Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Aaaaahhhh - quiet

When I came up with the idea to call my blog "Nap Time News" it was because usually during the afternoons I have between 2-3 hours of free time to do what I want while Nora is napping. I usually update my spreadsheets that I made to keep my swap informaiton organized, check my email and make replies, read posts on the HGTV.com quilters message board and check in on a few of my favorite quilting blogs. After my computer work is done, I head to the sewing machine and enjoy the rest of my time.

Well this past week has been very difficult to enjoy my time. Nora has been resisting taking her naps and fighting tooth and nail to keep from doing our daily routine that leads to nap time. (medicine & Bandaids on boo-boos, brush teeth, story time, then prayes and put in bed.) I know that this is just another phase she is going thu.... She is testing her limits as a typical two year old will... but it has been driving me nutty!

Today was like normal! Yeah! She fell right into step with our normal routine. Yes she did cry out when it came time to put her into her crib but she stopped before I got to the last step coming downstairs. For a little while I heard her talking to herself as she often does.

Well Nora has been quiet for the last 20 minuites so it is safe to say that she is either haivng sweet dreams or well on her way.

Today's task at the sewing machine - to complete my scrappy squares for the swap. I have 3 sets done and another 4 or 5 in progress.

I am hosting a Scrappy String Squares Swap (try saying that fast 3 times!) on the HGTV quilting Board, that is due to me no later than October 1st. I have several packages from swappers already but have not prepared them for sorting. When I get them laid out I will take a photo!

Durring our discussion we voted in a poll and came up with 4 groups of String Blocks that people could choose to participate in.

Happy Scrappies Group – The entire block is scrappy-go-lucky! :)
Scrappy Around Red Group – Center string must be RED!!
Scrappy BRIGHTS Group – Like the pic posted of the quilt hanging over the deck with all bright colors shown.
Scrappy Blues / Yellows Group - only blues and yellow stings in random sizes and order.

I have been very pleased with this swap and will host it again next year. We started the discussion in the spring to determine the groups and then everyone had all summer to make them before the 10/01 due date. Next year I will let everyone vote again on what extra groups we do in addition to the Happy Scrappy - gotta have that one of course ;)

and now for the photo - which was my inspriation for doing the swap! I wish I could give credit to wehre credit is due, but I don't know who made the quilt. I just saw it on webshots last year.

1 comment:

  1. Two year olds can be a handful. I remember those days when you want to pull your hair out because they are trying one more time to test limits. Hang in there!

    Tell us what you are working on in your free sewing time.


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