Saturday, August 8, 2009

Full Days

It has been a little while since my last post. The days here have been extremely busy and full. We are in full swing with homeschooling again. We are making sure we start early enough so that when Daddy comes home and has his time off, we can spend that time with him with as little obligations as possible. The picture of Joel is from this week. I knew something was wrong with him when he got out of bed and fell asleep on the couch with all the other children loudly playing around him. Shortly after this picture was taken, he developed a fever and then the stomach bug followed rapidly. We are prasing the Lord it was not worse and that none of the other children caught the virus!!!
Joy and I have been steadily working on our beginning quilting class. This block is of the spinning star pattern that I completed. It has been a very good class. Our instructor is so knowledgeable, yet very patient with beginner's like me who ask too many questions and need too much help! Joy and I have enjoyed doing this together. It is a sweet time to see one of your children old enough to enjoy these types of activities with you.

This next block is called the churn dash. Don't look too closely! It is certainly not perfect. We are currently working on our other two blocks to take into class on Tuesday night where she will teach us how to join them with the sashing. Then we will be looking at possibly doing a second class for borders and binding. I don't know if we will be able to do that one or not, but we are certainly going to try. My dh is doing well in the desert. We still miss him achingly. We have passed the four month mark and are now counting our way down to the half-way mark. I can't wait to get to that point. It will be so nice to have gone farther than we have to go!
Today we are working on troubled areas around the house. We are weeding out some books and taking them to a used bookstore to get credit for them. Then I will hopefully continue packing up more clothes the children have grown out of to take to a local consignment shop. I hope you all have a blessed weekend too!


Gail Heaton said...

what a beautiful thing it is to work on a project with a daughter - You are halping to preserve a lost art - one stitch at a time! May you be blessed!

His bondservant said...

Thanks Gail. You are such an encourager!