Say Hello to Val!
Val has a fun little blog called Yarni Gras! She shows us all little snippets of her family and daily life, but also shows her talents with sewing. If you look very closely you can see the many masks on Val's apron. It is very colorful and very festive. Val says "Here I am in an apron.....! I whipped this one up for Mardi Gras.....it is from the "A is for Aprons" book."
She has joined a group called The Toy Society. This is made up of wonderful people from all over the world who make toys and leave them with a little note. The person to find it is to take it home with them. People have been known to leave toys at Children's Hospitals, summer festivals, hanging in trees, etc.
This cute little guy was made with love by Val for one of The Toy Society drops. He is a cute little snake. To get a better look at him go here. It appears Val and her family left the guy hanging on a sign near the Reptile House. I hope he found a good home. She also recently joined a group called Craft Hope, which is similar to The Toy Society, but items made are made specifically for children. The items "dropped" are sent to a central location where a population of children are in need of basic items.
Val also is the hostess of apron swaps. Right now, she has one with the theme "Momma Mia." She says "Do you love the movie "MAMA MIA!"? I can't get enough of it....the characters, the music, the costumes, the location, the foo-foo drinks, the summer colors, the laughter, the tears, the dancing and the FABRICS!!!!!!" This particular swap is closed, but check in on her once in a while to see what her next swap theme will be.
Go give a shout out to Val!