Thursday, January 18, 2007
Now having the car during the day, I was able to attend bible study yesterday, after a LONG hiatus. They could hardly remember my name, I was gone so long! It was a great time and each time I go, I am reminded why I enjoy going. It is worth the hassle to get there once I am there. Corynn really enjoyed her class too. Since we don't go to Sunday School at church (it is before service and we don't like that setup, so we don't go...), I like that she goes to a little bible class every now and again at the Bible Study-and she SO enjoys it.
On our way home, I stopped to see some nearby cows that were out. The kids were asleep in the back and when I woke Corynn up to see them, she was disoriented and grumpy and so, didn't like them one bit. Of course, it didn't help that one of them blew on her in a loud snort. You would have thought she was dying, she screamed so loud! It was fun to see them, even if it WAS just me enjoying them...they were the friendly sort and reminded me more of puppies than cows. They kept nuzzling and trying to lick me. Of course, a particularly friendly one was in a 'standing heat' so that *might* have had something do with it! :-) All that fun was paid for later though. I am allergic to cows and though I washed my hands as soon as I came home, I had to carry a box of Kleenex with me for the rest of the night. Well worth it though, to be slobbered and slopped on by cows. hehehe
The other day I made a sundress for Corynn out of some fabric I picked up at a yardsale. I only need to add some buttons and it will be done...but I don't know how to do buttonholes! Does anyone know how...and how to explain it to me, SIMPLY?
-OR- Give me an easy alternative? I am thinking about making an elastic loop to put around the button-but since the dress is completely sewn, the stitching on of the elastic will show through in a not so pretty way. Anyway. Any advice would be appreciated!
As for today:
* I am going to prepare some more fabric because I want to make some more clothes (hopefully WITHOUT buttons!) during nap time the rest of the week. A shirt and a skirt for me and a matching dress for Corynn. I WON'T finish those this week, but I can prep for their start!
* I am going to do a bit of a photoshoot. Here is the thing: I don't have a fancy shmancy camera like I would like, nor can we afford one at this time, so the photos that I would *like* to take artistically may not be possible at this time. At least not possible in the way I WANT them to be possible. My yearly goal for photography was architecture, but I may tweak it a little to focus on something I can DO well. SO-I have decided to work to make a small 'studio'. HA! It is funny even to say that word. What I really mean, is to fudge my way into portraiture by accumulating black fabric and white fabric (or paper) for backgrounds and possibly experiment with making a light diffuser. Yesterday at TARGET, I got a black fur throw on sale...perfect, I hope, for a black background (with the added benefit of extra warmth on these freezing nights!). Though I haven't taken any other steps to make my own fold-up 'studio' (HA again!), I do want to play with my black blanket. So, expect some photos in the next day or so.
* I have a lot to do to prepare for next week, which will be the start of Corynn's (and my) quest to learn to read. I have flashcards to make, a sticker chart to ready, and a PLAN to come up with. I have chosen a new bible verse for her to memorize, Romans 10:9.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!