It is now September, and that means it is time to get my classroom ready for a new school year. I have had the same bulletin boards for years (well, same fabric on them at least) so I decided that I was ready for some change. I found an adorable vintage looking owl/apple print, and a turquoise and reddish color to accent it with. I estimated on how much fabric to buy, then regretted not just measuring ahead of time when I saw my total bill for the day, then went to school the next day to measure the exact specifications of each piece of fabric. I didn’t have a tape measure at work, but I thought “I will just use this 18 inch ruler! Not a problem”. OR big problem.
I set off to my amazing grandma’s house to have her help me cut the fabric to the right sides. She graciously not only helped me, but sent me home with a miniature homemade peach pie. DELICIOUS!
The next day, I excitedly went to school to hang up my beautiful new fabric. I began stapling it up (no easy feat when you are singlehandedly stapling up fabric that is multiple yards long – this probably should have been on film for all your amusement). As I got to the end of the piece, I was crushed to discover that my fabric was multiple feet short. WHat? Was an 18 inch ruler not the ideal measurement tool?? I pieced together the extra fabric I’d cut off, and now you can barely tell that I am a mismeasuring fool. (photos to come)
But tune in tomorrow for the continuation of the classroom project saga, where we learn which parent I inherited my measuring skills from. (love you dad!)