Monday, December 14, 2009


We'll start with a picture or two and then I'll explain that "Whew!"
Awhile ago, I blogged about how MammaBear and I took a paper piecing class, here are our results. Mine (above) is not done - of course- because I decided to change my border fabric at the last minute.

Here is MammaB's. finished. Which I think turned out lovely.

Explanation of the "Whew!"
Today was my first day back at school after being off for 10 weeks with my back surgery.

It went okay however-
  1. It took me 1 hr.and 45 min. to get to work because of the winter weather.
  2. I walked into my room and music was in piles organized/unorganized- everywhere!
  3. There were student folders laying about that had not been put away.
  4. I walked into my office and it looked like a bomb had gone off around my desk. I just stood there looking at it trying to figure out where to even start - I won't go into more detail here as I'm likely to use some not so nice words.

Side note: I am so grateful to my sub for covering me for that amount of time, and I will be the 1st to tell you that I am not the most tidy person in the world, but.........!!!!!

All of that, and the stress of not knowing exactly what I'm going to be doing with my students this week, royally tensed me up. That and being on my feet longer than usual led to upper back spasms - NOT NICE!!

Needless to say, I think jumping straight into a full day of school may have been a little over zealous on my part. I should have started off with half days and worked up towards full. Thankfully, it looks like I can do half days for the rest of this week if I need to!
We shall just have to take it one step at a time!

And last but not least, here are my crochet pincushion teacups!
The one on the far left is cocoa with mini-marshmallows, next is tea w/ tea bag, then the teacup I made my mom for her B-day, and then my teacup (which was the 1st experimental cup as part of the design and handle is different than the others.)

Well, thanks for stopping by!
Take Care - Elizabeth

ps - You can click on the pictures for a bigger view :)


kwiltmakr said...

I just made one of the Christmas Stars too. Mine isn't done either. Love yours and MammaB's. Sorry about the school thing. You should take it a bit easy and get fully recovered. Tea cups are cute.

Auntie Em said...

It sounds like a good "Whew!" was really in order! Hope you can take it slowly until you are really back into shape.
I love your crocheted tea cup!

Vivian said...

When I was a sub, I would have been embarrassed to have the returning teacher come back to anything but an organized classroom. I don't understand what you walked into. No excuse for that.
Love, love, love the teacup pincushions. Might I be able to buy one with cocoa, or cocoa and marshmallows? Love them! (have I said that already?)

Shirleymac said...

The Christmas Star is really pretty and I love your teacup pincushions. Take it easy with your back. Half Days for awhile sound like a great idea. Do you have to clean up that mess on your own time?

Heckety said...

First day teaching after an illness is just NOT FUNNY. My sympathy. And to start in with the children mid-Christmas-high even not funnier. Love your paper pieving...I have to admid each time I do paper piecing with parallelogram shapes I swear it'll be the last...until I forget...and I love love love your tea-cup pincushions!