This is slightly off tangent from schedules, but I'm including it anyway; I've ordered my homeschool planner for next year, and was pleased to find that the Ultimate Homeschool Planner comes in blue tones :D
(Sadly, bookdepository don't currently stock it.)
Babylon's Ark ~ Lawrence Anthony, read by Simon Vance (I purchased it for $2.95, as a daily deal). Not sure of the content yet, so I'm not recommending it, just mentioning it.
Update: Too much coarse language in this for me, which is disappointing as I want to find out about the animals and the zoo. I'm going to try and procure it thru the library as a read. Editing out the language is more doable in book format; and an audio you get to hear it whether you want to skip it of not.
With books, Daisy is wanting to go through some vintage titles as her free reading titles, and since vintage books are not always easy to locate quickly in NZ, and the overseas book prices are seriously 'ouch' ..... we've elected to go with kindle options.
She's going to read:
Wide, Wide World ~ Susan Warner (Mentioned by Martha Finley, the author of the Elsie Dinsmore series)
The Daisy Chain ~ Charlotte Yonge
The Courts of the Morning ~ John Buchan (A book about Sandy Arbuthnot, Richard Hannay's friend.)
Onto crochet and then card crafts:
Daisy and her friend Fleur have been working on few crochet projects; namely lap rugs, blankets, or a throw.
I'll post pictures of Daisy's lap rug further down this post, otherwise the colours of both crochet projects look rather garish together :p
Fleur's 10yr old sister, Grace, made the next one (beneath). So bright and pretty!
Grace has made some other cards that showcase her card making flair much better than this one does, unfortunately I don't have any photographs of them.
I'll see if I can coerce her into letting me share the canvas project she made......
One, we made for granddad for his 80th (which I wasn't so fussed on, as we didn't have the colour range of card stock, or the right colour/texture of twine to create the look we wanted. I still gave it to him though ;-) )
And, this last card was made for my lovely neighbour's birthday.
Elsie has to be in on ANYTHING Daisy is doing, and can make a real mischief-making nuisance of herself; notice that she's sitting right where Daisy needs to play ;-)
|The lap rug Daisy crocheted for Dn's birthday.|
Your cat looks very similar to one of ours. My younger daughter loves the poem "Cats sleep anywhere" so true.
One of my birthday aims was to learn to crochet but so far it hasn't been more than an aim!
That was lovely looking at all those beautiful creations!
J951 has enjoyed reading The Rangers Apprentice series this year (trying to find something he will read has always been so challenging). It has sparked a number of self directed learning trails for him - making the home ed journey much easier for me this year!
So true.... especially in "a cardboard box" (Great poem).
Watching my daughter enjoying her crochet journey has inspired me to make it an aim of mine to.
(I'll watch with interest for any blog post that lets us know you've found a space to stat learning.)
Thanks Lorna ♥
That is so good to read about J951 (no pun intended) and finding a series that is a good fit... and generating an easier year for you. What a blessing.
(Keep posting; we read along but don't always take time to comment)
I was just telling a new friend that I wanted to make a granny square quilt like your Dd has been doing! Is this her second one now? I believe you showed another really lovely one a short while back that she had done, am I right? It might be more than "a short while back" as it seems that as I am super busy the time is just flying by (and snow will be here so soon!).
I loved seeing the cards and the wonderful kitty! Elsie looks like a twin to my first adult cat (cat that I got as a new adult in college, that is...) anyway, I named her "Tigger" from the Winnie the Pooh books---such favorites.
My current kitty, "Smedley" (my husband named him!) is quite the bother now a days...it seems old age isn't settling in with him well. His new practice is to walk through our new home making the most awful sounding calls and it sounds like he is screaming: "Miriam! Oh NO! Oh NO!" on and on and on and on...he is waking us up every night and particularly around 2-3 am! Smedley is such a wonderful cat, if you ask me, but, boy, my Dd and Dh are not fans! (I wonder why?!!)
Well, it seems I need to send you a proper note soon as it seems I have a lot to say to you! I've been meaning to stop and type...hopefully soon! I've been missing you terribly and was just talking about you on Friday night to some new friends here in Michigan. Praying for you all each day, and sending along a warm apple crisp and a lovely tea pot!
Loved finding your splash of friendship here Tracy.
I know you're super (beyond) busy so finding your comment here is really special (hug)
That is Daisy's 2nd blanket :-) She's currently working on a rather tricky shawl, which is stretching her expertise.
We should have named Elsie Tiggr also; she's that bouncy, even at 3yrs old.
Your cat meowing story made me LOL! Your poor husband & dd!!! I can relate; I'm not a cat person, and we have THREE!
(Not fun for your family, and Smedley, if he's not settling in well.)
Not pressure to send me a proper note, dear Tracy; just focus on doing the next thing that requires your attention. I'm reading along with any blog posts and praying over things you've mentioned, and many things that you've left unsaid.
Appreciate the virtual 'afternoon tea'.
Too funny about the cat "helping" with piano practice. My cat always used to hide when I'd play... the piano (like so many other things) was scary. So I've never had to try to play through fur! Looks like a purrty big challenge!
no return pun intended; but I love your play on words. It is a purrty big challenge to play with the cat there ;)
Thanks for stopping by.
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