know I do!)
Rush Hour! What do you think of? Honking, swerving, speeding cars? Bumper to bumper? Nerves frazzled? Maybe it's finishing a sewing project before a deadline like Rosie above?
I invite you to think of a slower, simpler time. A time when taking a nap was a dreaded event in the day! (Can you imagine that?) A time when rush hour was finishing your dinner so you could have dessert! (And you stayed skinny!)
I was unable to buy the wonderful Rush Hour fabric by Studio E, so I enlisted the help of my niece and nephew to create some of our own!
I gave them a Sharpie and a rectangle of fabric and asked them to draw a picture of something they liked to do.
Emilee drew her family playing with a doll.
(Rush hour is trying to get an unblurred photo of these twins posing! You have to be FAST!)
Each child chose a border fabric and backing fabric, keeping with the red, black, and white theme of the hop. I let them sit on my lap and guide the fabric while I controlled the machine.
We sewed our borders on, pressed the top, and cut the back to fit.
I showed them how to pin the layers together....
...and we sewed each picture into a naptime pillow. Here is Emilee sitting in my lap and sewing.
Tristan had his turn, too!
I gave them the stuffing and let them "have at it!"
"Add a little more, Emilee, so it feels good when you use it!"
"Woo-hoo! Time for a nap!"
Rush Hour? Not for these two!
Be sure to check out my fellow "hoppers" today!
Wednesday, September 24
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Our thanks to Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt and Carol of Just Let Me Quilt who have brought us this hop!