Saturday, March 29, 2014

March TUSAL #2 and Chart Giveaway {Closed}

March has two moons so here is my 2nd ORT jar for the month!

I'm giving away this chart from JBW Designs. It is just for the chart.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's March

I finished a prairie skirt for Anabelle! The colors are much nicer in person. I need to figure out how to take better photos! Anyway, the skirt has four tiers and an elastic waistband. The tiered parts were challenging for me, but I enjoyed learning how to do it. If I do another one, I want to do four different fabrics instead of one. Next she wants a twirly skirt, which I think would be a circle skirt pattern.

With some of the scraps from her dress, Anabelle made a pillow with the sewing machine (with my guidance.)

She practiced ironing. She seems to enjoy doing it and wants to iron all my fabric!

I made a couple of these lavender sachets. The fabric is a deep sparkly purple which you can't see in the photo.

I completed the cross stitching for this awhile back, but just didn't have the right fabric to go with it until recently.

A pair of ducks came to visit us.

We finally got our homeschool a white board! (I wanted something to help teach Anabelle math.) The kids were very excited about the board the day we got it, and wanted to play their version of pictionary. We each wrote down words, folded up the little papers, and then put them in a container to choose from. The kids called it "draw my word." It was lots of fun!

Anabelle has been having fun drawing on the board.

She is so sweet!

Justin spent a little time learning to cross stitch.

He thinks it's a bit challenging.

Hopefully he will finish his clover pattern someday...

BTW the pool is too cold to swim in even though it's been very hot lately. :( It is such a tease! Gary and the kids tried to go in a couple days ago when it was 90F outside, but the icy cold water was too much. Anabelle did swim around for a bit, but she came out shivering.

We can't wait for the pool to warm up enough to swim in again!

Oh and hubby got a job!! Thank you Lord for the positive answer to months of prayer!!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We've been learning about this day's history for the last week. Our favorite part is that St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach the Holy Trinity.

I initially started this shamrock for Anabelle to hand sew. She ended up not having time, so I completed it for her.

And this was the extend of my St. Paddy decorating...

The kids also cut out green paper clovers and decorated the walls.

This is for all of you wishing for spring to hurry up! I don't know what this plant is, but it smells nice and is a common ground cover out here.

Clovers are like a weed in some areas of Gram's yard. I tried giving some to our rabbit Clover, but she doesn't seem to like them! Wish we had chickens so they could eat them because I hate pulling them out, but we need the room to plant veggies!

I hope you're wearing green, and if you're not, consider yourself *pinched*. Have fun today!

(Anabelle made Leprechaun hats!)

Friday, March 7, 2014


I stitched Justin a "LadyMoon" and will finish it in a little pillow ornament for him.

I was preparing to start a blackwork sampler, but I just magically lost my black floss! I keep looking for it, but now I guess I should go to Joann's to get more. I don't need to buy more black floss. I have plenty! I just don't know where it is!