Friday, May 21, 2010

Early Birthday

Our friend, Mary Ann, from Idabel was visiting this week and she brought me an early birthday present. Yippee!!!! This is Ethel......I love snowmen/snow ladies. She is just precious and she is autumnal, which is a word that our friend Becky heard on Martha Stewart a few years back. I love the sound of that word. See, it doesn't take much to entertain me.

Today was Fun Day and the kids had a blast and the weather was absolutely perfect. The Broken Arrow firemen came to the school and shot water into the air amide the squeals and screams of the children.

I must stitch this weekend and be serious about it. LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It Was Worth The Wait

Mare sent me the nicest LK exchange. It is mail art and a stitching case. It has a scissor holder, a place on each side to store floss and it has hand made pins, flowers, and floss. What a nice gift. Every day when I call my DH to say hi, I ask, "Has anything come for me that is stitching?" Today was an eureka day. I had a package from Mare. This is a hard week at school because the children are there physically but their minds are in Florida, etc. So this was such a special treat and I can't wait to share it with my fellow teachers. They will be wowed like me. Thank you so very much, Mare.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Seasonal Exchange Arrived

I received my SE today from Lisa D. It is so sweet and I am going to display it on my Grandmother's treadle sewing machine. It is located in my entry way and it is a perfect place to display my stitching goodies that I receive from others. Some of my Easter items will stay until the middle of June. They are spring and our spring has sprung with lots of rain and tornadoes. Hopefully it will just settle on rain. It looks like we will have inside recess all next week.

Lisa stitched "Spring Basket" on 28 ct. Evenweave, natural color. I love the soft colors. When I am doing exchanges I am concentrating so hard on getting mine done and in the mail I forget that I am going to get one also. That is always a pleasant surprise.

My DH and I are cleaning the house this morning. It goes so much faster when we both tackle it but I had to stop and post my picture. The pups are helping. They go smell where we have swept. Perhaps we have taken one of their special fuzzies that float along the floor. Once again, thank you Lisa.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

We had a houseful on Sunday and it was marvelous. I love cooking for my family and it brings memories of when the children were young. I cleaned with the great help from my DH and then we shopped that evening and I ranted and fumed because Wal-Mart was out of everything. I came home and cooked and we had eleven family members for lunch. We laughed, I played with the grandchildren, we planned for the summer, and I can tell my summer is not going to be long enough. There will not be any wasted days.

I have started on my scissors keeper which is due on June 1. I'm going to use the pattern Sweet Heart from Joyeux Noel. I love it and I think it would make a lovely scissor holder. Now get to work.

This is teacher appreciation week at our school and we get to wear jeans everyday except Friday which is Mass. We have 11 days left of school and the children are wound for sound. Good thing I teach music, we move, we sing, and we play instruments. Our activity today with the faculty and children was a great game of deck tennis. We had 5 rounds and I had to play 2 of them. We had great fun and the children beat us soundly. Oh well, there is next year.

Tried to watch Syriana this evening. TOO VIOLENT FOR ME. So I came in read blogs and decided to visit for a while. We had storms this evening and they were too close for comfort.

Enjoy your week and I will be back for another visit soon.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pictures of my sent exchanges

Here are pictures of my completed and sent LKE and my Seasonal Exchange. I enjoyed working on them. The little blue bird caught my eye and I loved it. I love the colors in the LK kit and I love the little scissors. I like miniature items like little screwdrivers, etc. It doesn't take much to please me.

We are headed on on short day trip and are taking the babies with us. They love to travel. They become nervous wrecks until we get them loaded.

Have a great weekend and an even better next week. It is our Spanish Festival next week and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade are doing a Mexican Dance for the school.