Thursday, June 23, 2011

Back to punching

This week I started a punch needle project. It's an applique/quilt pattern that I adapted into a punch project. I need to add a border of cording, and backing. The punching went quickly, as I used my Morgan lap hoop. Without having to hold the hoop or set it against a table, even the "stitches" came out evenly and smoothly. I had several hours of sitting at home yesterday to to this project, as we had a plumber come out to install the new bathroom counter, faucets, and rod out main line.

I even drew up the next project. Another applique pattern of a saltbox house. This one would look great as a hooked rug, too.

I'm hoping I'm now more motivated to get some projects done. I'll have to be getting up early starting next week, as I'll be starting summer school. Went in for the meeting today, and I'll be a 1 on 1 aide for a boy in 5th grade. This is a whole new experience for me. It might give me a good idea if I would like being and aide during the regular school year, or if I should pursue something else.

This weekend I hope to go to the Folk Art and Fiber Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Might be fun to browse around and see if there's any rug hooking supplies.

Have a good weekend!

~*~ Laura ~*~

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Being a 1:1 aide is an entirely different experience depending on the student you are working with and teacher whose classroom you are in. I have been an aide for students with Down syndrome and autism, and the job was often equally divided between behavior management and academic assistance, but usually leaning more toward behavior management. I have also subbed as an aide for a high-school honors student who was wheel-chair bound, and I helped her navigate the hallways, carried her books and belongings, and took notes for her. You'll have to let me know how it goes!