Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Brown Day - a Blast

We made butter at school today. Now that may not sound so thrilling to most people but I have never done this before. We shook and shook and shook that cream and then all of a sudden ! There it was! BUTTER! Remember, my kids are all late 2's and early 3's so the translation is I shook and shook and shook. But it was still really neat. It went great on our toast. One of my parents brought in the neatest toaster. It is Mickey Mouse and plays a song when the toast has popped up. What will they think of next!?

I wimped out yesterday and did absolutely no quilting at all. Then, my favorite show was pre-empted because of the "talk ad nauseum" election coverage folks. SHeesh. The poor people in California are still voting and they are tallying ect. It's like someone clearing the table while you're still eating.

Today is do or die day. Tommorrow is the deadline for our local quilt show and I still haven't filled out my form. How do I calculate how much the fabric cost in the quilt? I've been talking the talk but quite honestly am afraid to walk the walk and actually turn the forms in. I just don't want to embarrass myself. I don't want to enter something that makes people wonder if I'm a beginner or just brave.

No pictures today. Didn't feel like posting the one of my belly in front of the toaster at school! I was trying to get out of the photo but instead stuck out my belly and that is the picture that was taken. Paints a real image huh! Thank goodness for cropping!


Anonymous said...

Don't worry about what other people think! Just enter the quilt already! Everyone started out a beginner, many would have wimped out & sent the quilt to a long armer, many are too terrified to leave to comfort of square blocks, etc.

Rule of thumb, $9 per yard - measure length by width, multiply by 2 for the back, divide by 36 add something like a 1/2 yard for the binding... (It is only a guess...)

Sheila said...

I will talk the talk with ya. I've never entered a quilt in a show, but when I do I hope to learn something from having one judged. I've heard it's a helpful experience. If you're proud of it, that's all that matters!

Your kiddos sound like a blast, and you're very creative!


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