Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and fifty of that project.

This quilt block shows a building that's made in the shape of an acorn, with a little wide stem coming out from the roof slightly on the left. The roof is a dark orange color with a tan sign on the front with the words, "Little Sprouts" in green and red respectively written in pen. Below the roundish building is a lime green and has the words, "Learning Center" above a round black door. The black door is outlined in light stitching and has a light door handle. On either side of the center door are two round tan windows with a darker gray stitched outline. This is all against a blue salmon-patterned background.

I think Little Sprouts is a fun name for a children’s center. We have a local center named Little Sprouts and I thought this building looked like it might be named that.

When my children were little they all went to a preschool a couple of days a week to play with other littles. Because they were there I volunteered and it was fun and interesting to see how different all the little people were.

My oldest son met a lifelong friend when he went. My middle son kept running away when I took him to the same preschool 4 years later. It wasn’t the school’s fault.

He would sometimes beat me home on the first day. We finally found one where he stayed the whole day and discovered he liked it.

By the time the youngest came along I was doing some home day care so he got some playtime then. He later went to a preschool next door to where we were living at the time.