Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink Saturday ~ 5-21-11

Every once in a while we all need a good chuckle. Well, here is your “have a laugh” post. Several weeks ago I had to have ANOTHER upper tooth pulled, but this time it was right smack dab in the front of my mouth. I could not even imagine going to school with a huge hole staring at all of the kids who are sent to me for in-school suspension, so I came up with a plan. Go to Wally World and buy some hospital face masks and cover one with fabric. That is exactly what I did, and here are some silly photos of my creation. I had to have the librarian take the photos so I need to give her credit. It worked really well, and the kids got a great big laugh out of it. They called it Ms. R’s "Michael Jackson” mask!

FYI....This is how a teacher feels after day after day of SOL testing!This is the sofa is in the library reading nook and not in my room.

I think I need to give my friend, Joanna, the school librarian, some photographic credit for taking my pictures, so here is my shot of her taking the end-of-the-year inventory.

Oh, to be so young and cute as this. If I climbed up the foot stool, I would probably fall flat on my face!


This post is linked with Pink Saturday over at “How Sweet the Sound.”

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Creative Exchange ~ 5-17-11

Everyone Needs a Little Lavender in Their Lives
(I used 2 layers of Dahlia texture - the first with “multiply” at 56%, the second using“soft light” at 26%, and several levels adjustments."

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”
~Marcus Aurelius

This post is linked to The Creative Exchange sponsored by Lisa Gordon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mosaic Monday ~ 5-16-11

A Special Lapquilt for My Dearest Friend, Weezie
(Click on mosaic to enlarge.)

Weezie’s feet get cold in the evenings due to her RA, so I thought it was time for a new lapquilt to cover them. The top is of wonderfully soft cotton from our local quilting shop, and the back is of the softest flannel you have ever felt. I followed the lines of the pattern and machine quilted it. I did not want the back to be blank so came up with the idea of blanket stitching tulips and hearts to it in addition to the signature square. Here are the results. To be 72 and still talk daily to my best friend some 300 miles away is a dream come true. My kind principal allows me to call her each day at 1:00. This way we each know the other is OK.

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.”
  ~Leo Buscaglia

This post is linked to Mosaic Mondays sponsored by Mary Carroll

M.E. Monday ~ 5-16-11

M.E. Fabrics I received from my swap partner. How lucky could one gal get?

This lost is linked with M.E. Monday sponsored by Vicki, the Cherry Chick.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

M.E. Monday ~ 5-2-11

Genie’s Desk.....
Believe it or not, I got the upstairs office cleaned up enough tonight that I was able to actually make an M.E. post for the first time in weeks. It still has a long ways to go, but I can work at my little table now. Am in the middle of some genealogy research so have had papers in piles all over the room. Now it is clean enough for me to go and mess it up again. Ah, such is life. 

 “If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet him with, “Who could have done this? We have no enemies.” ~ Phyllis Diller

Happy M.E. Monday to all of you.
Stop by Cherry Chick Jewelry to see other M.E.Monday posts. Vicki is our host, and she has more M.E. goodies than anyone else I have ever known.