Monday, January 7, 2013

Math Geek

Fabric Geek, Foodie Geek, Instagram Geek. Pick your title. I'll answer to them all.  It does give me great pleasure to see that my son has grown up into a very intelligent 16 year old who not only does very well in math, he actually really loves it, too. Unlike his mom who did well in math but forgets absolutely everything she learned, I have a feeling he'll be retaining his knowledge for years to come.

I try to always gift something handmade for family birthdays. It's getting tough for a teenage boy, but this year I had some help in the form of irresistible fabric designed by none other than the talented Berene of Happy Sew Lucky. I ordered a FQ of her Math Class Notes fabric in grey on linen during the 2 for 1 Spoonflower sale last fall. It was neatly folded awaiting this uber geeky graphing calculator pouch for T's birthday last week:

Scientific Calculator pouch by Poppyprint
The geologist in me could not resist the coordinating rock fabric!

I'm just waiting for the orders to start rolling in, because you know every guy in his class is going to want one, right? hehe. I noticed he put it into his backpack this morning. I hope he's not embarrassed by his Fabric Geek mom.

Have you got a Math Geek in your life? Order some fabric and make them something cool with it!

19 comments:

Krista said...

That is awesome. And even better that he actually took it to school! ha ha

What Comes Next? said...

very cool!

Amy Friend said...

Oh, don't you love a boy who appreciates things his mom makes? Mine is only just approaching 10 but so far he does and I can see him staying that way (unlike his younger sister who I am guessing will be embarrassed soon). That print is great!

Angela said...

I have a math geek in my life...ME!

DianeY said...

I've been my own math geek in my life! Now I kind of go for the ledger prints because my math led me to accounting!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Oh wow...I have a math geek husband...I really might have to get some of this. He actually has suggested math fabric before. LOVE!

Christine M said...

I wish I had a math geek in the house. Math is a big struggle for all 3 of my boys!

Leanne said...

Truly I can't wait to meet you in person. I love math, and so does my youngest. My oldest did very well in it but was not enjoying it all the same. And geology was my one science class at university but I knew a family of geologists. Lately I have been reading about physics. I love the case and I bet you do get orders. My boys would love it too.

Marianne Penner said...

That is so cool. I have a 16 year old daughter that is a math geek so I may make her a slightly more feminine model of this. What a great idea!

PinkGranny said...

Nifty idea for your son. I like the prints and have to say...the rock print is awesome too. Way to go Mom of a Teenage son.

dutchcomfort said...

That is really cool!! I’m the math geek in the house, and the list maker!
I’ve always been drawn to geology, it must be so wonderful to dig for treasures in Mother Earth (it guess it involves a lot more than the digging... LOL!)

Sarah said...

Hehehe, my husband is the Maths geek! He studied Mechanical Engineering, did that for a while, changed tack and is now a Maths and Physics teacher. I was good at Maths at high school, but like you, haven't retained it! Just the practical numeracy stuff now. I'm so happy for you your teenage stuff still appreciates things you make. My kids do, but they're only little still!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh that is smashing!

Dianne said...

I love the fabrics Krista! It is wonderful when people actually use the things we make for them isn't it? Our family has struggled along without a math geek thus far, how one calculates using letters and numbers has always been a mystery to me!

♥Duff said...

YOU ROCK couldn't be a more perfect thing to say....

Katy Cameron said...

Ha, I'm a graduate maths geek :oD No wonder I get funny looks when at work when I like complex actuarial calculations ;o)

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

Sweet!! I'm a highschool math tutor. : )

Love math. : )
go figure that I can't follow a darn pattern to save my life. lol

~Monika

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Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I was not able to post a comment on your last post, so I'm trying here.
I'm quite envious about your perfectly tidy stash, but I'm sure it soon enough will be scattered around your flat surfaces when you get back to sewing. Or maybe you are just that tidy? Anyway, happy new quilting room, Krista, may it serve you well and get to see many, many gorgeous quilted projects in the making!