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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hop To It - getting caught up

When I was in the fourth grade, we were required to memorize poetry. For the poor student who was the last one to memorize a poem perfectly, he/she was called 'the old cow's tail' because the tail is the last thing on a cow. Can you imagine doing that to a student?! My teacher was the wife of the school principal, was very well respected in our town, and was the favored teacher for the fourth grade. Things sure have changed and definitely for the better.

Thankfully I was never the old cow's tail, but I kind of feel like that with the Hop To It project. Here are the two blocks that I am late on.

Melanie helped me out with the fabric for the bunny. I can't believe I didn't have gray in my stash, but she gifted me with this great fabric. There is just something wrong with the little nose on this guy. I haven't stitched anything down yet on this block; I want to make the nose better.





This block is really pretty - in real life. Again, it looks rather washed out because I'm using pastel-colored fabrics.









This is a great project with Sue and Melanie, and I am honored that they've asked me to join them. It's a fun project to work on together, and it's always interesting to see what they've done with their blocks. Please check out their blogs, too.

8 comments:

Sue said...

I really love your two blocks, Mary! They are very gorgeous! My daughter thought the bunny's nose on my block was funny looking too, because she said it looked more like a beard! LOL Ah well, it's such a cute block and one of my favorites!

Linda said...

Gorgeous blocks, Mary!!

Christine said...

Hi Mary! Even though I love prim colors/fabrics, I think the pastels are really pretty as is your gray bunny.
I smiled at the old cow's tail analogy but agree change in teacher comments like that are for the better.
Best wishes
Christine

Siobhan said...

The old cow's tail??? Oh my gosh. Yeah--talk about scar-worthy stuff. Your blocks are GORGEOUS.

Melanie said...

I love your blocks!!!!I struggled with the bunny's eyes. He was scary...

Karen said...

The rabbit block is my favorite! Such good applique.

Karen Sue said...

I got gray by turning some fabric over for a couple of projects. Great blocks. Behind...I'm always there. I just like to think that I have enough projects for a week of snow days. Some of my friends think I am a bit overindulgant, but they come to my house and enjoy working there, so It's All Good!!

Carrie P. said...

Came by to see your blocks. Really great and I love the fabric you used for your bunny.