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Quilting Helps Everything

The snow day did not happen!!! I guess I did jinx it after all, I was too prepared!

Come On Snow!

I know the students always cheer for a snow day,  tonight I am hoping for one too!!!  I won't be happy in June when they add the day to the end of our school year but there is something magical about a snow day when it happens.  Your alarm wakes you, you crawl out of bed and start getting ready for work and the phone rings --- your heart races a little bit --- you answer and the message tells you the school is closed due to bad weather!!!  That's the great moment.  You are already awake so you've got the whole day ahead of you.  The whole day is a gift of time because you planned to be at work and now you can plan what you'd like to do at home instead!!!

Quilt On The Go Kit

My very good friend's husband has being having some health problems.  They recently found out that he will be in and out of the hospital for some treatments along with frequent visits to different doctor's offices.  If you have ever had to deal with a serious illness yourself or with a loved one, you know it can be a long drawn out process with many hours of waiting, waiting, waiting.  I have a difficult time just waiting, I have to have something to do to keep me busy and help the time pass more quickly.

Happy New Year!

My calendars are all in their places and ready to go.  My resolutions are ready to be implemented (and hopefully carried out through the new year).  I wish you all a very Happy New Year filled with good fortune and lots of quilting  opportunities!!!

Happy New Year --- Happy Quilting,
Laurel

Quilting Calendars

Do you have your 7 calendars ready?   My mother used to always make sure she had 7 calendars for the  new year hung up in the house before midnight on December 31.  During the first December after I got married my mom brought me a calendar and asked if I  could  get  6 more myself or if I needed her help.  Mom reminded me that, according to the wives tale, if you had 7 calendars for the new year hung in your house before midnight on December 31 you would have good luck throughout the new year. 

The Test

I got a phone call from a person wanting to know if I know how to do stitch-in-the-ditch.  I answered, "Yes, I do."  She then asked if I would quilt a quilt for her.   I told her I would.  We made an appointment for her to drop the quilt off to me.

Merry Christmas

It's the night before Christmas and I'm back in my house
Last minute shopping is done and dinner fed to my spouse

Presents were purchased from here and from there
Driving home on the ice was done with great care

The live tree we decorated really looks great
Cookies for Santa are piled on the plate

My grandson is finally out like a light
He tried to wait up and see Santa tonight

I've still got to wrap presents and return things to their places
My reward for the work will be all the happy faces!!!

More Time for Quilting

Maybe I'm just frugal by nature.  Maybe its because I am a child of parents who survived The Great Depression.  I have a difficult time throwing anything away.  I swish water to get the last little bit of soap or conditioner out of a bottle.  I use fabric strips from worn out blue jeans to weave rugs on my weaving loom.  I've even passed up the new fabrics in my stash, on occassion, to make a quilt from the "good parts" of worn out clothing.

I typically drive a car until its a  rust bucket, wear clothes until their worn then cut them into rags, and if something still works --- I still use it!!

Winter Break

I love my job!  I have been teaching for many years and still love what I do.  However, I can admit the truth, I am really very happy that our Winter Break started after school today.  My students are very excited that Santa is on his way.  It has been difficult to keep 28 second graders focused on academics when they have "visions of sugerplums" dancing in their heads.  Of course I will miss my students but I am grateful for the time with my own family and friends and never turn down the additional time to spend quilting!!!

I Think I Can...I Think I Can...I Think I Can...

If you are a parent, have a parent or know a parent, you also know that parents often wonder how much of what we say to our children actually sinks in.  Parents talk, teach, discipline, lecture and bestow many words of wisdom upon their children and hope that a portion of what they say is retained.  Sometimes what we taught our children, whether on purpose or incidently, comes back to us when least expected.

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