Suzanne just posted some funny bits on her blog about her boys and their recent turn into the literal meaning of words. It’s either something to do with the age of our children (8-10) or it’s the water, because my boys are doing the same thing all of a sudden.
Around here, we’re being treated to science lessons. Here’s an example, altho I have to paraphrase, due to “mommy’s ear”– you know, when you only sort of kind of listen.
DS1: “Atoms don’t touch each other, and skin is made of atoms, so when I hit my brother, I didn’t touch him.”
Me: “Oh. Thanks for clearing that up. Now go to your room.”
On the studio front, I spent the past few days trying to get a handle on the mess in there. Some stuff– like 5 boxes of partially used grout, for goodness sake!– got dumped into DH’s shed. Some more books and patterns are going onto Quilter’s Flea Market and Sew It’s For Sale. I found these 2 yahoo groups a few months ago, and they are great places to buy and sell stuff that relates to sewing, quilting, and general fiber art.
I also found a box with the beginnings of my Dear Jane quilt. I started this quilt about 12 years ago, right around when the book came out. My quilt store must not have carried any available Civil War reproduction fabrics, because I remember trying really hard to find suitable fabric! Nowadays, I’d only have to go to my bottom cabinet to go shopping for that type of fabric….
I remember trying to work on these blocks, many of which have close to one thousand 1/8″ triangles:
Miniature-type piecing is not for me, and as I cleaned up yesterday, I gave myself permission not to make this quilt, no matter how gorgeous it is.
In keeping with my theme of the month, which is “clean.up.your.studio.or.else.Missy “, I hereby offer these adorable yet never to be repeated if I live to be 100, Dear Jane quilt blocks:
Please leave your comment letting me know you want to be entered into the drawing, and I’ll have someone pull a name next Friday, other than DS1, who as you know, can’t actually touch anything anymore due to skin atoms.
NOTE: The giveaway has been given– thanks for playing!