Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Riddle Solved! And...Help Please!

The Quilt Picture Riddle didn't fool you!  In case you missed it, this photo was our Riddle.
The fabric pieces scattered in my sewing room reminded me of those picture puzzles you see in puzzle books that are supposed to make you smarter.  (Hmmm...maybe I should do more of those!)

You guessed correctly...it was the beginnings of a pile of snowball blocks!  Here is the completed wallhanging.
This was my Mom's late Christmas present.  If you recall, she opened a beautifully wrapped package filled with...fat quarters and an IOU!  Well, I am paid up.  For this one, at least.  Still owe the hubby a gift.  More on that later.

Now, here is my request for help.

I "volunteered" to help out with my son's Cub Scout den.  A group of 12 (count them, TWELVE!) first-grade boys, who are...shall we say...ALL BOY!  When we attend our den meetings, it looks like a room full of squirmy worms.

As my contribution, I signed up to teach these boys to sew a button onto a piece of fabric.  WHAT WAS I THINKING???  Twelve little boys with sharp objects?  Good Lord!

Has anyone out there taught little ones to sew?  Any tips you could offer?  Leave a message in the Comment section.  I need all the help I can get!

9 comments:

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Beautiful quilt. I also like your blog background. I'd love for you to link up to my new Thematic Thursday meme. The theme this week is Winter and this would be a perfect addition. I'm a new follower now!

Leslie said...

snowballs!!! these are so fun!

katie z. said...

Could you use buttons with really large holes and use yarn, yarn needles, and plastic canvas? A little less dangerous, but still teaching the skill!

All Done said...

We just made popcorn garlands in my daughters class: kindergarten and grade 1 combined. I used tapestry needles and the kids were great! I threaded all of the needles in advance and knotted both ends together so the needle couldn't slide off. We had to snip them off at the end, but at least I didn't have to rethread!

Jenn at The Little Shop of Stitches said...

Oh my goodness! I hadn't even thought of trying to re-thread all of those needles. Thanks for all of the suggestions! Keep 'em coming!

tarabu said...
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tarabu said...

If my memories are accurate, little boys are fairly dexterous from hours of lego/kinex training! You could get large tapestry needles and use perle cotton, or if you're really worried (or as a back-up) you could use sport yarn, plastic yarn needles and large plastic buttons sewn onto acrylic felt. However you approach it, I'm sure you'll be successful!

Kati said...

Love all the blues in that quilt. What a fun wintery quilt. Thanks for linking up to Slash the Stash!

tijerasycuchara said...

¡Pretty works!
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