Friday was the last day of school around here. A crazy day. I did get the quilt done for my daughter's teacher. (Pulled it out of the dryer 20 minutes before I needed to take it to the school.) So I didn't have time to take decent pictures, but thought I would share what I've got. Oh well.
I think that it turned out pretty cute. This quilt kit was designed by Sharon who I work with. (Hi Sharon! Love this quilt!)
A couple people asked about the airplane fabric. It is from a collection by Michael Miller called Toy Town. (I think.) I love the striped binding, also from Michael Miller.
After delivering the quilt and my heart-felt love and appreciation to my girls' teachers, we went straight from the school to my 5-year-old's Little Gym performance which was to be followed by our weekly trip to Super Target. (Usually, I go during his gymnastics class, because it's right across the street.)
While we were at the Little Gym, my potty-training 3-year-old ran up to me in the middle of the routines saying he needed to go. So we HURRIED, got him on the potty just in time, but not pointed in the right direction and my leg and the floor took the full force of his urgent need to go, until I got him aiming down. (I know, he needs to learn to do it standing up. One step at a time.)
Following the gymnastics showcase we went to Target. This was my first time this summer (and hopefully a rare experience) taking all 4 kids to the grocery store at the same time, but we needed new summer shoes for the oldest of each gender, so I figured I would just grit my teeth and get it over with.
So there I was, with my fire-hydrant pant leg, trying to help my kids pick out decent shoes. (Can I just say here that Target let me down for the first time in 10 years? Not a great girl selection in shoes this spring.) While we're looking for the right sizes, the child who doesn't need shoes (the 7-year-old girl) is happily walking around in turquoise patent-leather gladiator sandals, the boys are not going for the generic shoes but begging for the light-up Spiderman sneakers ("because they make me run REALLY fast, mom!") and I'm trying to swallow the fact that my 10-year-old has really grown 2 shoe sizes since we last bought her shoes.
Then while we pick-up the necessary groceries my 5-year old keeps asking why we aren't buying "the super-absorbant Ultra Charmin" or the Juicy Juice with antioxidants "because this will boost kids' immunity mom!" And I'm feeling the guilt of letting him watch just a little too much television over the past few days.
Finally we get home, get everyone fed, my pants changed, the youngest down for a nap, the older ones playing with the pre-arranged post-last-day-of-school playdates and I'm ready to sit down and sew or something. Then I look outside and see my 7-year-old wearing the turquoise gladiator sandals! My first thought is that she somehow smuggled them out under her shirt and I have a thief on my hands. When I ask her about it she timidly says, "I just put them in the bottom of the cart."
Well, I've had plenty of times where my sneaky children put stuff in the cart, and because I'm a sneaky mom I always find it and stealthily hand it to the cashier saying "We aren't really getting this Transformer today." This was the first time I actually bought something I didn't know was there! I allowed her to keep the sandals (partly because the tags were cut) because she always gets the hand-me-downs, but I told her if she ever does it again, she's paying it ALL out of her allowance.
Clearly I need to find some other way to do my grocery shopping this summer with out bringing everyone with me. (Last summer I got to the point where I kept pulling food out of our food storage before I finally had to cave and go to the grocery store.)
And speaking of summertime changes, I'm sure my blogging output will decrease a little. I may not be as frequent, but I do promise to still post some good quilts this summer. And hopefully less-grainy, rushed pictures.