"I want one in this color," said Georgia as she tugged at a sheet of lime green felt.
Georgia is the daughter of my contractor. A few weeks ago she felt sick so her school called and asked her mom to come and get her. Jane (my contractor) was working on my bathroom that day and she brought Georgia by the house to look at my studio. After quietly looking around at everything without too much comment, she asked me if she could buy a puppy. How sweet! I showed her all of my felt in all different colors and said she could choose the color for her puppy. She knew just what she wanted - lime green.
Over the past few weeks I’ve had plenty of time to finish her puppy, but I forgot about it. Then the inevitable happened. Last week Jane called to say that she was doing more work on the bathroom and she was going to bring Georgia by the house. She also asked the dreaded question, “Did I have the puppy for her?” Ack! I told her that I'd forgotten and that I would get it ready for next time. I got off the phone and started thinking. How could I live with myself when Georgia walked in and there was no puppy? So... I hopped around cutting and pinning and sewing that dog together super fast. Phew! By the time they showed up I had it turned inside out and it was all stuffed and ready to sew. Fortunately, Jane had some work to do and Georgia came in and sat next to me while I finished sewing on the tail, eyes, ears and nose. She was very talkative this time – as opposed to last time when she was so sick. She even wanted to know if I gave art lessons. Aww! If that isn't just about the cutest thing anyone's ever said to me I don't know what is. I told her that I didn’t give lessons but that I had shown my niece how to sew and do some other crafts. I promised her that if she came back again I'd show her how to make something fun.