Monday, July 16, 2012

Chasing Dinosaurs

Here is one of the grandtwins, Miss S, showing off her new word, "dinosaur". DD#2 is holding her, and I am the one with camera talking offscreen. The green plastic dinosaur in her hand was DH's toy when he was a child. A LOT of children have played with that dinosaur. Right now it is Miss S's favorite toy. Yesterday at church DD#3, aka Mama of the twins, was walking Miss S outside of the church when a lizard walked across the sidewalk in front of them. Miss S watched the lizard, looked up at her Mama and asked "dinosaur?" and spent the rest of the morning chasing dinosaurs. OK, so a lizard isn't a dinosaur, but for an 18 month old it is a pretty good association. She has never seen a TV show or video with a dinosaur, so she has no idea they are huge, she only had her toy to go by, and it is small. I love the innocence of that, maybe we should all spend a morning chasing dinosaurs.

Now to catch Mr L on video saying "agua". Evidently he is picking up Spanish faster than English, and I don't know much Spanish. I asked if he wanted some water the other day, and he signed "please" and said "agua". I do know enough Spanish to know agua means water. Maybe he will teach me Spanish!

I am proud of all of my grandchildren, but since the twins live with us, I know them better than the others. I am very excited that my fifth grandchild will be arriving on July 27th, unless they get in a hurry and arrive earlier. I don't know when I'll get to see that one in person since they are being born in South Africa, but I'll post some photos as soon as I can. I have no idea if it's a boy or a girl, it's a surprise.

On a quilty note, I haven't had much time to sew in the past week, and I'll likely have even less time this week, but I did get a little done.

I have all the maple leaf blocks I was making finished. Now I need to choose which ones I want for the border on Double Delight Remix, and get those sewn together and onto the quilt center.

 I just started doing some strip piecing for what will eventually be nine patches for the twins bed quilts. I still need to chose a few I Spy blocks for their quilts, and I'm thinking there needs to be a dinosaur on each quilt.

I got a box of goodies in the mail from my mom today. She is flinging stuff she doesn't need and when she asked if I wanted anything, I told her I'd take any double fold bias tape she had. On charity quilts I always bind with double fold bias tape, machine sewing them on with a serpentine stitch. It's a fast way to finish, and will hold up to rough handling and lots of machine washing. I have a couple good sources for big rolls at reasonable prices, but free can't be beat! All these fun colors to play with, I'll be able to bind a bunch of quilts with this.  I'll make scrappy binding from any leftovers I end up having at the end of a color. On some scrap quilts a scrappy binding is a perfect finish for it. Thanks, Mom!

1 comment:

Kristie said...

She is such a cutie! They learn so quick, don't they?

That is a ton of binding!!! Wow! But nice to have on hand.