I've been sewing since my teens. I got into quilting thanks to a co-worker who took me to my first Log Cabin quilt class, and I never get enough of fabrics or quilt patterns. It's definitely a passion in my life. I also sew garments, but quilting gives me the most pleasure. Garment fitting is a pain at times.
I've recently retired from teaching at a local school district. I taught K-6 grade students in Reading and Math Intervention. My gift to myself was the Janome Horizon 7700 for my home, and the Pfaff Passport to take to classes.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, paper piecing, embroidery, general sewing
My pets are awesome!
Raisinette, a black cat with gorgeous green eyes! Couldn't resist getting her!
Have a quick question for you about the fabric in your Downton Abbey quilt kit. The feather fabric #2. Is yours a bright/lighter blue or very dark blue/black? I am thinking the shop I ordered from sent the wrong fabric as it's the blacker one. Also just saw the Christmas line that's due to ship in June and Ebony will have a mystery for it. Woohoo. The Fat Quarter Shop has all of them online. (And their prices are less) anyhoo, just curious about the 'tone' of blue you have.
Deborah, I totally agree. My psychology degree covered many thing but I was fascinated with the dyslexia module. It was amazing my eldest son was and is dyslexic with an I.q. of 145. You cannot imagine the problems we had with the teaching staff, the had no idea how to deal with him. Intellectually he was years ahead of his peers but his written work was appalling. He said to the head teacher in one of his frustrations...I don't need to write, I will employ a good secretary, he could reason amazingly well. He now is a grown adult, very successful businessman, engineer and fly his own plain, that was a boy who could have been cast aside, if I did not have the knowledge. 1 in 5 boys and 1 in 10 girls are dyslexic to some degree. How often have we known someone saying oh, I'm a terrible speller, I hope this posting is of some interest
I have been complaining about the same sort of thing for years. A kid can be super in math but still do poorly on the test due to reading problems. It's really not fair. We should at very least be able to read the test to him. That's not going to affect his ability to do the math. We have a lot of Hispanic kids in our district here: Mexican, Equadorian, etc., as well as a large Jamaican population. Even if they attended (or supposedly attended) school in Jamaica, they come with almost no skills.