Saturday, August 27, 2011

First Day of School

Hey there Folks. How are you guys doing? We are good. Monday was the first day of school. I know it is now Wednesday evening Saturday morning...I guess that says how busy this week has already been. So, here are my 3 little school kids. This is the one picture I take every year. First day of school, and Christmas. I can't believe how tall they are all getting...well, Sam really isn't getting tall, but his brain is so freaking enormous, I guess the blood flow can't get to his limbs quite yet. Which is fine.

I love these guys. We had a great summer. Full of sun and pool and even the beach. A tiny bit of sewing took place, but mostly just having summer with the kids. They are only this age once, so I better take advantage of them now before they grow up and don't want anything to do with me, or they are embarrassed by me. Right now I am still cool. I like being cool for them.

Here is Emma towering over all the other 9 year olds. I keep telling her that I was the tallest kid in 4th grade and never grew after that (except a bit on the sides and around the hips) so she should take advantage of being so wonderfully tall. Big changes are ahead for this young lady. I can almost see them happening before my eyes. I am so proud of her.

I have been working on this quilt. In fact it is finished, except for the binding it is totally finished, bound and folded getting ready for a quick trip through the wash to get rid of all the cotton fluff from the batting that stuck to the black parts of the quilt. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It is massive. Just to put this beast into perspective, it has 11, 44 ( 484 inches) inch strips of 2.5 inch binding to be attached to the quilt. This is the third quilt I have made for Michelle Engel-Bencsko. She is wonderful and I love her fabric. This collection in particular is my favorite. It is Miscellany by Julia Rothman for Cloud 9 Fabric. She gave me enough fabric to make a quilt for myself too. There are better detail shots over on my Flickr.

I hope your first week of school is going great. I have another post for some of my other projects.


1 comment:

Lynn said...

I am hoping to become productive after school starts. The kids aren't up yet this morning so I am trying to come up with a plan for my quilt for Michele. Yours is beautiful.

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