Well…I’m still on the little progress road. I’m so engrossed in getting the charity quilts caught up that I’ve hardly touch a sewing machine. I’d love to take a break from the quilting machine but at this point I don’t want to break the momentum. I’ve spent all my morning and evening time trying to get them done. I’ve been getting one done a day. Often I load it in the morning, get it tacked down and a bobbin’s worth of thread into it then I go down to get ready for the childcare kids. Then as soon as they leave I’m back upstairs to finish it and get a backing put together for the next day’s quilt. It’s a go-go-go operation and I’m heading towards the home stretch.
If you read the blog regularly, you read yesterday’s post and saw that I did get my mystery fabric. Yep, I’m going to do the mystery no matter how many UFOs I have started.
I did get a few neutral string blocks sewn. These are for Pfeffernuse. That quilt can be found in the String Fling book. I already have the hour glass blocks done so now it’s time for the string blocks.
After the blocks were finished I put them on the kitchen island hoping at some point I’d get some time during nap time to pull the papers off the back. It turns out one of the little girls from childcare ended up helping me tear off the papers. She was so cute doing it with me. We chatted away as we worked on them.
Sometimes I get so frustrated with the push that is put on children and child care providers. We are suppose to make sure we provide all these activities for kids that provide fine motor activities along with math and literacy activities. A lot is expected. Previously when I did child care I about killed myself to provide the themed activities that were expected. This time around with childcare. I take more “natural” day to day activities and turn them into learning activities…like this. Tearing papers off these blocks is an awesome fine motor activities.
I’ll see you back here on next Wednesday.