Friday, September 9, 2011

Jumping Into the School Year #365project

It's been a while since I posted. 61 days of highs over 100 degrees may have had something to do with it. Anyway we have jumped into the new school year at Steed and hit the ground running. I didn't actually take this photo, but I am in it. That's me on the right, with my principal, Title I teacher, and counselor, on our professional development day Tuesday.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Son's Afghan 149:2011 #365project #knitting

This March, my college-age son requested an afghan that had cable stitches in it. Never mind the fact that I had never knit cables! I let him pick the yarn and color for this afghan, which features the bubble cable. My daughter showed me how to do the cables. As it turns out, cables are easy and makes the knitting more interesting. He wants this afghan to be long enough to cover his feet and go up to his neck. Did I mention he's tall? Anyway, the afghan is over 5 feet long now and I think I'll go another 6-8 inches. I worked on this afghan a lot while my husband was in the hospital for his kidney transplant. Lots of nice memories are knitted into this afghan. The cat is my mom's. She likes yarn, and our couch.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lego Portrait 148:2011 #365project

As I was clearing out the photos on our iPod Touches for the summer, I ran across this fabulous portrait taken by one of our students. We have the Lego Photo app on our Touches and kids enjoy it a lot. I love the composition and colors in this picture. - Posted using BlogPress

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hands On 147:2011 Photo Friday #365project

I found this photo on one of our iPod Touches and just had to snag it for a Photo Friday post. One of our kindergarteners took the picture, and I love how her classmate's little hands are holding the Touch. I boosted the contrast of this photo using the PhotoShop Express app on my iPad.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Water Towers 145:2011 #365project

I drive past Tinker Air Force Base on my way home from school. I like the landmark effect of these companion water towers and finally figured out how to get a picture without leaving the car. I was stopped at a red light, saw I had a clear shot, so I grabbed my camera, rolled down the window, and snapped this pic. No time for a second shot. I tweaked the picture in Instagram, using the Hefe filter.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shelf Marker Box 144:2011 #365project

What can you do when a great book gets damaged and can't be repaired? Make something from it. That's exactly what my colleague Kristi Hazelrigg and her sister/library assistant Denise are doing. Using pages from weeded children's books and a little Mod Podge, they have decorated birdhouses and boxes with the colorful illustrations. I commissioned a shelf-marker box with pictures from Jan Thomas' What Will Fat Cat Sit On? for my library. The kids will love it! I may have to come up with some animal-themed shelf markers to go in it.

I think I need more of these boxes!

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Devon Tower 141:2011 #365project

Still under construction, the Devon Tower is already the tallest building in Oklahoma City. We're watching the OKC Thunder play the Dallas Mavericks on TV tonight and saw a shot of the Devon Tower. I figured this would be my photo for today. I took this picture on Wednesday evening after leaving Coach's at the Bricktown Ballpark.

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