Tuesday, November 15, 2016

:: Hopscotch... (& falling down...)

One of the games I loved to play in grade school was hopscotch.
I loved all the parts of it... getting a 'marker' (the item you tossed into a square)... my favorite was a little ball chain with a charm attached (to give it just the right amount of weight so it wouldn't go too far!), collecting colored chalk so that the hopscotch drawing on the sidewalk would look 'pretty'... & even the little rhyme we used to say. (Although for the life of me - I can't remember it now!) We even would play in the garage or on the covered porch when the weather didn't allow us to go out on the driveway or sidewalk.

So when it came to naming one of my quilts that I made featuring my 'Fleurs' fabric collection - I was coming up blank for a name. The design was a classic one & the pattern gave a lot of options & it involved squares & the fun patterns they make... I went to my handy-dandy list of words that I keep... words & names that I like - or that evoke a good memory... & when I came across the word 'hopscotch' I knew that was it!

So I give you my quilt design called 'Hopscotch'. And, to celebrate a fun memory - I have put together some kits for it! The pattern gives you the directions for four options - & we have kits for each of them! They are all so fun to make & use either a Layer Cake or a Charm Pack (& some additional yardage). There are a limited amount of kits - (& they're a part of the 'Grateful' sale too!) - so don't delay!

... Now to the 'falling down part of the title for this post.

I did.

It was a hard fall... but at least I didn't break my wrist again. I did break a couple of toes (no photos... too ugly) & I did a number on my knees & hands, but I'm so thankful that my wrist was spared! That was my first thought when I righted myself (on a sidewalk... right out front of my local Market) - was to check my left wrist!! (whew!) So, I've been hobbling around for the past few days... keeping my right foot up as much as possible. (... & loving the person who came up with ibuprofen!)

But, here's the weird thing... I fell & broke my wrist on November 12... & I this time I fell on November 12 too! Strange... So, I've decided that from now on - I'm taking Nov. 12 off & staying home & having a 'pajama day'... hoping that it keeps me out of trouble!

Hope you have a great (& safe!) week!



Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Congrats on more fabric lines. I'm sure they are lovely; I have Windermere and Ambleside among my stash. Loved playing hopscotch too as a girl and think it sad it is no longer played. Heal fast and do try not to fall again.

Anonymous said...

Hello Bren, so sorry you have "breaks" > May they heal quickly!
Really liking the "Fleurs Collection+ the Hopscotch Designs,but then I like all of your designs! Be well ♥

Vicky said...

I love Hopscotch! After the first of the year, I'm going to dive into my "Brenda stash" and make a couple! I fell, too, this week but it was UP two brick steps. I now have a sore shoulder, a black and swollen finger, and a knot where my watch met skin. I always get hurt in November. Two years ago it was DOWN the stairs! I think we need to stay in our PJs for the whole month next year! xo

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Brenda -- I'm so sorry to hear about your fall -- I hope you feel better soon! In other news -- I've been pre-washing Guernsey and Fleurs fat quarter packs and Oh My! I'm in Loooooove. Some of the prints are just so sweet and beautiful! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!