Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Deja vu

I subbed in the library today! It was like old home week. I greeted the kids as I always did, took attendance, monitored keyboarding skills, read, checked books in and out, shelved... I felt totally at home!

While I thoroughly enjoyed myself today, I know that I made the right decision to retire at the end of last school year. I am TIRED!

Before heading in to school this morning, I finished a Spinning Wheel glass mat.

It's funny, now that I don't have a goal of finishing one each week, I find it easier to take on other projects, such as Ice Drops! ;-)

I have chosen the next project for my sewing students. We're going to make these cute little pocket tissue holders. They work up so quickly and easily! The directions are on YouTube. All you need is two pieces of fabric, one 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and the other 5 1/2" x 6 1/2". The whole project can be done in less than 15 minutes... easy peasy!

I only finished one Ice Drop today. Maybe I'll have time to make more tomorrow!

Dave's getting close to finishing my kitchen countertop. All that's left to do is put the turntable back in place and seal the seams. I'd like a new dishwasher, but I think that will have to wait for a while. Tomorrow I start cleaning cabinets and putting things away. I think I may do a little rearranging while I"m at it!


  1. That had to be fun going back to your library, and I'm sure the kids were happy to see you! Have any of your former tatting group continued tatting?

    Enjoyed the sewing Tutorial! What a neat project! The kids will really like making those! Great gifts, too!

    The counter top is looking great!

    1. It was fun, Kathy! Yes, some of the kids are still tatting. In fact, there was a Josephine chain bookmark in one of the books I was reading to the kids today... very nicely done, and not tatted by me! :-)

  2. Great tatted items!!! :) Neat tissue holders!! :)
    Your kitchen is looking wonderful!!! :)

  3. Glad you haven't forgotten spinning wheels! Your kitchen is going to be splendid.

  4. Love the counter top and the tissue holders are great idea for this time of year too. your tatting is always nice to see!

  5. I like this spinning wheel colourway and what a lovely sewing project !

  6. Lovely spinning wheel, and ice drops
    Your tissue covers are very pretty.


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