Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tiny Tuesday

It was time to tackle a tougher one this week. I decided to paper piece and drew the outline from the book onto a piece of paper. I remembered to make a line 1/4 of an inch around the outside for seam allowance.  I cut it into two parts and paper pieced each portion and then put them together. It got a little wonky when I pulled the paper off. but it should be fine once I start assembling them.
This is called Pleasures of Home.

We did a quick 30-40 minute walk at the trail head this morning. They drew a couple of pictures along the way - some leaves and a butterfly. There were tons of spider webs and big spiders..... maybe we should wait another hour in the morning to have others hit them first? We managed to not walk through any but there were lots around. Some pictures I took along the way.

Aidan drawing the butterfly.

A butterfly that sat patiently while Aidan drew it.

A spider in his web

The 30 minutes I was in sewing this.... someone ran over someone else while driving their cars and trucks on the floor. It never ends. One is playing in his room and he let Em take his Knex into the living room to build with them. We'll see how long this lasts. Then it will be off to the library to return and take out more books. I've been done the book I was reading to Aidan for a few days now.... time for another one. He liked the book so we'll see if we can find others about Melvin Bederman the Superhero. I am reading Ralph and his Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary to Em. I already read the three in that series to Aidan. Em is on book two. I think I might start Little House on the Prairie with her after we are done with Ralph S Mouse. We'll see. Too young to read the Harry Potter series to them.....bummer.
I've been instructed they want celery with cream cheese as a snack so I'm off to make that before we head to get books.


Design Originals by KC said...

Would love to see Aiden's drawing of that butterfly too! Did he color it in when he got home :) What fun adventures you have... about to try my first paper piecing later this week. Hope it turns out as good as yours!


scraphappy said...

Counting down the days to the start of school? Summer can be long with everyone trying to get along inside. Looks like a nice walk before the heat of the day though. Great block. You are making nice progress with a block each week.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I have come to love paper piecing. I just need help when it comes to straight line. LOL My grandkids love to take what they call nature walks. Right now they are enjoying picking blackberries as they grow like weeds where they live near Seattle.

Andee said...

I so miss reading aloud to my kids! We did the Little House Books when my daughter was 8 or so and to my surprise, my son (3 years younger) wound up coming in her room to hear it too! A year or two later we went on Laura Ingalls family vacation and saw several places she lived and it was really great, the kids loved it. We even walked in Plum Creek!

Ellen said...

Your block looks great! I don't know about the spider and webs though....I definitely have a 'thing' about spiders. I don't think I could have continued with the walk!!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just love that block ... pulling the papers off does distort the blocks a little. I love paper piecing, but I learned a valuable lesson when I made my paper pieced Storm at Sea ... remove the papers before piecing the blocks together!!!! :-o

You can tell it's getting to the end of summer at DD's ... some crankiness over there, too. I think a certain amount of that goes with the territory. ;-)