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Quilting - Really, actually, quilting.  Those of you in Karen's UFO group will understand that comment…LOL!  Blocks have been cut, borders sewn on, and current-year students are writing their thoughts for the class quilt.  Then I will be using the quilt-as-you-go technique over Memorial Day weekend to put it together.  I've also been working on my clamshell quilt and have basted another section so it's ready to be sewn together, then added to the quilt-in-progress (QIP).  That's my favorite QIP to work on.


Animal update: Gerbils - I decided that I didn't need them anymore, changing next year's curriculum.  So adopted all the gerbils out to fellow teachers.  Well, almost all - I did have to keep one as my personal pet here at home.  His name is Mr. Lucky and the cats love to watch him.  I think he teases them by sitting real close to the side of clear plastic and all they can do is paw at him.  Guinea pigs had 3 more babies Friday night.  They are all going too - babies, Claire, and Mark.  I'm not keeping any guinea pigs - period.  Rat - I did rescue one rat - he's a sweetie, so he's a keeper - Christopher Columbus.  Haven't told the kids yet that I think he's really a she.  :-D  Rosy bourke parakeet - Baby isn't depressed anymore and makes lots of quiet beeping noises at me in the bathroom, but I think she'll be happier when I find her some companions of her own species.


School - YAY, it's countdown time!  Our final dog wash is next Saturday, then we're going to lunch at Red Robin, paid for with their ASB funds.  Then, I have a few key dates since I have juniors & seniors from several different school districts.  Most seniors are done in classroom May 27th when our school has a Spring Social and awards ceremony.  Then graduations are the next weekend, June 3rd & 4th. Then only 4-1/2 more days with juniors, but most of them will be taking finals.  Seniors are threatening to come hang out after graduation - "NO, go away, you're done!"  And by this time in 4 weeks, I'll be ….quilting?  HALLELUJAH!!!!!!  (Oops, did that sound too joyful?  Really, I like teaching, but the end of the school year is tough on everyone….LOL)

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Comment by Suzanne L/WA on June 10, 2011 at 6:37pm
Do you know if she's in one of the local guilds?
Comment by Janet/MO on June 10, 2011 at 6:59am
Suzanne I can see where it would be hard to attach that pegboard to either cement or plaster.  My friend Lou Ann who lives in Pasco is the one who gave me this idea to begin with.  She used to live in Henderson NV when I lived in Las Vegas so we met through the local quilt guild.  She & her dh moved to Pasco 11 yrs ago as one of her sisters has lived there for over 20 yrs. 
Comment by Dorothy I. Dishman on May 18, 2011 at 10:59am
Great for you, Suzanne.  School here runs into mid-June due to extra snow days.  We are still getting together once a month to quilt...this Sat. will be at my place due to the "free" space is no longer "free" & I haven't set a fee yet!!!Ha!  Lots of quilting going on & I have tried to sneak in a garments here & there, also.  Hope to see you this summer sometime.
Comment by Jeannine S./NE on May 16, 2011 at 3:24pm
Ha ha! We only have 1-1/2 days of school left!  Yippee!!  Then we'll be in Washington over the weekend for my father-in-law's memorial service.  Then finally, when we get home, my summer starts and that means:  quilting!!
Comment by AidaCJ/NH on May 16, 2011 at 8:07am

Yay! what better way to spend your school downtime. But don't forget to get out and enjoy your Vitamin D intake from the sun.

From what my sis told me (she lives in Kirkland/Bellevue) the sun is a precious commodity right now - so she's trying to plant as much perennials as she can.

Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on May 15, 2011 at 10:21pm

Good to hear from you Suzanne!!!  I know you are glad school is almost out for the summer. Hope to see more blogs from you and funny stories!!! Hugs girlfriend!!!!!


Comment by Judy/WA on May 15, 2011 at 9:04pm
You are busy! You need a break. I hope you aren't to tired to quilt when it is all over!
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on May 15, 2011 at 4:51pm
Enjoy your summer break!
Comment by Sharon Reeves on May 15, 2011 at 3:54pm
You've been a busy gal, having fun with students and animals. Now, quilting I do understand. I quilt as much as I can and I have lots of time. Have 6 more Project Linus quilts done and another one to start. Also made a baby quilt, 40"X40" receiving blanket and another receiving blanket a little smaller for my great grandson, who is due in July. Can hardly wait. Here's to your quilting and a great summer!!!!

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