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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

a simple teacher appreciation gift

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. Ella's teacher, Debbie Reiber, is one of those exceptional, amazing and gifted teachers. She's been a huge blessing to all of us. She's loving yet firm, consistent, and her classroom is very structured. These qualities are so important to help children feel safe. But she's also fun and creative, which makes learning a joy for her students. We couldn't appreciate her more.

Today was Ella's day to bring Mrs. Reiber a special gift. I know Debbie's favorite color is red and she enjoys quilting, because I gave her a questionnaire to fill out at the beginning of the year that asked her favorites. (I also passed it along to the room mother.)

I know I broke my own rule about not giving teachers anything apple-related, but this Apple of My Eye line of quilting fabric by Riley Blake I found is delightful! I purchased a fat quarter of each of the patterns the shop had and packaged them up in a simple clear box. I also included a gift certificate to the quilt shop and a heartfelt letter of appreciation from Lynn and me.

Simple is nice. I hope Mrs. Reiber enjoys. :)



  1. Okay, I guess I can see that the apple theme wasn't really too teacher cheesy and the fabric isn't a teacher thing (like a bookmark, magnet, notepad etc.), AND the fact that you included a gift card makes it a great gift and passes with me.

    Um, Yeah, not that you asked and got my approval beforehand anyway...

  2. Whew! I didn't want to cross the line, that's for sure! (hee, hee!) I would have loved it for a gift, so I figured it was okay. Thanks for the thumbs up! :)

  3. LOVE this! I just shared it on our Riley Blake Designs Pinterest page. Have a great day~Paige

  4. This is a great idea! I'm a teacher, and I am always so impressed by the thought that goes into end of year gifts. I actually don't expect anything, so it's all good :(

  5. Thanks, Martha. We love our teachers!

  6. Finally, a gift a teacher would love. I get so tired of crayon frames etc. No, I'm not a teacher, but I have a daughter who has taught for ten years.

  7. I'm the same, suddenly that shirt you haven't worn in two years becomes essential! haha!info