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Annual Fund Raising Show and Sale at the Egg & I Restaurant, St. Paul. December 2017

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hold Your Horses! Look at This!

Marsha and I are on a road trip to Lincoln, Nebraska. We're taking our time getting there, enjoying the prairies and the sites along the way. Imagine our surprise when we rounded a corner in Omaha and came upon these horses! There are also bison cavorting along the streets and sidewalks!

Then, we went to the Henry Doorley Zoo where the jellyfish
were dancing their slow graceful dance for us.

THEN we went to the Joslyn Art Museum and I worshiped at the site of the Chilhuly!

Wow is all I can say. Wow! Great Road Trip Beginning!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

2009 Spring Retreat Game Bag Frenzy!

At the Spring 2009 Quilter's Retreat at the ARC, south of Osceola, WI, we invited quilter's in on the fun of making a game bag! Look what they did!! Over 30 game bags were constructed and donated for the 2009 Nettie and Friends Show and Sale! WooHoo! Way to go!

It was a wonderful weekend of quilting, laughing, quilting, talking, and general good fun!

Some of the gals even got their sewing machines programmed and used their decorative stitches! Thank you to Village Quilters of Saint Anthony,MN; Mixed Sampler Quilt Guild, Siren, Wisconsin; and Lakeshore Quilters of Shoreview, MN! You are best!

Thanks to Barb for the funtastical baby bibs and to Leila for the cuddly burp (!) cloths!

You are the best!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Very Hungry Caterpillar!

So, look what I made for the classroom!
How cute is this??? Wow. Everyone else is making quilts and
I'm focused on these panels for my classroom.
They are soooooooo cute and will be a wonderful
compliment to our "Eric Carle Author Study" unit
that is starting next week.

:-) Nettie

Monday, March 2, 2009

Read Across America Day at Maxfield

Education Minnesota President Thomas Dooher
Saint Paul Federation of Teachers President Mary Cathryn Ricker

It's Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Read Across America Day!
We started with green eggs and ham for breakfast in
the school cafeteria, made some Cat in the Hat hats.
Then it was time for our 'guest reader'...
perhaps you've seen Tom Dooher on TV going around
the state talking to teachers... Well, today he talked to me!
(Off camera and in my classroom...) It was a pleasure to
meet him, my kids did a great job introducing themselves
to him, he joined in the fun. He's a very nice guy!
(And he reads a mean Green Eggs and Ham!)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Strawberry Hat

These little strawberry hats just don't come any cuter!

Gearing up for Next Year's Show...

Game Bag with Zipper

Game bag with snappy closure

Well I just can't stop making these wonderful little game bags.
I learned how to put a simple zipper in a bag, and now I'm making
all kinds of little bags. I hope somebody needs some when next
December rolls around!
Ah, the roll of the dice.

Have a great March (already???)