Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mommy's Day Off

I get to go play with my cousin tomorrow. No kids, just me and my cuz. I don't get much me time, so I am super excited about our adventure. We are headed to the Jan Jose Flea Market. I have never been to this one but I here it is huge and lots of fun. I will ave my eye out for buttons and other fun sewing stuff.

I have been busy working on a kids art quilt for Maddie's teacher back in Texas. There are not a lot of things I miss about Texas but her teacher is one of them. She is such a wonderful person and we miss her terribly. Before we left I had the class draw me some pictures. I used printable fabric and copied all of their art onto the fabric. It really was a lot of fun working with their art work. Each drawing reminded me so much of the kid who drew it. All in all the quilt turned out great. A few puckers in the quilting but nothing I couldn't live with. Kinda nice not being a perfectionist. I am going to have Maddie work on the label and I hope to get it sent out next week sometime. I want the kids to be able to see their art in the quilt.

Last Wednesday Maddie had a field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Because I don't know any of the moms from this new school I drove her over myself and The boys and I wondered apart from the class. Maddie was given the choice to go around with one of the groups or stay with me. She picked me, go figure. So I got to have a fun day with my kiddo's. Not a great place to be when you are scared of fish, but we still had a great time. We met the class for lunch, something I soon regretted. I don't know what it is about me that makes people run away in fear, but some people seem to run. Maddie ate with the class and I took the boys to another table. We ate happily all alone. I will have to say that I may not put off the best effort to be friendly, but man I got the cold shoulder from the bunch. I even think I did my hair normal and all tattoo's were covered.


Katy said...

have a great time with your cuz!

As for the school moms - spit in their coffee next time ;)

Anonymous said...

What a super fabulistic idea for a quilt, I bet all those kiddie drawings were amazingly cute, You'll have the teacher in tears!!