Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday Rain

Well, it's Tuesday and raining and thundering outside.  Most people don't seem to like rain and thunder.  I guess I'm not most people.  Something alive sparks inside me when I hear thunder and smell the rain.  When I was little and a storm was approaching, everyone would head to the house except me. I'd run outside and into the field, throwing my arms up to the loud voice of heaven.  My entire world opens up during a storm and for a moment, I am everything that is beautiful and peaceful.

Anyway, on to real life.  This is my little Ladybug's last week of kindergarten.  I can't believe it!  It seems I was just pregnant with her.  She has learned so much this year.  Of course, the only thing she really wants, is to know when she can "do anything she wants".  Our conversation kinda went like this..

Ladybug:  Mama, when I'm 11 can I do anything I want?
Me: No sweetie.
Ladybug: What!  What about when I'm 16?
Me: Definitely NOT!
Ladybug: Gee Mama when are you going to stop telling me what to do?  What about when I'm grown?
Me: Maybe
Ladybug:  What about when I'm a Mama?
Me: *silence for a moment*  Yes, when you're a Mama you can do anything you want And you can tell your little ones what to do!

Oh she liked that!  It suited her just fine knowing that she'd be able to be the big Bosslady one day!

I still haven't finished her teacher's quilt. *sign.  But I have completed a few things

X and O quilt - So fun to make!

X and O quilt

My X and O quilt is done and ready for the shop.

And Mao Mao's little quilt is ready.  Of course, he thinks himself above sleeping in a little box on a mere piece of cloth.  He has elevated his household position to King or maybe Emperor.  In any case, he won't sleep on the blanket I made him.  *sign.  It's such a soft and cute blanket.
Mao Mao's quilt

Mama's yard flag
I also finished a yard flag for Mama.  I made it patriotic for Summer.

And I finished a first-aid pouch for my purse.  My little ones love band-aids!  The slightest scratch and Mickey Mouse, Dora, Toy Story, or Barbie band-aid is the only cure.  I can live with that.  :)

I hope your Tuesday is as beautiful as mine.  April@Little Mama Hen

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  1. Your X and O quilt is so beautiful. I love it!!!

  2. I love the little first aid pouch! If only all life's problems could be solved with a mickey bandaid!

  3. Love the fabrics you used in the quilt, it's beautiful!

  4. What wonderful projects and love your X and O's quilt! Little Mao Mao is getting spoiled :) Cute little talk with your daughter too! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Lots of pretty things to look at! And I'm like you, I LOVE rain and thunder. Perfect weather for sewing. :)