Saturday, September 24, 2011

All about me

OK still real busy so I decided this would get me posting its been going around to other blogs


Over 40 (enough said)

B-Bed size:

My husband is a bed HOG and insist on a king, honestly I would be ok with smaller.

C-Chore that you hate:
cleaning the cat box

Dog, cat, horse, I like animals.

E-Essential start to your day:
Nothing really I don't need the caffine jump start other need. Although I never feel normal till teeth are brushed.

F-Favourite Colour:
Pink, but also greens (pale) and blues really its like the dog question I like color.

G-Gold or silver:
Silver or white gold.

5'1" yep I am short

I-Instruments you play:
Nothing right now I played piano, french horn, and trombone when I was a kid but I don't think i remember much now but I really want a Ukulele and some lessons but not sure how I could find the time.

J-Job title:

Yes two boys Wyatt and Dalton (my posse)

Little Canada, MN

M-Mothers name:

None in fact I hate it when people shorten my name to Sue and Suzie it Susan thank you.

O-Overnight hospital stays:
Just with the birth of my two boys.

P-Pet peeves:
Oh have a lot but they usually have to do with my job (things like kids spitting sunflower seeds on my classroom floor).

Q-Quote from a movie:
" I've got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can't go to Sing Sing with a green face. "
Breakfast at Tiffanys

R-Right or left handed:
Right (but I am so far the odd ball in my family my husband is left my oldest son is left and so far it appears my 3 year old can't decide and has been writing or more accurately drawing with either)

One, sister but we are both busy so not close

T-Time you wake up:

I have been having a dilemma with this I have tried the more vintage higher waist ones and they are just not comfortable to me perhaps it is the brands I have tried (just run of the mill hanes cotton) I don't mind higher waisted if it sucks you in and has more elastic but the cotton ones just don't hold their shape.  I am open to suggestions.

V-Vegetable you hate:
not a fan of Sweet Potatoes or Fenal

W-What makes you run late:
My Kids or my wardrobe but I try not too.

X-X rays you've had:
I think just the normal teeth.

Y-Yummy food that you make:
I like to make pad thai or soups but having been trying not very successfully to lose weight so the noodles have been out lately.

Z-Zoo animal:
Bears of tigers

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Teachers work is never done

Sorry readers for the radio silence right now but my work is been very busy.  I am teaching two class that I have never taught before so I am just trying to get it all straight and well blogging has been left to the wayside right now.  I thought I would entertain you all with a few vintage teaching pictures.

ha look how orderly these pictures look, I don't think you see this in modern classrooms certainly don't see the students dressed so neatly.
 Take Care and Enjoy your Weekend.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Drum Roll Please

OK so I do my drawings old school (well this is a vintage blog isn't it?) with some numbers and a bowl..... And the winner of my 100 follower give away is the lovely Miss Kiki La Merr if you have not checked out her blog the Rockabilly View, I highly recommend it.  Kiki I sent you an email please send me your address and I will send out the apron post haste.  Thanks All.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's Give Away Time

OK readers sorry it took me so long to do my 100 follower giveaway.  So per your interest I am this adorable vintage apron (which I was sorely tempted to keep for myself).  I love the red gingham and the details on this are lovely and let me tell you the craftsmanship on this is excellent.

So if you would like to win here are the rules.
1. You must be a follower of this blog.
2.  Leave a comment below by September 10th.

Thats it, Good luck and thanks for following my blog!! Susan

Friday, September 2, 2011

Wanda Gag

Wanda Hazel Gag was born in New Ulm Minnesota in 1893.  She was an illustrator and children s book author.  I first became familiar with the Ms Gag when I spotted this book at a garage sale a few years ago.  I was struck but the colors and loved the illustrations within as well.  I was recently reading this with my son and decided to find out more about Ms Gag and I am glad I did as I didn't even know she hailed from Minnesota.

I think she is quite stylish in her bobbed hair and apparently she was quite the free thinker in the 20s.  She was a feminist advocate of free love.
  Daughter of Bohemian artists she too started practicing art at a young age and became well know not just for her children's books but also her lithographs.  I love the lithograph below, called progress. It is for sale but the price is a bit steep for me. You can check it and others like it out here
Her most well know book is Millions of Cats which won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 and the Newbury Honor Award.  I have yet to read this one but I will try to check it out of the library tomorrow.
I hope to post that giveaway by Monday readers so check back and I hope you all a fabulous weekend.