Thursday, June 19, 2008

Quick Note

I am taking a class about teaching AP Calculus this week. The first couple of days were pretty boring, but it has picked up as the week has gone on.

I quilted the t-shirt quilt last night. I will do the binding tonight. Then I will wash it, take pictures, and deliver it. YIPPEE!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Today at the quilt store

I decided that I didn't have enough of the fusible interfacing for the t-shirt quilt. So I did a "quick" run into Tiny Stitches. Did I say quick? Well, my good friend Sharon was working. I haven't seen Sharon in a while, so I had to talk with her. And then I fell in love with this line of fabric and had to get a couple of yards. I have no idea what I am going to do with it, but I like it.

When I got back, I got the mail. Our Latin curricula had arrived. We are all so excited to be starting Latin. Ed says we are going to sit around talking Latin so Dad cannot understand us. So far we have learned Hello is Salve, when you are talking to one person and Salvete when you are talking to more than one person. So I guess Caesar Augustus would say to the Senate, Salvete. Or maybe not.
And this is Amy eating her gluten-free waffle. They are kind of saw dust-esque. I need to go to the natural foods store to get some stuff for her.

Yesterday didn't turn out as I had hoped

In the morning, I got a call from the kids' pediatrician. My daughter has Celiac Disease. This means she cannot eat gluten. Ever. Gluten is in everything. Everything. Ok, not everything, but a lot of stuff you wouldn't think about. Needless to say, it kind of threw me for a little while.

I did get the t-shirts cut out. I did not get them fused. That will happen today.

I didn't get to use the moon button. Maybe today...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A New Day

I just finished my workout. I did a half hour of step aerobics to General Hospital. I can almost get all of General Hospital watched in a half hour.

Today I am going to do all the cutting and fusing for a t-shirt quilt. I don't really enjoy these, but this one is for a graduating senior who has been influential (in a great way) on the lives of my children. She saw another one that I did, and she thought it was more interesting than other ones she has seen. (She liked the lack of blank space.) So I said I would make it. And her mom is paying me, which will offset the writing curricula I am buying for the kids.

After I get the cutting and fusing done, I have this white button that has been sitting by my desk for a few days that is just asking to become a moon. So I am going to start a piece where it can be the moon. So here's hoping that whatever top it is from never needs its spare button...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It has been forever

I finally finished something. My fiber arts group, Fiber Art Fusion, is having a show at the end of July. I finished my piece for it yesterday. And, Dave found the digital camera, so I could take pictures of it. It is a little accordion fold book. The theme of the show is Transformation. I took all of the same shapes, the house and the moon, and made them with different colors, textures, and put them in different places. In math, a transformation is when you move a thing to a new place. So it is kind of a geometry thing, too, since that is what I taught this year. The original idea for these little house pictures came from Deborah Boschert's book, Small Art Quilts, Creating a Series.