It seems always the way for me here at Homeschoolblogger – I get real enthused and blog to my hearts content and then life happens and no blogging happens!  Since my reason for blogging is that I keep a record of the real life learning that goes on (to encourage others to see these opportunities but most important to encourage myself that learning really is happening) I have to see the seasons of blogging as much a part of our lifestyle as anything else.

So what has been going on in our house lately?
Lots and lots of making stuff!

The girls have been busy stitching, both are working on an embroidery.  Jess has an extra wall hanging quilt/applique (felt applique) and Nomi is making a fairly big bear as well as finishing off the quilt she’s been working on for a while with the other homeschoolers.

Daniel started stitching this week.  He has mastered the sewing machine (sewing in straight lines) so I have allowed him to make his simple running stitch embroidery into a wall quilt.   Daniel also has a wood work project on the go and wants to make a soft toy / doll (Pirate) but we may not push that one for the Show.

So it has been all go go go.  They have about 8 days left, though they have other family commitments coming up including a sleepover with a girlfriend who is visiting town again for a short time.

It has always been my thing that the kids have to be able to do everything by themselves (at least from a kit) if they want to put it in the Ag.Show. 

Today we had to have a bit of a clean up – the old concept of an artist working in a messy but creative surrounds would have been true of our house today.  It really needed attention!  I think we got on top of the worst of it – now for the next 8 days.

When the projects are all finished I’ll take photos and brag about my children. 

One of the things I am very aware of at Show time, cause our kids and the other homeschooler kids do put in a big effort, is that it isn’t that our kids are particularly creative but we do give them plenty of opportunity and encouragement and that shows through in their work.

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