Thursday, April 29, 2010

This is how the world went. (and some sewing, of course)

My middle child is almost 6. Here's what he told me the other day:
"Mom, I know how the world went. First there were dinosaurs, then Jesus. Then pyramids, then Indians, and finally electronics."

I tried to tell this to my friend, but I couldn't remember the whole thing. I did remember "first dinosaurs and then Jesus" (how could I forget that?); anyway I asked him to tell it to me again today, and this time he said "I'm going to leave out the pyramids, because they were at the same time as the Indians." So this time, it went: dinosaurs, Jesus, Indians, and then electronics.

This is the same boy who asked, a few weeks ago, "What is this At-um word I keep seeing everywhere?!" We had to explain what an ATM was. I love him so much.

Ok, moving right along... here are a couple of things I've been doing this week. Finally mailed out my April bee blocks, and I also made up some blocks for this project:
Yes I waited until rather close to the deadline. Maybe when I do my project like this (in the fall) I will have a fake deadline and then a real deadline for all the procrastinators.

I am also just about ready to send out my swap quilt for PQS3. Here's a picture of part of the back. I'm almost done sewing the binding down:
The sort of homespun woven green fabric there is from my very first quilt shop fabric purchase, oh so long ago. I'll be able to show the front of the quilt sometime next week, after it makes the trip to my swap partner's house.

I am quilting my Downy quilt now, and thinking about my UFO list and what to do next.

Don't forget to scroll down to the next post for my giveaway, if you're interested! I'll close comments and pick a random winner on Saturday night. Hope you're having a great Thursday!

Oh yeah, I have to share one more thing. This is hilarious--someone linked to it on facebook. You have to go read this, especially if you are a fan of the Mom jeans SNL commercial: Mom jeans and the dreaded long butt. I don't want to ruin it for you, but the section on grandma jeans KILLED ME. So funny.


Elizabeth said...

Ohhhh! I love pinwheels! Those are nice! And you have me so curious to see the front of your swap, because the back is so nice.

Faye said...

oh my! i went to read it thinking ... " ya ok.... lets see" but man! i had no idea. my jean knowledge was.. pockets smaller butt, no pockets ginormo butt. . but this is truly enlightening!

pinwheels, scare me. how do you do it

Zarina said...

at six he already know the sequence? that is amazing. wish I can get my little people interested in history instead of machines and animals (both the extinct dinosaurs and those that are still around).

Nanette Merrill said...

That is hilarious, I laughed out loud when I read what your 6 year old said. I have to write that down. In a way he has it just right. Homespun is fun to use sometimes.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the Mom Jeans link! SO TRUE!! Now I'll be far more careful when buying jeans!