Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My first quilt:
This quilt is called the Disappearing Nine Patch, and I have my sister (Becca) to thank for the idea! To make this quilt you sew together 9 5-inch squares.......(the first two pictures are showing the nine square blocks.....)You then cut the 9-square block in half, horizontally and vertically. Next, rotate the four blocks.Last, put all of the blocks together and you have your quilt! (almost, at least)
I call this quilt "The Happy Quilt" because Brett walked in last night and said "That quilt looks a spring quilt. It's a happy quilt." I'm thinking of putting a border of red around the blocks.....what does everyone think? (I've been looking at this so mch I can't tell if it's cute or not!)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I'm so proud of Brett for killing this 10-point buck! :) :) :) :) :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

So this is Christmas.................
(if I left out pictures of anyone I apologize! Blogger was working slooooooooooowww)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

After :)

New TV! :) Merry Christmas to us from Santa (a.k.a. The Torbetts)

All of my craft items and sewing stuff organized. SOO exciting
Merry Christmas Eve! more pictures from my first married Christmas coming soon!

Friday, December 19, 2008

I made this.
At first it was too little,
then too big,
then just right.:)
It's even lined!

I wanted to throw it in the trash halfway through.............."box corners" are not my thing (yet). It was my first attempt though>
I like sewing:)
I'm taking after my momma in many ways-this being one of them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We had over 60 parents come to our fourth-grade IB night tonight!
That is amazing!

Branson with Brett this weekend........

candy-making on Christmas Eve for the Torbett's. :)
book exchange and play time with the "little ones" on Christmas Day :). Plus, stocking exchange with my dear husband.
Time off from school and time for sewing coming soon.........

all things to look forward too.

Monday, December 15, 2008

My students have been working SO hard lately to research about various places in the world. The students used the computer and books for research and had to use a rubric to determine what types of things to look for when researching. They made a "Living Museum", which they will be presenting for their parents tomorrow and for the rest of the school on Wednesday and Thursday. I am so proud of my students!! We have some of these tables displayed in the hallway and have already received wonderful comments. Japan
I took pictures of the fourth-graders as they were researching. I also asked them what they liked about Living Museum and typed their quotes on this poster as well (for parents to see!)