We will be spending the afternoon up in Gainesville with the girl scout troop at build a bear. The girls chose to make a smores bear with their cookie money and are getting 2 girl scout articles of clothing to go with the bears. I survived Monday night's meeting where 13 of my 14 girls attended to start making a pillowcase. They did a great job and are about half way through. Thank goodness I have wonderful parents who helped me through the hour meeting. Hopefully we have some finishes this Monday night.
I also came up with an idea to appliqué a heart a month in May.....and have settled on my choices. I will hand appliqué a heart onto a 6.5 inch unfinished square for 31 days.... and then have 32 scrappy nine patches as the alternate block to make a nice scrappy irish chain heart quilt. I found a couple of charm packs (5 inch squares) of various colors and dots that I ordered from connecting threads a while ago as an add on to get over the free shipping rate. I found a couple of yards of a white print for my background in the stash. Then silly me..... found that a smaller heart fits into what I will clip away from the white background.... and I may just put those white hearts onto colorful scraps of a background 4.5 inch square! I know, I'm nuts but feel free to join along.
Last night was spring fling at school. I ended up staying an extra hour chatting in the parking lot with another Mom - a friend of Aidan's. I see future play dates happening soon =).
Linking up with the RSC Challenge. Head on over and see what yellow is popping up all over the sewing rooms.
Edited - also linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday. I got a couple of X's into the yellow squares this rmorning... before wiping out the fridge a bit (how do the shelves get so yucky?), then going to Aldi to fill them up again - especially the fruits and veggies. I took Aidan with me and we hit Lowes which is right next door to get the lovely stuff to make things grow in the garden .... 8 bags. The rest of the afternoon was spent spreading, tilling and then planting a few things (melons, watermelons, summer squash yellow, beans, lettuce, radish and carrots. I ran out of time and need to grab a shower and clear out the 'dirt' before heading to Yamato's for a hibachi grill dinner for Emily's birthday. Hopefully the peas, corn and more carrots and lettuce can get planted tomorrow.