Tuesday, July 7, 2009

2 Out of 5, Mother Goose

I have reached a snafu with my plaster blocks, it took all night to discover they had not hardened. Apparently the full covers exhales all the air out of the block and seals it up. So to resolve, I poked a few holes in the tops and set it in the sun. A occasional squeeze from me omitted water and allowed air to penetrate, thank goodness! They are doing better although slow going in this humid air. For my commenter and dear friend, Debbie and any other readers, I've included a link to my first block and that link will lead to a demo of the pattern. I might add, these are fun and rewarding.

So....my number 2 block will be Mother Goose. I'm not set in stone about doing antique pages, but I'm leaning that way.

Humpty Dumpty for sure.

Jack and Jill; others include, Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Rain, rain go away; and a graphic for F as in fox.

I picked him because he looks so sly. Not many antique things on Mother Goose on the Internet.

Even though she (he) wrote more than 300 rhymes. C&G Design.


tina said...

What a bummer. Hope they dry soon.

Kathleen said...

It is 53 degrees here this AM. What is up with this weather????? HOw can anything be dry with all this wetness all the time? I want to have a yard sale, but who can when it rains nearly every day? I can't wait to see the finsihed block....and that quilt. Hugs, Kathleen

Jillian said...

Wow, that is so interesting. I love how you tackle these crafts!

I have heard about all of your rain...my Dad was telling me, he lives up in the northern part of Maine!

Debbie said...

Ok!! Now I GET it! How cool is that! Thanks for dropping in all that info Dawn! What a great idea. I have some old sheet music with wonderful old graphics! That would be great to use if I ever made one of these. Actually, I have been looking for some quite some time for craft ideas on old sheet music! I should write about that in my post. Thanks Dawn...boy you really come up with some wonderful ideas and you tackle them no matter how complicated they seem (to me!) which is amazing. Your garden must be going crazy? Mine is really slow.

Jean said...

This darn weather sure will not help out. Mother Goose is so old I would think there would be a lotta antique things. Strange. Let us know how Tar-tar makes out today.

Dawn said...

Tar just came home, he is dopey and dazed but everything turned out well, hope for good healing now.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I love the prints. It is very understandable that they are not drying if Maine is having similar weather to us. It just rains and rains here. It doesn't at all feel like summer.

I can't wait to see these. I would say I'd make some, but I'm completing not starting projects, right? But, they are so interesting.

Lola said...

Looking good Dawn. You come up with the cutest ideas.
Hope Tartarus does super well. Prayers do help.