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Friday, May 31, 2019

Stitch Maynia Completed!

I did it! I managed to do some stitching every day but one for the entire month of May. I worked on 14 different projects. Here are the ones I did this past week.

The three Santa's are separate patterns, but I will be combining them into one finished project.

This last one will eventually be a Clemson football helmet with a tiger paw. It's not much right now, but there are over 600 tiny stitches in this already.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Supercharged Science Review

At my house, science is one of those subjects - you know, the ones that can often be accompanied by heavy sighs and slumped shoulders. In order to make it at least slightly interesting for my girls, there needs to be some hands-on, tactile learning going on. Just reading about it in a book is not enough to catch their interest or comprehension. Supercharged Science makes this so much easier with their e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum.

Friday, May 24, 2019

EdAlive Review

Like most kids today, my children enjoy spending time on the computer. It makes it much easier for me to justify that time if it's being spent doing something educational. We were very excited to have the opportunity to review Maths Invaders Online and Typing Tournament Online from EdAlive.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

WIP Wednesday (on Thursday) May 23

It's been quite a week! The first summer track meet of the year was on Saturday. I made sure to bring my stitching, and I was so glad I did. Britt and Caelin raced at 8am and then didn't have anything else until javelin at 1:30pm, which meant LOTS of time for stitching.

I know I worked on something last Thursday and Friday, but for the life of me, I can't remember what it was.

Saturday and Sunday were spent working on The Evil Fairy from the Magical SAL.

Monday and Tuesday were spent on The Giver of the Red Apple from the Magical SAL.

Wednesday I started Santa With List from The Design Works Crafts, Inc. Collection. This one has turned into a fairly quick stitch.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WIP Wednesday - May 15

May is probably my busiest month - between birthdays, awards programs, spring musical, and track meets, I feel like the world is spinning crazy fast. It's hard to find time to stitch each day, so I'm happy if I can just get a few stitches in - like the 8 that I did on Sunday. Since I spend 2 days on each project, I can at least see progress overall.

Ariel from the Magical Stitch-a-long (SAL) (This was one of my already started projects, and I'm excited that it's almost done.)

The Little Glass Slipper from the Magical SAL

Mulan from the Magical SAL

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Critical Thinking Co. Review

With college looming just around the corner for the twins, preparing them for the SAT is at the forefront of my mind. One of the most daunting aspects for them is the vocabulary section. I was extremely excited when we were given the opportunity to review Vocabulary Virtuoso PSAT-SAT Book 1 from The Critical Thinking Co.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WIP Wednesday - May 8

A late post for Work in Progress Wednesday.

I'm thoroughly enjoying participating in Stitch Maynia. I wasn't sure how I would feel about having so many different projects, but it's actually more inspiring to me to have multiple projects to work on. I didn't get to stitch any on Saturday because I was at a track meet for Caelin ALL day - left the house at 8am, got home at almost 11pm - and forgot my sewing bag!

I'm working on each project for 2 days before moving on to the next project. Thursday was day 2 of Harry Potter with Owl. Here's the starting point and then the progress made Thursday. It's a lot of white on white, so it's hard to see.

Friday and Sunday, The Beauty from the Magical SAL (Stitch-along) that I'm participating in.

Monday and Tuesday, The Enchantress from the Magical SAL.

Pathway to Liberty Homeschool Curriculum Review

Our family has chosen to homeschool for a number of reasons. One of which is that teaching from a Biblical worldview is important to me. Another reason is that many school curricula have been rewriting history, and I want to ensure that my children learn an unrevised history. Pathway to Liberty's History Curriculum from Pathway to Liberty Homeschool Curriculum approaches the teaching of unaltered history with a Biblical world view. We had the opportunity to review Pathway to Liberty's World History.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Hamelin Stoop Series Review

Brailey is a huge fan of the fantasy genre, but finding books that are appropriate is sometimes difficult. The Hamelin Stoop Series by Robert B. Sloan from 12 Gates Publishing is a brand new series that is bridging the gap between middle grades and young adult fantasy. We were excited to have the opportunity to review the first two books in the series.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

WIP Wednesday

This year, I'm participating in Stitch Maynia for my first time. What I like most is that each person can do whatever works best for them during the month of May; it really is just to encourage stitching all month.

Here is my plan for Stitch Maynia:
I’ve decided to do 15 projects in May. Most will be starts but 3 will be WIPs. I'll work on each project for 2 days, and that will give me 1 free day. I'm sure I'll need that with birthdays for 3 of the kids plus several track meets this month.

Today was Day 1 and I worked on Harry Potter with Owl. I am so excited that I finished the bottom half today. It's exciting to start seeing the details in the owl.

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