Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hip, Hip, Hoorah!

Grades are in!  The semester is over.  The naked tree in my living room will finally be adorned.  I will once again cross the threshold of my sewing room.  Ahhhh!

Until I actually get to said sewing though, here’s some photos of some really lovely miniatures Michele of Michele’s Craft Gallery made from Miniatures in Minutes.  She’ll be teaching a class at Quilting Adventures on Feb. 26, 2010.  I just love the beautiful colors!




The mini quilts use the Trip Around the World variation of the 13-Square foundation (6 1/2" square for the pieced section), the 4-Star variation of  the Pyramid Triangle foundation (7" by 8"), and the Medallion variation on the Tumbler foundation(7" by 7").  Very, very pretty. 

I was a lucky girl myself during the giveaway and won this very cute cupcake fabric from Red Fish Circle.  I can’t wait to come up with some cool projects for this!  Thank you, Amy. 


Meanwhile, I’ve been doing more walking (still on my fitness kick and ever so slo-o-o-o-w-ly losing weight) and decided that I need a smarter way to carry the dog treats other than my coat pocket (which is now very crummy).  I’m going to be playing with a little dog treat bag to carry with me.  If it works out to be something useful, I’ll be sure and post a tutorial.

Speaking of grading: One of the fun parts is the occasional inadvertent humor a student injects into a paper.  Here’s my two favorites from the latest grading binge – one student warned that it is really important to be on top of certain problems before they get worse.  Yes, indeed, he warned, best to make sure they are “nipped in the butt.” 

And another student, bless him, loved the way Benjamin Franklin filled Poor Richard’s Almanac with so many entertaining “antic dotes.”  (You have to watch out for those dotes.  They simply have no self control).  That, I do believe, is one of the best ever. 

Enough now.  Time to go be merry and bright.  And if I don’t get back before Christmas, here’s wishing everyone the best celebrating whichever traditions belong to you and yours.   Happy Holidays!


  1. Merry Christmas Terrie. I enjoyed looking at the miniature quilts, lovely. Thanks for sharing the funny stories, I needed to laugh.

  2. Funny enough, I just ordered that book, as I am dying to make miniature. Really enjoyed seeing the quilts. Happy Holiday!

  3. Glad your semester is over...Loved the "nipped in the butt" comment!! Hope you can have some quality quilting time...

  4. Love the humour! was trying to say something clever to better that but I simply can't!
    Hope you are having great festive days and a very happy new year!