Saturday, August 17, 2013

Go to the Head of the Class!

Monday morning the school bells ring!
I'm ready for a new adventure!
Are you?
I'll be teaching a great group of 4th graders this year.
I've taught in a variety of settings -- the most recent
 having been the homeschooling
of my own fourth grader.
While I'm searching for vintage linens, I occasionally
come across vintage school memorabilia.
Such was the case for this 50's Milton Bradley game
"Go to the Head of the Class."
I love the striped edging and rows and rows of desks.
(I'm not sure this room arrangement
would be great for class control!)
My game-board only goes to the 8th grade.

No skipping class in this teacher's room!

I'm cheering for Cowboy Joe or Susie.

Could you answer these questions?

Even Mommy and Daddy get to play!

It's my prayer that I help each student
"Go to the Head of the Class."
I'm ready!
Are you?
Have a blessed week,

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Summer Project Finished!

I've been enamored with the vintage-style oilcloth
that has resurfaced in fabric and quilt stores.
While visiting a quilt shop this summer, I purchased
some yardage featuring strawberries and gingham.
I couldn't wait to try a sewing project
 that called for this textile.

I found oilcloth very easy to sew.

My tote is unlined, but pinking shears provided
a cute touch to the edges.
Here's my blue-eyed Sassy once again
 interrupting a photo session.

She definitely approves of the new tote!

The pattern for this tote came from the creative
Sophie Bester's Oilcloth Inspirations.
I have enough oilcloth left for an adorable lunch sack.
Hmm . . . .what else could I make?

 Before too long, I'll be getting out of storage
some unfinished
fall projects from previous years!
Where has the summer gone?
In my hometown,
school begins this Friday!
(I saw this storm coming in while at an area shopping plaza.)
I've seen some storms this summer.
I've seen what comes after the storm.

(The church children found this Lunar Moth after services one evening.)
I've had the time to stop and see
 God's beauty in the smallest of things,
(Martin's Branch Road.  Everybody needs at least one
road with a tree canopy.)
and I'm ready to see where
the next adventure leads.
What will you remember about this summer?