Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Project Linus, this and that, Kobe and Lance

Let me introduce you to Lance on the left and Kobe on the right.  Our two seventh grade grandchildren came to me asking for help because for a book report on a famous person, they had to make a puppet or doll depicting that person.  The teacher said it had to be hand made.  You couldn't buy a doll and dress it.  She said that in past years many students made their dolls using a water bottle as a base for the body.  To say I was skeptical is putting it mildly, but since I didn't have anything better to offer, we went for that.  It actually worked out quite well.  Lance additionally had a bicycle made out of hanger wire, and Kobe had a basketball that started as a ping pong ball.  The kids did most of the work, and were pleased with how they turned out.  Unfortunately, during the oral book report, when Kobe was demonstrating a dunk, he knocked his head off.  Apparently that made for quite a bit of laughter.

I have not been getting as much quilting done as I frequently do.  What with Lance and Kobe and grandchildren's basketball, softball and baseball games, we seem to keep pretty busy.  Then, of course, there's the fact that I don't make near as good use of my time as I could.

I did get this Carpenter's Star quilt made for Project Linus.  It was a fun project.  A friend of mine was making one, and I liked it.  My half square triangles finished at 5 inches, but the fun thing is you can go with any size.  
 I put this quilt together and quilted it, but the blocks were a group effort with our guild.  It's not a very big quilt, but hopefully some little girl will enjoy it.
And now, since I've been MIA for a while, I need to go catch up on what other bloggers have been doing.


  1. I love your little dolls and I am sure the quilts you made will be greatly loved. The little girl one is just too cute :)

  2. How clever and cute! That must have been a fun time with the grandkids! Your projects all look great.

  3. How cute!! What great fun that must have been helping the kids with their project. And they turned out very well! Love your quilts too.

  4. Beautiful quilt and it sounds like you have been busy and having fun with the grandkids!


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