needle & thREAD

needle and thREAD

Good morning! We've been all kinds of domestic here in the last few days--lots of cleaning, cooking, sewing. I think when my world spins and it becomes apparent that I have little control over it, I tend to hunker down and do the home thing. I have a degree of control of my own domestic haven.



I helped Katie sew a Class Picnic Blouse this week. (Did you see Sarah's picnic blouse and her skirt on her birthday last week?) Katie did almost all of it herself and she's quite pleased with the result.


In the reading department, the children and I have been reading along a patriotic theme, with the books pictured here. With the bigger kids we're reading Bill O'Reilly's books and truly loving them: 

Lincoln's Last Days Kids are Americans, Too, and  The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families

We've hunkered down at home and enjoyed some good discussions on hope and vision and culture. I find myself profoundly grateful for the blessing of home education these days. If my life has a theme lately, it's home.

What about you? Are you starting to think Christmas gifts? Big plans for winter home dec?  Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a brief description of what you're up to? Will you tell us about what you're reading, also? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much.

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