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Spring 2013

The weeks leading up to the end of school were a fast ride of non-stop events!


I couldn’t resist posing the sword fighting photo in view of one of the beautiful buildings at Oglethorpe U.  Shakespeare’s birthday was a wonderful event.

CPA museum

While everything is fun when you are wearing your Animal t-shirt, it is especially great when you go on a Life and Legacy of Jim Henson tour at the Center for Puppetry Arts.


Since Grade 3 played their recorders at the school May Fair, it made sense to have a few flower fairies playing recorders on our Nature Table.

ivie at bakesale

Our local paper education writer did a story on how busy the month of May can be for school kids.  With a bake sale, a concert and recitals, we really were on-the-go for May.  whew!


We did get the wonderful opportunity to watch a pair of wrens build a nest in an empty bee hive.  The photo above with the baby birds and the one below with the almost empty nest were taken less than 10 days apart.

lap blankets

We even had a Craft Hope deadline in May.  It took many hands to make these lap blankets for Project 21.

Now we are in our first week out of school.  With camps, classes, fun library events and a short trip, it looks to be a great summer!

© rw 2013

our holiday season 2012

St. Nicholas left a little lavender doll and a clementine.


Santa’s helpers busy sewing ornaments.  I found a great santa pattern at revoluzzza


My angel in the grade 3 class play at the Waldorf School of Atlanta.

grade 3 class play

 The sun greeted us as we celebrated the winter Solstice. 

2012 winter solstice morning

We so appreciated all the hard work that went into making our nativity characters last year. 


A cold and windy day on Arabia Mountain.


 The wise men followed a star, we followed a line of cars to the ABG Holiday Lights. 

ivie fred and rhonda at abg lights jan 2 2013

And as soon as school started back, I finished my contribution to the Craft Hope Project 19. 

craft hope 19

I had initially thought of writing this post about all the things we missed having the flu/cough over the holidays, but after looking through these photos, I realize that we indeed had a full holiday season!  I’m grateful! 

©rw 2013

Aprons for Craft Hope

Five aprons were delivered to the Craft Hope project partner – Haiti by Hand today.  I made 6, but my model got to keep my first ‘learning’ apron.  I have not made an apron since my 8th grade home-ec class.  Aside from the somewhat short sash on the apron Ivie is keeping, they all turned out ok. 

I’ve had this red ticking for a while. 

I just recently got the black ticking.  It looks great with this cool fairy/butterfly fabric.   I made 2 aprons with the black.

The brown stripe fabric used on the sash has been around for a while.  It is the fabric that ‘santa’s elves’ used to make Ivie’s baby doll sling a couple of years ago. 

I bought the purple flower fabric, but the dainty purple print came from Lylia.  She would be thrilled that some of her fabric was used for this project.

The software that came with my new camera has a ‘photo stitch’ feature.   What a neat way to show all 5 aprons. 

©rw 2012