Monday, March 17, 2008
Not much quilting this weekend.
The Destination Imagination tournament which got snowed out last Saturday was held this weekend. Hundreds of very excited children from all over southern Indiana converged at a local college to present their creative solutions to the challenges they have been working on for months. They have built structures intended to hold weights, made scenery and props, planned skits, done research into their areas, and, in general, worked very hard. Saturday was their day to shine.
Our team did an exceptional job and placed second in their challenge! This gives them the chance to go on to the state tournament in April. This is the first team from our school that has placed so high at tournament, and I am very proud of them and their accomplishments.
Then I kind of needed Sunday to recover from Saturday, if you know what I mean.
But, waiting for me all weekend was this package from The Stitching Post. I ordered the blue polka dot for the border for the serendipity quilt. It's part of the Eleanor Burns Magic Vine fabric collection. I also couldn't resist the Magic Vine charm pack--2 pieces of each of the fabrics from the line. A friend bought one of these at the last quilt retreat I attended; they are perfect for baby quilts. I will be needing those: two friends are having babies this summer.
A comment in my post about the serendipity quilt made me realize that I had been remiss in mentioning where I got the pattern. It is from Sara Nephew's new (to me) book Doubledipity: More Serendipity Quilts. If you like the original Serendipity book, this one is even better with tons and TONS of ideas on using kaleidoscope blocks. The blocks are not as complicated to make as they may appear, and there are NO y-seams, which seems to scare off some.
Hopefully, I'll be able to slide right through this week into next, which is Spring Break around here. Even the weather is cooperating a little bit. I have actually seen some sun today.
I almost forgot--Happy St. Patrick's Day! I had to pin a construction paper shamrock to my red Destination Imagination red t-shirt today lest I get pinched.
Have a great week everyone!