Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Zip pouches galore!

      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!  


8 comments:

Maria said...

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I am sure he will be missed.

What great gifts you have make for the folk who hepled you.
they will love them.

Marjon Savelsberg said...

I am so sorry that you lost your Dad :(
Big hug from Holland...

Amy said...

Those are lovely gifts Jaimie. As you know, I am so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of you and your family often in the past several weeks.

Diane said...

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Those little pouches are so cute and what a great gift.

Karin said...

I´m sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I´m sure he will be missed but he keeps on living in your heart.

Great to hear that you are back in your job. I think german is kinda an "exotic" language in the US.

The pouches are lovely - I like the combination with the dark demin.

Yvonne said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Lots of hugs for your family.

Your back to school bags are really cute. Love the vinyl windows.

Take care.

Bobbi said...

im sooo sorry about your dad and your familys loss this summer. HUGS from your best bud in vegas!

those bags are a great gift.

synnove75 said...

Oh Jamie, I missed this post when you published it. I am so sorry for your loss!
The zipper pouches you made are lovely, and great gifts.