"I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful." Oscar Wilde

Friday, December 31, 2010

Joy to Everyone

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celtic Appliques I Have Finished

Celtic Applique Class

Lucy's Celtic Applique wall hanging

Lillie's Celtic Applique wedding quilt

Jon's Celtic Applique wall hanging

Lil's Celtic Applique wall hanging

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Last Flower Fairy!

Over the years I've bought or some my children have purchased flower fairies for me. To day I went to the local store that sells them. I had heard that they were going out of business. When I got there this was the only flower fairy that was left. I was hoping to have one fairy for each grandchild. I'm going to have to see if there is another place where I can purchase fairies in the future.

These are all the other fairies that I have collected over the years. I've looked on the internet for more. I found that several of the fairies that I own have been discontinued.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Each year we have a Rice Krispies Bake Off. Last year it was at Thanksgiving but this years we had it at Christmas. This is the winning entry and I made it!

1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 sm. jar marshmallow creme
1 c. Rice Krispies
1 pkg. almond bark candy coating
Mix peanut butter and marshmallow cream together. Add Rice
Krispies, mix. Let stand overnight. Form into small balls. Chill or freeze
for easier dipping. Dip in melted almond bark cool in refrigerator.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today I read the book, "Jack the Builder" to my students. Then I had the children build something with only a maximum of 5 blocks. Here are some examples of what they created.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Trees

Yesterday afternoon and this morning I had my students frosted sugar cones and turned them into Christmas trees with M&M's and Skittles for decoration. I had our 5th grade buddies come and help. The the Kindergartners and 5th grade buddies had a wonderful time. There was candy, frosting, and sprinkles all over the tables and the floor. It took me over 30 minutes just clean the top layer of glorious goo. Oh! I almost forgot I put the candies in small cups. What ever was left over from decorating the tree the children could share and eat with their buddy. Talk about a sugar high!