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2015 March 25
by elizabeth_admin

Hola!

I know, I know…  I have been MIA for many months now.  To be honest. my mind has been elsewhere and I have been incubating some new (non-sewing) creations.  I haven’t really sewn much at all, but I have been very busy making things.  Here’s a pictorial rundown of what I have made since November.

Christmas/Hanukah Jammiepalooza

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I’ve taken up knitting again.  It started up with a rush job to knit Jack a hat on our way to Aspen for a ski trip.  I ended up making four hats from the same pattern I found on Ravelry.  Here are a couple pics…

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The hats got my knitting mojo fired up, so I thought I’d try my hand at knitting socks.  I’ve a lot to learn about stripe matching though.  :/  Here are Jack’s “weekend” socks (he won’t wear them to school).

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And I have already started another pair for a friend.  Here’s the first sock.  I’m already 3.5 inches into the second sock now.

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I took a Mosaics class and made a few different projects for it.

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Right now I’m working on a large scale project, a 3×6 ft mosaic patio table for my parents’ house.  Here is a picture of the center medallion in progress.  I hope to finish the table in the next couple of weeks.

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I’ve even turned Jack on to mosaics.  We made a sun catcher glass on glass mosaic for his nanny back in NYC.  It’s her birthday this week.

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So my big news is that I will be teaching at my local community center starting in April.  I will teach a nine week sewing class to 1st – 5th graders and in June I will be teaching a sewing camp for a week.  I’m very excited about teaching and am so happy that our community center is such a great place for the kids to go to after school and that they have so many great programs for the kids.  I’ve already planned our projects/syllabus and can’t wait to teach!

My little sewing student that I have been teaching privately will be joining me for the class.  Here are some of her latest projects:

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Knit Turban headband

 

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Matching turban headband and t-shirt for the teddy bear

 

Last night I made some bibs for one of the teachers at Jack’s school who is expecting his first child this week.  Since he’s a science teacher and runs our Lego Robotics program, I thought space themed fabrics were a propos!  🙂

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I have been so busy with my class and life that I have not been reading many sewing blogs lately.  I miss you guys!  I hope you are all well.

Happy sewing!

10 Responses leave one →
  1. March 25, 2015

    So crafty! Looks like you have a real flair for mosaics. Good luck with the classes and love those bibs!

  2. March 25, 2015

    I HAVE missed you, Elizabeth! So glad to see you’re keeping your creative juices flowing. LOVE the patio table you’re making for your parents — very cool!

  3. March 25, 2015

    You have been missed. Glad to hear from you. Hope you find your sewing mojo soon.

  4. March 25, 2015

    Nice to hear from you and nice to see your mosaics & knitting.

  5. March 25, 2015

    I’ve been wondering how you are doing!
    The mosaics are really neat.

  6. March 26, 2015

    That bird house is so beautiful!

  7. Judi permalink
    March 26, 2015

    Sooooo good to hear from you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. March 26, 2015

    I love all the things you have been doing. I esp. love working with glass but I haven’t been able to do much lately (as in since I started having babies). I even bought a bench mold so I could do mosaic benches, but so far it’s gone unused. It will wait until my youngest enters school, but I’ve already drawn up patterns for what I want to do when she does enter school.

  9. Mae Wilson permalink
    March 27, 2015

    I’ve missed you! I hope you keep posting, I love your mosaics.

  10. March 27, 2015

    Of course I’ve missed you (although FB helped)!
    I’m really impressed with all your mosaic work. And the knitting Socks seem so complicated.

    And of course, congratulations on the teaching gig! I have taught sewing to high school pupils before and would be terrified to face such a young group of students (but I’m really awkward with small children) but your students so far always seem very happy and happy to learn. So, I’m sure you’ll do very well and have a great time.

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