Friday, February 26, 2010

this and that

here are some odds and ends I have been meaning to share...

this semester I decided that I needed to teach my 6th grade students how to stitch a stitch and sew a button. I thought simple embroidery on tea towels would be the best way to start, and of course I had to then create an example piece to show them.

basic, simple and too the point.
this was one of the most fun projects I did with my kids and I can't wait to do it with another group next semester!

Did you see this cute little Salt-n-Pepper set at Target in the $2.50 section?
Couldn't resist these lovebirds for spring!

last week when I got back from Dallas I was sick.
apparently I had too much fun and caught a cold!
my cocktail of choice when I am sick was accidentally captured above when I was taking pictures for this post, so I thought I would include it.

Jerusalem's Cold Curing Cocktail

Mix Equal Parts Pink Grapefruit Juice & Sprite Zero
w/1 Tablet of Grapefruit Flavored Airbourne,
Over Ice.

And finally, meet Mitzi Mouse.
A little friend that stole home in my bag from Ikea.
Isn't she so cute?


  1. Oh i want to go to Ikea! I love it! Your this and that are great! The birdies are fun! I would have let Mitzi come home with me too!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Your embroidery is very pretty. I enjoy your blog.

  3. I also teach my 6th graders to stitch...this past year I taught 135 of was chaotic but each one made a patchwork pillow, handsewn with the backstitch, and the project certainly promoted pride!! Your towles were a great idea!

  4. I wish you were my sixth grade teacher!! I would have loved to have learned something useful in school.
    I have a question for you. Those curtains in your previous post in your dining room was a duvet cover and not patchwork hankies sewn together?? I love it and want to lighten up for Spring!!

  5. LOVE it! When I was in school we learned needlepoint, macrame, and woodworking. We had great teachers in elem. who would work it into our lessons (sewing a calico cat when we did "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat"!) We are so lucky to have you in our school!

  6. What a perfect beginning project! Those kids are going to make some moms very happy coming home with those darling tea towels! Mitzi Mouse is adorable!!! I love her!

    I'm having my first giveaway on my blog if you'd like to come check it out:)

  7. Your embroidery is very pretty. I enjoy your blog.
    work at home in india


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