Finished product from camp

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These girls finished pajama pants at sewing camp.  They did a really great job.

It was really fun doing both camps this summer.

 

Another finished UFO

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I don’t remember when I pieced this quilt, but I quilted it last week.  I’m glad I got a few things done for myself this summer since I feel like I spent most of my summer sewing for the ballet.

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I made this quilt as a fundraiser for my FCCLA chapter at Midwest City HS.

Front row

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Justin was on the front row of the Boy Scout flag at the 4th of July parade.

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Ice cream cake

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Will’s birthday was July 3rd.  He wanted an ice cream cake.  We usually get our ice cream cakes from Baskin Robins, but they closed.  So I looked at Pinterest and figured out how to make one.

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I thought it turned out pretty good.  All I had to do was borrow a spring form pan.  I used two different kinds of Will’s favorite ice cream, crushed oreo cookies, cool whip, and reeses pieces on top.

Camp, camp, camp

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I had quilt camp this week for these girls since their older siblings were at bible camp.

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They finished their quilts in 6 hours over two days.  I couldn’t believe how fast they were.  I think it helped that we have sewn before.

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I’ve been doing a quilt camp for these girls.  It’s been a little harder coordinating schedules with these girls.

They made pillow cases.  Next we will make pajama pants.

Ballet performance

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My parents got to come and see Jemma in the ballet.  My niece, Samantha, saw her first ballet.  She liked the fabric on Jemma’s skirt, because she kept rubbing it.

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Friends that have come to every ballet.

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With Princess Aurora.

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The white doublet is the last one I made.  This is the only picture I got of it.

While everyone was away

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I was home sewing for the ballet.

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I made these doublets for two of the young male dancers.

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I sewed the appliques on this tutu.

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I remade this jacket from a previous ballet.

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I put sleeves on the three doublets on the left.  I made them for some other performance.

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I didn’t sew all this the week everyone was gone, but I got a lot done.

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This is where the dogs hung out while everyone was gone, under my sewing table about four feet in front of my sewing machine.

Will in Honduras

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While everyone else was in Wichita, Will went on a mission trip to Honduras.

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Here he is passing out candy at the carnival they had for the  kids.

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His group built one house.  They also poured some cement at the children’s home.

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Work Camp

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The first week in June, Bill, Justin, and Jemma went to Wichita KS, to participate in work camp.

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Bill and Jemma were on the same team

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They painted over the graffitti all over the city.

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Justin was assigned to another group, but was also painting over graffitti.

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Bill got to work with both of our kids.

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Iron Chef Challenge

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One of the last things I did with my class this year was an Iron Chef Challenge.  I let them choose what they wanted to cook for a panel of four judges that they decided on.

They had 1 1/2 class period to get their food plated for the judges.

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Some of them choose full meals such as sliders and fries, others choose to make bruschetta, soup and sandwich, or a chocolate cream cheese cupcake.

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Some  of them really enjoyed it and of course others didn’t.

The teachers that judged really enjoyed it.  The winners got to choose a food reward.  Most of them wanted krispie kreme donuts.