Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Walk


We have discovered a wonderful place to go on hikes. There is a Civil War Battle site near us and they have created wonderful trails and markers that share what happened during the 3rd battle of Winchester VA. It is so sad in many ways to think of those poor men struggling so. What an awful experience. But oh how lovely it is now, its hard to imagine a war having ever taken place there.


They do have some nice resting places along the way which we did take advantage of. We are in need of some wonderful sunshine and exercise!012 009

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I am really looking forward to going back to this stretch of the trail and seeing what it will look like when all the leaves are out on the trees.


I thought this little picture turned out so cute of our littlest sweetheart. I just had to share it.


I also enjoyed this lovely home that you can see from the trail. They have a Marker sharing that it was built during the Revolutionary war by British and Hessen war prisoners. It is really a lovely home.

Oh how I love spring and the beautiful spring blossoms that are all a bloom!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

bird&house Picture by Marjolien Bastin

"When your home is to your soul’s liking, you’ll find something to sing about more often."

Shelter for the Spirit How to make your home a Haven in a Hectic World By Victoria Moran

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter Day


Hope everyone is having a very wonderful day.  Going on our second head we have finished our Egg Doll!  : )   Challee had fun drawing on her face and then designing her clothes.  My job was to bring the sketches into fruition.  

            Happy Easter


A special Easter doll made from an egg.


My oldest Daughter was looking through the Handy Book for Girls and found instructions for making an egg doll. In the book  they just made a head and decorated it but Challee wanted to give her doll a body.  So we decided we would try.   : )

First we blew out the inside of our egg by poking holes at both ends of the egg with a needle.  We stuck a thin piece of wire through our egg and twisted it at the top so it wouldn’t be able to slide back through.   Then for the arms we covered a pipe cleaner with embroidery floss and then wrapped it over our wire.




Challee used some of my watercolor pencils to add a little skin color to her face by lightly coloring her with orange and then using a brush and water to go back over it.  Then she drew on the  face with a really fine black pen. We then added wool roving as hair and just hot glued it on.  For her body we used some stuffing and then needle felted it so it would stick together and form her body.  Our next goal is to give her some clothes for Easter.  : )  I thought that I would go ahead and post what we had done so far.  It’s amazing what you can do with a simple egg : ) I am interested to see how long she lasts.