So this week has been VBS week at my church. I worked as a 5th grade teacher. I love that age and I did it last year too. This year, though, our church decided to hold VBS at night - from 6:30-9:00. I did not handle it very well. I am so tired! I am a morning person and normally get up at 5:30 to have quiet time and go to the gym each morning before my boys need my attention. Of course I couldn't do that after not getting home until 9:20 and then having to get Aaron calmed down from being there and in bed. Tonight is the last night, but tonight we are supposed to meet at the water park. I'm not fond of water parks myself, but the kids are really excited. Now, if we can just keep the rain away. It has rained every day for over three weeks now - and for Dallas, that is really weird.
Okay, for the crafting - I haven't done a lot, but I did make another purse for another friend. It is the same pattern as the last one, but it looks totally different because of the fabric. Plus I put a button closure on this one.
The striped fabric is on the inside of the purse too. I really liked the way it looks. I don't think I'll do this pattern again. The finished purse is really smaller than I like. I am going to try some new patterns. I want to try to change this pattern to make it bigger too.
I also made some hats. I got some cotton yarn for these, the peaches and cream brand, because I like the bright colors they come in. The aren't very soft though. There is a yarn that is a wool/cotton blend that I like the feel of, but it is also 3-4 times the cost. I'll make samples in both types and offer both. They really do look very different. If you can't tell, the cotton is on the left and the wool/cotton on the right.
Oh, and I was reading one of the comments that Joanna made about Ella and Sarah being old enough to do some chores. We started Aaron on the Accountable Kids program almost a month ago and he is doing really great with having some chores to do. The actual system was kind of expensive, but we decided to get it just because the amount of time we would spend coming up with all of it on our own was worth more to us than the money! We found it at our homeschool convention. I don't agree with the total philosophy, but I love the system of cards and him being responsible for his own chores. And he loves earning tickets and bonus bucks. This picture was taken the first day we did it.
This post has gotten long enough! And I hear thunder...whoever is still praying for rain needs to stop - just for tonight so Aaron won't be so upset! Oh, and I have no idea where the "template" tab is for adding what book I am reading. I looked everywhere I know to look. HELP!!!