Thursday, July 06, 2017

MAIL CALL: Rocket Ship

I have been making and sending postcards to a special Little Boy.  He loves getting them in the mail.  I visited him in person and asked what postcard he wanted to receive next.  I expected him to answer "Q" or "K" or "Z."  Well, one should never think a three-year-old will answer predictably.  His answer was "A Rocket Ship."

OK, then...

I researched rocket ships and tried to find the simplest shapes that so I could easily applique them.

Once I picked the shapes, I tried to make mirror images wings but got them wrong not once, not twice, but three times before getting them right:


I added yellow windows because this card needed some color, but will three windows be too many?


I think in this case that two are enough:


I grabbed my handy-dandy Handi Quilter Stitch 210 machine for this project because it has a beautiful satin stitch:


The rocket ship is stitched with a plain cream cotton thread.  The wings are stitched with metallic silver.  Yummy!  I used my favorite FabuLux Mellow Yellows for the windows:


I stitched with FabuLux Majestic Sunrise for the edging because:
1.  Little Boy wanted flames on the rocket ship
2.  Grandma didn't want to stitch them
3.  This was close enough:


The card has been mailed, received, and loved.

I will next stitch the letters R-O-C-K-E-T-S-H-I-P before I again ask him what he wants.  I'm afraid to learn the answer!

What's the least predictable thing you've ever heard from a three-year-old?

4 comments:

Brenda Barry said...

Love the rocket ship!! I asked my twin grandsons what they wanted next, one said Elephant! The other one said T-Rex!!

mary nielsen said...

Grandpa asked, "what did you do at school today?"
3 yr old replied, "I pooped!"

Crystal_235 said...

My 3 year old tells me "dangerous, stay back" whenever he is helping dad in the garage.

Frog Quilter said...

Love the comments made me laugh.