For Mother's Day I made an eatable flower arrangement for my dear mother! My sister and her family recently were given a "professional" eatable flower arrangement and I thought it would be cool to make one too. I had a lot of fun making the flower arrangement :-)
I have been joining in on the Detwiler Christian Academy's history lessons for the past couple days as Mom reads a book on Theodore Roosevelt. While Mom was reading today I was struck by this quote from G. K. Chesterton…
“The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.”
The author adds:
“...Ordinary people are the ones who determine the outcome of human events in the end- not kings and princes, not master and tyrants. It is laborers and workmen, cousins and acquaintances that upend the expectations of the brilliant and the glamorous, the expert and the meticulous. It is plain folks, simple people, who literally change the course of history- because they are the stuff of which history is made. They are the ones who make the world go round." -George Grant from Carry a Big Stick - The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt
We don't have to become famous in the world's eyes to make an impact. But we need to follow God's commands. And by following God's commands we will change the course of history. It was not the famous or the popular who sailed to America, but it was ordinary people who wanted to serve God according to the dictates of the Bible and their conscience. It took ordinary people to found this nation and it will take ordinary people to turn this nation back towards God.
The course it not easy but we nevertheless have to take it; and it takes ordinary people who are willing to sacrifice for what is right and honoring to God; it takes ordinary people who are willing to lead in the small ways and in the big ways!
Yesterday Nathan and I planted lettuce in our raised garden.
This year I'm in charge of our family's vegetable garden. I'm really excited but a little nervous as I have a tendency of killing plants :-( Hopefully this year I'll keep up with the garden, and be able to harvest lots of fresh vegetables.
I went outside to take pictures of the lettuce and then I saw the beautiful crocus's and snowdrops in the garden. I love how there's so much color in each plant. We truly have a wonderful Creator!
Last Friday Mom, my older sister, Heather, and I were busy making bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages! Some very dear friends of ours were getting married on Saturday and Mom offered that we could do the flowers for the wedding.
Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty normal until I got my hair cut :-)
I started out wanting my hair trimmed but the hair trimming turned into a hair cut!
Since I was around ten years old I have donated my hair every 2 to 3 years. It had been 2 years since I last donated my hair so my hair was getting long but I did not think my hair was long enough to donate. But when I found out that I would have to take off around six inches I decided to take a big leap. I had Mom cut off 11 inches!
Now, I have made my goal of donating my hair 5 times; well that is when I officially send it in the mail :-)
I was really nervous when my hair was a lot shorter than I was planning when I first asked for the hair trimming but Mom did a great job layering my hair and making this new hair do one of my favorites :-)
Spring is coming!
Last Friday Mom and I went over to help family friends who had just welcomed a new baby into their home. One of their older daughters (who is around 9) asked her Mom what to do with two pair of pants that had holes in the knees. Since her Mom had just given birth to their 7th baby the day before; she decided they would have to throw the pants away because they did not have time to fix them. I offered to take the pants home and try and patch them.
I have often patched my clothes with store bought patches but this time the holes in these pants were big and on the knees, so I decided I would make my own patches. I wanted the patches to be girly and pretty. So the first thing I did was look for ideas on Google and I found this wonderful tutorial: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/08/paper-piecing-hexagons/
The first patch turned out very pretty and the pattern was easy to follow. But I wanted to change the pattern from using paper to using interfacing and since I was going to make another patch I thought it would be fun to make a tutorial of how to make these hexagon flower patches. So I got my brother's wonderful camera and started the next patch.
Here are the materials you need to make these darling hexagon flowers:
-Scraps of fabric ( I used 3 different patterned fabric)
- Hexagon template ( I used a Feta Cheese lid) first I made a hexagon on Microsoft word with 1 inch sides to make the hexagon template for the lid
First, trace out 7 hexagons on your interfacing. Then cut out all the hexagons.
I am a home-school grad who loves to sew and laugh! I am a sinner saved by grace and I strive to glorify Jesus Christ in all that I do. I am one of two girls in a family of 9 boys- life is always an adventure ;-) When I'm not sewing, I'm babysitting, cooking, reading, talking or just living! Come join my little adventure :-)