Needed something to entertain Sophie while I worked on Al’s quilt this week during the quiet afternoon hours when Heidi’s at school and Lucy’s napping. (Something other than my easily over-used usual go-to solution: TV.)
Perfect timing: earlier this week, Suzanne gifted me with a felt board they weren’t using anymore. No pieces, just the board. And Sophie was willing to let me cut up the bear she made a few months ago. (It was the only felt I could find in the whole house!)
Just started cutting random pieces as fast as possible – I had a quilt I wanted to get to before the calm was gone. Amazing what a kid can do with a pile of felt that looks, frankly, quite ugly to a certain adult.
I did finally remember the stuff that had made me want to make a felt board in the first place; a few months ago while I made purses, Heidi artfully arranged the scraps leftover from various monograms and embellishments. So I pulled out that bag o’ bits and was able to add a little more color variety to Sophie’s pile of orange, red and green.
Once her “town” was “done,” she needed a new setting idea. “Zoo,” I suggested. Can you identify all her animals? Bottom left triplets hint: think midwest, burrows… Oxbow exhibit, for those who are local. : )
Just like Flylady says “Housework done incorrectly still blesses your family,” I now say “Felt board done haphazardly still blesses your kid.”
But I still do want to make one along these lines someday.
When Al’s quilt – and everything else on the list – is done. So, maybe someday.