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Old 11-14-2008, 12:45 PM
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Somewhere online I saw a free pattern for a paper-pieced bookmark that was for teachers... It had an apple, pencil, etc.. I googled it, here is the link
http://www.patchpieces.com/teacherqmark.pdf
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:47 PM
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Somewhere online I saw a free pattern for a paper-pieced bookmark that was for teachers... It had an apple, pencil, etc..

thank you so much. this will help bunches.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:02 PM
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I know that you will come up with gifts that will please everyone. :thumbup:
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:52 PM
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So Christmas and children gifts to the teacher is all about the child and not about impressing the teacher
I totally agree. and we are not trying to impress anyone. we just want to be able to have something for the children to give to their favorite teachers.

I am in Texas too, where are you? I am 20-25 miles from Mexia, Waco, Corsicana, and Hillsboro. Hubbard City, Texas. Home of the Jaguars!!
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It sounds as if you already know what kind of Christmas gifts to give teachers. :D Please enjoy the Christmas season.

I used to live in the southern Dallas County. About a year ago we moved to Granbury, south of Fort Worth.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:39 AM
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Please enjoy the Christmas season.
I will. we get 3 weeks off for Christmas!! almost as long as the students!!! you too!!!!!! :)
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:16 AM
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Hi there. Personalization was mentioned for the gifts. Do you have an embroidery machine, by chance, or know someone who does? This would be a great way to personalize a tote bag, bookmark, coasters (a set of raggedy coasters makes a nice gift, and they are quick! My 3rd grade teacher still teaches at my DD's Elementary school, and I just made her a set of raggedy coasters in October for her birthday! I also added a little candle), placemats, or whatever it is you decide to go with.

If that is not an option, you could use the permanet fabric pens to create the teachers' names and your grandchildren's names and possibly some artwork by the kids. :D

Another really nice idea is a quilt mini mini...They are something I made up. I didn't have time for a large project and wanted to do different themes on each, so I made 3 very small, quilted wall-hangings. They were about 12 x 12 (inches) finished size. They were my first works and far from great. I did the centers with my embroidery machine, but you could have the kids do a design with the markers or make a mini out of a single block. ?? Or do a signature block for the center...or a handprint...
anything creative, even a printed picture on fabric of the child, or a plastic pocket for a real picture or attach ribbons to secure each corner of a picure with???... Just a simple ribbon attached to each top corner could serve as a hanger.

Why don't you ask your Grandaughters which things they are interested in the most? Most of all, have fun!
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:27 AM
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Hi there. Personalization was mentioned for the gifts. Do you have an embroidery machine, by chance, or know someone who does? This would be a great way to personalize a tote bag, bookmark, coasters (a set of raggedy coasters makes a nice gift
all those are great ideas. yes my sister has an embroidery machine. we were planning on trying to use it for just that purpose. thanks for the mini-mini idea!!!
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Originally Posted by turtlefuss
Hi there. Personalization was mentioned for the gifts. Do you have an embroidery machine, by chance, or know someone who does? This would be a great way to personalize a tote bag, bookmark, coasters (a set of raggedy coasters makes a nice gift
all those are great ideas. yes my sister has an embroidery machine. we were planning on trying to use it for just that purpose. thanks for the mini-mini idea!!!
THat's great! You're welcome for the mini mini idea.

How in the world do you get 3 weeks off for Christmas?????????
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THat's great! You're welcome for the mini mini idea.

How in the world do you get 3 weeks off for Christmas?????????
I work at a Community College, we get off from 12/12 to 01/03, for the holidays, the students are gone, and we save on electricty and gas if we shut down the college during those days. we also get spring break off, and 2 weeks in the summer. I never take off more than a few days during the summer. i just don't need that much time off, i get lazy real fast, and with all the paid time off, who needs to use vacay time?!?!?!?!?
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