Saturday, March 21, 2009

Taking a break

I have been working on a project for school most of the day, and I decided to take a break and check out some fellow quilter's blogs and update mine. I had to get my hair done this morning, I was getting that "skunk look" as my husband calls it. The roots were definitely showing. After a visit with Kristine, I had to drive out to Conyers and pick up my sewing machine. I dropped it off last Saturday. Thankfully it wasn't anything too major, the bobbin case and a fuse had to be replaced. Of course since I was in Conyers I had to drop by Sweet Home, I got out of there without spending too much money. I picked up some batik for sashing, a couple of end of bolt pieces and a gorgeous piece of cotton that looks and feels just like linen. I have an Indygo Junction tunic pattern that I am going to use with it. I also finished block # 3 of the Bunny Hill baskets. Here it is.
Now it is time to get back to work on my action research project. My topic is the Importance and Benefits of Reading Aloud to students. It has been a great opportunity to work closely with two classes at my school. I am going into each class twice a week and reading aloud to them. There has been a definite increase in the number of students that say they like being read to. I just have to put the final touches on it, read over it and submit it to my teacher. Wish me luck


Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

I can't wait to see your tunic, Brenda! You've inspired me to attempt one for myself, only I'll be using that yummy blue/cream in the linen-look cotton. I haven't sewn a garment in years so this should be interesting! It will have to wait until ASH, though. (That's "After Shop Hop!")

Karin said...

Of course, I wish you luck! I think I need to start going to Friday night Thimbles too-but I don't know if I can stay up that late. Hope to see you next month. Are you doing Shop HOP?

Gretchen said...

Love your bunny block!! I STILL haven't started mine but have three backgrounds cut out so maybe that's a pre-start LOL!