Tuesday, May 1, 2012

{Post #964} All In A Good Night's Work

What a great night!  My son had another baseball game.  He got a smashing hit.  I was so proud, I nearly burst my buttons.

The team arrives 30 minutes early to warm up.  I took a "busy basket".  It's a little storage basket I got today to keep strings in.  Tonight it held 5 newly washed shirts and 40 paper-pieced spiderweb blocks.  It seems I never want to just sit and debone shirts or remove paper backings.  By the time the game started, I had nearly all the papers removed.  Of course I took a plastic grocery sack for trash.  It was windy, and my bag kept nearly blowing away.  Then ingenuity took over, and I buttoned the handle of the bag into the front of my jumper (yippee for button down jumpers!).  Here is the work completed:

Somehow I never missed a pitch and got all 5 shirts "deboned" and removed all the papers from the blocks.  I was doing the last snip as the time was up for the game.

Here is a sampling of the blue base for the spiderweb blocks...I like this a lot more.  The blue is too bright for my Thimbleberries...it wouldn't play nicely with them, but with the shirt strings?  I think it makes them SING!!

I see that on the top right section 3 blocks are adjacent that have the blue and white plaid...those are not their final locations!



Leeanne said...


Ruth said...

Congrats to your son for the great hit! One of these days I'm going to HAVE to make one of those spiderweb quilts. I love them! BTW, we got to go to one of our little GS's soccer games (he's 3, almost 4). It's so funny to watch little kids "playing" soccer! They really don't have much of an idea of what they are doing! Except for a couple kids that were on the older side. So cute!

Me and My Stitches said...

Your blocks look great! It sounds like you had a wonderful evening - a good game and you were so productive in the process.

Teresa said...

A big high five to your son and to you for making great use of your time while watching him play.