Monday, May 26, 2008

What a great weekend whoops..4 day holiday!

So the weather has been perfect for relaxing and just enjoying our time off this past weekend.
Thankfully we still have tomorrow (Monday) to enjoy....... one more day of reprieve!
Have gotten to a little quilting....have the pink baby quilt to make for the new grand niece., (hope she likes my idea of pinks?)...
then I have some rusting brewing....get to unwind my experimental pieces of cloth tomorrow ;-) one piece I added some sun dyes.......can't wait to see what has been created.....
Still need to bind the famous t-shirt quilt......Then back to work on Tues for the wind down of the school should see the nice pottery my students have been making.
So much to do and so little time.........

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Play is this weekend!

So our school play is this weekend and I'm going to miss it since I will be in CT at my son's first wedding shower.........But here is some of the play scenery ;-) Now here's hoping I can get back to cleaning my art room and helping my students complete their clay projects. Hard to believe but the school year is nearing the end for 2007-2008.
Hey can you picture the GREAT Gum Machine?
and the Gobstopper Machine?
Sure hope sooooooooooooooo!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pillows are done....have to ship

So got the pillows completed. ;-) First time I have ever made pillows.... they are sort of simple yet are quilted or pieced so look nice. I am happy with them, sure hope my son and his fiance' like them. I have to ship them tomorrow to CT for next weekend's wedding shower. Hoping that since I have sucked all the air out of them they do not get too wrinkled to look nice as part of my gift. Rain Rain go away I have bus duty this week and hate to get poured on! not a great way to begin my Monday morning!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My quilt is back home! And great news it took a 3rd place

Well remember I had set two goals for myself this, I wanted to enter a quilt challenge and the second, I wanted to enter a SAQA exhibit. Both were complete firsts for me! SO I have met my goals...The challenge I entered was held by the Artful Quilter in Centerville VA. I enjoyed my experience or journey and to my surprise placed 3rd. (My hubby said I should be happy because that means many people had to feel my quilt was worthy of first place since the voting let you pick one as your choice, not sure on his comment but yet sort of made sense lol)

But I also won a $50.00 gift card to the store so that was great! I'm raring to give it another try someday. The exhibit I entered and will eventually hear yay or nay from is a 3 Region SAQA exhibit that will be held in Staunton VA. Funny it is not going to matter the outcome because I have reached my end of the goals. ;-)

Right now I am busy making pillows for my son's upcoming wedding shower as a gift to go with the duvet and shams I got them from their registry.

Monday, May 5, 2008

We're almost completed!

So we're almost completed with the play scenery ;-) My art classes are starting clay so need to get back to my normal planning periods and get my room clean! This week also starts our SOL's.......State testing for those of you that might not live for the Sol's ;-)
Here are some pics to give you a little idea of some of the play scenery...hopefully you can guess what we're trying to portray?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

What a week!

Let's see, first my Uncle in Chicago in ICU then my mom gets taken to hospital in MI over the sure can be busy at times......
So this week I hope to get the scenery completed at work so I can refocus on cleaning my classroom, then refocus on my quilting at home......
The great news is is Spring!!!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tired......but it's been productive week so far.

Sadly not for quilting though! I have been very very busy helping create the stage scenery for the spring play at the Middle school I instruct at. When I moved to VA I had never done stage sets or scenery. Well in my 4 years here I have been getting lots of practice or experience. This year was cut to a play versus a musical and supposed to be easier! Well think can see the start of the set for the nut room/ Willy Wonka's Factory.
Will post some other stage sets tomorrow.
The other pics are from last weekend. Remember my butterfly square? Well you can see from the pics that we have many talented members in the guild and our member that is moving will have a beautiful quilt after she puts all our goodbye squares together.