Sunday, January 31, 2010

More Winter

Umm...I don't think this is supposed to happen.
Pretty ice crystals on the blackberry bush.

Giant icicle.
Didn't want to chance the roads to go to church. Haven't left the house in 4 days now, and I'm OK with that! Got a lot of homework done, laundry, quilted, and slept a lot. May be back to work tomorrow.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter, Part 2

Our neighbors lost a big branch of their tree.

You can't see them, but there are two cardinals in the tree that had previously been feeding from our feeder.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Wow. I just can't keep it all up! I guess I'm just going to have to post once a week and make it a good one! I started classes again last week. This semester I am taking Small-N Design and Language and Literacy Development.
I *finally* finished the quilt to hang in the doorway of my classroom. It's been a hit. My first self-designed quilt. The flowers could have used some leaves, but it didn't happen.
I thought this was a cute self-portrait of one of my students. The blue line around his ear is his cochlear implant! :)
Here are some things I bought at the quilt show a couple of weeks ago. These fat quarters will be used for my Dear Jane quilt. Which should be finished in approximately 2030.
This was a cool pattern that looks kinda like circles, but it's not. It came with the triangle ruler to help out.
The pictures are from my camera, so the color's not so good, but these fabrics will make a cute bag to hold groceries or stuff. I have lots of stuff.
Random beads/sequins. I may do a crazy quilt someday....any advice?
This will be something new. It is a felted wool penny pincushion. (Not the bear, he's just there to look cute)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Quilt Show

I went to the quilt show today..
It was a lot of fun.

I spent almost all my Christmas money.

Got some material, beads, fabric, and patterns.

I forgot my camera, so these pictures are from my phone.

My back and feet were sore when I finally sat down in the car.

Someday I will enter one of my quilts!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Fell

Well, I decided it was time to start working out again. Not really a New Year's Resolution, because I'm no good at those, but more of a New Year's Ultimatum because I refuse to buy any more pants. So, yesterday after work I got the trusty step out. I couldn't find my DVD, I think it's still packed away in a box. No matter, turn on a DVRed House and just make stuff up as you go. Well, I'm all into House when I stepped off the end of the bench (step) and fell flat on my butt.
Today I did Billy Blanks. No falling. But a lot harder.

It's been a great couple of days back at work. I've decided I need to tweak my schedule to give everyone more of what they need. So far, I still have a planning time, so I'm ok!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hot Springs

We drove to Hot Springs for New Years. It was really nice. The water coming from the springs is 140 degrees. There were a couple of fountains, and also a couple of places to see the water coming out of the ground.

There is a row of old bath houses that are part of the National Park. Two of them are in operation now. Hubs and I got a 'bath' and a massage at our hotel. It was very relaxing. I highly recommend it!

This is inside the Fordyce Bath House. It is a museum/visitor's center now. This stained glass ceiling panel that is in what was the men's bathing room is made of over 8000 pieces of glass.
Back to work/school tomorrow! I'm ready to see my kiddos.