What a Mess!
I had to share what has been at my table lately! This little mess! First rice cereal, below peaches and most recently sweet potatoes (not shown.) Rice cereal is good, but peaches are the pits! Ha-Ha! No seriously, he doesn't like peaches. So far sweet potatoes have been a hit. Hard to believe that he will be seven months old on Friday!
Linking up an nontraditional post to Tuesday at the Table over at A Quilter's Table! Head on over and check out everyone's delicious recipes!
No Longer A Baby...
...but rather an official "big boy." First day of Pre-K, as you can see, he was super excited. In his uniform and awesome new "super power" shoes that he adores. We were fortunate enough to be chosen in the "lottery" to get a slot into Pre-K, in an Arts and Technology specialized school. Even though this process was years in the making, I guess I'm still not ready, but what mother is? I didn't cry, but am a bit sad. The house is awfully quiet. When we kissed him goodbye this morning, he had the look of "wait, where are you going?" I pray that the day goes smoothly and that he isn't too upset. When we left, he was already making fast friends, which is the ultimate benefit of this whole thing, other kids to play with! Let's hope we have a happy and productive school year, filled with learning and new friends!
July Bee Blocks
I ended up having a smaller amount of blocks to make in July, but alas was completing them last minute, or should I say mailing them last minute, which seems to be the hardest part for me, getting to the post office. Does anyone else hate that place, or is it just me?
First up is a block for Debbie (flickrdeb50) in the Modern Blocks Bee. She chose a rather simple block named Binary and found on pages 22-23. She stuck with all cool colors and I think this quilt will be simply beautiful. I can't wait to see how she designs this quilt.
Next up are two partial blocks for Kristina (kristina.withak) in Always Bee Learning. Her main block for the month was a simple log cabin like variation, but alas my packet was missing two central pieces, so I wasn't able to put the block together for her. Here it is below in pieces. She also asked if we were willing to make some more hexagons for her, which is what we did for her turn last year, and I was more than willing to help out. I love English Paper Piecing! You can see those Amy Butler hexagons below too.
Last but not least, it is my turn next (August) in the Modern Blocks Bee, and I have chosen to have the group members make Stargazing found on pages 178-179. I know this block looks really crazy busy, and honestly this one that I made will be the most visually busy. I sent the group a variety of fat quarters from Swanky by Chez Moi for Moda fabrics to use as the background, and the turquoise stripe is a JoAnn's print by Denyse Schmidt to be used as the stars. I can't wait to see what each block looks like since all of the backgrounds will be different!.
Now that it is August 1st, I guess the next round is on the way to me now! Am I the only one totally freaked out that it is already August? Where is the year going?
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