I gave Jemma a kit for Christmas that made this tote bag and a wallet. She finished the tote bag today. She worked on it last Sat. and again this Sat. She learned how to thread the needle on her machine and a hand needle. She also learned how to sew buttons on.
She did a really good job. I have figured out when she is sewing I have to limit what I am doing. I try not to sew especially if I am doing something for someone else and try to keep track of my time. I might read a book or look at blogs or facebook, things I can put down and give her help when she needs it.
After seasons of a free swinging gate with rot we now have a solid heavy swinging gate with no rot. Thanks to an almost full family effort. This project was initiated by Amy’s Dad when they were down a couple of weeks ago. They “conveniently” left before the project was finished but was begun by Dave McClurg. Bill was in on it all along and Jemma had the idea of the “A” , so she and her Mom went and bought it at their favorite spot Hobby Lobby. By the way a great way to never get in trouble for going to Hobby Lobby too often is to enter it in the check book as “Lowes”. Will our oldest joined in and helped with some power nailing with the air nailer. He was quite surprised that his Dad let him. His Dad is pretty protective of his power tools! So over all a pretty good project by a great family! (Bill wrote this, but tried to make it sound like I wrote it?)
Will is playing football again this year. It’s different than last year, since this team consists of 2 middle schools coming together to form a freshman team. He hasn’t seen as much playing time as he has in the past. They’ve only played 2 games, but they are the Edmond City Champs for this year since they beat North High School and Santa Fe High School in triple OT. That game was quite a nail biter.
Justin was taking pictures at the football game the other night. I don’t know what his thought process was as he was taking pictures. He is taking a class at school called Multi-Media. He’s already made a little sports movie about soccer and now he wants to start a blog. I have told him he’s more that welcome to be a guest on my blog. He’s also going to be the historian for his Boy Scout troop this year. I think he’ll have lots of opportunity to let his creativity show.