Monday, February 04, 2008

January recap and TIF challenge for February

Well, February is here which means winter is in full swing. Bah! Anywho, I'll keep my mind off of the weather by quilting. Before heading into February, I thought I would recap my doings in January and see if I am actually keeping with my resolutions.

January -

1. Completed the TIF challenge with my lilies and fabric vase

2. Made my Fairy Postcards ( by the skin of my teeth, LOL)

3. Worked on two UFOs (homespun lap quilt and Thangles blocks) almost to the point of completion

4. Read one book and I'm 3/4 of the way through another

5. Have really tried to use only items in my stash before buying new stuff. It's amazing (and scary at the same time YIKES!) what I have pulled out of that closet.

I have done quilty stuff on my blog at least once a week, I've definitely tried new things with the felted flowers and the fabric vase. The only thing I think I've missed is Keeping Christmas all through the Year. Just didn't have the time! So for February, I will try to get to a Christmas project.

There now my housekeeping is done~

Now, as part of the TIF challenge, we are supposed to track our progress on our blog. For February, the color scheme did nothing for me but the concept theme is interesting.

What do you remember?

Sharon B. talked about things that she remembered as a child that are either obsolete or have changed dramatically. I started pondering this and thought about how we played as children of the 60's and 7o's. I thought about playing jumprope (double-dutch and chinese jumprope) and hopscotch, and dodge ball. Then I thought about the great board games we had. I remember every Christmas there was one game that you just had to have, like Hands Down, Go to the Head of the Class, Mousetrap, Ants in the Pants, Sorry, Trouble, Don't break the Ice, and of course Twister! Kids "now a days" don't know how to play board games, everything is video or TV oriented. It's kind of sad :( Anyway, I think that my piece will be a quilt about the size of a board game which reflects those games. I'm still twirling it around in my head but images are forming.


Kay said...

I like this idea!

Debra Spincic said...

This should be a fun one to do!

Helen Ann said...

I really like this idea but kids these days do play board games.. well mine do ..... at the moment a sort of dice version of monopoly is popular and cludo and I got them a wonderful modern version of a game I had as a kid called mousey mousey

Libby said...

You are so right about games . . . kids just don't play them anymore. I was so sad when I saw commercials over the holidays for an electronic version of Monopoly - no need for a banker *ugh* A local guild's challenge was about games children play - I can direct you to the photos if you wish - some of them are pretty doggoned clever.

Kim said...

Good idea. I remember "Red Rover" and "four square." Growing up we always played board games.

YankeeQuilter said...

I come from a huge family so we had lots of board games...Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, and Operation! I also have been trying to find anyone who remembers a game where you traded cards that had photos of fine art on them that you combined with cards with values (Forgery maybe?)...sort of like Monopoly. I would love to find that game again!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Hi Ann! What a great idea - board games. Can't wait to see what you do with this. Lots of color and texture I'm sure. We must be about the same age! I see we also have profession in common. I too, was a litigation paralegal for over 20years in Palm Beach Florida until moving to NC. Then I taught high school world literature for a while. Now I work with my husband in our real estate firm. But - most importantly - we have the TIF challenge and quilting in common. Love your blog. I'll be back to visit soon!

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