Good morning. How are you all doing? It is so quiet in my house. Kinda funny how much noise 3 kids can make. Well, my noisy little kids are all off at school for the second day in a row! All 3! Even my little guy is at school for 8 hours, 5 days a week. So begins his submersion into life. Like a little bird...but the nest is waiting when they get home. For those of you who are curious....there is no school on base (besides the one for the little military fledglings) so my gang is going to a school down the road. I have had tons of meetings with the school and I think my group will be happy there. The are giving Emma tons of resources for her hearing issues, so that makes us all happy.
Here they all are yesterday before the bus arrived. For the most part they are all clean and ready to impress. Emma is the only one who wanted me to make her a bag, so her bag is fabulous. It deserves it's own post so I will get around to that eventually.
So you may wonder what I did for 8 hours all by myself yesterday? Well, I fiddled with a quilt layout. This one is my row 10 quilt. (Row 10 is my quilting bee on Flickr. I LOVE the ladies in that group) I wanted each one to make red and white crosses with little bits of aqua. I have yet to make my row, but I have too many other things to sew on first. Namely the rows for LauraJ and Anita. For this quilt I am just not sure if I should add a sashing between the rows. It is almost chaotic the way it is now ( I love the chaos mind you ) so I am wondering if a bit of sashing between the rows will settle it down a bit. And if I add a sashing, what color will it be? The possibilities here are endless.
I finally figured out how to make free form birds. I want to add some birds to LauraJ and Anita's rows, but birds are tricky. LauraJ helped me out with a great little graph paper tutorial. It worked like a charm I think!
Oh and I wondered around some of the antique stores in town looking for a Singer Featherweight, an old set of doors and a pair of antlers. I found the antlers and now I need to paint them and find some better fabric for the mounting thing. I plan on hanging my necklaces from the horns....it will look pretty fabulous I think when I am finito.
What am I going to do today? Well....I am going to get my hair trimmed and then Zumba! My sister have lost about a zillion pounds and looks like a superstar after her Zumba time and I want to firm myself up a bit. I have no rhythm, so if you are looking for me I will be in the back. But it looks like it is going to be fabulous!