Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Open House and Frozen - Building Blocks Tuesday

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend (a nice long one for those of us in the States).

Caution!  Real life ahead - I have no blocks to share this morning, so feel free to skip down to the link up if you only want to see quilty things; last week I was busy with a bunch of other things.....

Thursday night was Open House at the elementary school.  As the art docent for my daughters' classes, I was responsible for saving one of our projects during the year and displaying it in the cafeteria for all to see.  Here is a picture of the kindergarten class projects.

art with the kids open house display 2014

These were abstract paintings of inspired by tribal masks.  Don't worry, I did not advertise my blog there in the center.  I just took a picture of the work before I put up the teacher's name and project title.  I guess I didn't snap a picture of the 2nd grade class display, but their projects were lovely too.

Also at school, the kindergarten class hatched baby chicks just in time for Open House.  My youngest was mesmerized by them.  I couldn't help but post this pic of her little face pressed up against the glass.

Olivia with the chicks

This past weekend was also my middle daughter's birthday.  Of course, she wanted a Frozen themed birthday.  Talk about a challenge!  Frozen is extremely popular and many items are sold out in our area.

Lizzy's 6th Birthday

We got a lovely (and delicious) cake from Torrance Bakery, and they also made us gorgeous snowflake cookies for our favors.  I think getting these cookies was the best thing for favors.  I always stress over putting together little goody bags for our guests, and let's face it, they are usually filled with little trinkets of junk!  These cookies were a hit with the kids and the parents.  I'm definitely doing cookies for favors from now on!

yummy cookies

The day was a success, and Lizzy was very happy.  As you can see from the pic below, she is ready to take over the world.

Lizzy's 6th Birthday

Now back to quilting.....

I've come to realize that my schedule over the summer is going to be a little crazy.  July in particular is extremely busy.  I am wondering if there is anyone out there who would like to host Building Blocks Tuesday during July??  If you have ever visited TGIFF, I'm thinking it would work like that --  you would sign up for a particular Tuesday, show off your work, and I will give you the code for the link up and direct anyone stopping by here where the link up is for the week.  Is anyone interested?  Please leave a comment below or just email me direct at intheclosetquilter(at)gmail(dot)com.

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Wow, those cookies look amazing, no wonder they were a hit!
    Happy Birthday to Lizzy, she does look ready to take on the world!

  2. Cookies do seem to be a far better way to go for favors --


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