Sunday, February 28, 2010

Daniel's Lakers Quilt

Well, Daniel Shea has coveted Papi's Lakers quilt for long enough.  I finished his quilt this weekend.  I used a pattern that I found in a magazine (the name of which has escaped me, presently.)  The pattern consisted of blocks made of pinwheels and 9-patches.  I modified it slightly because I wanted to close the white spaces.  Therefore, I rotated pinwheels in every other other row so that they closed the white spaces.  I quilted by "stitching in the ditching" using my walking foot.  (Man is that a great invention, or what?) I stippled the border just to add some visual interest. 
The gold and royal purple are flannel and the back is almost entirely flannel.  So, it is super-comfy!   I am so proud of myself that I remembered to throw a color-catcher (two for good measure) in the wash before I washed it the first time.  The white is still as white as snow!   Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unpacked and unbelievably happy!

I cannot believe how emotional moving back into my sweet Del Rio was for me!   Tuesday night, at our school board meeting, I presented some letters that my students had written to the Board, thanking them for the fabulous school.  I wept like a baby.  The were quite obviously tears of joy; but tears, nevertheless.

"School, sweet, school" feels like "Home, sweet, home."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So long. Farewell. Auf Wierdersehen. Good night.

Del Rio is moving from our temporary campus to our fancy-schmancy, newly-rebuilt school!   I am so excited that I don't even mind that I have to work for most of my vacation week.  (I feel pretty lucky to get it off in the first place!) 

My room is packed and awaiting the movers to do what they do best.

Now that you have seen my temporary classroom all packed up, please enjoy a little video of my new educational digs.  :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Plume-tastic giveaway!

Well, if you love Random Acts of Kindness (RAK), jarmommy is hosting a pretty nice one over on her blog:  {pickles & bacon} !

She has an adorable blog, by the way!    Have some fun over there!

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Special Day!

What a special day today is!   It is the birthday of my oldest child.  My precious baby Jake!   I can hardly believe that he turns 12 years old today.  A preteen!   Wow!   He never ceases to amaze me with his intelligence, kindness, and sense of humor.  I feel unbelievably lucky to have this young man in my life.  Happy birthday, Jacob Llewellyn Cooper!   I love you with every breath I take!
Here are some pictures of my baby boy's life, thus far.   Enjoy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Another Quilts for Kids quilt

Here is another quilt that I made for Quilts for Kids.  For this quilt, I used fabric from my fabric stash.  (Psychedelic, huh?) 
Quilts for Kids accepts handmade quilts from volunteers and gives them to children in need at hospitals across the country.  I hope that this Psychedelic Owl quilt provides comfort to a tween girl somewhere.  :)