I am working three mornings a week in July, getting things ready for the new job. Its been incredibly busy, but so nice to have time to do all of the things that they have always expected teachers to do outside of regular work hours. There is an extra option for paid time in the classroom before the start of preplanning this year, so hopefully we will all be able to prepare for the new year together. Next week I am running a welcome training for our new teachers. So many fresh faces! The old guard is fading fast. Our newest Florida education issue is not being able to have any books in the classroom that have not been approved. They think they will have an approval process in place by January though. I am feeling bad now about leaving my library of biology novels for the new teacher. I will have to go and make sure she hides them away until we find out which books are banned. So far we have been assured that it is still OK to wear rainbow colored shirts, but other districts have already warned against that as well. Probably a good time to NOT be in the classroom right now. I am sure I would say something inappropriate and get myself in trouble.
I did find some more sewing time this week to make these "unpaper towels" for Anna's new apartment in the fall. After looking through several tutorials on Pinterest, I decided to use flannel on one side and extra t-shirt fabric leftover from the quilts on the other. After measuring paper towels, I decided to cut the flannel to 11.5 inches and lay it on top of the oversize t-shirt backing fabric. Then I sewed along the edge of the flannel, leaving a gap for turning and trimmed the backing fabric even with the flannel. I even made a basket to hold them from extra 6.5 inch squares of the flannel. I think the flowers are quite festive and went well with lots of different colors of extra shirts.
Looks like you are enjoying the mountains. Good luck getting her quilt done. I know you can do it with time to spare.
Whoosh! I think I just saw you go speeding by! Hahaha!
The t-shirt quilt is looking great - love the green sashing! Hope your training for the new job is going well. I'm sorry about all those wacky new regulations in Florida. We're certainly living in strange times. The un-paper towels look neat!
Unpaper towels! Cute idea for your daughters apartment and a basket to keep them in! It is a hard (and scary) time to be in the classroom. But if teaching kids is your passion, what do you do? 🤷🏼♀️
what will your new job be? I am sorry to hear of such controversy in the classroom constantly having to think before you speak and watch every word you say and maybe even not wearing shirts of certain colors!! that must be very rough I don't know what this world is coming to.
For some reason I have not been able to link any of my RSC photos to the link for the past month I guess - I do believe it is on my side as others have been able to link just fine.
Nice job on the T shirt quilt, and I love the "unpaper" towels! As a former school librarian, my stomach hurts at the thought of books having to be approved by the government. Good luck with the new school year, I'm sure all the teachers, especially the new ones, are lucky to have you.
The increasing censorship in the "land of the free" is so concerning. I'm so sorry to hear about what is happening in your area.
I love the Tshirt quilt you made with such a variety of sizes... great job!
Nice work on Syd's T-Quilt! Best of luck with the backing shopping. Anna's UNpaper towels are SEW cute, Angela!!! T-shirts and flannel, huh? What a good idea (and now my thoughts are spinning to that stack of shirt leftovers up in the studio...)
It must be very difficult being a teacher under those conditions! Paid preparation time is nice, though.
can not believe this ban on books ,not trusting teachers ..retired Canadian teacher
Your "unpaper towels" are such a great idea - and pretty, too!
I can't even imagine trying to be a teacher in Florida at this point. Grrr.
My mother-in-law sewed napkins made from bright gingham cloth. They were single-ply but still looks festive, like you're having a picnic. I still have them, and I noticed my husband's sisters also have a collection. So these are not exactly unpaper towels. I think your idea of flannel-knit would be great for your daughter. Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com
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