Sunday, July 13, 2008

2007 - 2008 "Yearbook page"

Every year since we started homeschooling (when Kaylee was in second grade, Jenny in 4th, and Connor just a pre-schooler) I've made a year-end page for our school's yearbook (Tower Christian). Well, every year til this one -- when life just kind of rushed by for a while! Soooo - better late than never. This is it. Tho crafted too late to go into the yearbook, I at least feel better that I did a page for our own preservation of memories. (And the way my mind is some days, not a whole lot of preservation happens without paper and ink!) It's very small here...(the image, that is... tho I WAS just speaking of my mind...!) Hmmm..... maybe it will work to click on it and make it larger. We'll see... -Lori

Thursday, July 3, 2008

These photos go with the post just below this one...

I forgot that I had these photos to add, but according to past experience and Garrett's warnings, unless I happen to DESIRE teeth-gnashing, I better not try to add these to the other post once I've gotten words entered. Don't know why. It's just the way things are.
(But what to do with the hat?)
It's kinda cute. She could just wear it.
Or stand here, posed, til the next time we rearrange furniture.
Sally made this for her. A Psalm.
The chalkboard.
With another Psalm (which may change from week to week).
That exhilarating feeling. "I'm done!"
(But what to do with this lovely piece of fabric?)

(the hat ended up on the wall)


Furniture projects: building, painting, staining, arranging

The Artsy Angle on The DeskThe Master Craftsmen
And in words from A. A. Milne's Pooh bear stories,
"It goes in and out like anything!" (referring to his Useful Pot -- tho here referring to the lovely drawers. Tho' we DO have a problem now: painted drawers that refuse to go in and out like anything).
Cuddles' take on it all:
A sneeze? A song? A yawn? A nibble on Kaylee's ankle?
And then there was other furniture painting for "The Room"
(Kaylee's re-make on her room, following Jenny's departure for her new roommate)Ahh, "Helpers."
Kaylee removing the roller before more body parts turn black and leave their marks for memories.
But wait - what's this?!!
And we'd blamed the little ones for the stripes on the pets!
The Finished Room
And another project:
Finishing the table, bench, and chairs that we were given by our church family a year and a half ago for Christmas!
(one little photo can't possibly do justice to the hours of sanding, staining, finishing, sanding, finishing..... Thank you Kaylee and Connor for your hard work!!)

Just a pretty picture Kaylee took.
These would look nice on the table, but alas, the photo chronology is skewed, and these lovely daisies were dead and gone a long time ago. Too bad.