Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
A couple of weeks ago I took a paper piecing class at Sweet Home. I had the best time. Debbie Fry was the instructor, she is like the queen of paper piecing. The quilt that we were doing is on the wall behind her, Untitled a pattern by Karen Stone. I had a little experience with paper piecing, but just what I had picked up on my own from reading and looking online. One of the things we had to do was have the fabrics for one section of the block selected and cut to size. I wanted to go with a scrappy look, but was concerned about some of the fabrics that I had selected. I am really happy with the way the block turned out. I was afraid that the light yellow in the middle section would look washed out (which it does in the photo) but it added a lot to the block. This is definitely something that I will finish at some point in time.
Monday, April 26, 2010
A special treat was one of the participants in the program was a member of the Cherokee tribe and a flute player, Randy McGinnis. He just happened to have some of his flutes with him and gave us an impromptu concert. It was wonderful. Of course we had to go find one of his cd's before we left Gatlinburg.
Our afternoon session was somewhat of a bust, it was a fern walk. I like ferns but really just wanted to know the common name, I'm not interested in their Latin names nor do I care to know about their sex lives. It had started to rain by this time so the talk/walk was cut short. Thankfully. All in all it was good weekend. It was great to get away for a few days and forget all about testing and everything that needed to be done in our yard. Now back to the real world.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Day snuck up on me this year. I had forgotten all
about it until Saturday afternoon. I usually make
something for the people at our school. I was rushing around my sewing room, looking for something cute and quick that I could make four of before Wednesday. I suddenly remembered the Smart Bags that I had purchased the iron on pattern for that I had never used, luckily I had four of them. I quickly found it, then had to dig through my stash to find 8 fat quarters that I could use for the bags. I tried to match the bags up to the people that were getting them, I think I did, hope so. I finished them last night, would have done so earlier but decided to sew buttons on them, that meant that I had to dig through my box of buttons to find some that matched. These bags are really easy to make and I think everyone liked them. I need to order some more of these patterns in case I need other quick gifts.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Today is Moment of Laughter Day, yes, there is such a day. When I first saw that I thought what a great idea. Most of us, myself included, don't have enough laughter in our lives. I am sitting her thinking about the last time I had a good, all the way down to my toes laugh and it has been a while. Yes I chuckle or maybe even giggle at least once a day, but a good belly busting laugh I don't remember the last time. I am going to have to remedy that, laughter is good for all of us. Laughter makes our problems seem not quite so large and easier to deal with, it makes you live longer, and makes you happy. Don't forget to laugh today.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I got back to Atlanta on Thursday night, with my home to do list in mind. Of course, I have done only one thing on my list, buy shoes. I needed new shoes in the worst way, I now have four new pair of shoes. After shoe shopping yesterday and all day today I have helped hubby do yard work. I had really wanted to clean my sewing room and do some sewing, guess that will have to wait.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
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Thursday, April 1, 2010
There is nothing like a holiday in an elementary school. Today is the last day before we get out for Spring Break so all of the classes are having their Spring Parties. Most of the classes are having Easter Egg Hunts and celebrating Easter. One of the Kindergarten classes brought me a special Easter basket filled with goodies. I have the best job ever!!!