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August 25, 2008

Learning

I try new things, whether I am excited about it or not. In school, I just loved art class & math, wanted to do more and more. I didn't care for history, but now, I enjoy it. We have to learn a myriad of things in school & later on, you will pick the things you like the most to make your life. Hopefully, you will love your job, whether it's fixing trucks, teaching others about oil paints and how to stretch canvas, or cooking up a new recipe. Maybe you will become a spouse and parent...for me, I have decided that homeschooling is the best thing for us. I want to pass my love of learning new things on to my children! I also think they need a firmer foundation of strong morals, compassion and respect towards others, than they would get in your average school.


My sister and her family came over for a bit yesterday. All 4 of the girls ended up swimming in our jacuzzi. I would add some of my favorites here, but blogger is asking for my login EACH time I try to add a photo...arg!

I've been sewing a bit. I made this scarf for one of Hannah's friends from church. I made a few tiny pillows with pouches, the dentist told Olivia she has a wiggly tooth! That rosey lace was from Kim (all the way from Capetown, South Africa)! I sewed this brooch, inspired by Heather:


You may notice some new TUNES....I thought it was time for a change, some good old songs I used to listen to with my sisters on the record player in the basement. One of our favorites were the Village Stompers, who I couldn't find, they played "Moscow Nights." Gotta listen to Telstar, it's a funky tune from 1962. I love the sound of it, I think you can even hear the needle on the record in the beginning!

12 comments:

Meadowlark Days said...

Oh, I love that flower! Was it hard to make?

Enjoy teaching your kids this year!

lori said...

that brooch is rad! i love it! i wonder if i can make one, did u get instructions from somewhere, or just make it up?

angie worthington said...

love the flower!!!...it is so awesome...the scarf is cute, too...

KJ-Starre said...

Oh my goodness that flower is lovely...I am going to definitely try some too & I am so glad the lace has come in handy. Hannah looks adorable in that shade of pink.

Home schooling is becoming more & more popular for those very qualities isn't it? I hope the three of you have a ball learning together. Martha, I think you will be an absolute natural at it.
XX

Petronia said...

great brooch! you are so good.

btw, sprasnicom!

Anne Elizabeth said...

I love the scarf and the brooch!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

fabulous and crafy!!
Love those freckles!!!

Rosemary said...

Love the new sewing projects; you are a talented lady.

Good luck with the homeschooling, I too think that it is vital for kids today to get real educations -- and they aren't in most public schools.

For your reading pleasure, may I suggest you try Imprimis? It is from Hillsdale College and it is free to subscribe or you can read it online. I like the articles and think you would too.

here's the URL:
http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis.asp

Loreluca said...

Really loving those brooches, just too cute! I have been thinking about learning how to quilt for a while, maybe I'll just take your advice and learn a new hobby!
Hugs, Martha!

Zoya said...

Hi! I love the flower you made, so sweet! I have been reading more about home schooling and want to let you know you are very courageous and doing a wonderful thing for your girls! I know this is the wrong post for that comment but... time is short.

Anne Marie said...

Love the flower ... BUT THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD SOUND IS AWESOME!! What a flashback! I remember sitting listening to music with my sis also -- many of the same songs, although we spent a lot of time signing and acting out every scene from The Sound of Music!

Lisa B. said...

Cool stuff you've been making girl! I haven't been around lately...crafting, gardening and kids can keep a girl busy! Keep up the good work! :)