I spent more of this week sewing than was good for me and probably for my family! I wanted to try to finish one of #MightyLuckQuiltingClub April challenge. But we did other things this week, too. This post is for July 17 - 23.
Sunday: Avalyn was disappointed that she didn't get to make a cake for Independence Day. She also wanted to try a new technique, candy clay. The whole cake was decorated while I was away, so was completely done without any assistance. I am thankful for Avalyn's desire to create and try new things.
Monday: We have enjoyed cherries a couple of times this summer. I am thankful for the varieties of food available so easily. What a great blessing to get such opportunities to try such varied fruits and vegetables.
Tuesday: I started to put together the back for my Dr. Seuss quilt. I haven't really been trying to take pictures, so I only may be taking one or two pictures a day! I am thankful to have some time to sew! I enjoy the creative outlet and I love making things that are pretty and useful.
Wednesday: Keira and Sophia made a fort under a table. Patrick decided to join them. Just a moment before his little hand was reaching out from under the quilt groping for the mac and cheese box. He didn't really seem to care if he found it, though. I am thankful for my kids' imaginations. They love making and playing in forts.
Thursday: This crazy block is what I worked on most of the week! The goal of the April challenge was to recreate a picture. I chose a picture Adrian took of an orchid at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I am thankful for the #MightyLucky quilting club challenge. Each challenge has stretched my abilities and many of them have felt too difficult to even bother attempting. Once I start on the challenge, I usually get excited about it and am glad for the new experience.
Friday: The finished April Mighty Lucky challenge! I really like this block! It could be it's own mini quilt as it is 40 inches wide and 20 inches tall! I am pleased with how it turned out. I am thankful for God's beautiful creation! I how that humans can never recreate his beauty and design, but I love trying to capture some essence of God's creation.
Saturday: Kyle found instructions for making a bottle rocket. He convinced Adrian to help him make it, and all the kids had a great time shooting it off! I am thankful for the curiosity of this kid. He loves to make things and discover how things work.