Monday, May 6, 2013
April is always busy around here. We had our annual stream clean up. Almost 900 volunteers cleaned up 38 sites plus 6 river miles with the help our our friends in the municipalities, the US FWS and Missouri River Relief. An awesome crew. We did Earth Day events and worked with some where in the neighborhood of 1000 kids, teaching them to sunpaint and upcycle. It is also the time when we make great inroads on the necessary paperwork and planning for the Race for the Rivers.
To keep it interesting we had two different robotics competitions in April, a regional and the championships. I love watching the competition, but my job was to support the team, primarily by keeping them supplied with food and drink. The team rented an RV and tailgated for the 3 days of the championships. That was an interesting experience. It was a great crew of parents and mentors who all worked together to keep everyone fed.
Most of my sewing time was spent on design work and sewing out badges. That is a good thing. But it left me short on time for quilting. I did get a few finishes. My lotus mug rug went out early.
I was also able to put together this lap robe for a raffle at the annual Spring Tea at our church. I put together a few gift baskets and had a blast making the buntings to go in them.
And then the wee quilt at the top. It was my offering for the Little Quilt Sew Vote Swap. It will be on its way tomorrow as soon as the post office opens. I added some of the extras including an embroidered center to my Sew Mama Sew Give away package. That is open to anyone so feel free to leave a comment on that post. That is all you have to do to get entered.