Sunday, April 15, 2018

PDF posted


I finally got around to PDFing the block for the squared away sampler.  Sorry for the delay.  I'm such a slacker!  Yesterday we painted the walls of the garage and today we painted the floor and I ache in places I didn't know that I had.  Go to the RSC 18 tab for a complete list of links.  The original directions are posted here.  The PDF version is here.  Now I'm off to make some cupcakes that I promised for the last Academic Team practice tomorrow night.  Then I have to find that test I brought home to grade this weekend.  I hadn't thought about since Friday afternoon, but I'm sure its hiding somewhere.  One month and two days until graduation.  Not that anyone is counting down of course.  

Saturday, April 14, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday Sunshine and Joy

I once made a quilt for Mom in the Sister's Choice Pattern. 
It reminds me a lot of this month's block. 
The nice thing about making three of each block is that is gives you a chance to play around with the colors.  Different placement gives each block a unique look.  
I completely neglected to make the PDF instructions from Mari's post last week.  Its a good thing that I made all the blocks in January or I would have forgotten that too!  I'll update the links soon though.  
Kurt has gone to drive Ryan to the ACT.  He has prom tonight and Sydney is planning a sleepover.  I have a graduation quilt to finish, but first I need to go and finish painting the garage.  We are redoing the floor and I want to do the walls first in case I drip.  Who am I kidding, of course I'm going to drip.  Its a garage!
Last bit of exciting news.  The girls Lacrosse team made it to the district tournament.  We only won two games this season, but they were both against district teams.  So there is one more game to go and the season will be done.  Spring can get a bit out of hand here, but hopefully things will start to wind down soon.  Robotics is done, lacrosse will be done soon.  Just lots of tests and a few more random competitions to get through before graduation in 31 days.  Not that anyone is counting of course.  




   

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

ScrapHappy Sunshine

It's been a long week!  State science fair was finishing up just as spring break was starting.  That was when Anna won best of show.  She was a little surprised.  There are actually 8 "Best of Show" awards for the entire state, so the odds are pretty good if you make it to first.  She has never finished above second at state though, so she was really thrilled.  
Just as the girls got home from that, Kurt and I hopped off for a quick grown up trip to Jamaica.  Three days of all inclusive relaxation with lots of food and adult beverages.  So nice!  Kurt's dad came to stay with the kids and they had lots of nice family time together.  
I spent some time hanging out on the balcony of our room sewing up hexies.  Lots of prep work happened during the traveling part.  Even on bumpy and curvy roads, it is still easy enough to baste hexies.  I even thought far enough ahead to bring along some yellow for April!  
Just as we were landing, Ryan was finishing up his robotics tournament.  His team didn't get a bid to worlds this year, but they did win the control award.  Ryan was pretty happy about that because he is the head of software which is integral for robot control.  They even let him bring the trophy home for the break!  

Then once we were all back together again, we took a quick trip to the beach.  It is so close, and yet we just don't go all that often.    Here they are taking a break from the waves after somehow loosing all the fins on the surfboard. 
This morning we are off on one last college visit.  It will be decision time for Anna soon.  I think she'll finally make a final call after this.  Just 31 school days until graduation.  Hard to believe how quickly it has all happened. 
Back on the sewing front, I am looking forward to a month of sunshine and happiness.  Yellow is such a great color to add light to your quilt.  It is easy to go overboard, but in small doses, I have really become a fan.  I'll get my sewing room back on Sunday so more yellow scraps are sure to come out to play. 


   

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