Sorry to be off to a bit of a late start today. I have been having a bit of a computer issue. Hopefully my engineer of a husband can get it fixed, if not, I may be off computer shopping this afternoon. Until then, everything is fine unless something touches the lower left hand corner of the keyboard. I have some photos to share, but I will try a bit of a two step process this morning, just in case.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
We went out this morning to see Black Panther. Kurt is a big Avenger's fan and I think that we have seen them all so far. While we were on our way out of the neighborhood, we spotted the first baby Sandhill Cranes of the year! It is a sure sign that spring is here.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
First, let me apologize for not visiting anyone yesterday. I had just started on my day, checked in on a few people, showered and started to walk the dog when I got a panicked phone call from Anna that she and Ryan had both forgotten their name badges for the science fair. So I rushed up to the mall to drop those off and the rest of the day was a blur. I went around to visit all my students and had lunch with my science teacher friend before coming back home to gather everyone up before going out to dinner before the awards ceremony.
Then the place awards. Sydney first in junior environmental engineering. Ryan second in robots and programing something. Anna first in engineering. We were all so happy. The kids had all kind of sleuthed the places out ahead of time based on who the best of show judges visited on the second day. They are all so sneaky in their spy craft. I must say, they were all pretty accurate in their predictions. We were all happy and ready to round it up when they started announcing Best of Show and called Sydney's name as runner up. Boy were we shocked! She had a nice simple little middle school project, but she sure knew her stuff.
Then the main contender for best of show in the senior division got runner up and we were all stumped. When they called Anna's name for best of show I thought her head might explode. She was so shocked that she could hardly get up to walk across the stage. Best of Show comes with an automatic bid to the International Science and Engineering fair in Pittsburgh. I have never seen a kid so darned excited about a trip to Pittsburgh. I'm still not sure she has completely come to terms with the idea. I think I have her convinced that they didn't give the award to the wrong person by mistake.
Here they all are with their ribbons at the end of the awards ceremony.
I do have a few new hexies to add to the mix. It was fun to dip into some darker purples and think about how the setting might work. I really kind of like the idea of the little triplets of white for linking. No need to decide now though. I think I'll do some more prep work while the cross country skiing continues on the Olympics. I would have loved to watch figure skating last night, but it is still fun to watch all the festivities, no matter the sport. I will go now and peek in on the posts of yesterday and see what everyone is up to on Slow Stitching Sunday. Nothing special in the scrappy category this week for Oh Scrap! Not that there is much in my repertoire which isn't scrappy. It is fun to see all the Squared Away blocks showing up. Here I am as a proud mama again. Now I think my head might be the one ready to explode! Happy Sunday everyone. Thanks for sticking in there with me through the non-quilting stuff. I'm sure real sewing will happen again someday!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
So I guess it will be a busy weekend, but Sunday looks wide open, that is a good thing. Hopefully you will have some quality purple time while sewing along with the Olympics. There are no countries with purple flags. Presumably because purple dye was so expensive historically that it was saved for royalty.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
It is Superbowl Sunday and we have been invited to a party for later. First though, there is time for puttering around the house with normal weekend chores. Kurt has gone to drop Ryan off at robotics, and we ordered some groceries online for pickup. One of the other teachers at school does her shopping that way and says it is a big time and money saver because you don't end up putting so many impulse snacks into the cart. The online shopping part was certainly easy and quick. We will see how the pickup goes. It will be a busy week at school, but fortunately Kurt is home again. He's had a lot of weeks out of town lately and it is always nice to have him back home again.
I've been watching The Tudors while I sew now that I've finished off The Crown and am up to date with Victoria. It is a bit spicy and not something I would put on the big TV where the kids would see it. Always interesting to watch a historically based show when you know the major plot points if not all the details. Henry has already been through two wives and is just starting on number three.
I'm linking up with Oh Scrap! and with Slow Stitching Sunday.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Now that those are crossed off the list, I'm planning on digging in and playing some more with my scraps. Purple is a pretty big color for me. Maybe because I have two daughters? Hopefully I can put some of that purple to good use this month.
I'll be back sometime today with a PDF version of the directions and will post updated links on the RSC18 Sampler tab. Please use the linky below so we can all see what great purple plans you have brewing for February. Just finished this step, be sure to take a look if you like to save off PDF files for later.