Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy October, On to November!

 This month has found us more with church and school than with sewing. It is the 33rd Anniversary of Lighthouse Baptist Church, and we are in a building program for a new gym, classrooms and offices. Larry designed the church and school logo, and we are going to see large versions of the Lighthouse and of the lion in the gym-pretty cool, huh? We have been members here for 29 years!

Last Saturday found Larry and I with parent helpers, running a cake walk and cupcake decorating booth at a fall festival for the second graders (my class) of West Covina Christian School.  I had baked cakes at home Thursday night, 

and with my students on Friday morning. Then, the students and I frosted and decorated 24 cakes in 8"square pans. 

 Yes, I made a couple of these, and they were the first to go! 
No, I don't have a picture of mine, this is the one I copied from Betty Crocker ~

 We sold them or had them for prizes on the cake walk Saturday, along with 10 dozen cupcakes (Mommies baked these for us) that the guests paid to come decorate.  it was a bit slow, but come to find out, our booth did better than most, with over $200 profit! We are trying to raise the money for a classroom computer to use with our newly installed classroom camera. 

I was able to already purchase a document camera! The kids call it a ladybug (because it's my favorite color, RED) and we can focus on a book page and read it together on a screen!
~ Right now, this is what I'm busy with--1st quarter report cards ~


This is my pomegranate jelly, waiting to be Christmas presents.

 It turned out Yum!


And it is such a pretty color. It is my first time to make pomegranate jelly. Lydia remembers my strawberry freezer jam growing up, but I bet it's been 10 years ago since my last batch....

  ~ Okay, we didn't wait for Christmas on all of it ~


This is the progress on Harmony Grace's quilt. The blocks are sewn together, and the word print is where I'll sew her name down. Just looking for the time. 
Oh, I've quilted another I Spy I'll share next time ~


Friday was the field trip to Riley's Farm, remember me sharing about it last year? Well, my kids went again this year and really enjoyed it. I was not able to go. As I left school, I was in a car accident, and my vehicle was demolished. -insert big sigh here- I was uninjured, the young couple in the other car were okay, too. I called on ahead and made sure the kids would be fine. (Out of my class of 24, there were 22 adults attending with them, plus 3 other parents that are teachers!) Needless to say, the day did not go as I planned. Hopefully, we'll get the car stuff worked out in the next couple of weeks.

 "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10


  1. Busy, busy, busy! Glad you are enjoying some successes amid the hustle and bustle of the season and school year--and that only your car was hurt in the accident. Good grief! Love the new quilt and the jam looks very delicious.

  2. Oh Pokey, your classroom pictures make me very reminicent of my teachering years! I had a document camera available, but not permanent in my classroom. Makes those overhead projectors very antique!

  3. Fundraising never ends when you are at school. There are always items needed and scarce resources. I look forward to the day when every school is rich! good luck.
    The cakes look great and so does the jelly. Good to see the quilt growing.
    I am so sorry to read about your accident, but very pleased that you are uninjured.

  4. Nice to hear from you again! I am glad to hear no one was injured in the car accident. It sounds like you have been very busy!

  5. Thank heavens, you and the other car occupants were not injured in the accident! Sounds like a busy, but very satisfying and fun, time for you right now. Quilting will wait until you have time to get back to it. Happy Halloween!! Carol

  6. So glad no one was hurt in that accident, Pokey, but your poor car. Are you getting a nice new one???
    That jam looks yummy, and what a fun time that cupcake decorating must have been. xo

  7. Oh Pokey, my worry antenna were starting to go up for a reason!
    So sorry about your accident. Just like you to worry about the kids
    first and yourself later.
    I hope this gets ironed out quickly and painlessly for you
    and Let's give thanks that no one was hurt in the accident.
    thinking of you,
    Happy Sewing

  8. Oh - so sorry to hear about your accident! But thank goodness you or anyone else was injured. What a mess! Hope you get your transportation worked out quickly. Congrats on your church's 33rd anniversary! Hugs

  9. Glad you wern't hurt.Happy Halloween!

  10. You're as busy as we are! Too busy for our own good sometimes.... So glad you, nor they were hurt in the accident!

  11. uuuhhhggg! I'm just gonna sit right down here and rest! Reading your post just has me worn out, you must be too!! All those little cakes.....

    Love the basket of apples photo!!

  12. what a full and fun post!!! I bet the Frankenstein Cakes were a sell out...cute!!! Love your quilt too.

  13. So glad to hear you were injured in the accident. The Frankenstein cake is amazing.

    I especially love the final little picture - lol!

  14. Love pomegranate jelly! Frankenstein cake is so cute too. Sorry about your car accident but glad no one was hurt....except the car. My husband got in an accident about 5 weeks ago and we've been without a car since then. The repair shop and the insurance company have been going back and forth about fixing or totaling. I hoped for repair since it has been a great car. Since we don't have a 2nd car I have had to rely on my son in law to get to work and home again. We should have the car back in a couple of weeks all fixed and beautiful again.

  15. I've never had pomegranate jelly - looks delicious.

  16. Wow! You've been busy with a lot of things, haven't you? I love the looks of your pomegranate jelly, and the fact that you're done with it for Christmas simply makes me jealous! I want to make something homemade for neighbors and volunteer instructors, but have yet to come up with the perfect thing. Harmony Grace's quilt is so pretty, especially the background fabric for her name. Love that!


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