Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Break Wrap Up

If you read my last post, you know I’ve had grand plans this past week during Spring Break.

I’ve been happily sewing away and while I didn’t quite get the top done, I did finish making all of the blocks!
There are 56 Ohio Star blocks so I'm pretty proud of the progress I made this week :)

In between rounds of piecing, I’ve been working on homework for the three classes I’m taking right now: Philosophy, History and Math.
I really have enjoyed the pre-Civil War US History class… the rest of it…well, I subscribe to the “if-you-can’t say-anything-nice-don’t-say-anything-at-all” attitude so I’m keeping quiet.

Being able to play work with fabric in between homework assignments, term papers and tests is keeping me sane. I’m excited to be finishing this top soon and I can’t wait to dive into the next project! I’m always ready to start a new one so a lot of discipline is required to keep me on track!
What I'm playing with next!!!
One exception to the no-starting-new-projects-til-the-last-one-is-done rule is a project I’ve been working on with my kids at school.
Every 2 weeks at my school (the one I work at, not the one I’m attending) we pick new enrichment activities to do with the students. I decided to show the kids how to hand-piece a nine patch. 
I was a little skeptical about their abilities (and their attention spans) but I had several 3rd-5th graders sign up for the project and guess what? They were almost all boys!!!

They have really impressed me with how well they’ve been doing, especially because they only have an hour to work on it each day for 2 weeks. I drew lines on the back for them to sew on and showed them how to match up the pieces and they have really worked hard! Most of them finished their block before the break and the rest should finish up today… then I’m going to show them how to turn it into a pillow :)
Can you believe this was pieced by an 8-year-old-boy???
Here's the back, see his cute stitches? :)
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Well, Spring Break may be over but at least that means the house is clean (the kids even cleaned the carpets!), we’re all rested and the yard looks better…
Spring is here and my irises are coming up!

Got these from my sweet MIL... now they're taking over!

Here's the pillow all done. I'm so proud of him! I did simple crosshatch quilting on it and he stuffed it and whip-stitched it closed. 
He left hugging his new pillow :)

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  1. Wow! I LOVE that you are teaching the kids to sew. What a satisfying accomplishment for them!