Last night I got home from a PTA meeting at 9 pm. For 2 1/2 long hours I sat in a chair and listened to some very important issues and many not so important ones - the lengthy discussion as to whether to spend an additional $95 to place our school logo on six umbrellas for the teachers to take to the buses seemed silly as it has rained every day this week and the teachers won't be getting these umbrellas for another month. Nonetheless, I feel it is important for me to take an active role in my kid's school - I also volunteer there every tues and thurs. Until this year my kiddos attended a private montessori school and I am very happy with their transition to public school - both my boys have excellent teachers.
When I got home I was feeling both tired and restless and looking for something to 'make' that requires little attention span. Normally I would turn to knitting, but I have nothing on the needles since I finished abigail's sweater . Then I spied this stack of Amy Butler prints that I purchased months ago.
I knew right away that I would cut the fabric into squares to sew into triangles. I find chain piecing triangles to be relaxing - draw a line, sew, draw a line, sew...
Before I knew it, I had lots of triangle squares and the sewing helped me unwind before heading off to bed.
Then, this morning while I was on the computer reading blogs and checking out ravelry I suggested to my daughter that she assemble the triangles into a "quilt" on the batting covered board. She worked on this dilligently for nearly half an hour - I tell you, these triangles have proven themselves to be extremely helpful.
This is what she came up with - not bad, huh?
And so I leave you with these words of wisdom: tired? need to unwind? need an engaging and creative activity to occupy your kiddos? piece some triangles tonight - and see what happens.