Monday, January 2, 2012

Toadstool Head

 Tomorrow it's back to school for me.  I do miss the cute sixth graders, so I look forward to seeing them.  The idea of staying there for hours and hours doesn't sound as fun as goofing off around home, but . . . 
 Change of subject!  It is still very cold here.  Walking around the neighborhood, I must be careful!  Icy!

 When I should have been grading papers I was sewing spots on my toadstool hat!  It's my pixie hat - finished!  I had to borrow a head to get some good photos of it.  Do you like it, Winter People?

It really is gorgeous in Colorado.  I'm thankful that we live here and our kids live here, too.  
Bill is leaving for the Philippines on Wednesday.  He'll get a big dose of warm weather.  Meanwhile, I'll keep crunching around on the ice, wearing a toadstool on my head.
I hope your week is off to a jolly beginning.
Thank you very much for your friendly hello.


Aisling said...

Love the toadstool! Have a lovely day tomorrow catching up with your young friends!

Sara said...

It's a lovely shade of red!

Gigi said...

LOVE the hat Pom -- it's you ;)! And good wishes for happy stress free days at school!
Warmest blessings,

Gumbo Lily said...

Cute toadstool hat. Who was the lucky model?

I see you are meandering about in nature. I liked those pics. Is that a magpie atop that evergreen tree?

Happy Back to School!

ann said...

Good luck going back to work. I know what you mean--you do end up missing your students. I don't go back until next week, but I need to do planning this week. The toad stool is just cute. Where do you get your cool backgrounds. I have spent an hour tonight trying to retool my blog. Your's always has so much life, so much color.

MamaF said...

I looove it ! Please write down the pattern ! I want to make one or one hundred :))
Happy New Year to you and your lovely famiy, have you got our Christmas card ? We already had one losted on the way, hopefully yours won't be the second !


Betty said...

You have my attention! toadstools are my favourite subject when I'm not hugging trees! Your toadstool hat is fun - the red spotty ones are 'fly agaric' a hallucinogenic - bo flying in that hat now! Talking of flying, we have gale force winds this morning and it is a bit scary, all the rubbish bins have blown up the road and Amber refuses to go outside. Take care on the ice. Bettyx

Jayne said...

Hahaha, I love the toadstool hat, and I love your toadstool background too! Colorado sounds like a wonderful place!

Floss said...

I was already admiring your toadstool background, and now you have a toadstool head! I need to take a photo of two tiny toadstools I bought when I was in the UK. I'll post it for you some time... Stay warm!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Fun hat! Good luck with the first day back...hopefully the kiddos will still be a bit sleepy as we ease ourselves back into the routine!

melanie said...

Love the little squirrel, and the hat too :) Happy New Year! I hope you have a lovely 2012 :) xxx

Pom Pom said...

Thank you! Jody, Jeff was the "willing" model for the toadstool hat and you can see my white hair in one photo! My arm isn't long enough to get the angle I wanted!
Hi Flavia! The pattern for the pixie hat is on Ravelry. It was SO easy! Yes! Your Christmas card is greatly loved! Now I can mail you a letter! I'm so happy to have your address!
Thank you for thinking of me as I go back to school, friends!
Wow, Floss! The toadstools you have sound very cute! I'd love to see a photo!
Oh and Betty! I have never seen a red toadstool here. I know we have many poison mushrooms. Don't worry. I like looking, not eating! Thank you, good woodland friend!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Your Colorado pictures are so beautiful to this Alabama girl! I've always dreamed of visiting your beautiful state. Maybe one day.... It's cold here this morning ~ 19 degrees! But we don't get the beautiful snow to go with our cold like you do.

I love your hat! I hope you have the instructions on your blog somewhere. I would love to make one! I'm going to do a little search right now to see if you've tucked them into one of your posts.

I wish you a warm and blessed New Year, friend!

SHerry @ A Happy Valentine

Left-Handed Housewife said...

What a marvelous, cheerful hat! Your students will love it!


wayside wanderer said...

Super cute hat, just perfectly PomPom in every way. Have a blessed day. I am thankful for the difference you make in the lives of those children!

Farm Girl said...

A very cute hat! I know Colorado is totally over the top beautiful.
Such beautiful places there. Have a wonderful day with your kids.
I am back to my one student today. :)

It is good to have routine sometimes.

The dB family said...

It's fantastic!! I love that you sewed buttons on to give it an all out toadstool feel.

I hope you told Bill to eat lots of sweet delicious mangoes while he's in the Philippines.


M.K. said...

Back to school! Ah, well. You are doing very worthwhile work, dear. The hat is precious. I love the pics of the birds. They always look so cold to me, in winter! Their few feathers do not seem adequate to the task!

Alex LS said...

Hi PomPom,
Hehe that hat is completely cute! And mad! I love it.
Good luck back at work. xx

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love your toadstool are just too much fun and what a joy! The world needs more of you...enjoy your hat!

Susan B said...

I do love your toadstool hat! I enjoyed looking at all your pretty photos too. I hope your first week of 2012 is delightful! :)

Kerri said...

I LOVE your hat! The world needs more people like you dearest of Pom Poms! Happy new year!

Attic Clutter said...

darling hat(:)
oh not going anywhere yet..I am hoping to drive down to a warm place like Arizona maybe sometime this winter..1000 miles form WA..could be interesting drive anyway- to see something new(:)

Shey said...

your hat is sooo cute! I hope you had a great day at school and aren't as tired as I am, I've been taking an after work nap ever since I started working. =D

Brad M said...

Great pictures! yes it certainly has been a lovely week to live in Colorado! that is a cute hat, it looks like it could double as a pot holder. Charmant!