I have been teaching for 23 years and I know teachers aren't supposed to have favorite students, but we do. This week our town lost one of our brightest young men and one of my all time favorite students, Connor Imus, a 17 year old high school junior. Last Sunday, he went missing while walking his dog along a canal. As soon as I heard, I knew the dog had fallen into the canal and Connor would have gone after her. I also knew the location and was certain he would not have survived. I attended Connor's funeral Friday with many of my teacher friends and I have to say, it was one of the most difficult tasks of my career. It is devastating to see such wonderful, young life taken. Rest in peace Connor, you will not be forgotten. My thoughts are with Connor's parents and siblings, (I also taught both of them for three years too) they are an amazing family...
Our lilacs are blooming and they smell so amazing, so we have vases of them all over our house. They are so fresh and lovely!
I just finished my Elephant Parade Baby Quilt. This is a free pattern you can find here:
My Pfaff's trusty wavy stitch was the perfect horizontal quilting.
Instead of minky this time, I pieced a backing from my stash because I wanted to include a label. I have not figured out a way of how to include a pieced label on a minky backing.
I will wash this once I sew down the hanger for Slow Sunday Stitching:
I spent some time with my mom yesterday running errands in Grand Junction. We picked up our new Quilt Sampler magazines.
My daughter is staying at school this summer working as a senior admissions intern before she heads to Singapore for a research project. Hopefully, she will be home in a few weeks for a week long visit. Happy Mother's Day!