Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless WIP Wednesday

Parisian Star from Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods
My October Block
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Teaching My Boy to Cut Fabric

Three nights ago, my youngest son and I finally began working on his quilt. (I'm making him the Varsity quilt from Jaybird Quilts) As he is a great participant in the kitchen, I figured he could learn how to cut fabric for his own quilt.  

It wasn't half as trying as I thought it might be - or take as long.  

 A success overall:  No cuts (a 14 year old with a rotary cutter makes me nervous) and now he knows how to place fabric on a cutting mat, line up a ruler and correctly place his hands.  Well, at least I hope so.  

 Two nights of cutting produced this: 

He doesn't know that I began sewing yesterday and have all of the large pieces sewn together.  

Next up is ironing, and sewing the "V"'s together into the seven rows for his quilt.  Will I teach him how to iron?  Maybe when he's 15. 

I'm linking up with Lee of Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  She's off to Sewing Summit in Utah - happy for all of you lucky gals (like Debbie!) whom are going. 

Off to school for me!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

T@tT: Speech Class Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

The other day I was looking though old history notebooks for specific notes from a class to help study for a class I am taking now, and was delighted upon finding a graded rubric for a speech I made during a Speech Communication class in 2005.  An "A" and my instructor's great comments inspired this blogpost.

I took Speech Communications my first year of college and honestly.. I failed miserably.  I learned how to write speeches, watched the teacher and enjoyed my fellow students give their speeches but on my day to give a speech - I wouldn't show up to class.  Eighteen year old me was too scared to get up in front of class and talk.

Fast forward 15 years or so and it was time to re-take Speech Communications. Supported by a great teacher and a lot more confidence I aced the class this time.  One of the speeches we were to give was a demonstration speech where we talked about something that we were physically doing in class.

I always add 1 1/2 bags of chocolate chips - yum. 

I choose to make Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. The speech went great and at the end of the speech I gave away spoonfuls of cookie dough and cookies that I had made at home. Always good to please the crowd.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm linking up with Debbie at her Tuesday at the Table feature (for what seems like the first time in ages!) so please go visit what she and others have on their Table this week.

Hope you are having a great Tuesday,