Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
We brought the point and shoot so the photos aren't the best quality. I am still adjusting to taking photos with it especially in the bright sun. Mitch took most of the shots though.
Mitch caught a baby bass. It was a fiesty little guy.
Harper was hesitant to get in the water, but once she did she had a blast.
After much persuasion Miller joined in on the fun too.
He wouldn't let go of me though. He had a death grip around my neck. I had to convince him there were no sharks, alligators, or crocodiles in the lake, just fish (and maybe some snakes, but I didn't mention that...shhh.)
My arms are a little sore today from all that paddling, but not as sore as I thought they would be. We estimate that we paddled around a mile each way. We all slept well last night.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Harper is becoming increasingly interested in sewing. When I sit down to sew or sort through piles of sweaters, she inevitably asks to sew something. I am glad that she is interested and I want her to learn how to sew, but it also requires quite a bit of supervision. Which ultimately means that if I say ok, she is now sewing and I am not. I am trying to embrace these moments. I know with a little patience she won't need my help any more and she will be making her own great creations.
Her first project was from this book. We used an old sock from one of my many piles. I ended up sewing some of it on the sewing machine and I let her do the stuffing and attaching of limbs. She also cut the pattern pieces out. She has since dressed the cat and I was too lazy to remove the clothing so that you get the full effect. I know you understand.
Her second project was this owl. She knew exactly what she wanted. She was trying to use her scissors to cut one of my wool sweaters, which was not working out for her at all. I let her raid my eco-felt stash and it worked much better. I traced the owl pattern onto the felt for her and she cut out the pieces. I did cut the feet and eyes out for her though. She snagged the peace sign from my work in progress stash. I thought it turned out cute. She was upset that you could see the stitches. She has been sleeping with all the owls in the house every night. I think it is pretty cute that she has grown fond of owls. Guess it runs in the family.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Harper also had a birthday party on Saturday she attended for a classmate. I decided to make a combination of my zippy art purse and composition notebook cover.
Next time I think I will add the handles. It really does make it eaasy to carry around.
It's basically a larger version of the zippy art purse with no handles. Here are the measurements in case anyone is interested.
I am linking up to this post for the Tea Rose Home Link Party.