I finished the quilt for Mrs Curtis this morning.. so my little one could deliver it to her before school.
I tried something new - fusible batting. Have you ever tried it before? I did NOT like it! I don't remember the brand - but I bought it from Joanns. It had way more loft than I like and frankly, it didn't fuse well at all. If I had more time - I would have ripped the quilting out and re-basted with some of my favorite "Warm n' Natural".
We wrapped it up and my son made her the cutest little card. He was so anxious to give it to her this morning. I'll be seeing her in a couple hours when I pick him up - I'm sure there will be tears from both of us. We will truly miss her! She is a wonderful teacher!
Now.. here is my favorite self portrait.. his hair makes me smile!
This is a little boy in my son's class who happens to have autism. He's super sweet and my son talks about him all the time.
Early in the school year - we had issues because my little "class clown" realized that Roman likes to repeat things. So my fiesty little boy would say things to get Roman going. Well, his teacher and I came up with a plan to hopefully put an end to it.. and it worked. My son loves to be a helper (like most kids) so his teacher made him Roman's personal "helper". He walks Roman to the learning center.. helps him with his backpack everyday.. and pats and rubs his back during school assemblies to keep Roman calm.. and so much more.
In the end - it created an awesome friendship... and taught my son a valuable lesson at the same time. He looks out for Roman and his Mom thanked my son this past Friday at their class party! He was pretty proud of himself. He told me that he's going to miss Roman when we move.. and I'm sure Roman will miss him too!
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