Volcanos, baseball and quilts, Oh my.

I am privileged enough to only work 3 days a week at the dental office now. But part of having more time at home means to me that I need to do more quality things with the kids.  Enter Summer Science day.  I have been researching a bit on science projects with kids and have a fun line up so far.  This weekend was about Papier Mache.  We started with a basic cone structure (ooh look, geometry!)from a water bottle with a broken lid, cardboard strips and some duct tape.


Next we mixed flour and water to make a goopy soup, and built our volcano with newspaper strips.


After a day to dry, we painted it Volcano colours, and it is ready for lava chemical reactions next weekend.


Baseball… no photos, but my older son B tried out and got chosen to play on a post season 9/10 all star baseball team.  The tournament started on Canada day. We spent a LOT of hours at the ballpark this weekend.  More games to come this week.

And in between, I managed to find a bit of me time to sew.  I have been playing with those pieces from Not a Bargello and came up with a fun layout.DSC03404After all the triangles were sewn together I now needed to do the much despised task of squaring up.  Tedious, but well worth it when you see how much gets trimmed away to make the squares all line up and lay flat when sewn.


Sorry about the bad lighting in the photo.

The bargello beginning of this fabric is long pieces of fabric sewn together in strips.

DSC03414 I didn’t have enough fabric to make any more strips, but enough to fiddle and make a few more triangles.  A quilty friend commented awhile ago that I have a “size”, when it comes to the quilts I make.  True, other than a few king size, I seem to make lap sized quilts.  I do like the function of a lap quilt, but wanted to try to make something a bit bigger.  I tried.

Anyway, here is the completed quilt top.  Hopefully to be quilted soon, and not relegated to a drawer for a few more years.  Here’s to not getting distracted by a new quilt plan.

DSC03417And here’s to better lighting for my photos.


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