Yea, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been here and I do apologize! One of my goals for 2011 is more consistent blogging at all my sites. 🙂 I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day!
I had a good one. Our daughter Leah and I made chocolate cupcakes – yum! Don’t they look cute the way I decorated them? I found a sheer, red tablecloth, red heart-shaped, plastic plates, and red, heart napkins at Walmart for just a few dollars.
I got fresh flowers as a gift from my dh, worked on a presentation for Cindy Rushton’s Talk-A-Latte retreat (I’ll be speaking THIS Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and would LOVE to see you there!), and then I went to zumba (aerobics – our oldest daughter Heather
slave-drives teaches it. Just kidding. She’s actually a wonderful instructor! We just started class again, so I am adjusting again (muscles a little sore!).
Do your kids have fun hobbies? I think Leah may have a new one (me, too!) This week Heather came over to teach us how to knit. I know, it should be the other way around with me teaching them!
But no one taught me how to sew or do any crafts as I was growing up. My mother worked fulltime, so she didn’t have time to sew with working and taking care of four kids! My grandmother Moore made quilts, a lost art today. I did ask her to teach me to quilt, but somehow it never happened before she died several years ago. When Heather learned knitting from a friend at a Superbowl party last week, she was very excited and wanted to show us how. Now we’re hooked! 🙂
It’s really easy to do with the knifty knitter. Leah has already finished knitting her blue scarf, including the fringes (tassles)! I told her that it’s knitting, not a race! I am still working on my dark purple one, but hope to have it done within the next couple of days – in between everything else on the to-do list! Leah wants to make a multi-colored scarf next (the artist in her!), and to try knitting hats, too. Here are pictures of her scarf:
What hobbies do your kids enjoy? Don’t forget, as you’re working on projects like these, you can use them as credits in your children’s homeschooling. You can use a title of “Home Economics,” “Living Skills,” or “Arts and Crafts” but these are great for elective credits!