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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 803202 views.
5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

12/16/21

Judy,

LOVE your interpretation of the winning Citation.  Skeezix is also a delight.  Poor schoolhouse doesn't have a chance to shine when displayed with such gorgeous blocks!  <G>

Cris in MT

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/16/21

First year of teaching fifth graders was great fun. Little did I know.

Second year was rough.

Third year was much rougher because I was "experienced" and so I got the hard core kiddos (never mind the gory details). Suffice to say it was an extremely unpleasant situation with 26 boys, 13 girls, some with police records (this in 1966, mind you) and a principal who was going psycho and only wanted to count spelling books not enforce discipline.

I didn't sign my contract at the end of that year (with DH's encouragement) and went job hunting for something that didn't involve children. That's when I learned COBOL and kept track of truck loads of gravel for the Ohio highway department.

That's why I was not inspired to created a cute or clever Schoolhouse block.

  • Edited December 16, 2021 1:25 pm  by  judyinohio
Midkid5

From: Midkid5

12/16/21

All of the block are great but the horse and roses does take center stage.

So is the next block we see going to be a dump truck?

Not sure if there is enough room but you should consider free motion quilting some writing on your blocks..like pretty Judy under the bird.

Jo

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

12/16/21

I have dump truck fabric

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

12/16/21

if you want me to browse novelties, let me know.  I do have several dump truck fabrics. 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/16/21

What?  Dump truck??

Just because I am always encouraging everybody on the forum to toss stuff out? wink

I could  use a moving van fabric. S.S. Kresge always hired Mayflower to move us but I am not particular if any of you guys have a fabric with moving van on it, I'll take a smidgeon.

My mom was always concerned about "lightening the load" and would throw stuff out before the moving van came. Like it was her duty to save money for the company. Humpfh.

I grew to hate the sight of that big yellow truck.

  • Edited December 16, 2021 3:30 pm  by  judyinohio
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

12/16/21

dump truck because of this sentence:

no moving vans, sorry.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/16/21

You are correct!

I never actually saw a dump truck, you know .... that's why I didn't get the connection. It was all paperwork listing various sizes of gravel, tons of gravel, etc. I learned a lot about the layers of different kinds of rock that go into building a road in Ohio, a road that can stay intact despite freezing and thawing. I immediately forgot all about that stuff once we moved to Midland, Michigan and I got a job at Dow Chemical where I had to keep track of boxcars full of aspirin and other retail products of that fine company.

And once I became a stay-at-home mommy my brain really deteriorated. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

12/16/21

oooh fascinating story!! Can't wait to see Citation's block!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

12/16/21

good job Judy! I really like how these blocks are turning out!

you might have to transfer your stories to printable fabric labels and put them on the back of the quilt!!

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