Saturday, April 30, 2011


  I just got back from this thing called "Arts Alive."  I spent all day teaching kids Make-and-Take projects.  One was making little felt books to hold sewing needles in, another was making little 3 by 3in. quilt squares.  (They just glued the fabric onto paper, they didn't actually make quilts.)  And the other one was making these really cool bags out of old T-Shirts.  All you have to do is take a T-shirt, and cut off the sleeves and the collar.  Then, you take the bottom of the T, and make fringe.  Then you tie the fringe together to make the bottom of the bag. 

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's Friday!!!

   Everybody sing it with me!

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

   And if you have no idea what I'm talking about.  (Click on "talking about.")

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I'm Back!

    I just got back from Farmville yesterday.  We had spent Friday and Saturday with our friends, the Carlsons, at their lil' cabin.  It was really fun.  I went rowboating and fishing.  (Although, I didn't catch anything...)  My brother got his fishing merit badge by catching about 13 fishies.  Then, we had to eat them.  That was probably my least favorite part of the trip.   
    Mrs. Carlson's mother just died recently, so she felt like spending some time in the country.  Sometimes, that is the perfect thing to do.  So, whenever any of you guys are feeling down, take a visit to the country.  Believe me, you NEED some fresh air.  Anyways, Mrs.Carlson needs some support at this moment, so your prayers would be a big help!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Break

    It's finally here!!  No more school till the 26th!!  I don't think we have anywhere to go, so it's just time to relax...  And do homework.  Anyways, no school for a week!  Yay!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Field Trip Tomorrow!!!!

   I'm going to Gettysburg tomorrow!!!  We're taking a tour bus, and we have to leave at 7 in the morning!!! 0-0  Then we get back at 7 pm!!  I can't wait!!!  It's supposed to be a really good trip.  Plus, we get to watch movies on the way there.  Last year, we went to Luray Caverns, and we watched.... um... stuff.  I don't remember.  Anyways... I can't wait!!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring is coming!!!!

  (Or is it already here?)  The trees are budding!  It's getting warmer!  There's no doubt that spring is almost here!!!!!  I can't wait till it fully arrives!! That means: no more coats, birdies singing when you wake up, and school coming to an end (sooner or later...)  I don't know ANYBODY who wants winter to stay around!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Locked Out

   Today at school we were doing laps.  But I got out late because I was still finishing a quiz.  Anyways, I was walking around the school not seeing much of anybody because they were probably on the other side, when I realized that it was unusually quiet.  I walked faster to the entrance and NO ONE WAS THERE!!!!   I couldn't get in!!!  (And today the temperatures just HAD to be unusually high...)  I started banging on the doors when I realized that I was just drawing attention to myself.  Then, when a teacher would FINALLY hear me, they would yell at me for being late to lunch.  So I stopped, and waited.  And waited... And waited...  Then, the elementary school door opened, and a teacher walked out.  She was one of those nice teachers that knows when you didn't mean to be late, and understand that the other kids locked you out.  So, I walked over to her and asked if she could let me in... AND... SHE DID!!!!!!!!  So, there it is.  Your happy ending.    

Sunday, April 10, 2011

At the Playground!!!

  Today we went to the playground!!!  It was fun!!!  Our dog went down the slide!  Our dog went down the slide again!  Our dog jumped off the slide while going down!  ...And I'm going to stop using exclamation points now...  We went to the creek next to the playground, and we dumped rocks.  We sat on the swings, and played on the monkeybars.  We tried doing pull-ups, and... WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!!!!!!! (Sorry about that...)  Ahem... So you can conclude that we had fun today. :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011


   As I was looking at all the homework I missed over the days I was sick, I realized how much you could miss in 4 days.  The math homework like gibberish, social studies completely insane.  I don't seem to remember anything at all!!!  P.E.M.D.A.S- Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, (at least I remember that much!)  Parentheses, something rather, multiplacation, division, adding, subtracting.  In social studies, I'm already way behind! Lewis and Clark are crossing the Columbia River.  Did they already get that far!!!???  I can't wait till Monday, for sure!!!

  (I guess this has a moral, and that moral is: DON'T GET SICK!!!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Folding Fabric

   For the past 2 days, my mom has been folding fabric...  Yes, it's as boring as it sounds.  She has a new method that she learned at the Cabin Branch Quilting Guild, where you basically wrap the fabric around a Lip Edge Ruler.  This way, the fabric comes out the same size and length everytime.  The sad thing is, I actually helped her a couple of times. That just shows how desperate I am to get out and do something instead of watching TV all day! But, you can't really call folding fabric, "Getting Out."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Marley and Me

...Such a sad movie... Made me cry.  I was watching it today because when you're sick, that's all you feel up to doing.  Too exhausted to do anything else even when I really wanted to.  Anyways.  Sad... Funny... Sad...  We had thought our dog, Dixie, was the worst dog in the world, until we saw this movie.  Marley eats through EVERYTHING!!!! Dixie eats through... bones?  Marley knocks people over.  Dixie just jumps.  Yeah... This was a really good movie, if anyone hasn't seen it, WATCH IT!  Just be aware that you are HIGHLY likely to cry...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


  Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while, I've had a temp. of 102 degrees since Saturday, the 2nd of April.  Now we're down to a temp. of 101! Yay! I've already missed 2 days of school... :(    (We had no school on Monday.)  If you guys would include me in your prayers, that would be a big help!  Thanks!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Quilted Checkerboard


 This is my checkerboard that I made during the summer.  The little pouches hold the checker pieces that I made also.  The checkers are circle pieces of fabric which are gathered; commonly called a yoyo in the sewing world.  The theme of the checkerboard is ladybugs vs. bumblebees.   I was able to use my Mother's embroidery machine to make the pouches as an in-the-hoop project.  (Which means I put the fabric in different stages and the machine sews it.)  I won a Best of Show ribbon at the 2010 Prince William County Fair.  This is the first time I ever won a Best of Show ribbon.  Next, I would like to try and get the creativity ribbon at the Fair, so if you have any ideas of a creative project, (that's not too hard, ) let me know! :)