Zoe Giraffe Growth Chart Buttons
Happy Birthday to my brother, Jim! Happy almost Mother’s Day to all! Now on to Zoe!
We recently almost finished the giraffe growth chart to record our littles height and date. It was a fairly quick completion and a sorely needed one to encourage the return of my missing mojo. The designer of the panel, Suzybee, named this giraffe Zoe and we had no desire to change it. She looks like a Zoe, don’t you think?
Quilting on Zoe
Nothing special was done as far as quilting on Zoe the giraffe. She was outlined using a light gray thread. A few swirly designs in the grassy areas seemed sufficient along with some clamshells to imitate clouds in the sky. Sue requested that the area next to the tree remain un-quilted for ease of recording information.
Zoe Has Little Black Binding
Once the quilting was quickly completed we made some wide loops for hangers. Those loops were attached along when the simple black binding was sewn on. After that, hand stitching was enjoyed by me during an evening program on TV.
Zoe and Heart Buttons
An extensive search was conducted to find just the perfect buttons for Zoe. Not too big but not too small in a wide variety of colors are a requirement. We found flowers but those were too girly. We found trucks and baseballs but they didn’t represent appropriately. Then we found hearts in just the right size and in many different colors. Could it be? They might be perfect? As soon as they arrived from Amazon because we couldn’t GO shopping in a store . . . Auntie Sue got busy sorting them.
Right atop of Zoe, she sorted them into little piles of colorful hearts.
- orange = 13 **
- red = 18
- green = 16 **
- light blue/aqua = 10
- blue = 10
- yellow = 13
- tan = 15
- dark pink = 10
- purple = 7
- gold = 18
- white = 15
- pink = 15 **
Dominic will have orange hearts to represent his love of the orange rings; Colt will have green hearts for the color used in his parent’s wedding; and finally, our sweet girl, Addison, will have pink hearts. I sat right down and sewed on the first six heart-shaped buttons.
As noted earlier, Addison was the longest at birth. Dominic had her by .25 inches at one year . . . the rest remains a mystery until they age.
Zoe the Growth Chart Hanging
We managed to hang our growth chart all by ourselves and we put it in the sewing room. The next time there is to be a measuring event, we’ll make a production of it. We made our own event although it was a bit like herding cats. Once we offered the littles a ‘treat’ that helped a whole lot! Our sweet boy knows that you have to hold your hand to mark the spot. ♥ ♥
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