Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thank You Teachers!

Well, it's that time of year when we pay tribute to teacher's.

Having worked full-time in the classroom this year I've had an in-depth view of what it's like to take care of our kids and teach them all they need to know.

Our kid's can be very sweet but very noisy! I think it's the noise that gets to me. By Friday, we are both ready for the weekend. We've had sooo much fun learning, reading, singing, and creating!!! All in all, I have to say we've had a great year. A memorable year. I will miss the kids but, will look forward to a new group of kids next year. I might even be able to follow them on to 3rd grade. I won't know my new assignment until school starts in August.

I'm sure you each know that Teacher's really deserve all the thanks and gratitude we can give them for a job well done!!! I can think of many teacher's I've had that have touched my life and given me a wonderful education. My 8th Grade Home Economics teacher actually lives in my neighborhood and I first learned to sew in her class. I will be forever grateful for what she gave me. I remember when we first moved here and I recognized her. It was great to be able to say THANK YOU. What's fun is our son's have been best friends for many years now.

What are you making this year for your kid's teachers? Here's what I'm doing. . .



I had fun personalizing the bag with the teacher's name and then I signed it too.




This is the first bag I'm making for the teacher I work with and I have a second one to make for my daughter's teacher. It makes a great bag to carry their books, computers, lunches or just about anything you could think of.

The pattern is from Sandi Henderson of Portabellopixie.

The great fabric is from Lila Tueller's newest line of fabric called Soiree. You can get it HERE.

18 comments:

Lori Holt said...

Kim-
that bag is adorable! I really like the fabrics...

Carol said...

What a great bag...the teacher is going to love it!

Pat said...

Being a retired teacher, I appreciate your comments. I grew so tired of folks who claimed we only worked 9 until 3 and only worked 9 or 10 months a year. Those of us who were good teachers (which is the majority, I believe) put a LOT more time (and lots of our own money for supplies, etc) into it than folks ever realize and...how many of those who criticize us would be able to get with 20+ kids and actually maintain order AND teach them things??? Not many, I suspect!!! (Many of those critics can't even do that with their own couple of kids at HOME!!!) Anyway...nice of you to reward the teachers you know with such wonderful, heartfelt gifts!!!

Deb said...

The teacher is going to love it! Years ago, before the kids got into schools where they have seven instead of one, I would make quilted table runners for the teacher. I'd have my kids ask questions about colors, etc., - one teacher likes bears - so I made a bear paw runner and found Debbie Mumm bear print for the border. Gifts like those are so personal and I know that the teachers really like them.

Barb said...

I love the bag .... the teacher will love it.

Nedra said...

What a wonderful present for a teacher. You always make the nicest things.
When my children were little I always sent homemade strawberry or raspberry jam. I never even thought about making them something out of fabric.
You are right: teachers deserve so much credit for changing our lives.

Yvette said...

WOW! I love this! What a fantastic gift.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

WOW! Those are some lucky ducky teachers to get those lovely, handmade bags!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Kim -- that's a fabulous gift! Your teachers are going to love it. I love how you signed it too -- You Are the Clever Queen -- as always!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Kim, the bag is wonderful! Love the pattern and the fabric. She will love it! You are so right about teachers influencing our lives. Wish I could say thank you to some of them too.
Jocelyn

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That is just about the nicest teacher gift I've ever seen!

Trisha said...

What a wonderful teacher gift! Very pretty! I'm not sure what I am doing this year. I usually make something too.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Teachers certainly don't get the recognition they deserve.

I love your bag! That's such a thoughtful and personal gift. They're going to love them.

Fiesta said...

Kim as a teacher I would simply love to receive a lovely gift like that.

Karen said...

How thoughtful of you to make such a beautiful bag for a teachers gift! You have chosen your fabrics well. All teachers deserve so much more credit then they recieve! They have such a special job, and work very hard at what they do. I know the teachers who recieve your wonderful gifts will truly appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Quilt Monkey said...

I love purses and this one's a winner! As old as I am, I still think of some of the teachers who inspired me - they are grossly underpaid and underappreciated!

Laurie said...

I love this bag Kim, and what a very special touch to personalize it the way you have. I always enjoy your creativity and talen!

Connie said...

Lovely bag. Great gift especially for those teachers.