Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Chelsey worked last night till 10:00 pm---wayyyyy past my bedtime. Don always stayed up and waited for Eric, whether it was work, a school thing, a date, or out with friends. I’m stepping up to the plate for Chelsey. She always likes to talk to me and we play catch up. There is no point in both of us losing sleep. At least we trade off.

Last night, I finish folding the fabric and got it back on the shelf.
I still have a basket of scraps, but we’re saving it for another time. I’ve said before, I teach Sunday school to four-year-olds. I send them a letter-snail mail- every week. We talk about friends, weather, minding their parents, and something from their bible story. We’ve been taking a letter of the alphabet every two weeks and being thankful for things that begin with that letter. They are mostly five yr olds now and there were several kids that didn’t know their ABC’s so it was an ‘open door’ for their parents to bring it up. ‘W’ is the letter for Sunday.
I found this fabric is the stack—I think it’s a Sandy Gervais print. I have no idea why I bought teddy bear fabric except that I just plain liked it. I’m not finished yet, but here are the beginnings of their card for this week. I used fusible webbing and attached them to construction paper.

It was a long day at work. Everybody has days like that. Don called and suggested eating out… no cooking. He didn’t have to ask twice. I’m off to run Ransom, play in the garden, and maybe quilt tonight. Chelsey pitched in and the house is all picked up. Those daughters---they come in handy every once in a while……

Gratitudes:
1. A summer of outstanding weather.
2. Letters from home
3. The oldies on the Radio--- nice memories.

26 comments:

Patti said...

Your fabric stacks look wonderful. What a lot of great fabric to play with! There are lots of beautiful quilts in there just waiting to be "born".

Love the idea of using the bear fabric for the letters for your "kids". Great stash busting, and I know the kids will love it.

Nancy said...

Your fabric looks very nice. :-)

I like the fact you send your ss class a note each week. I bet it makes them feel so special to get mail of their own. And what a great way to teach them their alphabet while you're at it. I think the bear cards are so cute. I'm not sure but I might have some of that fabric in my stash.

Joanne said...

What a nice idea -- bet those kids love to get those letters in the mail.
I used to love it when my daughter wanted one on one with me -- well, actually she still does, but she has her own family now. We had a very nice conversation on the phone this morning!

Bonnie said...

Your fabric looks great all stacked and neatly folded.
What a great SS teacher you are! Adults could use that lesson too - being thankful through the alphabet.

Bonnie said...

Your stacks of fabric look so neat and nicely folded.
What a great SS teacher you are! I think adults could use your lesson too - being thankful through the alphabet.

Judy said...

Fabric looks great! Don't you love husbands who bring home dinner!!

Karen said...

Ooh, pretty stash!

Gail said...

What a wonderful ss teacher you must be, the weekly note is a wonderful idea, and the work you are putting into this weeks adorable cards is amazing.

quiltpixie said...

what a lot of folding to show for the "awake time". And to find such good teddy bears and watermelon fabric for your class...

Libby said...

Gotta love that fabric stash. It looks great -- be sure to share a photo after you pull for your next quilt *s*
How very sweet of you to send mail to your kids each week. They will always remember the special effort you have made for them.

Pam's Creative Mind said...

Since you are already in the mood...wanna come fold my fabric??

Norma said...

It looks like your stash is well organized! Good job. What project is next?

Dawn said...

Gosh your fabric shelves look wonderful! Oh could I come play with the contents!

Passionate Quilter said...

such pretty stacks--wonder how long they'll stay like that? LOL I know exactly how long mine would last! *GRIN*

Such a nice thing to do for your "kids". I'm sure you are someone they will always look back on with fond memories. What a nice place to be...

Tazzie said...

Your fabric looks wonderful, you should be feeling very proud of yourself. I love the relationship you have with Chelsey, you sound so open with each other.
I love the cards you made for your SS kids. You know, they'll probably remember the wonderful things you do for them forever!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

EileenKNY said...

I'd like to know how my fabric got into your stash!?! I recognize several pieces there.
I help with CCD at my church, but I've never heard of any of the teachers who stay in touch with their kids between classes. What a nice thing to do.

Shelina said...

Since somebody has already claimed the stack of reds, I'll take the browns.

Sandra said...

The stash shelf looks lovely - there's some very nice greens in there :-) The little notes you make are gorgeous and I'm sure they're very much appreciated.

ForestJane said...

I recognise some of that fabric!

And I'm impressed that you have more forestgreens than I do, that's my favorite color, and I'm always collecting it. :)

Cynthia said...

your fabric stash looks great. Love the teddy bear fabric you are using for the kids.

By the was, thanks for stopping by my blog:-)

Judith said...

How need all the fabrics looks together.

KCQuilter said...

Your stash is lookin' good! Isn't that a great feeling?! And I love your snail mail to SS kids! Bet they really look forward to it each week.

Finn said...

Great job on getting the fabric re-organized..*VBS* That feels so good to see it all ready to leap into action.
I love the idea that you send your pupils the snail mail. What a thrill it is to be a child and get something from the postman..*VBS*
A very creative idea using the fusible web.

Fiona said...

Those kids must get so excited to get their very own letter - what a great way to interest them. Don't you feel good now that all your stash is sorted?

Elizabeth said...

Your fabric stacks are so organized! I have a lot of UFO's (Unfinished Objects) to work on, but my mother-in-law and I will probably be taking a trip to a fabric store tomorrow, and I have coupons to us. I fear that I may come home with even more fabrics.

By the way, I love your photo of the screen door to go with your title!

elizabeth
http://elizabeth-themerryrose.blogspot.com

jpquilter said...

you have done a great job with your fabric - can I come over and make a quilt with your beautiful stash?