This is Paul and he is 4. He's the third to youngest of my guests. He is fascinated by the "sewing kit" as he calls it. Apparently, the only name he knows to call the quilting machine. I've tried correcting him, but it's still the "sewing kit" to him. As with most 4 year olds, he is full of questions. He is also just as mischievous as this picture would indicate. While I was standing at the ironing board, he unthreaded my machine for me. I sewed a whole seam before I noticed. He thought that was hysterically funny. The little imp. No harm done. He did a little artistic rearranging of the squares in the outer border of my little wallhanging... What do you think? No harm done. Doesn't he look just as pleased as punch? We had a hard time deciding which end was up on this wallhanging. Finally, we decided it probably doesn't matter. We counted almost 500, one-inch pieces in this little... Well, we can't decide if we want to make it a medalion for the center of those other blocks- a full-size quilt, or maybe just call it quits as a wallhanging. Hmmm..... whatcha think?
We've been quite the party animals, lately. First, there was groundhog day. Our little guests had never celebrated groundhog day, so we did it up proper. We watched the movie- jumping up for snacks whenever the script called for it- doughnuts, rocky road icecream, sweet vermouth with a twists... well, it was just 7-up with lemons and limes in it, but quite tasty, and strawberry cake with whipped cream- which I must say, little Paul adores whipped cream. He had never had it before and has requested some more- for his cookies.
Then there was the Super Bowl. Go Colts! But a bittersweet victory for my Dh Bill who is a dyed in the wool, Bears fan. But he lives in Central Indiana now and he got with the program. So we had a big party with cake and cookies and nachos and BBQ meatballs. And now, DH is threatening to bring home more junk food to celebrate the victory!! I officially went back on my diet, today. Most happy to be here! Only so much junk one person can consume! I spoke with my 8 little guests' mother, today, and she might come and fetch a few home... in a few day. So, no doubt, Bill will have to celebrate having them with us for a few more days! Still having a blast!