Ready to sit for three hours, I packed up some little paper pieced hexes to start for a new WIP ( because I would not really be a quilter if I did not start new projects on a whim).
What is in the ( tiny) basket shown took me about two hours! I am not a fast hand stitcher. Normally I will do anything to not hand sew but when sitting with nothing else to do, it seemed like a good idea. It took me at least an hour to thread the needle ( I need to find my threader) and then I did have a little help from precious hands!
I made the time at the appointment a no screen time and asked the kids to bring other stuff to keep occupied. Katy worked on her AP Psychology paper and Adam brought a Calvin and Hobbes book, a colorful game and something to draw on and with but he kept watching me with the paper piecing. I asked him if he wanted to try and he said (in his most "I am an almost nine year old and do not care either way" voice) "Sure."
I showed him how and he was a natural.
That beautiful striped one is his! He asked if he could do more the next time we have an appointment. The answer was a huge YES!
All of the fabrics used were from a bag that were given to me from a local thrift shop. I happened to ask about a sewing machine and they asked me if I sew. When I told them I did they offered me a huge amount of stuff for nothing. There were hand stitched blocks and so many vintage fabrics. They are really very beautiful!
I cannot say this is the most fun Spring Break for the kids but we have spent some nice time together. Do you have projects you bring along to appointments or when you know you will be stuck somewhere for an extended amount of time?