Archive for July, 2014

Quilts in Traverse City

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

By Nancy

Earlier this week we were in Traverse City, Michigan. We went in to a bookstore downtown and found quilts on display:





This week’s Crackpot Projects

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

by Nancy

This week’s crackpot projects have mostly been the non-fabric kind.  I went in to school for a while on Monday to  work on room set-up and organization.  I am not nearly as good at classroom decorating as some of the elementary teachers  I used to work with or many of the teachers whose  rooms I see on Pinterst.  Thankfully, the expectations  for high school classrooms aren’t quite as high, but I do still want my room to have some color and organization.  The board below is for posting the agenda for each of the different levels of German I’ll be teaching.



On this bulletin board I have written the German expressions I use a lot in class.  Then I’ve posted our class “tools,” which are online dictionaries and verb conjugation sites that we use a lot.  Finally, there’s a place to post “outlaw verbs,” also known as irregular verbs.



I also worked on organizing the cabinets with student supplies like white boards, dry erase markers, glue, scissors, index cards, etc that I want to be easily accessable to students.  It’s starting to feel a bit more like “my” room and ready for the school year, which is a good thing since school starts in just over 3 weeks!


Sunday, July 6th, 2014

By Nancy


Anna’s quilt is finished! I finshed sewing the binding on this past week at the Quilting Ladies, and then I put a label on this weekend. I am not very good about putting labels on my quilts, but this time I did it. Now all I need to do is give it a wash, and it will be ready to go to Anna. Yay!

I’ve also finished machine quilting the tulip wall hanging for my classroom, and now I’m working on the binding for that.