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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Good Morning!!

     I hope this post finds everyone in good health and a happy place!  I am feeling great this morning.  I had a pretty good week at school with the kiddos - I do wish they would focus a bit more, but behavior was good.  I had my last evaluation with my principal, no more worries about how that will go each time.  And mailed the last of the retirement papers.  Yes, a good week.
     I also had time to tackle a few challenges.  I did my inchie first.  This week's word was "heron".  I really liked how this guy turned out.  Sorry no cartoons this week.
    Now on to Made by Joey's challenge - the letter K.  I have to do all of these because I am so linear I simply cannot leave out a letter.  I used the tangles - kiss, kali and kismet.
     It has been ages since I have completed one of Adele Bruno's challenges.  I love them.  There just isn't always enough time for all I want to do.  Imagine that.  But I did it this week.  I used my Carole Ohl calendar and since I did it on the 17th, it just had to be green for St. Patrick's day.
     Well, now off to make some birthday cards.  I have 3 birthdays coming up and I had best get rolling!  Thank you for dropping by and please have a blessed day!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Feeling a bit "Daffy"

     Can you tell from my inchies I was part of the Saturday morning cartoon generation?  Those good old cartoons that made you roll in silly giggles.  No heavy ecological lessons or such, just laughing.  Note I did not say violence, because I did enjoy the Roadrunner cartoons and honestly I kept pulling for that poor Coyote!  But for those of you who aren't familiar with Daffy Duck or just want to have a chuckle, check out this link - Daffy Duck cartoons.  Here is my inchie to go with the cartoon -
     Actually most of the week, I seemed to have the same expression on my face as Daffy did!  Kind of a "how do I get this group ready for state testing ???" look.
     Made by Joey's challenge was the letter J.  I used the tangles jellyroll, jubel, and jambalee.  I also used some glittery gel pens because . . . well, no reason, they were pretty!
    Diva's challenge was to use the tangle amphora.  I was not very familiar with that one.  I wish I had been able to keep the movement I was looking for  but place the rows closer together.  Oh well, it turned out pretty good. 
     Friday was an emotional day.  It was time for our principal to bring around our forms to fill out for our "intent" for next year.  My intent is to sleep late, and create for hours.  That wasn't on the form.  So instead I had to mark I wouldn't be back and also write a letter of resignation.  Oh my.  I (probably foolishly) cried as I wrote.  I am a person who does not like change of any sort, even the good ones.  So this was a milestone for me.  One would think I am not happy, I truly am.  I am just uneasy. 
     We had a beautiful week, weather wise.  Temperatures in the low seventies and sixties.  Pleasant weather.  I stress this because tonight it is predicted we will get 1-3 inches of . . .s . . . n . . . o . . . w.  I cannot believe it.  Surely someone is wrong.  Now, I really did want one beautiful, "go outside and play" snow before winter was over.  I did.  But now that the flowers are blooming and I am not having to wear a coat, come on spring!  What is this snow word creeping into the scene??!!
      Thank you for dropping by and I love your comments!  Pretty soon, I will have time to comment on posts too!  Just you wait, you will get tired of my posts!  Hugs!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

That’s a joke, I say that’s a joke son

    Just in case you don't know who said the title to this blogpost, head over to this link - Foghorn Leghorn cartoons and have a few minutes fun watching this rooster in action.  He absolutely cracks me up.  The Every Inchie word this week was "rooster" and who better than old Foghorn to help me out. 
      Made by Joey's letter was I.  I had a bit of trouble finding other tangles that started with an I (that I liked).  But here it is.

    I even made it to Diva's challenge #305.  This was a duo challenge using marasu and molygon.  I really like marasu, but molygon not so much. 
     This has been a long week.  Lots of things going on.  We missed a day in the middle of the week due to the threat of storms - fortunately nothing happened around here.  I feel blessed for that.  I also did not mind the "extra" day off. 
      Ahead of me is lots of packing and cleaning my classroom.  Sorting through nearly 40 years of stuff is overwhelming! I like most people in education am a "packrat", saving things from probably my first day of teaching. 
     Have a wonderful day and see you next week!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

H is for Horse

     It worked again!  Made by Joey's challenge to fill an H string with H tangles worked perfectly with the Every Inchie word - horse.  Neat, huh? 

     I used the tangles hollibaugh, hamadox, and hypnotic for the H tile.  I also really like the idea of using color for this challenge.  Gives me another chance to play with the colored pencils.  I got a wonderful set for Christmas so I have them out whenever I can.  They are by ColorIt and are really nice.  I may decide to spring for a set of prismacolors as my retirement present to myself, lol!  I like the huge color selection.
     Diva's challenge #304 couldn't have made me happier.  I really love the new tangle waybop and that is what she challenged us to use.  Along with a little verve and this was fun!

     The last one for today was a calendar section I just started to play with.  There was no plan, just playing with some tangles, old and new.  I couldn't resist a few little lady bugs.
 
      I had a wonderful day at school today.  The kids were really being quite cooperative and that always makes for fun.  I hope your day is going well.  Take care and thanks for dropping by!    

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Une Vache

      Or cow in English.  That's the inchie word for this week.  Cows have such sweet and gentle faces.  Particularly baby cows.  Here is my entry for this week.  I am not sure she looks so sweet, but I think she is cute.
     Made by Joey's letter is G.  I kept mine simple again and used the tangle gnarly (this one was the one we had to use) and golanas.  Gnarly turned out okay, but even so it is not going to be a favorite for me.  To me it just doesn't seem like a "tangle" for some reason.
      The last product of the week for me was Diva's challenge - a Valentangle!  I used watercolors and painted a tile - pinks, reds and a touch of blue.  Then when it was dry I added some valentine tangles. 
      I have another 4 day weekend.  I think I am getting spoiled.  Friday was a personal day for me.  I haven't ever taken many of those (sick days either).  I hate being absent.  But with retirement coming closer, I will "lose" my personal days if I don't take them.  So I am going to take a few.   And Monday was President's Day.  So I have another long weekend!  Yahoo!
     Thank you for dropping by and I hope you are having a wonderful day!  Hugs to you all!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Beautiful day!

    I am in a great mood!  I have attended a retirement conference and am moving forward with that.  It is really going to happen.  I have filled out social security so that is going to be coming soon.  Our school system was closed for the next two days due to illness.  Not only are the kiddos sick but teachers are too and subs can't be found.  Seems even in this computer age they can't do without us, yet. 
     I also just got two different facebook messages about purchasing some items from me!  My goal (dream) is to have a small business for retirement.  I want something to keep me busy - active.  And yes of course a bit of crafting cash wouldn't be a problem either.  When I get it all set up I will put it on this blog so you can drop by and say hello!  Keep your fingers crossed I actually make a sale! 
     The inchie word this week is pig.  I thought of Charlotte's Web and Wilbur.  My brother suggested Napoleon the pig from Animal Farm.  And of course there is Porky!  My pig is none of the above really, just a cute pink pig!
      The Diva Challenge was to use the tangle hamadox.  I had not tried this one before but I do really like it.  It has such a swirly fancy feel to it.
        Made by Joey's challenge was the letter F and the tangle, festune.  I also added fat-x and feather touch. 
     Yesterday my furbaby turned 9!  Where does time go?  I just brought him home from the pound a few moments ago!  He has turned into such a wonderful dog.  He was quite a rowdy puppy and there were times we questioned our sanity for going with a puppy.  Prior to him we had a 19 year old dog.  I had forgotten how much work a puppy could be.  But it was fun.  And he is so special to me.
No flash, please, I am trying to sleep!
      Thank you for dropping by.  I hope you are having a very blessed day!  I am really envious of those of you who have snow.  I think winter is going to pass us up this year.  Feel free to send me some!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

E is for Eeyore!

    Okay the inchie word is not Eeyore.  It was donkey.  But he is my very favorite donkey.  He's so sad and lovable.  I just want to pick him up and find a way to make him happy.  So for my inchie (donkey) I used Eeyore. 
     I honestly don't have any donkey stories. . . This is one critter I have never owned.  But I wouldn't mind having one of those mini ones.  They are just so cute.
     The alphabet tile is for the letter E.  Didn't that work perfectly with Eeyore?!  I wonder how many more weeks will fit together this way?  I used the tangles el prado and emingle.
  
      This has been a rough week.  I am hoping for some rest this weekend and a better week coming.  Our school has been hit by the germs this past week.   Strep, the flu, bronchitis, you name it!  For three days this week I have only had a dozen kids in my room!  Hard to push on with missing that many.  I went in most of the week feeling really bad, but getting a sub is next to impossible.  We had 13 adults out on Friday alone.  I really hoping for wellness this coming week!
      Thank you for dropping by and I hope you are having a great weekend!