Saturday, October 9, 2010

See ya later, aligator

An opportunity came up at my school & I took it! So, I now teach full time. I'm loving it, but with 4 hours less in my day, I have to let go of a few things. This means the end of this blog. At least for a while. I've enjoyed it & done it at my own pace. Thank you to everyone who has visited & taken the time to read my words. Off on my new adventure I go!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Where I "work"

My classroom this year is sporting a snappy new paint job thanks to a few friends!
Quiet Library Corner
Circle time! Where we read stories, sing, dance, play group games & learn a lot.
Centers...Where we play!

Wednesday was the first day of school. Then, Thursday was the first day of Pre-school..& we all had a fantastic week! Teacher, students, & even my 2 middle schoolers. (Yikes!! I have 2 middle school boys!) I'm very very excited for all this year has for us. Bring on the School year!!
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wanty want!!

I love Dr Seuss. I sooo want this entire fabric line!! Celebrate Seuss by Robert Kaufman! I think I need it for a school quilt!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

2 left!

If you haven't seen ~C's post about this quilt...her pictures are great!

I am so proud of this quilt! It's from Quilts, Baby! I've finally decided to abandon sewing my binding on all at once with a zig-zag, and it's made such a difference! I think this is the best binding I've ever made! I guess there is good reason to follow instructions. sometimes.
The back is just the off-white. I should have taken a picture...With the pieced binding, it really is pretty.

This leaves me with just 2 quilts in my unfinished box...And I've been working diligently on one of them all weekend.
Um...I did just sign up for & pick out my fabric to start another quilt for a quilt along. This one is to practice free-motion quilting! I am very excited!! (though with school starting in a week, free time is about to become very rare)--I'll post a link to the hostess next weekend as Ive forgotten to save it & Can not for the life of me remember which of the 300+ blogs in my bloglines it is!!grrrr.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Blueberry Days

Sorting, measuring & storing blueberries.
Pie dough pigs.

I look forward to blueberry season every year. The last few years a dear friend & I have gone together. Its a tradition I'd like to keep. I think she drives every year, too...thanks for the ride!
Her 2 little helpers were great, too! My friends have seriously amazing, adorable kids. I enjoyed their help! The funniest joke of the morning? Putting green berries in our buckets...hilarious!
Though, maybe next year, I'll fill 2 buckets...after pies & snacks & a batch of muffins I only had 2 bags to freeze. We all love blueberries in this house.
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Monday, August 23, 2010


Not Like New Jersey!...The fabric. Stretchy, cozy, t-shirty jersey. I love it! I think I'd be pretty happy if all my clothes were knits.
So, I bought this black jersey knit skirt a year ago and I LOVE it. so cozy, so versatile! I wanted more...but no jersey skirts to be found! Enter 1/2 price Jo-Ann deals! I bought 2 yards of grey & green. traced my fave skirt & made a green jersey skirt! --Thank you walking foot and super stretch stitch!! (sewing knits is very tricky--so is cutting it for that matter! )
Here is a very unflattering picture of my new very cute skirt...I'm hoping to make 2 more...maybe I'll try a real pattern for one.Trust me, it's cute. Honest.
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Friday, August 20, 2010


Not from me...from this very cool looking shop: Imagine Childhood . I think some of my friends with little ones would really enjoy a peek around there! Right up your alley! Beautiful toys to encourage imagination & developing little minds! Go...check it out! ('cept I want to win cool new preschool toys!-I love new preschool toys)