Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunday Post on Wednesday


Well its Wednesday, and I am just now getting around to posting my Sunday post - yea, we all have weeks like that.  This weekend was spent attending some programs at the University, visiting with my Dad and hours and hours of washing, ironing, and cutting fabric.  My club, bless them all, have agreed to help my daughter with a project with her 3rd grade class.  Each child (20 in all) is going to color pictures onto fabric around a theme, then my club will assemble the quilts for tying. On May 25, we will join the students and their parents in class to teach them how to tie the quilt, have a quilt show and watch the kids act out skits on the theme they studied - all about being smart in their daily lives, not taking chances, that sort of thing. So this weekend, I cut out 20 backings, 196 white blocks with freezer paper backing for coloring (needed 160 but thought a few extra might be a good idea), and 20 sets of sashing.  Its a good thing I enjoy cutting fabric!  I really am proud of my daughter as she wrote a grant to do this project and also did a presentation at her PTA to get their support. I think it is going to be a lot of fun, now that all the fabric is cut and ready to go. 

My other project, which I finished this morning, was to write a pattern for my Heart and Home wall hanging. I still have to test it out with my club, bless them double, but the pattern is done!

My husband, being the kind hearted hungry man he is, furnished supper Sunday night.

Now...on to the next project.  I am home this morning, psyching myself up for  my annual checkup at the doctors office later this morning. (Good thing I got that hamburger on Sunday, will be mylast one for awile.) I won't show you a picture of the look on my face as I type that one!  I think I will get cleaned up and go to Hancocks before the doctor's office...try to get my blood pressure back to normal.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday...er, Wednesday.
Teresa
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8 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations to your daughter! And you for helping her with her project. You guys are ambitious to do it all in a month. I started a project like that almost 20 years ago at my boys' school and they're STILL doing it -- I love that! We started in September though, and took the whole year to do it!

Shakerwood said...

Good luck at the doctor's this morning. I think you may have to go to Hancock's AFTER the doctor's to make you feel better after she tells you no more hamburgers!

kjquilts said...

Wow! That sounds like an enormous project. Can't wait to see the final quilt. Hope all went well at the doctor's office.

em's scrapbag said...

I'm helping my DD's class with quilts also. We will be tie them on the 2nd of June. That should be lots of fun.

Jackie said...

Congratulations to your daughter! My sister is a teacher and I know who often teachers fund special projects out of their own pocket. This project will teach the kids so many things and who knows, it may also spark an interest in quilting in a few of them.

Ellen said...

I can't say it enough, Mom, so I'll say it again. You are such a strong support system for me, and I appreciate that so much. Thank you for everything you've done for this project - I definitely couldn't have done it without you! I love you and I owe you big big time!!

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Leanne said...

What a great idea, my niece is a teacher and did a similar thing. All the children drew a picture they where all put into one quilt. Through the year all the children got to take the quilt home and then at the end of the year all names went into a hat and 1 child got to keep the quilt. Looking forward to see some of the finished quilts.

Purple Pam said...

Wow! You have taken on a big project with the kids. Good for you. Kids artwork is wonderful. You will have a great time I am sure.