I'm already looking forward to the 2 1/2 month summer break! But at least when spring break is over, we go back to a 4 day week since we have the vernal equinox holiday immediately after. :)
Then in a couple of weeks it's finals time (yeah - in April!) and May is pretty much fun & games. The grade level field trips are fun - one goes to the local amusement park. But basically kids just check-out during May. Especially this year when we've added an extra 2 days onto the school year. I'd like to take bets now as to how many kids won't be coming to school during those two days.
And discipline in the classroom those last two weeks??? Forget about it!
Sigh. I think I'm depressing myself! LOL
Oh - I must add one thing: Our school days will extend by 10 minutes each day starting April 5th to make up our 3rd snow day.
::sarcasm font on::: Thank goodness we're going to have that extra instructional time. It will certainly make a difference in children's lives. :::font off::: (Yeah - I know by law we have to have 180 instructional days - but I still think this is stupid!)
On to crafting stuff. Remember that Moen commercial where the couple are being shown through an architectural firm? The man shows them all his buildings & awards and finally says, "What can we do for you?" The woman pulls a faucet out of her purse & says, "Design a house around this."
That's how I felt when I saw these buttons at Wal-Mart yesterday:
They come in so many different styles & colors - I was entranced. I could just see these on something really bright & fun for summer or on a child's cardi or dress. There were about 8 different cards but I limited myself to two. Especially since I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet!
I picked up a couple of patterns while I was there. This is just a basic one to use up some of the cotton & cotton blends I have in my fabric stash:
And this I decided would be perfect for my crinkle fabric:
Today I've sworn to get to sewing! Or at least get a couple of projects cut out. :)
I started on my Cable tank. It has an interesting construction. Both pieces are knit from the top down, the straps are on the front and are sewn onto the back rectangle to complete the tank. So my knitting will be pretty boring for awhile as I knit the back rectangle:
I decided to use the new CE in Violet - I just LOVE the color! It'll go great with jeans. :)
I found a few more things in my sewing basket that I'd forgotten I had. This Yule centerpiece just needs quilting:
This is a Halloween door banner panel from Debbie Mumm:
Maybe one of these days I'll get around to sewing it up & using it!
I found this really gorgeous Yule fabric too:
I think it liked it so much I didn't want to use it up! LOL It's just hard to find something Yule/Pagan oriented in the midst of all the angels & trumpets of Christmas. When I do I snatch it up. :) But I do think I need to find something to do with it - to enjoy it rather than hoard it!
Last but not least, I was able to get into my sewing/computer/crafting room & make some sort of sense out of it. I even have a new little area I call, "Dishcloth Central":
Hehehehe....Have a great Wednesday!