Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I am very happy to finally have something to report for WIP Wednesday!  I have so missed participating, but things have been crazy around here lately.  Between taking care of the baby, potty training Hurst, and Easter not a lot of sewing has been going on here at My Fifteen Minute Break.  I'm hoping things will settle down this week.  Needless to say, if any of you more seasoned parents have advice on potty training please do tell!!

I'm still plugging away at my Super Nova Quilt.  I have decided to add an extra row and cut out three extra strip sets this weekend, but I haven't touched it since.  I'm hoping to do a little sewing tonight before bed.  I'm sure I won't be finished by May 12th with everyone else, but that's okay.  I'm in love with this quilt, so I really want it to be bigger. 

I have so enjoyed working with this line!  Fortunately, even with the extra blocks I will still have plenty leftover!

I hope everyone else has had very productive weeks.  To see what everyone else is working on go to Lee's.


Elizabeth D. said...

Yummy, I can't wait to see how your quilt turns out!

Dee said...

I just love the fabrics you've picked out and can't wait to see it come together!

Potty training for a boy? Wait until they're at least 3 (older is necessary) and it's warm out. Stick them in a swimsuit all day long. Easy to drop, loose enough to remind them they're not in diapers, easy to wash and rinse!

Worked three times for me! Good luck!

Katie B. said...

The Supernova is going to be great in Innocent Crush! Once you get passed the initial cutting/planning, everything goes pretty quickly.

We did the naked thing when potty training my son. We were on a deadline because he had to be potty trained before he started preschool. We picked a weekend when we could stay home and just let him run around naked. He had a few accidents on the floor (we have all hardwoods and tile, so cleanup wasn't too bad), but by the end of the weekend, he was about 80% potty trained. The most important thing I figured out is that it's all about control. When/where he went to the bathroom was really the only thing he had control of in his little life, so I really had to leave it up to him instead of pushing him. Good luck! It will click soon enough. It's amazing how much of my time/energy became focused on the potty!

Lee said...

Such pretty fabric! I'm working backwards here because I've already seen one of your finished blocks, but I know the whole thing is going to be gorgeous!

For potty training, I used a book called "Potty Training in Three Days." It's available on Amazon. It really did take three days from start to finish for us! A painful three days, but worth it in the end. : ) My sister used the same book with her son and he took more like 5 days. Good luck!