Sunday, April 23, 2017

"March, march, march" said the little plaid hen

This little plaid hen sent me down the Metro to Washington DC to attend the March for Science.


It was a little crowded, with lots of people from all over smiling and carrying signs.


We spent a lot of time elbow to elbow -


 and most of the day was spent squelching along in the rain.


But luckily we were dressed for rain, because science had warned us that it was coming!

I had a lot of fun, reading signs, and laughing as chanting was attempted, but since sciencey people tend to be a bit skewed to introverts, it was hard to get any real chanting momentum going...  It was a terrific day celebrating the importance of science to all of us.

Today I was warmer and drier, and got some sewing done.
There was glitter


and another multicolor chicken to join that other little clucker for April's RSC cluckers blocks.



And a few hourglasses got thrown together as leader/enders.  Though it wasn't until I'd set the blocks out for this photo that I realized that I'd made an error on the little plain hen - she's going to have to go in for a tummy-tuck!

And for those keeping score -


I'm this far along with Twinkle.  Step by step, inch by inch...


Linking with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday (a day late, but better late than never, right?) and with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!




19 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Looks like those hens know how to have fun, and they didn't want you to miss out, either! Thanks for sharing your photos of your march experience, too!

Libby in TN said...

I didn't know you were so into science! Is Miss Plaid missing a piece?

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I'm enjoying watching all these projects 'marching' along! Love the plaid on that hen!
I guess we'll have to wait then for the 'twinkle' quilting update...

PaulaB quilts said...

Those are a wild looking pair of hens. The plaid one will be thrilled with the tummy tuck and showing off her new slim figure. But the blue one can boast about her Kaffe Fassett designer outfit. A very good pair for April RSC.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your progress on Twinkle and best of luck with that clucker's tummy tuck!!

Kathryn Kienholz said...

I love some of those fabrics you are using for your hens.

Chantal L. said...

Ouch! Tummy tucks are expensive surgery. Hope all goes well for the little hen. She will feel better after shedding the extra weight. :^D Looks like Twinkle is getting done at a very good speed. Enjoy! ;^)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Go science! Thanks for sharing your cute little hens with Oh Scrap! I always like to see what you are up to :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Bring on the cluckers!
(and go SCIENCE!)

Raewyn said...

Your chickens really make me smile! And it sounds like you had a great day out in the name of science :-)

Cathy said...

What do you call a crowd of science-loving, marching introverts?

Love to see Glitter every once in awhile.

And I like plaid chickens. I didn't know, though, that when gravity pulls down your tummy it needed to be tucked. I'll have to research that!

Now...as to Twinkle...I have no clue how far you are based on pins. Is there a contest going? I say three blocks.

Mystic Quilter said...

Poor little chicken - has surgery gone ahead? Is the finish line in sight for Glitter?

Sally Trude said...

Plaid, the favorite color of scientists everywhere. Awesome!

tubakk said...

I love your chickens. Should have had time to make some, but have to wait. Just now it's crazy here.

Karen's Korner said...

Some very cute and colourful chickens there.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thanks for squelching along for science for those of us who didn't have a march nearby. And those colorful hens - love them (tummy tuck or no).

Quilter Kathy said...

So great that you could attend the science march!
I loved the sign "You know things are serious when the introverts arrive"!

Magpie Sue said...

I'm so glad you attended the march for science! Maybe the plaid hen will look slimmer after she's laid her egg?

Kathy S. said...

LOVE your chickens! Science is so much fun. I was excited today was the last science test for 8th grade at our school. (I'm a substitute teacher on a long-term assignment.) The remaining four weeks will be spent on two major projects. I LOVE science projects. Can't wait until next week when they are announced!