Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Here are a few of the conversations I heard during the hour I was at school.
Girl 1- you know, yesterday Mrs. Henrie was normal.
Girl 2- yea?
Girl 1- but today she is not normal.
During my reading group the boys were very curious about my different look. The conversation went something like this.
Me- do I look different today?
They all nod their head.
Me- I am not wearing any makeup today because I was helping my daughter who is sick.
Boy 1- yea teacher, yesterday you didn't have all of those lines on your forehead!
Later in the group when I was helping a student one on one -
Boy 2- teacher can you put some glasses on or something because you are starting to creep me out.
Another girl asked one of the aides "What is wrong with Mrs. Henrie she really doesn't look good today?"
Five year olds have the best comments! They say exactly what is on their mind. I laughed and laughed about it all day.
It doesn't bother me because I don't mind if I am wearing make up or not and it makes all of their comments about how much they like school and like my like my class more real.
Someday I'm going to write a book with all of their funny comments!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sorry, but there are no new pictures but I want to have the whole thing finished before I show you. Just so you know my seam ripper and I have become good friends again! When it is finished it will be worth it!
Check out Judy's blog for other Design Walls.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I have just started quilting my color pallete challenge quilt. While I am not a professional I am extremely happy with the results I have so far!
Once I got past the indivudual stitches and looked at the whole pattern I think I can live with it. Check it out above! I know it is not the whole quilt, that will have to be a surprise when it is complete.
Have a great day!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
She found the tutorial on diydish.com. When I opened it I immediately thought of designing my sewing room around this item. Can't you see it, white and lavender paint, some funky accent color. Well it will be awhile before I get a sewing room so I will just have to keep dreaming!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Here is my progress on the January Color Palette Challenge. I decided to go with a border of flying geesse, but now I am stuck! I have three options and I am not sure which one I like the best.
Head over to Judy's blog to see what everyone else has on their design walls.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Alright, I can't take credit for this one. This quilt belongs to my mother. It is a minkee strip quilt, they have been really popular around here lately. Six inch strips on the top, gray minkee on the back with a batting in between makes for a very heavy quilt.
My mom says she has been inspired by the ufo challenge so she is going to try to finish a project every month. She didn't want to officially commit but will join along when she can.
Way to go! This is the year of finishing projects.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
I made a little more progress on the color palette challenge. I am falling in love with this applique piece! I love the way the colors are coming together and the different shapes. I am not sure what will go in the middle, maybe some kind of white flower? I will probably try a few options and pick my favorite. The white flowers on the outside are supposed to have three little circles coming out of the center but I'm not convinced I will add them in. I can't wait to see all of the other design wall links at Judy's blog. If you want to check them out click on the Patchwork Times button at the top! It will be posted Monday morning.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
After reading my last post I wanted to make it perfectly clear I have nothing against Chinese restaurants! I hope my comments will not be taken as disrespectful.
I designed the center block without previewing the colors so I was a little surprised with the results. The more I look at it the more I like it. I guess things look different in my mind than they do in reality (my husband would agree with this point)!
I have started working on my project for the Color Palette Challenge. I decided to do a mix of applique and piecing. Here is what I have for the center so far. There are some stems that are naked right now, I'm not quite sure what I will use but it will most likely be the burgundy color.
I hope I like how it turns out, right now it kind of reminds me of a Chinese restaurant. That is not the look I was going for.
Have a good weekend!