Thursday, April 30, 2009

An Interview!!!

Hello All! I know it has been awhile, but hopefully I will be updating very soon.  With Graduation tomorrow and my parents coming in tonight and both of our birthdays, I have a lot to catch up on, but for now, I have some exciting news! I am going in for my very first teaching interview tomorrow!  Now it is not my ideal job, but at least it is a start.  It is for a half time Kindergarten teaching position.  I would prefer full time, but we will see how things turn out!  I am so excited, but also VERY nervous! I have NO CLUE what they will ask in the interview tomorrow.  It is only a few hours after graduation so tomorrow will be a busy day. 

Brent leaves for Atlanta tomorrow afternoon and Jack and I fly out on Saturday morning.  We are so excited to get out to Atlanta!!! 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Boy Crayon Roll

My friend Tasha saw the crayon rolls I made and decided she wanted to make some for her family!  So she is enlisting my help.  Laster this week, we hope to get together so I can teach her how to make them.  This is the first one I haven't made using the "fat quarters" but it looks pretty good.  Not perfect but pretty good.  I am going to make another one that will hopefully look better!  Here are some different pictures of it! (Sorry the pics aren't the best. I took them on my phone!) 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Crayon Rolls

Hello All!  These are the first things I sewed on my new sewing machine!  I modified the directions given on the Make it and Love it website to make the crayon rolls.  The larger one is probably going to be used to hold all my crochet hooks so I don't loose them!  Sorry the pics aren't the best but I downloaded them from my iPhone.  Enjoy!  Sorry the pics are sideways but that's what I got!

The first pic shows all three.  The third one is rolled up at the bottom.  

This next pic is the rolled up one open.  It shows what it will look like with crayons in it.  

These were a lot of fun to make!  They didn't take much time either so that was good! I used the "fat quarters" (as my sister calls them :)) for quilters.  To make the crayon rolls, I cut the material in half length wise (so it is still 21 inches long) for the outside and for the pocket I cut the half in half again (or a quarter of the "fat quarter"). Does that make sense? Anyways, that is how I got my sizes for my cloth, but after that I followed the directions on the Make it and Love it blog.  Let me know if you have any questions.   

NO More School!!

As most of you know, last night was my very last day of school!  That is unless I go back for a masters or doctorate but that will be by choice when I am ready!  It is so nice to be done with my undergraduate.  For those of you thinking you want to take time off before finishing, I suggest REALLY thinking it through because it is REALLY hard to go back!  I took a total of two years off and transferred universities.  I am glad I did though.  

So you might be wondering what I will be doing until graduation on May 1st.... Well pretty much whatever I want.   I am applying for teaching jobs in Alpine school district and just waiting to see if I get called in for any interviews.  Hopefully I will get a job before leaving for the summer.  I know, everyone keeps telling me I am a great teacher and will for sure get a job, but the school districts aren't really hiring this year.  Alpine is hiring less than a third of what they normally do, and as of right now Provo isn't hiring so that makes the jobs few and far between for the number of students graduating.  At least I am confident that I am prepared and qualified!  I want to teach Kindergarten and first would be okay but I will teach any grade that I can get!  It is not a time to be too picky!  

Until I get called in for an interview, I am going to start by cleaning and organizing the house.  I haven't had time to do this very well since moving in so this is going to be good!  I am excited to get started!  I am also trying to go through a lot of my stuff and get rid of everything that I am not using or won't be using.  

After that, I get to start on some projects!!!! Yay!!! Brent bought me this awesome sewing machine and I have already started using it, but have decided that I need to get the house clean and organized before starting anything else.  I am also hoping to update the blog with LOTS of pictures but most of the new pics are on Brent's laptop and he has school until the end of April so that might not happen until the summer!  We will see.  If I get a teaching placement soon, I will start working on things that I can use in the classroom.  I will try and blog everything I make!  

Well this update is longer than I first thought it would be!!! I will end here, but hopefully will be back MUCH sooner this time!  

P.S. if you look down at the very end of my blog lists, there are two craft sites that have some pretty awesome projects.  They are Skip to My Lou and Make it and Love it!  

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's My Birthday!

I know I need to catch up on a lot of things, including Brent's birthday, but I thought I would do a quick post!  Thanks Cheryl for the picture!  Brent got me a sewing machine for my birthday!!!! I am so excited! I have wanted one for a really long time and now I have a pretty cool one!!!  Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!  I hope to catch up the blog soon since tomorrow is my last day of college ever!!! 

Have a great day!