We've been visiting family in Arkansas for the past few days and before that, we were busy with the Christmas holidays. Before that was a very bleak few days when we were ALL sick as dogs, but I will spare you the details. Thanks to a mild winter, we've spent a lot of time outdoors lately. This morning, we went to the KC Zoo to run off a little energy & get out of the house. Truth be told, I'm trying to avoid unpacking. It's overwhelming with the kids underfoot. We had fun & explored a bit of the zoo that we hadn't seen before, visiting the gorillas (who were hiding and/or asleep) and a few other monkey type creatures, along with the cheetahs and the leopards. A great time was had by all, but the wind was a bit nippy, so we didn't stay too long.
In my previous life (before kids), I was a teacher. This means that I know about ALL the cool toys. My Aunt Judy is a teacher, too. She gives great gifts, like these clear Magna Tiles. The boys are having a lot of fun in my attic playing with them on my light box. I usually use this to trace things for applique, but I have a feeling they're going to take it over now...
While they played, I worked a bit on my Great Grandma Nell's quilt blocks (remember- the ones I found in my grandmother's barn?!?). I'm making more so that the quilt will be bigger. I have lots of her scraps. It'll have at least one more block per row and perhaps 1 or 2 more rows.
On my design wall is this bento block quilt. I need to make two more quarters to be ready to assemble it.
On these two quilts, do you guys think I need borders around them?
Thanks for weighing in... I am hopeful I can get this house picked up SOONish and back to normal around here. What are you guys working on?
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