Monday, September 28, 2009

Cute and handy!

Made these for a friend. Because she's super-fantastic!!

Pin cushion is from Pretty Little Pincushions. I Love that book! I have it from the library. constantly.

The cottage needle book isa free pattern from the Pattern Bee.
Super cute stuff there, too!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sometimes I Sew Skirts

Here are all the skirts that I've made & have been hanging in my closet. You'd think I wear skirts all the time...but, I don't. I really prefer jeans. I do like to make the occasional skirt, though! (I really wish I had more of that pink&brown stripe--it's so cute & cosy!)

This one, I made two of. Like 2 or 3 years ago. One was too small and one was too big. Now, this one fits! It's the big one. Maybe, I should go for a walk or something. Ah well. I sewed the hook on it a few weeks I can wear it to work!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Summer's End

The 10 Year old lost a tooth on the trail while taking a sip from his water! It's been wiggly for a couple months.

The first week of school was a raving success for my pre-school classes AND my boys! Old friends, new friends, field trips, new shoes, fresh school supplies, the comfortable & familiar routine. I do love it. (I think the kids all do, too!)
This week, the summer seems to be giving us one last hurrah! (90 yesterday, 85 today!) So, we headed out to do some family hiking! It was so nice to be out in the woods together! We spotted tons of mushrooms that I photographed so I can identify them later! (I love mushrooms!--It's fun to be able to tell what things are outside!)
I'm excited for the fall & winter seasons AND...The holidays!! I'll take the sun while it's here, but when the rain comes, I'll be ready with blanket and book in hand!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Found it!

I found my camera! Hooray!!--And I didn't even have to clean my house!!

But I did have a house full of kids... who worked on building a fort in the back yard! Rad!!(between playing video games & watching movies. They'll miss the summer so!!)

While I tried to work on lesson plans. If I focused & wrote things down all at once & stayed on task I'd probably be planned for half the year already!! But I did get some practice sheets printed, folders & name cards labeled & uh...thought about stuff. (Stuff like "I really like turquoise" & "birds are nice" & "I wish the library didn't limit book holds to 25!!"--Yep, just like my students.)

I also Baked!!--I made 2 cakes for our church potluck on Sunday & by the time I got there--They were only crumbs!! I was sad. So, i re-made one today YUMMMM!! Chocolate bunt cake with chocolate glaze & sprinkles. I think it looks like a giant donut!!

AND...I finally picked some blackberries. Muffins for breakfast, anyone?

Just words

Because I lost my memory card for my camera. Then, hooray!, I found it! Only now, I can't find my camera! It's around here somewhere. Maybe if I tidy up a bit...