Saturday, May 1, 2010
"The Battle of the Blind Hankies"
The hymn for Genevieve's backyard church service was "The Battle of the Blind Hankies." She gave me a leaf for a hymnal and hopped up on a table to lead singing.
I could not make this up if I tried.
To the point of this blog, her shorts are a quick fun fix I did recently. Genevieve was given two pairs of jeans with ripped out knees. Rather than patch the knees and buy her summer shorts, I cut off the legs and put the pretty woven ribbon on top of the hem I made. I do like cutoffs, rest assured, but these shorts provided such an ideal blank slate for the delicious ribbon. Bonus: I got to experiment and manage the ribbon for a small project before trying to apply it to big project.
Genevieve was with me when I bought the ribbon and she insisted on something with pink or, to my dismay, purple. We compromised: I chose the red ribbon and she chose the pink flowered one. I then paired her choice with green ric rac because it was so narrow. I got the ribbon at a local fabric outlet where it was so ridiculously cheap - I think I got 4 yards for a total of $2.
Someday, if she's a songleader or a pastor, I hope to remind her of this day and this quote. . .