Friday, October 31, 2008
However they just got better (if that's possible). Mrs. Chancey has scanned the Regency patterns and the Edwardian apron pattern (which is the best apron, ever!) and is now offering them as e-patterns.
I am so excited. I can't wait to get one! I bought the Simplicity version of the underpinnings, but have decided that I should've saved my money. You just can't beat the fit of the original patterns.
I highly recommend all of Mrs. Chancey's patterns, but why don't you join me and give the e-patterns a try!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The ship consists of a main mast and the main body. The bright blue, red, and yellow paint was very well preserved.
It was discovered that these pirates were very advanced for their time. Off the mast evidence was found of three slides.
Near the sight was found a sandy patch. This patch is believed to have been used to make treasure maps, as evidences of "x" (although very wobbly ones-we haven't learned that letter yet) were found at the spot.
These young adventurers also learned that these pirates were fond of rescuing captured ladies. These adventurers plan on discovering all they can about these pirates over the next few days by reenacting all they can learn about them.
Be assured that we will bring you the latest breaking news on this discovery.
It's amazing what you can learn on the playground. :-)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
A new set of earrings (because I can always use those)
A set of four art deco style demitasse cups and saucers
And a couple of necklaces and a pin
The necklace on the right opens to reveal a perfume holder
So that was one thing crossed off my list for today.
Then Shannon and I worked on my ball gown and got it to a very satisfactory point.
I have posted the scarves and am now posting my picture for WIFD. This is my most comfortable Fall outfit. It's completely from Christopher and Banks. I love the color and the warmness of it. I actually have to watch myself because I could wear it everyday if I'm not careful. :-)
The scarf is now in my shop.
Now, I need to get off the internet so I can rewrite the Bible test, and I will have officially accomplished everything. Whew!
Friday, October 24, 2008
I was able to wear mine today for the first time and thought it was a great thing to put on the wifdee for today.
The other lady who wore hers today also wore pearls, so we decided that pearls should be the official jewelry of Fridays. :-)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I don't know why you can't click on the pictures. You'll just have to trust me that the little boy who is petting the horse is cute. :-)
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I mean, what else would a little boy bring to Show-and-Tell for the letter "C"?
I was expecting the cars, cards, and wooden coyote that the others brought.
But the crickets?
Now I know, next year, I need to expect a parent to walk in in the afternoon carrying an insect case filled with about 20 crickets.
Now I know.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The Rules of the game are as follows:
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Write Six Random Things about yourself.
- “Tag” six-or-so other people at the bottom of your post…
- …And leave comments on their blogs, letting them know they’ve been tagged.
- Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve written the post.
Six Random Things About Me (Tiffany)
1. I used to pretend to be Vanna White as my parent watched Wheel of Fortune. I used to dress up in my prettiest dress up clothes and stand to the side of the television and "turn" the letters with Vanna. I'm afraid my drama turn happened early. :-)
2. I have lived in 10 places in 26 years.
3. I adore drama. I truly and absolutely love everything about the drama process. I love the auditions (though I do get very nervous). I love the rehearsals, the costume fittings, the makeup, the hair. I don't know too much about the technical side of things, but I'm sure I would like them too.
4. I have a store on ebay that I just started, but I haven't put anything in it yet.
5. My dad loves the way I parallel park (hey, you said random!:-)
6. I took French in college.
There, all right, I tag:
Not quite 6, but oh, well.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
One of my favorites is: We were talking about Solomon and his wives. I was telling them that it was wrong to have more than one wife. Ben said, "It is really wrong to have a lot of wives, because you can't be a good steward of your money if you have to feed so many wives!" The family had been talking about being good stewards at home.
I have now discovered that "Benisms" aren't confined to Ben's class. They show up in K4 as well.
The other day I had given my four years olds a game for math. They had little cards that they were putting in numerical order. As I was working with one group, I heard a little voice say "Don't snatch, Paul. It's not Christian!" They had been talking about what a Christian looks like.
They are learning to connect what they're parents are saying at home to every day happenings. But their interpretations are so simple. If only we could be that simple. If we could just see something and know that it's wrong because "it's not Christian." It is true; "Out of the mouths of babes.
I wrote the screenplay based on a story my grandmother told me (several times) while she was alive. I had an American Girl doll, Molly. One time when I was at their house, my grandmother saw Molly's Christmas Dress. She said it reminded of a little girl she once made a dress for.
Now my grandmother was a seamstress and made probably hundreds of dresses, so the fact that she remembered one particular one was amazing. Then she finished the story. When she had first seen the little girl she thought she was about 6. Later she found out she was 10, but had leukemia and was dying. They came to grandma after seeing her at the doctor's and asked her to make a Christmas dress for the little girl. Grandma did and it was the last Christmas the little girl ever had.
I was absolutely taken with this story when she first told it. It was such a touching story. Fast forward about ten or more years, and it's now in the hands of the SAICFF committee (btw did you know you can submit electronically now? I was prepared to go through the hassle of mailing a disk when I discovered it. Yeah for technology!). And I'm here waiting.
At least I have my classroom to keep me busy! :-)