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Sunday, April 14, 2013

The naps are gone!

My 4-year old twins have recently stopped napping. I know, it's a sad day. Nap time has morphed into quiet time. (Just typing "quiet time" in relation to my boys makes me laugh. I'm pretty sure they think "quiet" just means turning down the chaos a bit. Ah, boys! Gotta love them, right?) Anyways, attempting housework with the dynamic duo around usually involves them "helping", which I never discourage, but it also means very little gets done. They have much less interest in mom's sewing however, so their rest time has become my new quilting time. So the end of naps isn't a total loss.
Today I used my "quiet" time to piece together my Christmas scrappy trip.

I was originally thinking I'd quilt them all as I went along, but I think I'm going to let this one marinate a bit while I decide on a backing. Plus, that way I can dive into the next project Lisa & I have planned, which is tentatively set to be a string quilt. I've wanted to make one for a while & with Lisa as my sewing buddy, I know I'll actually finish it. (Nothing like deadlines to keep you motivated, right Lisa?) I haven't decided whether I'm going to make a Christmas string quilt (& thus knock out another one of the 7 I need by December!), or make yet another one to keep around our house.
Ah, decisions, decisions! I think the planning & design part is my favorite part of quilting-- I haven't committed to anything yet, & the possibilities are endless!
I'm going to go munch on one of these that the kids I made this morning & contemplate the possibilities.
Linking up to WIP WEdnesday over at Freshly Pieced.


  1. yes! string quilt is next. Perhaps start next week?? I will have the hello kitty, green and blue diamond and maybe even crazy completed. Whew, i need a nap after thinking about all that. Hello kitty was cut last night. Really hello kitty??

  2. I feel for ya--my 3+ year old son stopped napping at 2.5 (aaaahhhh, why?!!), and we've been doing quiet time ever since. We have special toys and activities for his one hour quiet time that are kept in a boxed mark for each day. It is my best time for sewing too. Your quilt top is very cute! When I made a similar style I did rows of loops in varying sizes.

  3. I love your scrappy around the world quilt. I know how you feel my son who is now 5 1/2 stopped at 4 as well and we continued with quiet time until he started school. You will hopefully get time back - only one year to go till school :-) I am sure the kids loved those m&m cookies as well....we have homemade chocolate chip cookies in our jar at the moment.

  4. that scrappy quilt is so pretty--love your combo of colors! My kids stopped napping at around 2...I only have one napper out of 4 (5 and under!) and he's 14 months. those cookies look delicious!

    1. I also have 4, all 4& under! My only Napper is my 15 mo. Old:) glad I'm not the only one in this crazy boat! Thanks for stopping by:)

  5. That's a great scrappy trip quilt and I'm trying not to look at those cookies!!! Dropped by from Let's Get Acquainted, pleased to meet you :)

  6. Enjoyed hearing about your boys. Guys, eh?!! They sure make good looking cookies though! Speaking of good looking - your scrappy trip is awesome! So you wanted to be a Jedi Knight... What stopped you?

  7. Your quilt top looks amazing...and aren't naps the greatest. Mine stopped taking them at 2 years it was short lived! =) Visiting from Let's Get Acquainted. Have a great day.