Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quiet

Perhaps we should have chosen to watch Sleeping Beauty instead of Up, oh, I guess I did.)

And this deep thinker who now wonders how many balloons it will take to float his Lego house.


I am hoping we are all on the mend of a head and chest thingy. I have found that when I focus on a project (like sewing) I don't notice how much my throat hurts, it's a natural analgesic I guess LOL. Then when I stop and turn to whatever my distraction might be I swallow and cringe, but really it is 90% better tonight so I'm very thankful for that.

I now must join my sleeping prince and princess....

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Felt Beads

When my parents were here last month we did a craft which turned natural wool into felted beads. My Mom is a very crafty knitter and has knit and felted us all slippers.   When she sent us this craft for Christmas I was very excited to try it but glad with my kids ages that I had an extra pair of adult hands the first time.  It turned out very enjoyable for all ages.

We began with just a few cotton ball sized puffs of dyed wool each and after wetting our hands in soapy water we rolled them into snake shapes. Then cutting those into smaller pieces, we rolled them into round bead shapes. I enjoyed my daughter's oblong shapes too!  It was very interesting to feel the fibers stiffen and shrink in together as they felted.




After letting them dry, we simply strung them onto embroidery floss for necklaces but really there are many options. Older kids might enjoy using the floss to make lanyard type necklaces around the beads. Very Fun!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Images in mind


A line from my 5 year olds prayer this evening....

"God bless the people in Haiti.  God bless Turkey and Chile."

...had us all cracking up at bedtime with images of
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But really God could you please bless those still struggling in
Turkey and Chile and everywhere covering this earth of your creation.  Thank you, Amen.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blue.berry

I must admit that I am feeling a bit blue lately. In the last week my daughter has sprained her ankle, my husband was laid off from his job and my daughter (who did not inherit her clumsiness from me *ahem*) badly bruised her nose.  Keeping up with a big brother is a hard job.

The last week has also brought fun times with extended family, many hugs, a potty training baby (yes she's still my baby!) and a timely bible study amongst many other blessings.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

I know that whatever this world may bring, whatever troubles and hardships, whatever battles I have no fear for God has already won the most important one of all. He has provided salvation to all who will believe in his son Jesus who has indeed overcome this world.

I am also so grateful for my husband. That I needn't go through trials alone. He is with me arm in arm and he is my rock the one I can turn to for support and guidance. His blind faith is inspiring and amazing. He has truly not faltered, his faith unwavering and glorifying God. He is my inspiration and I'm so glad he's mine! **big grin**











Tuesday, March 09, 2010