My family and I took a trip to the Children’s Museum of Minnesota yesterday and I was thrilled to find inspiration for my quilts in every nook and cranny! I’m no professional photographer but here are just a few of the pics I took:
Today, my youngest child, Emma, was off to her first day of kindergarten.
(Cheers and tears at the same time.)
While school shopping with the dreaded “supply list”, I saw that Emma needed a bath towel for rest time.
But, I didn’t read “bath towel”. I read “jazzy quilt that will make her feel special on her first day of school.”
And so I got to work.
I bought the fabric,
designed a pattern,
and started sewing.
And sent her off with her jazzy “Kindergarten Roll-Up” this morning. (This pic is not jazzy. I’ll replace it ASAP)
I was really happy with how it turned out! Next step: make a pattern for the next one!
Well. We made it ten years. Ten years of boyhood before the first trip to the emergency room. Last night, my 10 year old son, Alex, suffered a dog bite to his bottom lip. Is there anything worse, Mom’s, than to see your child hurting? I doubt it.
I wasn’t outside last night when the bite occured but it sounds like my son tried to give a neighborhood dog a hug. Not a good idea. He didn’t know that some dogs don’t like hugs. Our dog loves them! He was bit and we were off to the ER. Three hours and 8 stitches later, we were back home and off to bed. What a brave little boy he was! Today, he’s a little worried about getting his stitches taken out because then he’ll lose his “coolness”. I assured him he would still be very cool.
Here’s a pic of the damage, if you can handle it.
I’m so just so thankful that he’s okay.