Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Stitch in Time

It's September and I have to say it has been sweet so far. Our temperatures here in Texas are a little milder this week and boy are we loving it.

September is also Libby's anniversary of joining our family. Five years ago we found her at a rescue and brought her home.

A post or two back you saw Libby in dire need of a beauty shop appointment. Well, here she is sporting her less woolly look:

Instead of taking Libby to her the groomer, my friend Terry offered to help me groom her.

Well, she did most of the grooming and I watched and hopefully learned. She has a Schnauzer named Moochie and she grooms him. Libby looks great. Thanks Terry.

Now for the stitching part of the post:

Paige and Leah took a sewing class this summer. They made some cute things I wanted to share with you. I'm so proud of them. I wish they could continue their lessons with this teacher, but it will be hard with school to fit it in. Our favorite project was the pillow case they each made.

Here is Paige and some her projects.

Paige also made this cute little doggy:

A close up of her pillow case and stitching.

Leah made a pillow case too:
They also made scrunchies. Not sure if they will ever be used, but it was a good project to learn from.

Paige and I are adjusting to her new school schedule and absolutely loving it. I love having her home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I'm suppose to be a co-teacher, but really they should call me a co-learner.

Women's Bible Study started back up today. I'm studying the Book of Romans at a Precepts Bible Study by Kay Arthur. I meet each week with a wonderful group of women. We learn so much together.


C said...

Wow! Those are really, really good pieces they've created right there, Joy! :)

How wonderful for all of you! You will have these creations to treasure for life!

And congratulations on Libby's anniversary with your family!!! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the new school set-up, Joy... I'm sure you will learn as much as Paige. That is special--for both of you..

The girls' stitching projects turned out GREAT. Maybe they can take another class sometime.

Love Miss Libby's haircut... She's a cutie.


Givinya De Elba said...

That system of schooling sounds pretty great. I'm quite sure we don't have anything like that over here yet, but I'm sure we will, in time.

Diana said...

The girls' projects are so cute! It's awesome they have been exposed to these fun classes. It's things like this they will be so thrilled to have learned even later in life.

Keep me posted on your bible study.

Shelley in SC said...

Good sewing, girls. Love the pillowcase projects!! And, yes, Libby's "do" does look much improved : )!!

Susan said...

Sewing is such a pleasurable thing for the girls to learn.

Your Bible study sounds wonderful. Hope you'll share a little bit along with us that you are learning.

Ronnica said...

Those pillows are super cute! I think if that was my dog pillow, I'd have nightmares about dogs...they're not my friends!

Melody said...

Their pillowcases and her dog are simply adorable! Good for them!

And good for you for doing something nice for yourself. As moms we are always giving and it is good to take time to refill occasionally. I need to learn from you. :-)

Cicero Sings said...

That Libby found herself a good home. One really does need to learn to groom their own dog ... to keep the costs down! Now to try it on your own!! My own pup needs to be stripped ... one can do a total strip a couple of times a year, or keep at it every couple of weeks or so for a more even look.

The girls did GREAT on their sewing projects. Something easy, fun and usable.

Glad you've such a good group of ladies to meet with and encourage one another.

tricia said...

great projects! They are beautiful. I am happy to hear you are enjoying the new school.

Betty said...

Your girls are so talented! That is such good work they did.
I´m glad the school year started well, and hope it stays that way.

Deb said...

Libby is so cute...I have two schnauzers and my husband does the grooming...I have people stop and ask me where I get them done...I keep telling him he missed his calling

A Crazy Daisy said...

looks like they had fun making those. I'm so glad you are loving the new school. Being a co-learning is refreshing too.
I bet the Romans study will be great. I'm still in Acts but I love those studies.

Tracy P. said...

Ooh, Romans! Good stuff.

The girls did such a good job on their projects--yea for them! Not every young girl has the patience for that!

Tiffany said...

Love the sewing projects. Drake did sewing camp this summer and I need to remember to blog about that. Thanks for the reminder!

Glad you're enjoying school and the Bible study sounds great!

Libby is beautiful and it sounds like you might get fall soon.

It sounds like it's a great week in TX!

Allison said...

aww Libby looks great :)

LuLu said...

I have to get my kids into sewing next summer. The pillows are so cute and something I want to learn to do. Glad to hear the school year is going well, keep us posted,

Berni said...

Great looking sewing and the dog's not bad either. I bet it is great to get together to share a bible study with a group of women.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your girls are very talented! They do great work.
Hope your weekend is fun!

JaimeAnn said...

Looking good Paige and Leah.... I love having Paige in my math class - she's such a sweetie! :) Hope you guys are learning LOTS of math! <><

Sandy Toes said...

How cute!
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Julie said...

your daughters did a great job!

Gombojav Tribe said...

What a cute little doggie!