2.04.2008

100 days::100 flags

100 flags
today is eliot's 100th day of kindergarten! dont worry, i only know this because his teacher planned a celebration, not like i am keeping track or anything. yeah right. the kids had to come up with a project involving 100 in some way. after much deliberation of fantastical (and totally not doable) ideas, eliot finally settled on 100 flags inspired by the set meg sent us that are up in his room. it was really not that bad at all. i picked up some inexpensive quilting cotton in five colors and cut it up with my rotary cutter. four by six inches if you were wondering. i didnt wash it, and i barely ironed it. the key, however, to this project is the serger. just a straight up chain of serged thread. which means of course, that i finally had to face the serger that i got from jenny. im not going to lie, there was blood involved. and cursing. and calling jenny. and flashlights (it doesnt have a light over the needle like a sewing machine!!? what??). and that was all before i even put a single piece of fabric through the thing. then there was a little bit of yelling, and lots of consulting the manual. hmmm. but anyway, yes, i finally figured it out and then it was easy. we actually had this whole family assembly line, sweat shop thing going. it was great. eliot was in charge of green, blue and red, collette manned the orange and david and arlo were all over the yellow. i was braving the machine of course. maybe what i should do is teach david to sew. now that is a brilliant idea. he has way more patience than i do. i could do all the cutting and organizing of pieces and he would do the dangerous, make you want to scream parts. sweetness. anyway, i hope that these become a permanent fixture in eliot's classroom. they make me smile everytime i see them in the kids room. so bright and happy. thank you so much meg! and if you dont have a serger, you could always buy a set from meg's shop.

8 Comments:

Blogger David said...

hey! i installed the 2 needles too! let's give credit where credit's due...

2:50 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

the flags from you and Meg, so simple and brilliant!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Susana Molinolo said...

Love this idea. What an awesome teacher to celebrate such a special number.

9:38 AM  
Blogger lisa s said...

love it!

10:37 AM  
Blogger meg said...

you tamed the serger! well done.

12:42 PM  
Blogger house on hill road said...

we had 100 day this week for kate's kindergarten class, too. love your flags - much more inspired than my hershey's kisses.

2:28 PM  
Blogger crunchy peas said...

Our 100th day is coming right up too. We are supposed to make the same kind of project...I have had an extreme lack of inspiration/enthusiasim! This little project might cure both.

8:59 PM  
Blogger ~Stella said...

Your post made me smile, I JUST wrote about this! Your flags are lovely and you have much more patience than I!

karen beth posted a link to your blog. So fun!

Stella

7:57 AM  

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