September 12, 2003
This photo is all I could think of to say about yesterday’s anniversary.
Do your darlings love to do ‘projecks’? Mine do, especially if they require refinishing the floors afterwards. “Bring it on,” they say. “We are products of the most advanced theories of early childhood education. Staining upholstery is essential to our cognitive and social development.”
Last month, on a rainy day at the seaside, we had a solid cohort of kids, including cousins and friends, all hell-bent for projecks. Not wanting to be a party-pooper, I got out a tie-dye kit I had purchased months ago in one of those ‘ain’t I the greatest mom’ moments that comes over me sometimes. After 17 hours of work, this is one of the results. Joseph’s ratty old I Love NY t-shirt, transformed into a ratty old tie-dyed I Love NY t-shirt.
Just in case you thought I had abandoned knitting, today’s projeck is sewing up my Tumbling Blocks cushion, for my friend Robby (who’s 6) and his mom Pam, who have a new home to decorate in Virginia.
Kaffe (personally, I’m sure) had selected a rather pedestrian navy & cream ticking for my cushion back. I decided Robby deserved More Fabulous Colour!–and an envelope back so that his Tumbling Blocks can easily be sent to the dry cleaner at the first sign of trouble. I fished these squares of Kaffe Fassett fabrics out of my totally superfluous mini-stash of KF fat quarters. Kaffe, waddaya think? Too purple, too matchy, a bit banal, or what?
Time to get stitching (by hand, Gee’s Bending all the way!).