I am enjoying a lazy morning (and yesterday was a lazy evening). Tetsu is off in Tokyo for two days so I was alone last night. (With Lemi, Velvet, Cleo, Patora and Choco. Doesn't sound very alone to me.) I'm having my cup of coffee and Choco is wandering around the house. She usually is hooked to the sofa or in her "cage/kennel" when she's in the house and gets put outside after her morning walk. Since I don't expect anyone to come over today I'd like to see how she and the cats react to her household freedom.
Do we have these nifty single coffee filters in the States? I've never looked while I'm there, but for a quick cup of nice, ground coffee these are very nice. All you do is open the top and the little pre-filled filter slips onto the coffee cup and you pour in hot water.
Ok. So much for the start of the day.
I came home from teaching yesterday and spent a little time in the sewing room cutting up squares and drawing lines on fusible interfacing. Tomorrow the kids in the Sunday School class are going to try to put together a quilt for two babies in our church. (One as yet unborn). Sometimes I wonder why I open my big mouth. I "asked" if anyone was going to do anything for the two families who have babies and then mentioned I "might" be able to figure out something that the kids could do. So..... You know who is heading the project! My idea is to cut the squares, have the kids lay them on the interfacing they way they like, iron the blocks down and I'll take it home and sew the interfacing and blocks and all. Probably I'll have to figure out a border and maybe next week we can tie the quilts. If I'm industrious I may even iron some beige blocks to freezer paper and have the kids draw pictures on them with crayons. You realize we are talking about three kindergartners, a second grader, possibly a fourth grader and a fifth grader. I don't need another project (or two) but even thinking about it I get kind of excited. "Can we really do it?"
And I also sewed wonky hearts while I was up there in the sewing room. The first three I had absolutely no idea what I was doing even following Tonya's instructions. By the fifth I finally understood the process and I think by the eighth I could do them without looking at the instructions. Sometimes I'm surprised at how dense I am. You would think after all the wonky blocks I've made I'd understand the theory behind the things! They do look like hearts don't they?