Monday, January 4, 2010

on to the daily living routine

Back to the school lessons this morning, but on this afternoon there emerged several delights of another matter altogether. For me, the sewing machine was settled on the end of my dining room table once again so I could sew on a silk dress for Rose, while Charlotte took a position on the other side to try her hands at something new, cross stitch.

This book was a wonderful bargain, picked up from the book bins of Tuesday Morning. There are so many fun and simple ideas for even the youngest of embroiderers in the family to create.

Charlotte is learning how to cross stitch on gingham fabric. She dreams of what the end project will be, a pillow is the present plan.

In an attempt to get the blood flowing through our veins and make healthy activity for us all, we bundled up in scarves, gloves, and woolen coats and took a walk through the woods. We forded streams and walked on ice patches. The bright sunshine mustn't fool you, this wintry blast of cold weather has us all shivering more these days

But we knew tea time was waiting back home. A loaf of strawberry bread made back in late summer was rescued from the freezer to be enjoyed by the glow of a wee candle.

The horse creamer took his place on the afternoon tea table to add a bit of whimsical fun.


Deborah said...

Sounds like a wonderful first day back!


PAK ART said...

you make everything fun and an adventure for your girls. You must be a great homeschooling mom!

crochet lady said...

What wonderful pieces of life....being together, learning, creating, enjoying creation and enjoying a treat!

~Karen~ said...

I just had to smile when I read your comment! Idle is something I would LOVE to be right now! I have the same thing, but it says online or offline. Curious.
Infusion is over, and I came home and slept an hour! I never do that. Now for it to just work quickly.
I did the same thing with Alaina a few years back, and taught her cross stitch, but she prefers embroidery now. I hope Charlotte likes it! That's a great book to start with.
I would love to get back to walking once my iron kicks in. Unfortunately, I would freeze to death right now. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your walk. There's a chance we could get more snow this week.
Your strawberry bread looks delicious, too. Enjoy!

jan said...

Your blog is such a restful, peaceful place to visit. I agree with Pak Art-you make everything look fun and cozy!

Joyful said...

Since your daughter is learning how to cross stitch you may want to visit my website as there are free illustrated instructions and many free charts. There is also a free design you may want to stitch called, "His Name is Jesus" as it has blessed many.

You must be a wonderful home schooling mom!


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