I started a SlimFast diet. It's definitely not Fast. But my weight is coming off, even if it is milligram by milligram. This was my supper. The meatball is not part of the SlimFast diet -- it was extra, and probably added 300 calories to my meal that night. I only ate one. I think.
Emily again got the insatiable desire to sew. We printed out a pattern and I let her at it with my sewing scissors. For a six year old, she did a surprisingly good job of cutting! The result of this mess
is this little kitty:
and one very happy little girl.
Amy sewed, of course. If she doesn't have a sewing project to do, she mopes around like a lost puppy. Thank goodness for sites like DIY Dish, Sew Mama Sew, Ikat Bag, and others, where she gets a lot of her ideas. As you can imagine, keeping her in this much fabric would break the bank. Providentially, a generous woman gave us her huge stash of quilting and craft fabrics, and that will keep Amy in business for a while. A few weeks, anyway. ;)
Oh, I see a model sneaked into this photo of a toddler's soft fabric ball:
My own creating this month was limited to this little graphic for my husband's blog. Not too bad for someone who only knows how to cut and paste! The little preacher just needs a little bit of gray hair, a 5 o'clock shadow and a suitcoat. My husband preaches with his coat on. But wait, maybe this is a Sunday night after church, and he is getting ready to go on a late night ride. Yes, that's it!
As you know, getting to the end of the school year in a diligent fashion requires discipline and hard work, characteristics that some of us are sorely lacking. We are finished with the school year, whether we got through all the material or not. (Not.) Mostly finished. Alison is still winding up her Apologia physical science course. Two of my other students discovered yet another diversion from their school work:
Each fifth Sunday of the month the children of our church take over the music and add to the preaching. Last night Emily played "God Is So Good". (She was going to play AND sing, but she forgot to sing. She was very displeased with herself.) :( However, I was very pleased with her willingness to serve the Lord in this way! :D
And, this was the first Sunday that Elisabeth took part in making the music! It was such a blessing to see her little smile the entire time she bowed along! She did so well. I think she is finally at the point in her violining, at which playing becomes FUN.
And you already know about this:
We are out one good radio and the thermostat in my oven. Thanking God it wasn't the air conditioner. :D
We're looking forward to a fun summer and a big trip later on, days at the lake, more sewing, some new shoes, getting together with friends and making some new friends. Remember this song? I think it's a round. Make new friends, and keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold. Everyone have a great summer!
While the earth remaineth,
seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat,
and summer and winter,
and day and night
shall not cease.