Welcome to my world (from a mom blog - you've been warned.) child care. (I am one of the ones that she is talking about... You probably guessed that though, huh?) Since I admitted to some of my granola tendencies earlier (Cloth diapers...) I might as well admit that we have bi-lingual plans in the works - husband is fluent in 2 languages, so he has been tasked to talk to the baby in the non-dominant language, he has even started practicing on the cats... (I talk baby talk too them too - praising them for eating their cat food, etc.)
Oh & Since I work in a science based area (Not me personally, but I am surrounded by science folk), I talked with a guy who used to do ASL interpretation. He knows a lot about language development. He said that when the baby/toddler
(Not sure when the idiot box will be introduced... I have feelings both ways... We watch it, the child will know this, so how can we not allow it... I don't like what Kiddy TV has become - do you think I can get some circa 1970's Sesame Street? I can go on...)
is exposed to the telly, to have the closed captions on - studies have shown that it helps with language & reading. (The same theory behind "Leap frog." Without spending oodles on talking books... I think that reading time should be quiet time, showing pictures asking about the pictures, etc.)
Quilting this & that -
There is an interesting question being posed by The Calico Quilter - do go take a look & share your response - one way or the other. My very long & rambling answer is in the comments...
It's fun to see the "fungly" quilts, but it is funner to realize that that is not for me & that I can/should/am using my sewing time on stuff better suited to me, rather than joining in for the sake of joining in... Ditto the quilt-alongs & mystery quilts that many generous bloggers are sharing out there! Heck, I don't even have/use the time to do the stuff that I want to do! If I shared my "want to do" list, my "I have a bundle of fabric for this quilt" list, my "UFO" list, my "WIP" list, you'd have to agree with me...
Speaking of those lists as I clean out the stewdio 1/3 of the baby/stewdio room (O.K. all of you who fell on the floor from the laughter, can rejoin the thoughts here...) I should reevaluate those lists - start new ones - think about why I stalled - or never got past bundling pretty fabrics together...
One quilt that had been on my "I have a bundle of fabric for this quilt" list is the RR X-ing quilt - I have sewed up to the point where I need to press them - just in time for my mini-group meeting on Sunday. (I do not plan on taking my sewing machine, so I have things to press, to cut & to do hand work on instead.)
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend... (Is it quitting time yet? All this thinking about quilting has me "itchin to stitch!")