Y'all know that winter is my season.
But I had a 4-day summer weekend and for once I just laid around soaking it all in.
OK not TOTALLY but MOSTLY. I did go to a rooftop party on Wednesday, a movie on Thursday, hosted a game night on Friday, saw another movie on Saturday...and tonight I'm chillin' at home, grading and planning (I am teaching summer school after all). But during the day, I was primarily prone and super chilled out.
The other highlight of this week was discovering Sprecher's hard rootbeer. I already loved their non-alcoholic rootbeer; this just takes it to the next level of smooth deliciousness.
These are some photos from summers past (all mine) that feel the way these long four days felt to me.
OK. Carry on.
SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER.
Or for six days, give or take. HA.
Yes, last Wednesday was the last day with these nutty kiddos.
Thursday was the last day for teachers, followed by our EOY party. Here's me at the beginning, middle and end of the night. Heh.
I have now been off for Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon four days and gone to FOUR movies (well, one was a repeat). I also finished three books. YES!!!!!!!!!
However, Wed & Thurs I will spend at PDs prepping for summer school, will probably be in my classroom prepping on Friday and start teaching again on Monday. SO yeah my school's out part has been very short so far. It's also possible that my grade level for fall signed up to do curriculum development in August which will basically start as soon as summer school ends and then go until school starts... WAIT A SECOND WHAT DID I DO?!?!?!?
Yeah, I seem to have signed most of my summer away. That's OK though. Just four days off and despite all the movie going and the reading and the TV watching and the movie listening OH AND THE GYM GOING!!! [Yes, Unbelievable I know] I've been totally cranky and lonely the whole time anyway. ;) HEH. Some people are just never happy, eh.
Next summer will be GLORIOUS in comparison.
First finish of 2013!!
A quilt for my friend Carlos' son Sam.
It's made entirely of scraps -- the background green was Cinnamon's and the rest are from quilts I've made previously. The back is pieced scraps, the binding is pieced scraps, and the batting was pieced from leftovers as well!
It measured 51 x 41 post washing. I finished the top last February and finally made the quilt sandwich sometime in...the fall? I wish I would have been able to get to the quilting of it two weeks ago for a 2012 finish but unfortunately deathly illness took care of that possibility.
I free-motion quilted it for the first time in a long time, just BIG loopy loops and spirals etc.
I'm super happy with how this turned out!!! Now I can move on to basting the quilt sandwich of another top I finished many months ago... :)
RIP Bella Schmella Schmoo.
My friend Carrie's dog Bella died yesterday and I'm oh so so so very sad about this, I couldn't even express to you how much. I loved her very dearly.
She was super camera shy as you may have been able to tell but I'm so glad I took her picture anyway.
I'll miss you sweet sweet girl.