and off to some errands by 10:00.
Stop #1: School to deliver "With Heart"
Stop #2: Pamida to buy two blinds for the girls' rooms
Stop #3: "Thimbles" quilt shop for backings for three quilts (13-block, Transitions, Maltese Star) and more thread
Stop #4: McDonalds
Stop #5: The Country Store for chicken food
Stop #6: Library for movies and to sign up for the Summer Read program
By the time we were back home, I didn't feel like starting the painting fiasco.....
...instead, the girls put a movie in the player and I set to making Rhubarb Slush (Cooks.com recipe used).
While the rhubarb was simmering, Caitlyn asked me if I could give her her promised quilting lesson since she cleaned her room. Therefore, I had her look through some magazines while the slush finished cooking, and we headed downstairs as soon as it was done.
Sewing on a corner. Having a speed-control is WONDERFUL when having smaller children sew ;0)
Pressing those corners. She used the rotary cutter to trim off the corners once they were double-sewn, but I didn't quite trust her alone, so I guided her hands. Therefore, no pictures of the trimming.
The center of the block suggests hand-stitching the two flower motifs, but I grabbed a used dryer sheet as a stabilizer and tried a small zigzag (almost satin) stitch. Nothing like realllllllly getting in and focusing on that guide line I drew. ;0)
A small yo-yo to finish up the center, and she's a happy-camper! Now to decide if we'll make it into a small pillow or a small wall-hanging for the new room once painted :0)
To close this post, I thought I'd show a picture of this thing that has joined me in my quilting room. Anyone willing to take a gander at what it is...?
My Hint to you: "It's been making noises, teasing us all day....and we're losing patience." ;0)