There are three more days of school until I get a week off, a week my brain and sleep centers desperately need (who am I kidding? I’m not going to get sleep next week). Yesterday about 75 kids turned in cell projects, many obviously done the night before, despite 18 days of reminders. Some probably done by an adult instead of a kid, but if they think this project is going to make up for failing the test on Thursday or turning in the giant-ass unit due Friday? Well they’re on crack, aren’t they? What’s really amusing is the kids who just realized yesterday that they hadn’t done the project. Begging, pleading, whining, trying to sneak things in. I’ll see more of that today. The kid who stayed up until almost 1 AM and then turned it in via email? Because it’s not time-stamped? I’m amused. It’s good that I’m amused, because that’s a much better response than supremely annoyed, which might be the next option.
I finished this one last night…
Heart in Hands 1, 13 1/2″ w 12 1/2″ h, $165.
My dad says these are more expensive than the birds, but I went back and looked. Cat 6 is because it’s complicated and has lots of pieces, and that takes more time, but the cats are in the same range as the birds were. There was one last year that was cheaper because it was tiny and hardly had any pieces. Anyway. It is what it is. If I can’t sell them here, I may set up my Etsy account more than it’s already set up. I hate doing that though, because then I have to adjust prices again. Whatever.
Only one left.
I’m still tracing for the new quilt. I have about 440 pieces traced in about 3 1/2 hours, so I’m being uber-efficient.
Tracing fast anyway. It’s freezing up against the window at night. I could have drapes, which would make it warmer, but I like the big openness of windows with no drapes, so I just put a jacket on sometimes. I got all the way through PBS’s Home Fires…a good story. I also watched Indian Summers, same deal, although a bit too much over the top sometimes. Everyone is so full of angst. So now I move on to spies and mutants I guess. Or vampires. Whatever comes up next on Netflix or Tivo.
I’ve stalled on getting everything back in the studio. I got some more drawers from Container Store because my old ones are breaking. So I need to transfer all that stuff, but even though I measured pretty carefully, I had to adjust to make it all fit. One big drawer of browns, one of oranges, and one of reds. Hopefully I can pull some of the reds and oranges that are living in random bins too.
And then while I was doing that, the shelf with all the books on it fell…
Apparently books are heavy. Who knew?
Scared the crap out of me. So I need to figure that out. I can hear Dad’s voice saying “it was too heavy.” But damnit, it’s a BOOK shelf. If it can’t hold BOOKS, then it sucks. I actually know what the problem is with this bookshelf…it had termites in it years ago and sometimes the holes just fail. So yeah. Will have to decide how to handle that. Put all the books on the bottom probably. Or space them out more.
OK, so Google is at my school today with Google Expeditions. Hopefully it will go smoothly…we have to transition about 70 kids a period between two classrooms and keep them on task. Should be interesting. But it does mean I need to get out of here early. I didn’t grade after school at all yesterday. The damn Google Classroom app is crashing like a teenaged driver. I’m done. Until Google figures it out. Probably not the same Google people who are showing up today, unfortunately.
Then finish the last little quilt tonight and ship another one off that sold and keep tracing Wonder Under in the cold. It’s a plan.