Saturday, April 24, 2010

Retro Table Mat

Went to a "Sit & Sew" today and finished this table mat top. It's a little busy and even a little more "retro" than what I would normally do, but I like it!

Now just to get it sandwiched, quilted, and bound! Maybe at next month's "Sit & Sew"?

Thank you for your well wishes regarding my health. I did have to break down and call the Dr. and I was put back on antibiotics. Within 2 days I was feeling much better, so it was obvious that I had gotten a hold of something that would not have gone away without the meds.

My elementary concert is over, and I can say that for my first direction of an elementary concert, my kids did pretty good. The Superintendent and the Parents I talked to seemed pleased, so that is a good thing. Only one more concert to go before the school year is over!

Well, until next time....Thanks for Stopping, and Take Care! - Elizabeth

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Still Here


Just a note to say I'm still here. I am, after all, hard to get rid of !

What have I been up to?

Craft Wise - Become fascinated with pink and brown fabrics. Have started a small stash- not quite sure what I am going to with them yet, but they are fun to look at and pet.

I've also started this project provided by Kaaren over at:
as part of her "FFF" (First Friday Freebie) projects.
Note to self and others - do not, I repeat do not place a clip-on bed lamp under a clear plastic container to trace your design. As I was tracing I started to smell something getting warm. Well, needless to say I now have a nice hole in my plastic container where (unknowingly) the light bulb was touching the plastic. Can you say OOPS!

Busy as usual. I have a PreK - 5th grade vocal concert this Tuesday evening. I'll be glad when it is over! I'm still very torn as to what to do regarding this next Fall. For those of you who may not know, I have been offered a job again for next year however it includes the teaching of 5-8th grade band. That's along with what I am already doing (PreK - 8th grade vocal music). That's A LOT of extra work on top of a very full work load. I am very torn over the whole thing. Frustrating and stressful!

Well, the tailbone is slowly coming back down from trying to join my ear-drums after my latest fall! Was back to my neurologist this last week, and there is some concern of the increased numbness in my foot after my fall. So, I am to start up physical therapy and go back to the neuro in a month. If the PT doesn't help then it's another MRI and we go from there.

I've also been blessed with every stinking bug my students could share with me possible! I might get the crud (cold/flu) once or twice a year, but I'm going on about 2 months of the crap. A colleague of mine suggested that my body was stressed by the surgery, and now my "defenses" are down. How rude! So, I've started an intense regimen of vitamins, saline rinses, extra vitamin c, lots of fluids, and all the extra rest I can get (which isn't hard, as I come home and basically collapse!)

Well, that's the life in nutshell.

Nothing fabulous or spectacular, but it's life - much better than the alternative :)

Take care and thanks for stopping by! - Elizabeth

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

When I was 16 years old, I was fortunate to be able to go on a Music and Drama Missions trip to Eastern Europe. Needless to say, it was a life changing experience, of which I am still realizing it's effects!

During this trip, I was part of what was called the "Forgiven Mime". To me, this picture is the "essence" of that mime.

No matter how many "nails" I drive into my life, He is still there to hold me up, love me, accept me as I am, and to give me more chances then anyone ever deserves. And thankfully, it is all because of what my Lord did for me on the very first Easter.

So whether you Believe or not, I wish you a Happy Easter, and May God Bless! - Elizabeth