Here is the pattern for the Circular Crocheted Dish Cloths:
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Here is the pattern for the Circular Crocheted Dish Cloths:
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
"It is your attitude at the beginning of a task that determines success or failure." - Bryan Tracy
"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." -Leo Buscaglia
"There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Zig Ziglar
"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." - Henry Ford
"Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open." - Elmer Letterman
"Faith is not merely you holding onto God - it is God holding onto you." - E. Stanley Jones
"It's not the hours you put into your work that counts. It's the work you put into your hours." -Sam Ewing
I hope you liked them! :)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
These are still shrink-wrapped. Sell for $10-$15 new, she is selling these for only $6 each:
The Blessed Marriage
A Home School Vision of Victory
The Joy of Family Worship
The Wise Woman's Guide to Blessing Her Husband's Vision
Sleeping Beauty and the Five Questions
Jennie B. and the Pilot
Strength and Dignity for Daughters
Rebuilding a Culture of Virtuous Boyhood
The Journey of Daughterhood
Hollywood's Most Despised Villain
David and Bathsheba
What's a Girl to Do?
Defending the Fatherless
The Promise How to Pass on Convictions to Your Children
How to Avoid the Destructiveness of a Wrong Self-Image
What to Expect from a Twelve-Year-Old
How to Develop Character in Your Children
How to Keep Children from Becoming Bitter
Seven Bible Truths Violated by Christian Dating
Discipline: The Biblical Doctrine
Hospitality: The Biblical Commands
Can the Western be Saved from the Hollywood Marxists?
Comment on this post if you are interested in buying any of these, and I will get back to you. :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This is the Eighth Homemade Christmas week and my second time to post about it. You can click here to see my first one. Miss Emily Rose is the host of A Homemade Christmas, you can go to her site here or just click on the icon above.
This week for A Homemade Christmas I am posting about the acrylic-yarn dish cloths I crocheted for my Grandmas and Aunts last year. And they really liked them. I like making up my own patterns better than following other peoples patterns. So I designed this dish cloth that is great for dishes and wiping countertops and stovetops. I have also used it for cleaning up spilled stuff on the floor. It is an all-around-the-kitchen helper. It is acrylic though so you cannot get it too hot or it will melt! :) But you can wash it in the washer.The circular ones are the ones I made for family.
Since I have a bunch of them, I am giving away one of each(circular and rectangular). So if you would like one then just leave a comment on this post and tell me which you would like and which color. (only the colors pictured). If you would like to make your own then I would be glad to give you the pattern. :)
The givaway ends next Thursday. Sorry for not telling you sooner. :)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
1. I can't live without crocheting or reading
2. I love Mexican food
3. I have only gone out of country once
4. I have lived on a boat, in an apartment, and now in a house (now all that's left is to live in the sky :)
5. I love playing word games such as; Scrabble, Boggle and Up Words.
6. I love Blogging!
I hope you liked it! I am going to tag my sis Poppy, and Emily Rose(if she wants to). I don't really know anyone else so if you want to do this tag then go right ahead. Comment on this post and tell me if you do it! I would love to hear from you!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old gold earring beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem's old city, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Monday".
When my Mom showed the article to me one of the first things that went through my head was that if you had to say that it was either in support of evolutionism or Creationism, then I would say that it would be in support of the Creationists theory. If people way back to the time of Christ could make something so beautiful (just like some of the earrings made today) then why say that people 3 or 4,000 years ago or more were not just as smart? I love to see examples just like this, it shows even more that people were made "smart from the start". You can probably tell that from what I just said that I am a 110% Bible believing, Creationist. :)
Comment on this post and tell me which you would say and why. :)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Today is the third week of A Homemade Christmas, click the icon above to learn more about A Homemade Christmas, and it's host Miss Emily Rose. Today she not only posted about a Christmas gift, but she also is having a giveaway. Click the icon below to learn more about it. If you would like to participate in A Homemade Christmas and/or put an icon on your blog or site then visit her blog by clicking one of the icons.
Last Christmas we wanted to make something for each of our cousins, so we made aprons for the girls and marshmallow guns for the boys. (We have alot of cousins :) Both the apron pattern and the marshmallow gun instructions we got online, click here to get the apron pattern and here to get the marshmallow gun instructions.
The apron pattern was very simple, and you only need one yard of fabric to make it. The marshmallow guns were alot of fun, we had to test them you know. :) I am just kidding, we made a few for us too. I am sorry I don't have any pictures to show you. :( We are still trying to figure that out. Thank you for reading my post!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Like the first time, Mom is letting us have some friends spend the night Friday night. So they can help with the garage sale the next day. That will be so fun!
All of the proceeds are going toward the well. If you want, you can donate by going to our page on the Ambassadors for Life website. This time we are only doing a one day sale (all day) since we have our homeschool co-op on Friday morning. Please pray that we will make a lot of money!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thank you for your comments, I enjoyed hearing from you! :)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tae Kwon Do is basically a type of karate. I did it last semester too, so I am already a gold belt. I was really sore on Tuesday since I had not practiced or done the stretching like that all summer. This semester I am going to try to test for my Orange belt.
Microscope Biology is going to be really fun I think. My teacher has a few really good microscopes for us to use, which I think is really cool. I did not think that I would like it very much, but I love it and it is very interesting. I am taking the class with one of my sisters.
This is the second semester I have taken Volleyball, 'cause I loved it! My Mom played Volleyball when she was little, so I thought that I should try it too.
Doing two co-ops a week sometimes gets hard, but I love it because I get to be with my friends that don't go to the same church as me. A plus to being homeschooled is that you are not under the influences of other kids, that don't share your same beliefs, and I think that is so important. The Bible tells us not to be "yoked together with unbelievers." Or in other words, don't hang out with people that don't believe in God. They are bad influences. I will update you on co-op as much as I can. I hope you enjoy reading about it!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Southern Hospitality is basically a cooking class. Today we decorated our aprons, wrote down a recipe in our personal cookbooks, and made four dozen muffins! In one hour! We sold them to the families in co-op. And we sold almost every muffin, we had one left over. We were selling them for fifty cents each. Over the next 7 weeks we will be learning things like cake decorating and baking. It is a really fun class!
In Not-So-Secret Service today we really did not do very much, because our teacher had a sick child, so I can give you a better description next week.
Drama was really a lot of fun today! This is my second semester to be in this drama class so I already had been taught the things she talked about today, but we got to play a few improv. games, and that is always really fun. I love Co-op!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
In the module I am on(4th) it is talking about Simple Machines. The six simple machines are: the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the inclined plane, the wedge, and the screw. Yesterday I read about the last three.
The inclined plane is better known as a ramp. It is used to more easily move a heavy object. And the effort or force is placed parallel to the slope. The wedge is used to split something, such as a piece of wood. Have you ever tried to use an ax to chop a piece of wood? If you have then you have used a wedge. If you have not, then you get the idea, right? The inclined plane and the wedge look exactly the same but the effort is placed at the vertical edge of the wedge. The best way to show you without a picture is with a >. Good enough? I hope that gives you an idea of how the inclined plane and the wedge look alike, but are used in different ways for different things.
The screw is something you have probably used before. It has a head(the top part of the screw), a shaft(the long straight area), and the threads(the long string type thing wrapped around the shaft). The screw is used to connect two or more objects together, such as two pieces of wood, or a screw could be used to hang up a picture frame or other home decor object( you usually use nails though).
Have you ever tried to screw a screw in with your fingers? Kinda hard right? So what do you use? A screw driver. A screw driver is used to screw a screw into something, but why is it easier to screw it in with a screw driver? Because with a screw driver you can get more of a mechanical advantage, which is how much effort it takes to turn, lift or move something. The bigger the mechanical advantage the less effort it takes to move it. I don't want to go in too deep, but I just wanted you to get the idea.
I hope I explained everything clear enough, and I hope you enjoyed learning about it with me :)
As I already said, we had assigned chores, so now we are working together to clean the main part of the house. I say the main part, because we are not working together to clean our bedrooms! Personally, I like working on my chores by myself, so I didn't think I would like doing this. But getting it done that fast was awesome, so I think I like working together on chores better now.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Julius Agricola came to Brittan to fight, but he soon saw that he could not physically beat the Britons so he tried something else, you see, the Britons were very wild and illiterate people. None of them could read or write, they only thought of battle and war, and they were pagan. But when Agricola came to Brittan he fought two wars then tried kindness, he took away taxes, built schools, court houses, and other important buildings. He even built forts all along the British coast, to protect the Britons from invaders! This person, Julius Agricola, totally changed the Britons way of life.
But it did not last very long, because a new ruler came to the throne of Rome, and was very jealous of Agricola, because he had made friends with these "barbarians." So he told Agricola to come back to Rome, and he obeyed. This new ruler then told another man go to Briton to rule over the Britons, but this man was foolish, so the Britons rebelled against Rome again. Then a man by the name of Hadrian came to Briton, he was just as good as Agricola, but he did not stay very long, so when he left, the Britons rebelled again! So the Romans finally, after over 500 years of fighting, left the Britons alone.
And that is the story of The Last of the Romans.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Now I have a question for you :) Are you more excited about the first day of summer break or are you more excited about the first day of school? Please be honest! Honestly, I don't know which I like better.
I am about half-way through the book and I love it! I encourage all teens to read it also.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Chuck Norris wrote the foreword of the book, and here is some of what he said, "Their book is far more than a how-to book. From an insightful historical overview of the teen years to personal plans for helping teens hurdle tough obstacles, the authors sound a battle cry to raise the cultural bar on teenage potential and to challenge young people to reach for their God-given best."
Alex and Brett Harris have a website where you can chat with other teens who are going through the same things as you. It is www.therebelution.com. They also do conferences all over the United States. I have never gone to one, but I would like to! I will keep you posted on my progress with the book, I hope you read it too!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Now we have seven rows, and we still need to put the rows together to form the top of the blanket. But we still will not be done :) After that we will put the edge and the back on (and maybe some batting). We have 49 squares. When finished it will be 56" x 56" square. I'll keep you posted on our progress :)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
You can get scrapbooking supplies at most craft stores, I get most of mine at Hobby Lobby, they always have great sales on scrapbooks, paper, stickers, and other page elements. For my birthday a friend gave me a scrapbook with about fifteen pages, I think, and I have already filled it up! So next time we go to Hobby Lobby I am going to get a pack of refill pages. There are different kinds and sizes of scrapbooks, so you can't just get any scrapbook refill pages, you have to know what kind of scrapbook you have(the different scrapbooks are bound differently) so all you have to do is take your scrapbook and lift the flap that holds the pages in and see : #1 how many holes there are , #2 see what shape your holes are. It is really easy:)
Scrapbooking is so much fun! I hope that if you have never scrapbooked that you will try it, and if you have I hope that I did not bore you too much! :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
My sisters and I have Polly Pocket dolls that we make cardboard houses for, it is really fun to design each bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc. I use scrapbook paper to paper the walls, and sometimes the floor. We also sew our own mini blankets , pillows, couches, etc. Designing these mini rooms is really fun, and it does not cost much at all! If anyone has any ideas on where I can learn more about interior design, please comment on this post:)
A child should always say what's true
And speak when he is spoken to,
And behave mannerly at the table:
At least as far as he is able.
By Robert Louis Stevenson.
When people call this beast to mind,
they marvel more and more,
at such a little tail behind,
so LARGE a trunk before.
By Hilaire Belloc.
What is it? An Elephant! The title for this poem gives it away, it is called The Elephant. I hope you liked it!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
1 Timothy 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
John 13:15 "For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you."
Ephesians 5:8, 15-16 For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of the light ... Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
Psalm 19:7-8 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making the wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Psalm 119:9-11, 33, 60, 63 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping (it) according to Thy work. With all my heart I have sought Thee; do not let me wander from Thy commandments. Thy word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee... Teach me, O LORD, the way of Thy statutes, and I shall observe it to the end...
I hastened and did not delay to keep Thy commandments..
I am a companion of all those who fear Thee, and of those who deep Thy precepts.
Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Mark 8:38 "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."
I really want to thank you C., for looking up all of these verses and more for us!
Thank you for your prayers! I think God has really blessed our hard work.
Friday, August 8, 2008
I can't wait 'till tomorrow, I hope we make a lot of money toward the well.
It was so awesome to think, every time someone gave us a five dollar bill, that one person would have water for their entire life!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Today we are going to be working on our crafts and baking! For our last garage sale we had lots of baked goods and drinks to sell, and they sold pretty good, so we are going to make more for this garage sale. Please pray that we will be successful in this garage sale :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I hope you will help us build this well that the people over there desperately need. Please consider helping us in our fight against death and disease.
Monday, August 4, 2008
At the beginning of the lesson she gave each of us girls a little folder with some Bible verses, quotes and other things in it. It was a fantastic experience for me, to see how these verses applied to me and my friends, at co-op or church or wherever. Here are some of them:
*Philippians 1:27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
*Colossians 3:12-13 And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
* Titus 2:7 In all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds.
*1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
There were so many other wonderful verses, but I picked my favorites, I will put more out later. Now here are some quotes that she also put in the folder:
*You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them then in ten years by trying to get them interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
*Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. -Thomas J. Watson
*The only way to have a friend is to be one - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I will also post more quotes later. This class was so very well organized and I hope it benefited not only me but the other girls in the class. :)
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Don't you always eat off of a clean dish when you eat dinner? Don't you always drink out of a clean cup? But how do those dishes get cleaned everyday? How can you go to sleep in a nice warm bed every night? Who provided it? Who washes your blankets when they get all dirty? There is someone behind the scenes that does these things and more for you!( or maybe you are the person who is behind the scenes).
Helping out with the housework is a fact of life! But there is an age limit for doing chores! When the child starts walking is when, I think, they should start helping with little chores, like cleaning up their own toys. One thing I have realized is that the older you get the more chores you get! Because as you get older you are trusted by your parents more to get your work done.
Another thing I have realized is that the more kids that are in your family does NOT mean a smaller amount of chores, it sounds right, does it not? I mean, the more people you have in a family the less you have to do right? WRONG! The more people you have, the more stuff you will have. So really, the more people you have in a family sometimes means more work to do, because the younger ones can't always be depended on.
Back to the first subject, I have learned how to make myself do extra chores without mom or dad asking me to do it. How? Well, if you live in a house that has flat surfaces, counters, a kitchen bar or island, a table, then you know that they are magnets for papers and just STUFF! In our home we rarely find the "time" to clean off these surfaces. It isn't fun is it? But when it does get clean it looks so nice, doesn't it? So that is what motivates me to clean. Another example is when my sisters and I clean our room(I share a room with two of my sisters) it looks better when clothes aren't all over the floor, so we always say that we will keep it clean this time. But that never happens, one day it will be clean and the next day it will be a complete disaster! How? We always say we will do it later, but in reality, LATER almost never happens.
Cleaning CAN be fun if we make up our minds to it, it is just something we learn over time:).
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Crocheting is done with a hook on the end of a long skinny rod and some yarn, you can find crochet supplies at craft stores, such as Hobby Lobby, or at main "all around" stores, such as Wal-Mart. There are different kinds of yarn, there are acrylic yarns, they are the most common and are used most anything and everything. Then there are cotton yarns and they are used for making dish cloths and towels. There are also wool yarns that are very soft, and they are used for making winter coats and accessories. Of coarse you can always try different things with different yarns. That is part of the fun of it!
You can find patterns for almost anything you want to make and more, at the library or on the Internet are where I find most of my patterns. But I really don't like following patterns, I like to make my own! I have made patterns for purses, hats, headbands, bracelets, and more. After you know the basic stitches you can start crocheting, and if you get stopped by a stitch you don't know how to do, then learn it! By doing this over and over again you will really increase your knowledge of stitches!
I love crocheting! It is so much fun and you can made really cute things out of just a small knowledge of stitches, such as baby booties, hats, then after a little practice you might be able to make a whole baby or baby doll outfit! I don't always just crochet for fun, I make things for gifts, for charities, etc. I think crochet is a worth while skill to learn for anybody!
Friday, August 1, 2008
If you are a homeschooler and never been to a homeschool co-op, then I advise you to try it out. It is a great tool for meeting other homeschoolers in your area and it helps Moms share their skills and talents so that the kids get to learn certain things that their parent(s) maybe could not provide. The Moms meet new friends, the kids meet new friends, and it is so helpful for many homeschoolers across the country. You can usually find homeschool co-ops near you on the Internet.