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  • Birthday pillow #1 (of 25) for the 19-20 school year. It’s only the third day of school tomorrow so I went off of the student information form that he filled out Day 1. He seems to like science (he wrote about it at least 3 times). I hope he’ll enjoy this for years to come. #mykidstoo #birthdayreadingpillow
  • Impressed myself & my group today with our “begin with the end in mind” activity. Swipe to see how close my drawing is to the presenter’s. 😳 My brain shut off shortly after. 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • One thing I will probably never do again: ruffles bulletin board borders. I got the idea when someone posted how easy it was...that they just bunched & stapled. Of course, I thought “oh, I know how to create ruffles in fabric with sewing. That would be fast, look better than randomly stapling, AND they’d be reusable.” AND by choosing grey background fabric, i can update JUST the border every year to relate it to our school theme. What I didn’t think about: finishing the edges (or else they’d fray. Instead of hemming, I chose to use the serpentine stitch. Each strip (width of fabric) took 5 minutes of time AT THE MACHINE going full blast to zig zag the sides and straight stitch the middle. 😳 (plus the bunching part and then stapling). I have 2 bulletin boards with at least 15 strips of fabric. In the 5 min it took to sew one strip, I coulda hung the whole bulletin board with regular bulletin board border. 🤦🏼‍♀️ BUT this one is unique and I will enjoy all year!
  • Well, Summer, it’s been fun. The rest of my summer routine won’t change THAT much though (bc I work throughout a little at a time)...just adding something new (piloting a new reading series).
  • One of my favorite things in our house is the quilt rack that I received from my grandparents a couple of years ago when my grandparents downsized to an apartment. When Grandma asked if there was anything I wanted, she was surprised when I told her that if no one had claimed it, I would like the quilt rack. Her response, “Really, that old thing? Your grandpa built that years ago.” Yep, then I HAD to have it. (Ignore the 🦟 fly that insisted on being in the pic)
  • This was a fun, quick project from @stitchedmodern
  • Vacation breakfast stop. Now off to Door County, WI. #hurtsdonuts
  • I enjoyed the past two days of learning at the BER Co-Teaching Conference in Kansas City...Tim had time to enjoy the scenery around the hotel. Now entering #VacationMode and heading north! #WisconsinBound