I've just got to share the good stuff I read.

I love to read. I read every chance I get. If I read something really good, I want to share it with my friends and co-workers. I make copies of magazine articles, read aloud to my students, tell others about good books I'm reading, and keep a book with me at all times.

I love teaching and learning new things. I need a place to share some of the lessons and what my students and I learn. Since my teaching situation is different from everyone else's in my school, I would like to tell all of you in the blog-o-sphere about these great lessons.

Feel free to share what you are reading, teaching and learning with us in the comments.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

How I Spent My Thanksgiving Vacation

I had a very productive Thanksgiving vacation. First, I finished the quilt for the PTA raffle shown in the previous post. Then, I finished a crocheted scarf started last winter. I took short break from crafty things to make cranberry salad and cook the turkey for Thanksgiving. There was a visit to the dentist and a visit with mom during the week, too. Friday and Saturday I worked on three Peter Rabbit baby quilts. Last, I checked the MRA PO box, updated the name tag list for the conference and made a bank deposit. Today I started addressing envelopes for Christmas cards but I won't mail them 'til later.

There is also a list of things I meant to finish but didn't. I didn't read the journals I brought home. I didn't make two pillow covers. I didn't go to yoga this week. But I did walk several days.

The next-to-best thing that happened this week was notification that my session for IRA was accepted. The best thing this week was spending time with Emily, Ben, Liam, Joey, and Jessie on Thanksgiving. It was so much fun to see and hear Liam laughing as he played with Joey and Jessie.

It was a good break.

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Whole Day of Quilting

I just finished this lap quilt for the PTA fund raiser. I pieced the top as part of the first Bernina Saturday Sampler that began in 2004!. The blocks have been on my list of things to finish for a long time.

When I foolishly volunteered to donate a quilt to the PTA I thought of using these blocks. My skill in piecing has improved in the last eight years, thank goodness. I still don't like making 'flying geese' but when I do make some they come out straight. This quilt will be good for a child to snuggle under while watching TV.

It is a great feeling to have something finished, especially my oldest unfinished project. Now, I hope to make two or three baby Peter Rabbit nine patches and finish the T-shirt quilt this week.

I have been reading the "Bones" series of mysteries set in Zinnia, Mississippi. Enjoyable reading but I had to take a break or no sewing would get done.

Celebration is in order because the EEIS Newsletter FINALLY got published and emailed to the group. My plan is to share it with boss-type folks so they can read my article about my summer research.