Saturday, June 18, 2016

How Do YOU Eat M&M's

I know, it's a crazy question but one I thought needed asking.

I like to grab a handful or even one of the snack size bags and lay them out on the cutting table etc.....  And YES, I sort them by color and eat the pile with the smallest amount first and work my way up.  I know....I'm crazy but a good friend of mine, Peggy, likes to pick on me and tell me she's never met anyone that even really looked at them.  She thinks everyone just pops them in their mouth.  I can't be the only person that does this am I?

Whatever..........

So, this was a week of finding some random bags of blocks that have been "hiding" in the back of a closet.  The first bag was some blue rose print.  I can clearly remember loving the fabric and buying yards of it.  I was in a swap group with some girls and we decided to send one another a fat quarter of focus fabric and something for the background.  I'm sure I have pictures somewhere of the others blocks but they're most likely on an older computer.  I picked the rose print with a white on white....  Well, this week I pulled them out threw them up on the design wall and set them simply three across with 4 down.  No sashing, no cornerstones, NOTHING.

Then I grabbed a blue on white print that was in the bag with the blocks, made some checkerboard border and voile..... a nice top for Ronald McDonald House.

I've met a few girls on Instagram that are making and donating quilts to RMDH so I've been sending them to the main coordinator in Texas who started the whole process as a memory of her mom who passed away in December.  I've made approximately 10-12 so far and have tried getting the word out on IG to "friends" hoping they'd feel like doing something nice too.

The other baggie of blocks is this one.


There are 20 Split Nine Patch blocks in the bag along with a huge pile of the strips (most likely for a border)  along with at least 5 yards of various blue pieces of fabric.....
I've laid the blocks out on the design wall and kind of like this look so I'm going to sew them up this afternoon or Monday and use the strip sets for a border then most likely i'll piece a backing and make some binding and ship them off to Texas as my June contribution.  They take any "tops" under 45 inches (and you don't have to send backing/binding) or you can send finished tops any size to them....
If you are so inclined, email me and I'll send you the mailing address...it is a good cause!

Here's a picture of our granddaughter Olivia at the park yesterday.  I was a little scared to swing her too high on the swing on the left so I only let her go a little bit.  I was so scared she'd let go and bang...grandma would be in the doghouse with mommy....  I distracted her with some sliding board rides then put her in the swing I wasn't afraid she'd fall out of.


Tomorrow we will celebrate Father's Day with Grandpa there :)  and also we have a full piƱata for a "gender reveal" celebration to find out if Olivia is going to have a new brother or sister in October.....
stay tuned.  
Grandma here is hoping for a little brother but will be happy either way.




3 comments:

Norece said...

you are not alone, I eat my m&ms the exact same way!

floribunda said...

One of my very first blog posts was about this same subject:
http://floribunda.blogspot.com/2006/08/my-mm-obsession.html

I still do it...

Cat Callicoat said...

I eat two at a time of the same color and wait to see if I come out with two exact ones on the last bite! Lol how weird is that?!