Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Surprise!

Look at me posting more than once in a week!!

These days I am racing to finish this bracelet.

It's a request from my mom, and a likeness to the logo of the company she works for.   Next week she is going to be at a huge convention and requested I make this cuff.  Which of course, I am happy to oblige, but I forget sometimes that I am a very, very, slooooooooooow peyote stitcher!

I am still finishing up my bestie's necklace, but we decided to exchange b-day gifts when we see each other in a few weeks.  So I won't be in such a rush and get frustrated when this happens:

(When will I learn the actual amount of thread I can use without having these issues!!!)

Homeschooling is going well.  Preparation was a bit of a struggle at first (read that: I didn't realize how much time preparing for the school day would take).  But now that I'm into a groove, I can honestly say it's going great.  I love the flexibility.  For instance, today, it was so beautiful out, I pulled a zoo scavenger hunt off the internet and off to the zoo we went.  We both had a lot of fun, and both learned a lot!!!

I saw so many gorgeous colors at the zoo today, I thought I'd play around with a palette!
(Victorian Crowned Pigeon - if only our pigeons looked like this!)
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Today is Patriot Day and a day of remembrance.

I was in D.C, eleven years ago today, with my newborn starting his second day of daycare, only a mile or so from the Pentagon.  It was terrifying to say the least, but I am grateful we came out unscathed.  My heart is with those who lost loved ones and of course my gratitude and respect go out to those who serve and protect!

2 comments:

  1. You can do it Amy! Your Mom will be the talk of the convention with that cuff everyone will want to know where she got it from. Ah the zoo, I was just telling Kristen that I live about 5 miles form the zoo here and never go. I need to do that I hear it is not the same old zoo any more. That is a beautiful color palette of the beautiful bird.
    Therese

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  2. What a beautiful pallete of colors! And make a bracelet with company logo - a really original idea, would never thought of...

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