Friday, August 26, 2011

My hand at quilting

Here is a doll quilt I made with strips of red I got from Sewing Club. Not too bad, but not good either.

I love to stitch and have been working on blue work snowmen for a while. I am putting them in a quilt, but there are problems. Not enough of the snow flake fabrics and some how its coming out wider than I wanted it to. Not sure what to do yet, will look at it when I am not so tired. I am not a quilter but am trying (learning).

We have had these two visiters in our tree this week. I know Emily researched them, but I can't remember what it is. It is part of the wasp family.

Work has been crazy. I know as a EA I am supposed to be flexible, but its crazy. The bell rings at 7:55 am and I have had to go to lunch as early as 8:30 am just to fit in the kids schedules. Having kinder and 1st grade in one class with separate schedules is crazy. I get out of work by 3:00 pm but am so tired to do anything fun. Hoping things settle down soon.

Too much rambling; so everyone have a great weekend.

Too all of you in the path of Irene, stay safe.

Take care,


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A lot of changes going on here

WOW! I can't believe all the changes here. Both my boys have left to NMSU for college. So I am down to 2 kids at home. That's a big change.

This is where my oldest will be living. Apartments at NMSU.

These are the dorms my second son will be living at.

It is soo empty here. Yes, Emily and Matthew are here, but Emily does not come home till after 5 p.m. and Matthew is in the 5th grade and has had a lot of homework.

Matthew's & my hours at school/work changed to 7:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. which is so nice. Matthew gets his homework done before 5 p.m. and has all evening to full around (play). I still have not settled on a schedule for me, with homework (Matthew), housework, dinner and picking up Emily. And Scout meetings have started for adult leaders (yes, I am a Assistant Webelos leader). Matthew's meeting start next week. Hope to find time for myself soon. I really need to sew (de-stress).

At work, its crazy. We have kinder and 1st grade and it is so confusing on who needs to be where and when (especially with OT/PT/APE and all the other general ed. pull outs. Special Ed. buses are still not running so I have to go early to meet one student while the other EA and teache go meet the other kiddos. And we have a very challenging little kinder kiddo (attitude wise) thats making the days long and hard. I (we) have been eating on the run or with the kids. We are short on duty teachers and it makes life hard, especially when no one wants to help with my special ed. kids. Who are so good, just a little slow. So I have a long duty for lunch/recess, and its been hot here.

OK, enough talking about work and as for the boys (I miss them). Well I hope to have some sewing for next time.

Take care,


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My sewing friends are lonely

My sewing friends, given to me by my mom.

My sewing friends are so lonely. I have not sewed a thing. I am filling in for a co-worker for summer school, helping Emily get her Girl Scout camp going, having graduation parties, rearranging the house, getting boys ready to leave to collage, getting ready for school/work to start, tutoring little girls and being hot all the time. Plus all the house hold chores.

Don't know when I will be back.

Take care,