Monday, March 24, 2008

spirograph score!

Today I went to the thrift store with my son, where we found a fall coat for him and a bunch of great toys -- and sewing supplies -- all for less than $20. And I scored a bag of about 20 Spirograph wheels! I suspect they are from two different sets, one newer (since there are duplicate wheels) but it's enough to keep me busy for a while. I thought this would be a good activity for my son, but in playing around with the wheels this afternoon I realized he might not have the dexterity for this yet. It's tricky! He's just 4. Fine motor skills and some strength are needed, and I had to practice a while before reclaiming the knack. Now I just have to find a way to make this useful for quilting. :-)

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