Thursday, October 27, 2011

Looking forward...

Today was Thursday, but in many ways it was like a "bonus" Friday!  No school for students tomorrow! I truly love teaching, and the students are what makes the job exciting -- but there is just something about having a teacher work day that I look forward to.  I always have dreams the night before work days of accomplishing great things -- writing plans that are creative and will challenge the students to greater thinking, clearing the ever present pile of papers in my bin, entering grades, writing reports, long-term planning, and on and on...  So, when morning comes I'll have my tennis shoes on, and ready -- set -- GO!

Ah, but everything is not all work and no play.  Here's "looking forward" to my next sewing project.  A new purse...
Stay tuned to see the finished project.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Shooing a cold out the door!

I've had a cold virus, including all the "frills" -- fever, achy body, coughing, and tiredness.  Fortunately, each day is getting better, and I'm "shooing" this thing out the door ... and posting a sign that "reads" -- COLD NOT WELCOME HERE!  Ah well, we all go through this.  Last week I had been saying to Mystery Man (that would be my husband!) that a day off to do some sewing would be great.  I did end up being home from school for two days, but no energy whatsoever could be found for sewing!  Mom, I did play Scrabble your style -- one person for both moves!  I didn't get very far, but it entertained me for a few moves.  I also managed to read a little of The Help -- really enjoying the book!  Now in case you think I have spelled quean wrong -- go take a look in the dictionary.  Today I was back to work and enjoyed being there.  Being sick renews a thankful spirit!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A quick project

I haven't gotten to my sewing machine for a few days, but here is a quick and easy project.  Some time ago, as I was cleaning out my kitchen cabinets, I came across a large spice container from Costco.  It was just the right size to hold some ribbons.  A quick cut of decorative paper and glue turned it into something pretty.

This stuff is a great adhesive for paper projects!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Birthday fun...

Saturday was my birthday.  I like birthdays -- even birthdays in the over 50 range!  A few birthday fun memories ... cards made by my students on Friday  ... a gift of fabric and pattern from a co-worker...
The finished product!

Thanks, T!  You may be seeing this soon! :)

A pretty drive.
... and a beautiful handmade card from my Mom.
Thank you, Mom.  What a special card.