Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I want to get these in the mail today. I’m always running about three steps behind, so we throw them on the couch and take a snapshot. I’m sending them to Clare today for the Quilts for Leukemia project.
The fish block didn’t turn out great—points don’t match and the pattern said 8-inch block, I thought it would finish at 8.5 for seam allowances. But folks, when the instructions say 8-inch block---they mean 8-inch block. Her group may come up one block short and they can stick it in a bottom corner some place…or toss it. The other two blocks came together real well.

Chelsey had a 24-hour flu bug, but she’s on the mend now. I laughed with her last night as we worked on that insane calculus again. She gets it, I think it’s just a confidence think she’s lacking. Trust me, working with me on it, is a REAL confidence builder…it’s like a foreign language to me.

My 3-4 yrs olds in Sunday school made potpourri bags for their Moms last week.
They don’t have a lot of coordination at that age and you can just crayon color so many pictures. I sew up fabric bags and they fill them with the potpourri pieces and we tie them with raffia. The kids have fun. Chelsey says it’s just an excuse to play with fabric…..she may be right.

I’m drying apples like a mad woman this week. We’re going to string them in Sunday school this week, if I can get enough done.

Gratitudes:
1. Email—Makes the world a smaller place.
2. Apples
3. Gasoline prices are falling….

9 comments:

KCQuilter said...

I think your 3 red and white blocks look great! And the potpourri bags are fun. Love dried apples in fall crafts. Glad your daughter is all better---well, except for the calculus LOL.

Libby said...

Drying apples - bet it smells good at your house *s*

Dawn said...

Oh what a good idea for sunday school project! My daughter teaches the 3-4 yr olds and she is always looking for idea. Your right, you can only color so many pictures!

Tazzie said...

Your red and white blocks look super, give yourself a high five hon! I have to say, you come up with the best ideas for SS projects, the tiny people you teach will remember you fondly forever!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Fiona said...

You are having a creative time - lucky kids to have the benefit of your ideas. Your blocks look good - I'm sure they will all be used.

Linda_J said...

definitely fall at your house!

EileenKNY said...

Glad Chelsey is feeling better. I like your blocks, they'll be happy to get them no matter what.

Mary said...

Seeing your Leukemia blocks made me realize that Quilt Pink is just a few days away! I intended to quilt my Pink top on that day - not sure if I'll make it. Luckily I have plenty of time to finish it.

Clare said...

Hi Mel,

Nothing wrong with those blocks! Don't worry about the dimensions, not all are exactly 8 inches.

Looking forward to receiving them.

Thanks again.