Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sewing Withdrawals!



It's prep period. While other teachers are happily ensconced in their classrooms engaging their eager students in the mysteries of quadratic equations and the wonders of constitutional monarchies, our pathetic heroine is huddled behind her desk. Her eyes glazed. Her limbs trembling. Perspiration beads on her furrowed brow as she suffers violent chills followed by fatiguing sweats. She wraps her arms around her wasting body in a futile attempt to bring comfort to her hollow existence. It's been 10...no...12 days since she has had her last fix. She attempts to rally. She must pull herself together for the sake of the children. But all she wants is the delicious feel of the fabric under her fingers and the sound of the humming machine....

13 comments:

Daffodil Hill said...

LOL I remember that feeling from my quilting days. Always had to have a project nearby. I would cut out a number of quilt blocks to carry around with me so that I could do a bit of hand-piecing no matter where I was. Maybe you could take some small project to school to work on during your planning period or at least take a few minutes to sew a seam or two at home. Even a half-hour of sewing might cure what ails you. : )

Dawn said...

hee hee. Yea, the kids will suck the life out of you if you're not careful. I actually do the most prolific sewing when my school schedule is hectic and crazy. It helps me relax. Take some time for yourself!!!!!

BTW, how do you feel about quilting cotton? I have a box of it that needs a home. I am no quilter. I would rather give it to someone who might do something with it rather than put it on Craigslist. Email me at info 'at' cabinbaby 'dot' com and I'll give you some more details.

Gwen said...

Hang in there! You can make it! ;)

Kat said...

Hang in there--you'll get there.

Anonymous said...

I'm a sped. teacher of geometry and English with at-risk kids. Even when I can't sew, I can still use my quilting skills. We plan quilts with different angles, and write personal histories of quilting in families. At lunch, I do hexagon paper piecing.

Just remember that you and your love of quilting can be a positive influence.

Mary Anne Lisac said...

I just found your blog and I am so enthralled. What a great example of using what you have to make wonderful creations! I will pass along your "treasure" for others to appreciate and enjoy- Thank you for sharing such interesting items

Amy Sutter said...

Hillarious! I feel for you and can relate!!!
Just wanted to give you an FYI - was are having another drawing on Aged Vintage Papier, all can enter!
blessings,
Amy Sutter

lcourtneymom said...

I feel for you, Charity. I can't sew, so I can't relate there, but I can imagine what it would do to me to not be able to READ for 10-12 days!
Just kill me now! LOL
Hang in there.

Leah
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/lcourtneymom

Brielle said...

Greetings,
I love looking at your blog... my aunt told me about it and it is very fun. I like your skull and "crossbones" picture...that is great.

I hope you will be able to sew soon! I am thankful that I am able to sew as a job, so I get so sew very often.. :)

I hope you have nice day,
Brielle

Erre54 said...

wonderfull blog
cia dall'italia
Mrita

Angelia said...

Oh no!!! Make time to do tiny projects!! Anything!!! I know just this feels.. it sux!
Good luck!!!

Dawn said...

Hey, where did you go? Did those kids eat you?

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

..the smell of hot cotton under the iron..

I hear you!