Monday, September 29, 2008

Quilty thoughts

Houses, circles, birds, a leafy tree, split rail fence, log cabin, wonky 9-patch, 5 point stars, black&white, red&white, checkerboard, triangles, bugs, old jeans, batik fish,eyes, hens, Katie Jump Rope, green w/red crosses, oh, there's more.

I need to choose just ONE idea by tomorrow and assemble my fabric packages for my turn at The Busy Little Quilting Bee. Hmmm... I'd better get a wiggle on!

**Edit: Cupcakes or green/red crosses or chickens...I guess I'd better narrow it down a bit more!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

For my Nephew!

He's 5. The frog border matches his special frog blanket. I cut the fabric when my R was 5(6 years ago!) Now it's perfect for my other little guy!! I think 'll save it for Christmas.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I *heart* felt

This makes me want to get out my stash of felt and start cutting, gluing and painting!! A Felt-board flickr group!!!!!!! Too fun!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday all to myself

These are now pillows! (need filling still)
This is now a wall hanging (needs binding)
Busy little bee blocks ready for the mail!(one more to go!)
I didn't print the blocks, but I put the quilt together. (cute, yes?)

I also finished binding hat silly nephew quilt, but a pic'll have to wait cause I didn't take one.

Monday, September 15, 2008

thematic curriculum

(yes, another post!!)

I teach a letter of the week and like to build my themes(pumpkins, dogs...)around the letter AND seasonally. This summer, I took a curriculum development class and LOVED it. My final project was a curriculum for rocks. Fun. Today, I'm pondering the letter Cc. I really want to develop a thematic curriculum for it. BUT...Do I want to teach Clouds or Caterpillars?? There are great books, and activities I can think of for both! If I do one this year, I can do the other next year...But which one is more fun today?

Circle caterpillars with google eyes...butterfly life-cycle...The very Hungry filter butterflies...

It looked like spilt milk...cotton balls...rain...water cycle...umbrellas...snow...

Hmmmm....(these are the things I ponder) Wanna see some of it when I'm done??

But no Plum Kuchen

Chocolate zucchini muffins, zucchini bread, granola (slightly burnt) and pear sauce. YUM

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Domestic Sunday

My first Busy Little Quilting Bee fabrics!!! I already know how I want to put my blocks together!!! Today will be buzzing :)
Fresh produce picked right off the tree!! (Maybe Monday we'll pick blackberries!)

My parents have a fig tree! And a plum tree! The pears came from their neighbor...Pear butter maybe?! I promised the boys a plummy treat if the picked the tree clean! They did it. (Grandpa helped and taught R how to use the lopper. Fun) Plum Kuchen? We ate some of the figs chopped in vanilla yogurt with toasted pecans and mini chocolate chips. I liked it.

A day for sewing and baking! YAY!...The trick will be staying on task...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Things Moms Say

"You should wear pants at dinner"... ... ...
"A shirt, too"

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First day of school

And I am BEAT! (I teach pre-k 4&5yrs and Pre-school 3&4 yrs)My class this year is so sweet, and I love them already! (of course! cuties!)
Now, I get to do it again tomorrow! Two first days in a row is exhausting...I am looking forward to Monday when we'll all know each other a bit and have an idea about the routine. Whew!! I'm already planning a long sleep in on Saturday. Off to cook dinner and crash out!

My own boys had good first day too! They were is such good moods when I picked them up!!

First day part 2; My little ones are so very cute, too! And busy. Whew! Catch-phrase of the day: "Shouting is not sharing" (sharing is hard. and sitting still and using a chair(only required at snack) and lining up and waitingfor your turn) Whew! (but no fussers!)I think these guys'll catch on quick!