Thursday, January 22, 2015
Leaf - Sand - Block
This wonderful box arrived at my house and I am going to play for the next few days. And while playing, I am thinking about how it makes me feel.
Yes, boxes are good cat traps - and Moe gives you an idea of how BIG this box is. While I was pulling treasures to play with, it made for a nice 'nest' for a cat nap.
Normally I would just dump this box and play in all the goodness like a child plays in a leaf pile (the snoring cat made me reconsider). Do you like to play in leaf piles? Do they make you light hearted, giddy, light headed?
As you rake and pile and tame - do find contentment? Or do you want to jump back in and scatter it all? Lots of 2.5" strips for strattas to chop up and pieces to make up 16-patches for the Sweet16 QAL patterns being offered for Hands2Help.
Or do you prefer to play in a sand box? Boxes of small grains of sand that can be molded into all kinds of shapes.
Do those small grains let your imagination soar or be down right planned with it? Do you build your whole project or do you leave it partially done and cover it back up to play with another day? I just pulled all the shades of blue for the RSC15 - 70 lovely HSTs - yes, put back and covered for another day of play.
Or do you think of it as playing with building blocks? Getting out the box of bricks, cubes, triangles, squares - ready to play?
The fun of putting all those things into a pattern - one building into another building into another building.
I finally got to dump that box and even my Mom came to play - she took all the real skinny long strips to teach someone how to make a rug like she has done. Now if I can get these two out of the leaf pile, I can play some more myself. Yeah, they are not happy I took the box away.
Now I save these treasures, but not for me to play with - they are to share with you. My salvedge baggy is stuffed full again and they need to go to a new home. So if you would like them to play with - tell me, are you a leaf jumper, a sand shaper, or a block builder? Will ship international - comments open until Thursday, Jan. 29th (10pm EST)