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.