Sunday Sevens

I had the honor of hosting Flat Stanley for the past two weeks for a project for one of my grandson’s preschool class. He chose to send it to me because I live near to the mountains and he lives on the coast of North Carolina. Althou, I was sick for part of his visit and we had some rather rainy weather, between Aunt Morgan and myself I think that Flat Stanley had some awesome adventures.

Flat Stanley with a bust of Edgar Allen Poe at the University of Virginia.

He also enjoyed hanging out with the books in one of the libraries.


Finally a nice day to drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is where it starts. I hoped the elevation would impress the preschoolers, if nothing else. It was rather cold and windy.  

The peach orchard is just beginning to show a hint of red on it’s tender branches. A hopeful sign that Spring is on it’s way.

We then ventured up the reservoir to see how full the streams were from all the rain. It’s so pretty up in this area. One of my favorite spots.

Lots of water coming over the dam.

The water was such a beautiful color. Wish it had been a bit warmer. The dog and Flat Stanley wanted to go for a hike.

I think Flat Stanley enjoyed his visit. Can’t wait to see how this project turns out in my grandson’s class.

More toys arrived for me this week too. I am hoping that this will be helpful for some of my classes that I am teaching. I am up to holding as many as 6 classes per week and an American Sewing Guild group for kids that is meeting once per month. It’s so awesome!


Sunday Sevens is a fun way to share our lives outside of blogging and if you want to join in or see what other’s are up to take a jump on over to Natalie’s blog Threads & Bobbins to get the scoop. I have met some really cool people. Have a great week.


About robynsewsthisandthat

I sew. I knit. I craft. I have too many desired projects and not enough time to create. I am mom to 8 and grandma to 7 wonderful gifts. I am married to my best friend. I created this blog to track my projects and to inspire others. We all learn by sharing knowledge.
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7 Responses to Sunday Sevens

  1. Thimberlina says:

    Love the adventures of flat Stanley. I might make a flat Thimbers to star in my Sunday Sevens!
    Good luck with your classes! πŸ˜ƒ

  2. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Really enjoyed seeing your photos, Robyn – thank you! Many of them reminded me of my train ride from Chicago to DC, going through West Virginia & Western Maryland. Those tools look interesting – are some of your classes for quilters? Congratulations on growing enrollment (& interest in sewing)!!!
    If either of you would like to send your little fellows on to me, I’ll try to show ’em a good time around my area, too.

    • I love living in this part of the country. Close to the mountains but only a couple of hours away from the ocean. I love being by the water and the sand but when we return to where I can see the mountains my heart just settles.
      I don’t have any quilters yet in my class line-up. I consider myself a beginner quilter. I do mostly quick and easy projects for kids and simple projects for adults. I have found that people like the idea of me coming to them for lessons so, purchasing a small iron and folding mat makes it easy to bring the necessary tools along with me.
      I think it would be fun to send little paper versions of ourselves around and have other send theirs too. We can post pictures of what a fun time we have with our paper friends, It might even be cheaper than real life travel. LOL!

      • CurlsnSkirls says:

        Didn’t realize you travel for your classes – good for you! Will take another look at those small items you just got. A folding mat sounds very interesting… might be good to storing even if one didn’t travel. Mind if I ask where you found the mat?
        Sending paper people across the pond & around the US should be less expense, imho. Might not be quite the same kind of fun, tho’. He-he! πŸ˜‰

  3. I purchased the mini iron, mat and lilac spray starch from Craftsy. They had a sale running last week or so. I felt it was a good investment. It’s funny when I ask the kids that I teach if they know what an iron is. Many do not. The mat comes in three sizes and has the self healing mat and the ironing mat which has a Velcro closure.

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