Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Justification......

Through the years my hobbies have seemed to be justified with "oh look, we can use it for ______ (fill in the blank with the school project name needed for justification of the purchase) school project".  Having 4 kids there has always been a ton of school projects.  I LOVE projects!!  I leave the math to Jeff my wonderful engineer of a hubbie, and I get the fun stuff!!  Smart plan don't you think??

Here's the latest school project on my HQ no less...


Last year we made a new flag for the Robotics Team, you can see it here. 
This year it's a new banner.  After cutting all of the letter with the Sizzix Big Shot Pro I decided the letters were too small, so that plan had to be scrapped.  It was about 9:30p.m. when we started the new lettering large enough for the banner.  I hadn't had much success with Heat & Bond on the flag so I knew I was going to have to stitch those puppies down.  So on the HandiQuilter the banner went.....

 
The kid finished up about 10:30 with his part, and I continued working till about 1:00a.m. Sunday morning.  The banner had to be at school on Monday to go in the vehicles headed to Charleston, SC. You can read about the Robotics Competition here.  The kids did great in the local competition and headed out this morning for South Carolina.  Here's the picture I took Monday morning, doesn't he look thrilled??


Got to love being able to justify our hobbies as school project necessities.....

thanks for checking on me,
hugs,
joanne

love to hear what you've got to say...

6 comments:

Pat said...

Great results on the banner. Hope the kids do well in the competition. At least they'll be in some warmer weather!!! LOL

Barb said...

That is totally awesome!!! What a great job both of you did but I did notice that you were up later than the young man!! HA!!

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful banner and fun to be able to help make it for their competition.

Debbie

Allie said...

Wow - excellent banner [and use of your long arm] and congratulations to the kids!

QuiltSue said...

I love the grasshopper. Hope the contest goes well for them.

michelle said...

Congratulations to the team! (and looove the banner!)