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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Doodling With Stitches...




Doodling with stitches this weekend...


... a silk/wool blend eco-printed with rose leaves...


... the finished piece is going to be the front panel of my school bag for this school year...


... each row stitched in neutral, earthy tones...


... calm, relaxing, stitching these last few days of vacation...

:)





Friday, August 29, 2014

Sunflowers ...



( all photos are by Liberty Farms )

Yesterday my husband, daughter and I had some time well spent among fields of sunflowers...




We walked the sunflower maze at Liberty Farm's Sunflower Maze near where we live.



There are over 1 million sunflowers planted in this field! 



Families, individuals can come walk through, set up cameras and take their time strolling through the maze of flowers...


At the end of the growing season the sunflower seeds are harvested and sold as bird seed in the NJ Audubon stores.


It was a beautiful day, the weather, temperature was approx. 75 degrees F and breezy so it was perfect for walking around the fields! It was amazing just to look and see sunflowers all around you as far as you could see...   :)

Next, the corn mazes in October! :)












Sunday, August 24, 2014

Getting Ready for School...




I saw this on Pinterest today when I was looking around pins ( I have not roamed around Pinterest in a long while... ) I laughed out loud when I read it! I will be up at school this week to organize my art rooms and thus begins the end of the school's copy machine's vacation! The poor machines will soon be over used and begin to crap out just when we need them the most! I plan on getting any copying done before next week when the poor machines have a breakdown! The repair guy is always saying we make too many copies! ( lol... it's a school... )



At one point this afternoon I had to reach over the cat to scroll through Pinterest...  she snuggled up against the laptop because it was warm...


I, being the exciting person that I am, spent my Saturday night typing up my class lists for 3d-5th grade and starting my seating charts... several old movies later on Netflix today ( Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Steel Magnolia's and Turner and Hooch ) I am mostly done with them. I also coded my class lists and created my SGO Data sheets for 2nd and 5th grade.


                           I doodled up some of my big paper clips for my desk at school... I am school work burned out for the day... I am going to finish doodling my last desk organizer and paper clips tonight.  I'm taking a whole load of #$@^&%$ up to school tomorrow that has taken up residency in my family room and the back of my car...  :)


Time to crochet some new back straps for all my Birkenstocks... ( all my school shoes have to have backs on them, dress code... ) I threw out the straps from last year, they had seen better days...  


doodle close-up
I honestly don't feel like moving from my spot but dinner must be started and laundry must be finished...  Have a good week all! :)










Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New School Shoes...




Remember when you were a kid and it was time to go out shopping for new school shoes? I stopped at The Dollar Tree today while I was out doing some errands. I have been on the hunt for inexpensive bins that I can use to store/organize supplies in the art room. The dollar store is always the first stop since, yes, every thing is $1.00 !  Perfect for a teachers budget... I found  some great bins for storing table hand sharpeners ( they are big enough that the kids can sharpen right into them and i can dump the shavings later) and some plastic totes that are the perfect size for placing colored paper and scraps at the tables for projects.
Right next store is a DSW shoe store... yeah, so I went in to browse...my daughter is at the shore with a friend so I was by myself, there were a lot of moms with kids trying on sneakers... made me think about back to school shoe shopping when I was a little kid... you went to the shoe store where the salesperson measured your feet for you! I loved looking at all the shoes! There was always a feeling of excitement about new shoes! 
Well, I saw these, tried them on, they are comfortable ( I have several other pairs of this brand, J-41 and they are comfortable to wear all day at school). I love, love the red and the MaryJane look! ( and I paid $40.00 less than the retail price)



These lovelies were waiting for me in the mailbox when I got home! I ordered them on-line the other day( never ordered yarn on-line but they were so pretty...) They are very soft and pretty... the yarn is much thinner than I expected but honestly I was going on what I read since I couldn't actually touch, feel or see them in person. Never the less, they will become something beautiful one day soon to come!  

I did a little prep work for school this morning... it's coming fast... need to get up to school and get my class lists so I can make up my seating charts ( oh joy... ) Enjoy the rest of your week, the weather has been glorious here! 
:)