Back to school tomorrow... yes, I got my job back. I am still the one and only German teacher in our school district. I am very happy to be employed, but also a little sorry to see summer go.
It has been a strange summer to say the least. Not quite as relaxing as I am used to. My beloved father passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. We all miss him terribly, but we are happy that he is not suffering anymore. He was truly a man of integrity; someone that everyone looked up to.
There were so many wonderful people who comforted us and helped us out. My mom has some really great friends from the school where she works. They helped out by keeping my older boys entertained while we were there. They took them to the movies and swimming and gave them other kids to play with. It was so wonderful and such a big help! It really helped the boys keep some normalcy during that time.
My mom and I wanted to do something special for the women who helped us, so I made them all a back to school pouch and my mom is going to fill them with some supplies since they will all be going back to school at the end of this week. I really like how the pouches turned out.
I love the dark denim with the contrast of the white thread! I'm not sure why, but I find it to be very appealing. I wish the weather would have cooperated a bit more for the photo shoot, but it is what it is!
The pouches are great scrap busters. The next pouch is for my sweet J. Originally I had made him this one, but he offered to give it to a friend. He decided that he would like a Tom and Jerry one instead. Not my kind of fabric, but perfect for an 8 year old boy!