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.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ladies Book Group

I joined the Thursday night ladies book group at church. New activity for me. As much as I love to read, I have never been in a ladies book group. There were only five women including me last night. I didn't know what to expect and would have liked a few more details, like in which room they were meeting. Fortunately the building is small and I found them right away.

I bought the book, Unglued, and read the first two chapters. Turns out there was a workbook to go along with the video. The first two chapters were interesting. I hope it will be beneficial and help me with this season of life.

What may be the most beneficial is getting to know some women around my age at church. We have been going to the 'newcomer' Sunday school class and most of the members are at least twenty years younger. I like the class and it's good to have friends all different ages but sometimes it makes me feel ancient.

So, here's to trying something new in the new year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Finished the year with a quilt finished

Finally finished the second t-shirt quilt. I worked on it off and on for a couple of years, I think. I decided on the sashing, border, and backing fabric and sewed the five rows. Then life, work, and I don't know what came along and I put it on hold. When I got back to it I couldn't remember in what order I was going to put the rows. So that caused 'quilters block', like writers block, I was frozen with indecision.

After finishing several small quilts I was determined to get this quilt done. I promised myself I would not start another small project until the t-shirt quilt was finished.

Yea! It is finished. Now I am going to put the borders on the summer block party quilt and pay someone else to quilt it. A little paralyzed trying to decide where to take it for finishing. Do I see a pattern in my problem with big projects? Hoping for some help or an intervention...