Saturday, November 14, 2015

Me time

 This school year has really knocked me on my butt.  Every weekend and day off I've been grading papers and I haven't had time to do anything fun.
 This weekend I decided I wanted to do something for myself and decided that I would stitch out one embroidery design.  I've been eying these superhero finger puppets for a long time.  They are from Gracefully Geeky and right now they are having a 60% off sale.
 While I don't have grandkids to make them for, I do have a husband who is just a big kid at heart and who still loves comics and superheroes.  I knew if I made them, my husband would love them!
 As you can see, one turned into four.  I have seven more to make from this set and ended up purchasing the villains and a couple other sets as well.  My husband teaches high school and has several little toys that decorate his desk.  Kids have given him these trinkets over the years.  He will add these finger puppets to his collection.
It felt really good to do something just for fun.  Tomorrow I will have to get back to grading papers.


Farm Quilter said...

Best thing that happened to me was switching from teaching "regular ed" to "SpEd" was that I lost the papers to grade!! I used to spend at least 6 hours every weekend grading papers, then I had to do the lesson plans for the week - ugh, hated it!! Teaching a self-contained SpEd class was fabulous - no homework for them or me - only IEPs to write and meetings to hold. When I taught in a high school, I really felt sorry for the English and math teachers...they had so much grading to do!!

Sue Niven said...

really lovely.