Sunday, May 6, 2007

It's Sunday Already!

It has been a beautiful weekend. Not too warm, not too cool--just about perfect weatherwise. Not that it would matter to me one way or the other because I have been inside sewing for most of it.

I got quite a bit done. I have finished two sides of the border for the round robin. It's going together really nicely; all those straight lines make matching seams a breeze.

I wanted to get a good head start on it this weekend because we are moving into the really busy part of the school year. As things begin to wind down for the kids, everything starts to rev up for the teachers. Year end assessments, dividing classes, working on report cards, forms, forms, and more forms--the beginning of May is also the beginning of a giant marathon for teachers that won't end until school is over at the end of the month. Our school year ends in May--but we begin the new school year the second week of August. That is something that I can never get used to here in Indiana. And it seems like each year they move the beginning up a few days. At this rate we'll be doing year-round school in a few years.

The other reason I want to get the border out of the way is that I am SUPPOSED to be working on Dear Jane blocks. Have I worked on any yet? Noooooooooo. I would like to have at least ONE of them done before the next class. Just. One.

Oh well, maybe this week sometime....

6 comments:

ruth said...

When I was teaching school back in Australia we ended the year in December and it seemed like the finishing date got closer to Christmas every year - I was always behind with my Christmas shopping because reports etc, took precedence. I hope you get everything you need to finished with a minimal amount of pain.

I love your border from the previous post too.

atet said...

I feel your pain with end of the year rush. It's no different at the university and we end our semester this week. Hang in there! You will get through it -- and then, oooh, the time to SEW!

gwen said...

We still have 6 weeks to go before the summer school holidays but we are already all very tired, especially the chidren. Fortunately we have quite a few bank holidays in between. The border is looking good, makes the red really pops out. Take care.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Here the state schools are the 22nd of December until 30th of January-hardly a real summer break at all, Cheers, Tracey

Shelina said...

Our weather here has been great too. I'm so glad you have been able to get some quilting done in between all that schoolwork! I look forward to seeing your progress on your Dear Jane. I've been thinking about mine (I can prove it - I just posted my post right before I came here to read yours), but haven't made any blocks in a while.

meggie said...

Hectic time for you.
Good luck with your Dear Jane blocks.