Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 30, 2011

It was snowing and now its raining today. We are cooped up inside.  So what better to do than begin a blog?

I have to start with my dogs, Roxie and Mik.  
Roxie is our Jack Russell terrier and Mik is our beautiful ridgeback mix
Now that my daughter has gone off to college, Roxie and Mik are my babies! 

I take embroidery classes at our local fabric store and would like to share what I have been doing.  Since I am an elementary school teacher, I thought it would be fun to make an old fashioned sampler to hang in front of my door. It took me about 6 months to finish but I am very happy with the results.

My latest passion is crazy quilting.  I began learning about crazy quilts a few weeks ago. The square I am working on is one foot square and was originally going to be a pillow but now I'm not so sure. I'm now thinking of it as more of a fabric and embroidery collage.... 

The silk fabric that I used looks rumpled. I can see that sewing the seems with a machine will be neater than doing it by hand.  I have a friend who is going to help me work on my skills with the sewing machine.

At school this week my first graders were learning about matter.   We made solid matter collages (LOL!) that I put up for display in the hall.  Hope you like them.


  1. i am your first follower. where will you lead me?. i tried to use my fb profile pic, but it won't take it.

  2. Hi - how are Mik & Russell getting along?

  3. Hi,
    how nice to meet you here!!!
    I love crazyquilting and all the handcrafts and I'm a teacher too!!
    I really apreciate your work with your children....I'm a pré-school teacher and we have been talking about recycling....we've done some work similar to yours!!!

  4. here i am blogging instead of laundry....thanks!! LOL!!

  5. love the new wallpaper! very nice!! you need angel dogs and chicken on it too! :)

  6. i loved the pin cushions! so clever! and i got to keep one--yea!!!! thank you!