Ans a note on things Sam and bed related - since we put a wool queen size quilt on his single bed (yes it drags on the floor near the wall somewhat) he has been sleeping an extra hour each night, now waking at between 6:30 and 7:00am. Not sure if it because he is toasty and warm or he hasn't the energy to lift the weight of him.
here and here). This morning they were sidetracked while bedroom cleaning. If you want to woo my kids, just pile up blankets, pillows, cushions (beanbags are great too, towels have been used when desperate) and let them jump from the highest level they can find. It is often best not to look. They have developed what they think is an hilarious habit: whenever I walk past and say something along the line of being safe and using caution they chant at the tops of their voices "Safety. Safety. Safety." while hurling themselves onto their cushiony landing. As I said, it really is best not to look.
Amber sent me a text with these photos. Taken across the road from her flat at the Powerhouse Arts Centre, they show part of a school holiday activity where kids wrapped the building in fabric strips. Called Tangled, the interactive element inside the building was to thread and weave elastic to create a huge bouncy, stretchy playspace. Can you imagine how much kids would love that?
I have been daunted at the prospect of making another quilt. It has been a long time since I made one. To inspire me (and remind me that I can do it) I pulled this one from the top of the linen cupboard last night and was pleasantly reminded that this is indeed doable. This was one of the quilts I made for Sam's cot.
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