It seems like I have been gone for months. So much to catch up on. Where shall I start? No, I haven't been on Farmville or Farmtown much,LOL Just a short visit here and there.
We are having beautiful weather.I spent the weekend caring for mom who has been ill for almost two weeks now. She is feeling better and just had to get out of the house so my brother brought her over this morning for a short visit and to see the class room progress. I still haven't ironed and carded all of the dyed silk ribbon yet. It is piled in a bin and on the table for when I have spare time,LOL...whatever that is....
I want a huge color variety, so I think one more dye day is needed.
Friday DH surprised me with this beautiful gift...
with eggs and all. He found it in a building at the golf course where he works. He said the bird must have laid the eggs earlier then the area was sealed off so she couldn't hatch them. How sad. He opened the building and there it was. One egg had a tiny hole and was dehydrated. The others feel heavy and will have to be tossed. I learned my lesson from keeping a whole bird egg in its nest...it exploded one evening in my front room and smelled absolutely horrid.
I thought it was pretty neat since I have been making those little bird nest pendants with three eggs, which I hope to have all mailed soon. Speaking of those little nests, here is the tiny one I made for adding to a CQ project.
If I find time, I would like to add one to each student kit for the Oct 3 and 10th class because so far they all like birds.
I browsed blog land for a moment on Sunday and discovered my friend Terri's sewing space here. You all should share your creative spaces. It's fun to share ideas and discover new. Terri's space looks so inviting.
After visiting mom, I ran to the Junk Shop on Friday afternoon but didn't find a thing until I wandered outside through the old sandy paths overgrown with weeds. I was expecting a snake to crawl out at any time. I had my cell phone ready to call the paramedics..by the way, I don't care a whole lot for cell phones. I'm sure I will get used to them, but already it is an added bother to my life. DH doesn't like his either. DS...well, his is his lifeline. Go figure! I found a magazine unit for a peg board which was perfect for offering books and kits in the class room. It was only $3 too! I ordered a few more of my books and they arrived Friday too. Good timing.
On the way home I stopped at a yard sale near my home. I was delighted to find some old button cards. I love the images on the cards as much as the buttons.
I received a surprise package in the mail Saturday from my sweet friend Elizabeth. She found some cute little butter dishes and small floral plates and thought of my class room. They immediately went on a shelf and I filled them with goodies for students to play with. I took a picture but can't seem to find it at the moment, so I will post that soon. Thank you so much for thinking of me Elizabeth, that was very nice of you :-)
This morning my dear friend and neighbor, Karen stopped by. She had offered me some neat ice cream parlor chairs for the class room . I was in the studio making class kits when I heard a door close and ran downstairs to find her with so many surprises that I felt like Christmas arrived early. We went in the class room and she handed me these gorgeous trims from her trip to WA. I felt like fainting they are so beautiful.
The she gave me a lavender and herb gift pamphlet with recipes from a place in WA. Yum!
Next she handed me a big tub of fresh grown red raspberries..oh my goodness how I love them!
Her harvest is in and she shared with me. Karen, thanks for making my day. Plus....for the thumbs up on the class room. That means a lot!!!
You know what I'm having for desert tonight????
Speaking of food, my brother also harvested some goodies and delivered this morning fresh sweet corn,tomatoes, basil,and his home made fresh mozzarella. So.....I made Bruschetta!
slice a french baguette and drizzle with olive oil. Toast under broiler until browned. Rub cut garlic across surface of each slice.
I had better get back to making class kits. I am gathering goodies and then I will cut the fabrics and assemble each kit according to student preferences. I find if you have colors and themes you enjoy working with, the learning process is much more enjoyable.Here are a few in the works.
Purple and green........
Orange and yellow......
Blue and yellow.......
Rust and blue.
I'm exhausted now, too much info at once...sorry! Have a great evening.