Clever Charlotte

Summer Shut-Ins

Shop NewsErinComment

I probably don't have to tell most of you, but today is HOT.  As in, so hot you could fry an egg on the dashboard of my car.  Not surprisingly, I don't have much sewing or crafting to show for it right now.

Map3
Map3

For the foreseeable future, the kids and I are holed up in our bedrooms with the AC units blasting, trying to stay occupied until cooler weather prevails.  Please help me remember this moment when next January rolls around and I am complaining that it's too cold to leave the house!

But never fear, we've made the best of it.

My son turned 6 last week and received two poster maps from his grandparents to cover one wall in his bedroom.  We decided to spend the afternoon mapping out some of the places to which we've shipped our Clever Charlotte patterns and, in the process, we've discovered places with unfamiliar, exotic-sounding names such as Wollongong, New South Wales in Australia.

MAP2
MAP2

As for the markers, we decided to use some plasti-tack to afix 1x1 Lego pieces to the maps, which is quite appropriate for my son whose sole reference point in life, it sometimes seems, are Legos.  As another example, when we were fixing a marker to San Diego, JR decided it should be named San De-Lego instead.  Isn't that the home of Legoland in Southern California?

Map1
Map1
legomom
legomom

[Oh, and by the way, this is "Lego Mom Mary" from Legoland's website. Are those Mom Jeans she's wearing?  I think we mothers of the world should start a letter-writing campaign for a better looking mini figure.  But I completely digress...]

After we mapped for a while, we sneaked downstairs to have a piece of cold chocolate birthday cake (in keeping with the Lego theme it happens, see below) and a large glass of lemonade. Now that's what I call a great afternoon.

JR Cake
JR Cake

Keep chilled everyone & have a nice weekend!

Happy sewing!