Archive for June, 2012

The Happy Day Project #15: Fluff Something for Summer

Okay, I’m going to take liberties with Alicia’s Happy Day Project Challenge from last week over at La Famille. I think the general idea was to fluff something in my home, perk up our living space a little for summer. But, I haven’t been in my home since she issued the challenge BECAUSE I’ve been perking up my spirit at the Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Conference. And let me just say, I have been perked!

Amelia and Stephen made all of the arrangements for me to attend the conference at which one of my favorite authors (John Piper) spoke and my favorite musicians (the Gettys) sang. The teaching was spectacular. Just amazing. The music was out-of-this-world (as in, heavenly!). The fellowship was sweet.

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Yes, to put it mildly, my spirit has been “fluffed,” refreshed, perked.

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Appreciating Sculpture for Art “Day”

We usually participate in Art Night on Wednesday, but last Wednesday found us at the annual Children’s Developmental Clinic appointments for some of our kids. So…we took advantage of appreciating some unique sculpture. We could probably have spent all day appreciating the fascinating movements of the balls through the wires!

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Take a Stitch Tuesday: Cable Chain Stitch

Cable Chain Stitch was the TAST stitch for Week 25. It took me a second to get a rhythm going with this stitch, but once I did, I liked it as a stitch that works well for curved lines. And there are a lot of curved lines in lettering. (Pardon the lighting on these photos!)

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The Happy Day Project #14: Summer Fun List

I got a lot of input from the family this week about a Summer Fun List for Alicia’s (at La Famille) Happy Day Project challenge. This was what we came up with:

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I have put off doing a list like this for a long time. But I’m glad we made one. We’ve already eaten grapes! And we’ve gone to Calamus. So, it seems that we’ve made a do-able list for summer fun!

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Art Night with Miro

Ha! I had such a fun time copying Miro for our weekly art night project from Carla Sonheim’s Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun.

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This was Tim’s. He was very ill with a sinus infection and had to go to bed before he finished:

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Take a Stitch Tuesday: Buttonhole Wheel

Can you believe that it is Week 24 of TAST? Neither can I! I really enjoyed the stitch this week. I thought it would be fun to incorporate the Buttonhole Wheel into each word that contained a letter “O” in the verse. Plus, I really liked the way that the Buttonhole Wheel stitch looked when I filled in letters with it. It kind of reminded me of a bunch of crocheted granny squares forming the letters.

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And the progress so far:

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Bakery 4-H Fun

Last week, we hosted a 4-H cupcake decorating workshop at the bakery.

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The participants completed a lot of groovy cupcakes.

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I can’t wait to see what they bring to the Fair!

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