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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Another school year behind me...

So much to be grateful for; the luxurious open ended days ahead, sleeping in, cooking, cleaning, laundry...wait, well at least I get to do these chores when I want to, not on a schedule!  I had a few extra days after school ended mapping curriculum for my Foods classes, but these past days have been glorious.  Even got to the beach two times already, though it is still not completely back since the hurricane last October.

Part of the joy for me has been getting to know more of the staff from school on a personal basis.  We have been to a few get togethers, and last weekend our first Southern Wedding, at Tybee Island.  So wonderful and filled with great people and food.  I have felt pretty blessed, and look forward to more time this summer hanging with my teacher friends.  Moving to a city where we knew no one, was a risk, but has really opened our eyes to exploring every weekend and to stay open to trying new things.

Hubby and I have really begun to think of our adopted town as home.  We look around and are happy with our decision so far.  Plans are to visit our kids for a week this summer, so we can stay connected.  Phones, FB and social media in general has kept us in the loop, so the 700 miles between us doesn't seem so far.

Because I have the luxury of time again, I set up my large crafting table and am looking at finally finishing some projects that have languished for many years.  One of which is a quilt that I cut the pieces for back when I worked at a quilt shop, and though the colors would be better suited for our former black furniture and oak floors, somehow, I could see this quilt gracing our guest room, or maybe for display, at some later time.  So it is worth finishing...

And my jewelry hobby has kind of gotten away from me, but because I wear an ID badge and key every day, every necklace has gotten used so that somehow I can justify purchasing more beads at every turn.  Recently we went to the Gullah Festival, and I got a bunch more glass beads, and an African themed skirt with pockets.  Even though I can sew, and could have made one, I felt compelled to get something I know my students might enjoy seeing...

And the crochet bits pick, shows how I incorporated the lace into furniture, and future plans are to add to a boring lampshade. It has been a long school year, and now to make every minute count, crafting and lounging...I do both well!  Please leave a comment if you stop by, it is nice to connect with other crafty bloggers!

And a last pic of a craft using shells, looking for somewhere to hang this...

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