My little one has her last day of school today.
It’s not exactly a huge milestone, since she only has two weeks off before summer school, and then is back for another year of preschool in the Fall. But still, it’s officially the Last Day of the School Year for her. And so, it’s teacher gift time! A friend of mine gently teased me for being so crafty, but I told her that I felt like I’d lose my quilter street cred if I didn’t send something handmade.
I made Noodlehead’s open-wide zippered pouch (in the medium size), and gosh that’s a nice pattern. I’m still no zipper expert, but it is a great bag. And it comes together pretty quickly, as evidenced by the fact that I made all of these yesterday in my brief window of kid-free time.
I packed them each with some Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookies (sorry, Cook’s Illustrated is behind a paywall) and a little 4-ounce jar of strawberry-rhubarb jam. She has three teachers in her class, so all three bags went with her in the backpack this morning. (Plus jam and cookies in non-homemade bags for her two bus drivers and bus monitors, so they’ll have to forgive me that I didn’t make seven of those pouches…)
The older kids still have two more days left of school next week, so I may be repeating this over the weekend with more bags and more cookies. At least the jam is already done.
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