What I’ve been up to

Hello there.

I feel like I haven’t posted in a while. Is that true? I don’t know.

What have I been doing? A lot of crafting and sewing. In the past two weeks I’ve made: 4 fabric belts, 15 reversible headbands, a fairy picture album, 6 notebooks, a baby quilt, 3 dollies, 3 necklaces, 2 canvases, and a mini quilt.  Would you like to see?

A lot of them are for the fundraiser that’s coming up for Autism Speaks, but some are for me, for my mom, or for Liz. It’s been fun, being so create-y.

But because I’ve been focusing on that side of things (since the beginning of the year, it seems), I haven’t been reading as much as usual, but I have been reading a bit, so here’s what I read in April and so far this month.

A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola : I have quite literally been reading this book on and off for at least 8 months. But I finally buckled down and finished it. It was a reread, and it’s so chock full of great information that I feel like I need to start it over again. It’s a staple for Charlotte Mason philosophy homeschoolers, and is really fantastic.

The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox: I read this book on Easter- and it was perfect timing and a very good book.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest  Hemingway: This was also a reread, and is simply brilliant. I adore Hemingway, I love his distilled, honest prose, his pursuit of truth and expression. His sentences are so deceptively simple, and he packs so much into so little.

Bossypants by Tiny Fey: This was awesome and hilarious. I already loved Tina Fey, but this book really solidified that, as it shows her as really goodhearted. Foul mouthed, but goodhearted. 🙂 I literally laughed out loud in a number of parts, and thoroughly enjoyed it all.

So yeah, that’s what I’ve been up to. Oh, and I got my hair cut:

And I took the girls to their well checks today where we had a grand total of 5 shots and a TB test. Poor babies. There was a lot of screaming, and then a lot of bribing to make them feel better afterward. 🙂 And we went to see Grandma for her birthday, so that helped the day be better.

What have you been up to?

2 thoughts on “What I’ve been up to

  1. Cindy on

    Liz said you’d been making so many fun things and she’s certainly right! What a wonderful assortment you have here! I’ve been sewing up a storm to making samples for my friend who’s opening a quilting store next month! It’s been fun to be so creative without spending any of my money! She has a true eye for putting together beautiful colors and fabrics and I certainly can learn a lot from her. Hope everyone is well (now that they have their shots of course)! The new hair looks really fun for the summer too. You’re so much braver than me. I’ve had the same haircut for more years than I can remember….such is the curse of the round Charlie Brown head!

  2. Pam on

    I’ve been reading the Charlotte Mason book for over a year now. I love it, every time I pick it up I wonder why I don’t sit down and just finish it. I think it is because it’s the wrong size for comfortable holding.

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