Monday, June 4, 2012

Bacashun 2012..stay tuned!

I can't believe I'm once again at that sweet place...poised on the precipice of ......summer bacashun!! I have plans...oh yes...I have plans! Will I refinish that kitchen table this summer?? Will I finish those quilts...there have to be 8 or 9 unfinished ones......just waiting to go live with new families! I'm dying to dye fabric..I have everything I need......oooh...the possibilities.......
To be stay tuned!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Farewell Bacashun 2011

At the end of the 70th day I am so grateful for the many days of travel, get-togethers with friends and family, learning opportunities, and peace. Tomorrow I will be back at it...doing what I love...hopefully under less stressful conditions than I was under last school year! I do expect challenges, but hope for support as I meet them. I do expect stress, but hope for healthy ways (sewing and exercise..and red wine!) to beat it. I do expect frustration and maybe anger, but hope for grace to deal with my negative emotions. Looking back on this summer I see how blessed I am and my heart is full!

Back to the new school year...on a road to new discoveries, new friends, and new things to learn! Wish me luck!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Yay for friends!

Bee-yoo-tiful evening...great company....good service...lovely music...fabulous weather.. The scene? Tenochtitlan in Blue Island...yummy Mexican food and
dee-lish-us mango margaritas..3 of them!!

Girls night out!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

art day with Meara

Meara and I had a long awaited art day today.......

She took to the sewing room and I got the kitchen!!

Kerry chose fabric for a fun little bag...
that Meara whipped's just as cute on the inside complete with zipper pocket!

I meanwhile was painting and stitching a journal cover...

and then painting a long piece of muslin for a future quilt project.....

                 and then a new face painting...I think it's my back to work puss!

Finally, I saved all of the paper towels I wiped my brushes on and stitched them to black felt for another future project...they look cool!

                                     What a great day...what a mess, too!
Oh bacashun......

Sunday, August 21, 2011

nine days left.....

Well, this blog began back in June....when the summer stretched ahead of me full of promise and potential. Technically I have 9 days left...HOWEVER this week I have 3 days of training for Reading in Motion, which is a super literacy program for emergent readers! My second graders participated in the program several years ago and I am happy to be working with them again at the kinder level! We don't get paid in $$  BUT it will be wonderful training and can only make me a better teacher..YAY! There is singing involved so I'll love it! Next week I will go in for 3hrs on Mon and Tues am to arrange my classroom and organize the library..oh do I have a lot of books..can never really have too many! Then we are on the clock beginning Wed. the 31st! All prayers gratefully accepted!! More to bacashun is not over yet!


I have been busy making bags for my girls and postcards for the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild August meeting. The bags are my placemat bags..easy peasy and fun! The postcards are downright addictive! Both of these projects are great for using up scraps and strips from quilts!
Kerry's book bag

 This started out as Brenna's birthday bag...too big for my smallest belongs to my tallest child!!

                        These will now be mailed out to friends and family..what fun!
                            I think the guild members enjoyed making them,too!

and MORE celebrations!

Meara threw a birthday BBQ for Justin's 25th birthday! The weather was most uncooperative :(  BUT we had a lovely time between the drops! Great job Meara and Justin on entertaining friends and family..we had a delightful good to get the Rosiers and Ryans together!