Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday, Blue Monday....

Roxie In Bed
Ahh, Monday mornings....
All of tmy pets can tell when the weekend revelries are over. They are glum as they feed at 5:30 AM, knowing that walks, hugs, and playtime will not commence again until around 4:00 PM, a long time away.
 At school last week I had a first grader tell me that he wanted me to show him how to draw a mouse. Others chimed in, asking for mouse drawing lessons. Do you see why I love my job? Who gets to have this much fun at work?

My cabinet doors needed some brightening up so we made these silly mice.  I had the children write, in sentence form, the name of their mouse and what it likes to do.  I chose to share these  because they were produced by two of my "at risk" students.
Finally, I want to share the sampler I made at my embroidery class at Weston's in Mount Shasta. The class was fun and Micky Weston is  a warm and gentle soul and a wonderful teacher.

If one was to make assumptions about the kind of women who would attend an embroidery class, one might think it would attract a rather mild mannered, unadventurous sort. Oh boy!! You would not believe the stories! These women are   ANYTHING but mild and boring!

Embroidery Class Sampler


  1. Hi Katy, I came to your blog from CQI. I love your sampler!! I magnified the picture to see the stitching, how did you do the big wine colored roses? Several stitches I've never seen before, and I thought I've seen them all. This is simply beautiful Katy, I look forward to seeing more of your work.
    I too am a dog lover, with a Pom and a border collie. They are my life, along with my 4 cats.
    I'm going to follow your blog, welcome to CQI!

  2. Wow, Katy, that is gorgeous!! I am amazed with your focus and your patience to do such exquisite needle work! Mona G.

  3. Hi Katy this is beautiful! Oh I am self taught well with allot of books and help from CQI members but I would love to have taken a class. Nothing like hands on.