Thursday, April 26, 2012
I started a new piece!!!! It is a Disney design from the movie Fantasia. I am stitching it on 32 white opalescent fabric. This is going to my Round Robin piece for my Ozark Sampler group. The finished design is below. It is just going to be darling!!!
I am going back to my rotation next...I plan on working on my HAED - A Wintery Heirloom. I am excited because I started this design with my friend Kim R back in 2010 and we both let it go by the wayside. I have picked it up again and I convinced Kim that when it was back up in my rotation, she needed to work on hers. It would only be for four days so she agreed. She dug it out and well...the stitching gods were mad because it sat untouched for so long....Somehow all her q-snap clamps were cracked! She had to get four new ones!!!! So let this be a warning....The Stitching Gods will play funny tricks on you when you ignore your UFOs!!!!!!!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Life has been NUTS!!! It was another State Test week at our school. This week it was the End of Course Geometry test. Of course, I was one of the lucky teachers to give the test. I don't mind the testing part, except that it is so boring. I have to stand in one room for 3-4 hours with no talking, computers, books or anything to pass the time. I just walk around and make sure the kids are all on track.
This week I started offering homebound services to a student at the local library. I have to tutor this student for 4 hours each week. Homebound is for students who are extremely ill, or behavior so bad they can't come to school so a teacher has to meet with them. The pay is good and I like spending time at the library. However, I miss my stitching time!!! HEE HEE!!!
This week my rotation consisted of my next RR project and my mystic stitch. I didn't really get much stitched on my RR project. I was just too tired!!! My Mystic stitch was a lot of confetti stitching. I was able to put in 660 stitches this week.
After working on my Mystic Stitch, I was able to finish the rotation of all my projects!!! So I going to work on my RR project for the next 4 days and then start again on my rotation.
My birthday present finally arrived, and after sitting in the box for a 2 weeks, Mark finally put it together!!! I LOVE my sewing table!!! It is just so awesome!!!
My mom and I went to see Mary Poppins this weekend. I just LOVED it!!! If you get a chance to see it, go! It is just amazing!
Classroom Funny for the Day:
A student was laying her head down on her desk. I called her name and asked, "What are you doing?" I thought she was asleep....
Student replied, "I am just getting a closer look at my homework!"
Had to give her that one!!!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The other night I had been stitching on my Victorian Village (see below) and a commercial for Chocolate milk came on and it just looked good!!! So I texted my DH, who was on the golf course, and he stopped on the way home to get me some chocolate milk. I enjoyed every bit of it!!!
Friday through Monday was spent on my Victorian Village. I am following my 4 day rotation and it is going GREAT!!!! I started the barber shop and was able to finish the top of it. Next rotation, I hope to finish this shop!
On Tuesday, I started my Summer Ball piece. I was able to add more wallpaper and columns. This is the start of page 2.
I FINISHED my summer nine patch design!!! LOVE how it turned out. I think I am going to finish it as a throw pillow for the couch. Unless someone else has another idea or suggestion for finishing the design!
Funny Student Moment this week:
Written on Student paper: I hate Mrs. Hartwell with a Postion.
My written response: I think you meant passion!
Gotta love teenagers!!!!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
I was able to work on my Faery Tales from Haed. This design is 49 pages and I am on page 3. It was a pretty rough week for stitching. I had parent teacher conferences on Tuesday. I have fifty plus students in my room and only three parents showed up! That is about 6%...how sad is that????
|Progress as of 4-5-12|
Mark and my new bed finally came in and it is heavenly!!! A new bed means more money spent. At school, we have compared it to the book "If you give a Mouse a Cookie".
|New bed with the new comforter!!!!|
When we bought the bed, Mark was sweet and ordered me a king size wool padding that goes under the sheets.....It is so soft you just sink into it!
When you buy a new bed that is a different size, you have to buy new sheets:
You also have to buy new King Size Pillow Cases....
We also had to buy a new area rug because we forgot that Brigen ate two holes in the carpet!
After all that shopping, we finally called an electrician because when we tried to turn on the light switch or the ceiling fan, the switch would pop and crackle!!! This had been going on for a while and I finally got tired of it!! It seems that our house was not up to code!!!!!! To make things worse...our House inspector missed it seven years ago. The box had been wired wrong so after some rewiring, new smoke defenders, and surge protectors throughout the whole house we can now use our fan and light in the bedroom!!!! We do not even want to talk about that bill!!! The electrician said if we had a house fire, insurance wouldn't have covered it since the house wasn't up to code. So it is a good thing I called!!!!!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I am continuing with my rotation and for the past 4 days I have been working on my Disney Cinderella's Castle. Since I can't be at Disney World...this is just going to have to do for now!!!! I have 62% of the castle finished!
I belong to four different Yahoo groups: ILCS, Heaven and Earth Stitchers, Intricate Stitchers and Ozark Samplers. I was just wondering how many stitching groups you belong to and if you have a favorite???