Bike Rides, Blossoms, and Bee Blocks

My friend T and I took our kids on a bike ride this morning–best decision I will make all day, I am sure. The kids and I were outside for almost three hours. We got to stop at the park, the library, and a friend’s house, and took a few minutes to smell blossoming trees and honk back at the geese. I love when I can combine exercise with a happy adventure for the kids. Better yet, I’m finally back on track for 16 Weeks=Triathlete. (Want to join us? We are only in week three). Throw in some beautiful blossoms and springlike weather, and I’d say it was just about perfect (except for the tussling in the back of the trailer as Little Tiny tried to push her brother out, but that is besides the point).

And finally, I am ALMOST done with my blocks for the Freedom Block Swap. It has been interesting, and I’ve learned a lot about how I sew, what I do well, what I need to work on, etc. It has been a learning experience. I have certainly gotten back some great blocks, but I have found it more difficult than I expected to sew open-ended blocks for other people, based on the prints and size of the pieces they have sent me. I was amazed by how different each of these blocks looked–hopefully the recipients like them.

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4 Comments

  1. Paula
    Posted March 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Yay! For a fun bike ride and time with friends. I posted about the train-a-long over at my blog and my work-out plan. You should check it out if you get a chance.

  2. Five Baht Elephant
    Posted March 23, 2011 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Looks like a great day for a bike ride (with kiddos!)

    I have tentatively decided to do a tri, but it won’t be until September. I’ll let you know if I register…

    I need to swim more.

    Do you log your workouts at BT?

  3. Posted March 24, 2011 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    Oh, I so hear you! I like when I manage to combine exercise and fun for my kid together. love your photos of spring flowers!

  4. Posted March 28, 2011 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    Those are fabulous little blocks!! Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday :)

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