We had a bit of celebration at school, my class brought in about 40 Dr. Seuss books from home and we read and copied poems from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (which is one of my childhood faves). Each of my kids read alone or together their poem of choice from the book to the whole school during a Dr. Seuss assembly! They all did a wonderful job, and we came back to class and ate a cookie shaped like a fried egg, frosted in white and a green (white chocolate) "yolk" dot, you know, those dots of chocolate you melt to pour into molds? Sorry, I forgot to get a photo of those!
But, I did do a math lesson on measurements, and wore an apron made (basically) from 1 yard of fabric. It was a great day.
Funny how many of the girls commented on this little scallop stitch detail on the pockets,
~ complements of Bernina stitches ~
The I Spy quilt was pinned on the frame last weekend in hopes of posting a quilt finish for February,
but alas, the machine that I refuse to name again was being persnickety, and so the bobbin case has been taken to the quilt shop machine dr. Hopefully it will be getting the "inoculations" needed to get up and running. I will take the whole machine in, but dr. Shelley didn't think that was necessary yet...
I'll show more of this one when I can get it finished.
Lydia is making these pens with colorful duct tape. Something new to grade with at school. Tape roses,
~ how cool ~
Meanwhile, our quilt class enjoyed this I Spy swap so much, that I'm offering 2 swaps this time one with I Spy and one with polka dots.
I knew it was coming up, so if a dot print caught my fancy, I'd pick up a piece here or there.
Well, when I pulled my pieces out, look what I've done- I only needed two one yard pieces! There is more than enough since we are only swapping charm squares. Lol, looks like I will be having fun with dots ~
some of these prints are actually charm squares from a previous dot swap online
Speaking of fabric finds, while I was in purchasing the Dr. Seuss pieces this past week,
I found this cute print for faces in the tiny houses from scraps.
Remember, the window opening is only 3/4 inch finished,
so you really must search to find a happy face that little. Lookie:
a girl beaver in the water-with a pink hair bow!!
-and, this little drawer organizer keeps the tiny pieces organized until ready for use.
It was a bonus Highlights gift from school many years ago, isn't it sweet?
My method is to make a dozen or so windows, then so many doors, and I've learned to make the roofs and chimneys at the same time, because I have different prints I'm using for the sky.
These are windows from a Mary E. flower print
this is my favorite heart for the window, remember this print from long ago? I wish I had more!
Then I sit and assemble what roof goes with what door and window.
Occasionally, one piece has to wait until I make one especially for it, but I just pin the pieces in a stack until I've made one I like to go with it. This is much faster for me, without too many decisions.
See how little pupperdo is ignoring me and the camera, I've even gotten closer, but no looking at the Momma! What a toot!
There is one of the pretzel bins of bitty bits for these tiny homes
~ More than 100 houses in this basket ~
"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Psalm 37:4