Day to Day Adventure: 2/5/12 - 2/12/12

Monday, February 6, 2012

How to wear a lei in your hair!

We have been blessed to participate in a wonderful program for girls called Far Above Rubies.  A sweet Christian woman organizes one afternoon a week for girls in our area.  She keeps them busy with skits, songs, lessons, & snacks.  They learn scripture & hear about missionaries. 

It started small with just a few girls and now there are almost 100 that are involved.  Elizabeth is a leader of one of the sub groups and Megan is a helper in another group.


Last weeks theme was Tropical Tuesday.  One year after the blizzard that swept through the mid-west!  We actually joke that it is guaranteed to snow on Tropical Tuesday and it usually does!

Megan wanted to do something new this year with her outfit.  Its hard to find tropical stuff in January!


We have a collection of hawaiian type shirts & a few leis.  The girls also take a beach towel to sit on at class.


Megan declared she wanted flowers in her hair so she made it work to have a lei headband.

P1000560A clip helps hold it in place.  Megan’s has gotten really long so her flowers fit right in with her flowing mane!  Looks great Megan!

Don’t for get your flip flops!

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vegetable Soup Rug

Sitting and doing nothing is not a skill I possess.

I need a book.  I need a project.  With either of those & I can sit all day while working quietly.  My kindle helps a lot with that.  Been downloading free books!

It seems like in the past two months I’ve had to run out the door at a moments notice.  Then when I get where I am going, then I just sit for hours waiting.

Hospital rooms, doctor visits, or sitting at chemotherapy with mom.  They all have one thing in common.  Time where I just sit and wait.

My solution to this is my bag.  It has projects, snacks, paper, pen, gum, money & my Kindle.  If I have this ready then I can grab my id, keys & I am ready for the day.  It is sad when your life can be reduced to a bag.  I use it for when I am running errands & dropping kid.  I’m more patient if I have something to do.

My current project is a rug.  I don’t really know why I love rugs so much. 

I learned how to make a toothbrush rug at Silver Dollar City.  It is a great kind of rug but I want a rectangle to go by my front door.


So I started a locker hook rug.  I’ve made one of these before but not this big.  There are a lot of great books & tutorials out there so I won’t be doing a step-by-step on this one.  I will show my progress from time to time though.  Currently I am about 1/3 done.  The goal is to do 4 rows a day—some days I make it & some I don’t.  (especially when I use the time after the kids go to sleep to blog)

Rugs seem to be what I can manage to make these days.  I love quilts, cross stitch, and sewing but my rug is portable and doesn’t take a lot of concentration.  Pick a color, do a row, pick another color, do a row.  Not real challenging on the brain.

Elizabeth calls this rug “The Vegetable Soup Rug”

I think it is the colors.  Fall colors.  I will tell you the story behind the colors soon.  My only attempt at frugalness lately.  Not much couponing going on.

I will give a hint.  Where can you buy yards of fabric without spending an arm & a leg?

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