So it looks like I’m in that phase of life where there’s a lot less time for everything including a blog…

I made this baby quilt for Holly’s elementary school’s annual auction. Holly goes to a public school, but it has a unique “open” philosophy. We work in the classroom for 4 hours a week, plus every family takes on additional “jobs.” Once a week for a half hour, I help out the art teacher (this is in addition to my 4 hours in the classroom). Greta comes along and it’s kind of fun for her to feel like she has a job. The school is excellent and I love it. It really aligns with what I believe elementary education should be. We go on a lot more field trips than the other public schools in our district. Our class will go on 11 field trips this year. We also have art and music classes which were cut from other schools with the deep budget cuts that have happened. To get into this school, it’s a lottery system. We feel really blessed that we get to go here, especially because it’s so different from what I would think the Bay Area would offer. Our school aims to raise about $100,000 (seriously!) from the auction. I’m excited to go to the auction and see what’s being offered and what goes for the most money! And hopefully this quilt sells, otherwise it goes to the rummage (garage) sale in the spring!