After 40-some years of teaching 1st graders, she decided to retire...
Wow, it is hard for me to imagine doing something, ONE thing, for 40+ years. You'd really need a passion for it! And apparently she does! My Mother, also a teacher at my home K-12 school (she teaches high school english/literature/etc) asked me to create a school themed mobile to befit Mrs. Y as a retirement gift. My Mother and a couple other teachers were going to chip in for it.
Well, I wasn't sure how it would turn out... or what I would even use. Mom and I got a few things at the Hobby Lobby (LOVE that store, but make sure you get the sale prices at the register) but it was still a puzzle to be solved. This was going to be unlike anything I have ever done, I just knew it. I'm pretty sure Mom didnt have a whole lot of faith in the final product (she kept assuring me that it was ok if it didn't work out and they would think of something else to give) but I knew it would be terrific, one way or another.
It was a process and a joy, and in the end it was loved by all. So I thought I'd share some pics. :)