Monday, September 4, 2017

The Quiet Before the Storm

Students start at my school tomorrow, so I've enjoyed three days of quiet.  I've done quite a bit of work on this project:
I'm beginning to pick up some speed with my bead embroidery, thank goodness! I wasn't sure I'd finish this on time. It's part of a larger art quilt, which will be on display this winter, and I think I'll be done in plenty of time.

Of course, I am enjoying time with our new cat. Kola enchants us all of the time, even when she's sleeping!
See that afghan on the couch? It was crocheted by Keith's grandmother. I can see that she had great skill, but she made it out of that old acrylic yarn, and it is not exactly soft! It reminds me that good wool is worth the cost.

I've had a few outings: coffee and knitting with a friend; a good walk with a newly retired teacher friend; the Labor Day lunch at my parents' community; and dinner a friend's house, which included her new grandson:
Is that cute or what? 



14 comments:

  1. Oh my golly, Kola looks so little! What a sweet face.

    Wishing you a good year teaching this year. Hope your students are good to you.

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  2. Ahhh, I remember the bittersweet of Labor Day when a teacher!
    Two cuties in this post! The beaded fish is amazing-I'd say you have found a creative niche!

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  3. I just love your embroidery! So stunning! I am thinking of you today as you begin another school year! I hope it is a wonderful one!

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  4. Awwwww.....new babies are so sweet. Your embroidery always amazes me. That beaded fish is spectacular,
    Good luck with the return. I always get sad this time of year. I miss the excitement of a new class and a fresh start.

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  5. Ahhh, sweet baby! And Kola is darling!! Your embroidered fish is GORGEOUS. Hoping today is a smooth one for you.

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  6. Love the beaded fish and eager to see the finished project.

    Sleeping babies - kitties or human are adorable.

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  7. Hi Kola! hi baby. I love your beaded embroidery Deb!

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  8. You have been very busy. Hi sweet new baby!

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  9. Your new kitty is adorable, and your embroidered fish is awesome! Cute baby, too. My DH is reading Being Mortal, thanks to you. Good luck with your new class; they are lucky to have you!

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  10. your beaded embroidery is beautiful! (you are so talented) I love your little kola and her cuteness. I have a few of those old time afghans that are scritchy scratchy.

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  11. Oh wow! Your beaded project is fantastic!

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  12. Embroidery and sleeping kittens and babies, oh my that's a lot of pretty and cute things! It sounds like a nice long weekend. I hope it gives you good energy going into the new school year.

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