Thursday, January 31, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I love this quote: Sometimes we feel that the busier we are, the more important we are... as though our busyness defines our worth....we can spend a lifetime whirling about at a feverish pace, checking off list after list of things that in the end really don't matter. That we do a lot may not be so important. The Lord has often enjoined us to invest the energy of our minds, our hearts, and our souls in those things of eternal significance- that is essential.
Press On, pg. 5
Hurrah! I finished a project.... I love thinking up ideas. Unfortunately, I sometimes,(well, frequently), get distracted and don't finish them. So, yippee! Here are all the bags that were made in January. Kind of cool how each girls personality shows in their selection of fabric. Project completed!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I was so proud of myself. I signed up for a woodworking class offered by the local college! I am terrified of power tools, but I talked myself into facing my fears. We were invited to bring a project to work on- I selected this cool bed (realizing that the teacher would probably have to help me simplify it, it's by Broyhill by the way).
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
This year I think it might be the camera S received from Santa. S has dropped it plenty of times but it still works fine. It has all sorts of fun things on it. You can scroll through background/stencils to put crazy ears and noses on your pictures before you take them... that feature is hard to explain! There are games on it. One takes a picture S has stored on the camera and breaks it into six pieces, shuffles it and lets S put it together as a puzzle. Even the college age kids had fun taking pictures with it. You can also make video clips.
Of course the quality of the pictures isn't worth bragging about- we haven't even put them onto the computer. S and E just love taking photos and looking at them on the back of the camera. They've already gone through one set of batteries (suggestion: think rechargeable batteries). Last year E received a Strawberry Shortcake camera that broke the first day- this is definitely an upgrade!
We used Simplicity pattern number 9779- but we altered it because it didn't have the quickest sewing instructions (they wanted you to make bias trim to sew to the raw edges of the lining and the purse exterior. Instead we just sewed the two parts together, left an opening and turned the bag right side out.