Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book for VT and Books for RS

It took me a while after the class I went to in June, but I finally made some more covers for Coptic bound books. I gave the first one I completed to a sister I visit taught who moved away, as a goodbye gift. I tried inlaying an image from the endpapers, but I was I little off, hence the glitter.

My next adventure in bookmaking was figuring out Japanese stab binding (I don't know if I really got it right, but I approximated it enough to work) to make some small notebook sized books for sisters who attended my Relief Society class on scripture study to stitch and use with their scriptures.

These were the samples I came up with.

This is what the preparation looked like.

Here are the two books I stitched during class to show the sisters how to do it. It was fun to figure out and then to teach :)

I plan to make more books, lots more I hope, so I started another blog just for them so that this blog doesn't get cluttered up with my hobbies. I am a bit shy about it, so I don't want to put the url here, but if you are interested, leave a comment, email or call and I will send you on over :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weighty Thoughts

Today, we went to our CHEP to pick up Michael's books. It was a big pile.

When we got home, I weighed Michael and he is around 38 1/2 pounds.

The books weighed about 65 pounds.

That includes 8 teacher's additions, 8 textbooks, and 14 workbooks.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

East Meets West

Yesterday for breakfast, I had a bagel that had been flown frozen from Queens to a local bakery and a glass of orange juice squeezed from oranges picked right off our So Cal tree that morning. Mmmmm :)

Sunday, August 07, 2011

At the Park

The three youngest kids had swimming lessons while their sisters were at Girl's Camp. I've tried a few different places for lessons, but went with the one that was a 2 minute drive this time. It was extra nice because a friend who moved a while ago was taking her kids at the same time, so we got to catch up.

Michael is excited (but nervous) for his turn on the diving board :)

Kelly swan in the deep water a lot. It was a workout for her!

Naomi spent the time at the park eying the ice cream cart, so when it was her turn far a date with me, that is what she wanted. The girl pushing the cart finally let me take a picture when I told her she didn't have to be in it. She seemed pretty shy, but Mo wasn't.

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