Those words (in a Nemo voice and all...) echoed through my head as I woke up today. It was a smooth first day. Maybe it's just that my husband has a calming influence on me, maybe this school really is less intense than my last, maybe the kids jive better with me than others have in the past, maybe I'm finally becoming a "veteran," maybe it's all the above.
Lots of hard work to prepare for the day and lots more hard work to go. It's always a sprint to the end of the year. But before I go quilt a bit and read lots of Ecology...here's some of what I've been working on in the beautiful, unencumbered month of August:
|Curtain to spruce up the table (and hide stuff!)|
|Finished the bunny quilt top|
|Began quilting my first 100 quilts for kids quilt|
|Back of the bunny quilt sandwhich|
|My favorite...the bunny faces :)|
|Began some EPP hexagon flowers...another first!|
Also, I FINALLY pulled out a UFO (UnFinished Object) to work on again in honor of UFO Sunday at Leah Day's blog. I have a surprising amount of quilts in progress and laid aside considering I've only been quilting about a year. I pulled out a very fitting quilt considering my August theme of "animal" quilts (unintentional I swear!)
It's the Hooterville Quilt!
After an afternoon break from lesson planning yesterday, here's the progress:
|Some owls needed eyes and a few pieces of stabilizer torn off.|
|Lots of stabilizer...this was early in the process...|
|They made it to the design wall!|
Progress will be slower during the school year to be sure, but it will be progress!!! Here's to all of our progress and a big thanks to all the people out there in blog land inspiring me to keep going!