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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hello, I was also able to do some sewing this weekend.  I entered a potholder into a potholder contest sponsored by .  The winner will receive a sewing machine and they are giving away 2 machines.  You can enter as many times as you wish.  The potholder I entered was one hanging in my kitchen now that I made when I was a teenager for my hope chest.

I've got another one to enter already made, but it is stored in the shed and I can't get to it by myself.  I made it when I was sewing quilt squares into potholders. Blue jeans was my next choice of material.  I cut the backseat out of a pair and serged bandana print around it, used flannel for the inside and more denim for the back.  I saw this idea on another site.  You can slide your hand into the back pocket. I also embroidered a design on the back pocket (after an hour of ripping the thread out).  I have no idea what the judges will like so I'm going to send a variety.  If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

Joey was with me on Saturday and we decided to make a few things for his mother for Valentines Day.  I already had a kitchen towel with multicolor stripes.  I used those colors to put hearts and "Best Mommy" on it.  I also have several black with light gray polka dots and pink trim cosmetic bags.  I embroidered a L in curlz font in light pink with black dots.  Both turned out pretty cute.  At least Joey liked them. 

Another busy weekend.  I should get my new sewing machine by Friday.  I can't wait!!!!!  I've got one project to finish and more to start.

Oh, I also sent Mainstreet Milledgeville a few pictures to see if they will let me enter some of my wares in their Milledgeville in the Arts for First Fridays.  Maybe I'll sell a few things there.  At least it doesn't cost anything.  No loss but time. 

Have a great week!

January 23, 2011- EDIT class reflections

Well, I completed my first assignment for my EDIT class this afternoon.  I read over a 35 pages study completed by the Hanover group on the proper method to conduct an online course.  It was pretty interesting and a lot of it seemed to be common sense especially if you practice Best Practices in your regular classroom.  The hardest part was creating the 2 multiple choice or true/false questions over the material. One of which had to be higher order.  I'm used to creating higher order questions with discussion questions or with creative outcomes.  Oh well, I hope I did it correctly.

I had to choose a chapter from our textbook to conduct an online lesson to our group.  I chose my chapter based solely on when the presentation date would occur.  I wanted to present immediately following our school's Spring break so that I would have several examples (from other students) and a week to prepare.  The chapter did seem interesting so I hope it works out.

Have a great week everybody!

Friday, January 14, 2011

MLKjr Weekend

Friday, January 14, I love weekends.  I can sleep as long as I want- stay up as long as I want.  And stay secluded in my little sewing room to play.  I got some really good news (late, but just in time) from a friend.  She is expecting a little girl in 2 weeks.  Now I have a project for Saturday!  Yeah!!  Burpies- little girl burpies-  Sew much fun!  I'll post more as I work on them.

Baby girl burpies!
Sunday, January 16, I found this really cool idea that I wish I had had last week when it was sooooo cold.  It's called a neck gaiter.  Weird name- maybe I'll come up with a better, cuter name like "tube scarf", "neck warmer". Ha! Ha!  I think it will require some more thought.  Maybe somebody out there can help me out. 

Anyway- Here are some pictures.  I'm thinking I'm going to share a few with the local soccer coaches to generate an interest among the teams and parents.  Let's see where it will take me.

Click here to Look at this super cute baby cube tutorial!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011

Welcome to my blog.  Family, school, and my hobbies....  Lots to show you and talk about.  Stay tuned.  As soon as I figure this thing out, I will post some pictures of my favorite things.

Sharin' my Stitches Facebook page
Grammy at work!