Things that Happened in April

Looks like posting monthly summaries is just about all the blogging I’m doing these days. Our days are filled so full, and sometimes there’s not much to say about any one thing. Ebbs and flows. I completely failed to do anything for Kids Clothing Week. I meant to sew for Caitlyn but then decided I needed to finish something things that had been lying around for ages first. That took way longer than anticipated. Pictures later. On the other hand, Caitlyn actually used the sewing machine. We made 100 fabric grab baggies. We saw the Broadway (touring) version of The …

Four Hundred Twelve Inches, Approximately

I know I’ve talked a lot about how big this quilt got. But, hello, 10 feet of quilt is a lot of quilt. There was a lot of binding to do. Someone is going to have more quilt than they know what to do with. There are three of us holding that quilt up. It’s even big enough for our local dinosaur. Maybe I’ve learned to be a bit more precise about my quilt plans. Somehow the size of the thing never crossed my mind while I was dreaming it up. It probably wouldn’t have hurt to do a sketch …

Marching By

Things that happened in March: Caitlyn played two roles, Mellifleur and Maudlin, in Robin Hood, her latest theatre production at Youth Theatre Northwest. She’s looking forward to Alice@Wonderland in the summer. I finally managed to meet one of our homeschool goals, getting Caitlyn and I to SAM for Free First Thursday. This time we saw the MirĂ³ exhibit. Now, I just have to do it again! The peas came up. We saw a presentation of National Geographic Live: The Secret Life of Wolves. Caitlyn cried at the end. I joined the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, my first quilt guild membership …

Field Trip: Snow at Mt. Rainier

Caitlyn loves snow. That’s a horribly brief and to the point sentence that doesn’t convey the degree to which Caitlyn loves snow. Of course, we live in a place that gets only occasional snow. When it snows here, it’s pretty and it’s fun, (usually) not enough to seriously snarl things up, although to an eight year old, I think the snarling is part of the fun. I’ve explained how more snow in Seattle wouldn’t be a good thing, but I guess I’ve not been terribly convincing. I’ve made some effort to explain how months of snow might not be fun, …

Sew.Quilt.Give Block Update

Sew.Quilt.Give. asked for Wonky Churn Dash blocks (tutorial here) in pinks and at any size for February. I’m super curious how this quilt is going to turn out. The Churn Dash is an old (traditional) quilt block and although I think of myself more as a “traditional” quilter (as opposed to “modern”), this one has never really appealed. I think the wonkiness helps, though. The blocks we made last June have reappeared as a finished quilt. Check it out. I quite like how this one came out: it’s scrappy but not overwhelmingly so; I like the diamond chains in the …

Sew Grateful Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of my Sew Grateful giveaway! Fabric #1, the peach colored silk, is headed off to Commenter #24, Emily, who said: And Fabric #2, the lighter weight bronze silk, is off to Commenter #11, Laurie, who said: Congratulations to both of you! Your new fabric will be on it’s way on Thursday, since the post office is right next Caitlyn’s circus class. And thanks to everyone who commented. I think 30 comments is a high water mark for this here little space on Teh Interwebs. Thanks for stopping by! Do feel free to stop by again for …