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Friday, January 29, 2010

my craft activity this week

it's been a slow week for crafting. on top of being the regular, crazy-schedule class day, running home school kids around town, my birthday was yesterday.

i had my hilarious nephews over for a couple hours. D's marble maze is just a tube. It was the tallest maze. The marble goes straight down. No bends, no curves, no frills. He thought it was "the best one."

Then we have B-man's marble maze. He took the slide and tried to make it more predictable by adding a length of tubing to the end. After many tests and "G" of GAIN's advice, he shortened the tube. They were really funny.




My boys made lemon bars instead of a cake for me. "A" of GAIN decided to top the bars with a "3" candle and nine individual candles -- it made for quite the blaze. So now I am publicly proclaiming my age for the first time ever: I am 39 years old. Still haven't said it out loud, but this is a first step.

As I look back on the crafting I did, I find that there was some productivity. I painted three more eggshells for eggshell dioramas. I accidentally gave away too many for Christmas, and when "I" of GAIN didn't find the one she chose (which I had forgotten), I figured that I could replace it with another one.

I also started to lengthen the prayer shawl started many moons ago. I picked up some yarn from my parish's fun knitting group. There was no ball band, but I'm assuming that this yarn is Lion Brand Homespun. I also read about using T-shirts to make tubular yarn (it's expensive. I bought some before Purl's closed.), and with all the Vacation Bible School T-shirts that leaders have to wear, I've amassed a collection to harvest. I've set aside a shirt (from the theme year of Fiesta!) to test.

I'll end this really long post with shots of this week's watercolors. "I" of GAIN and I like this calendar. I've hyperlinked because I'm getting questions. (Mine came from Barnes and Noble.)



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5 Comments:

Blogger affectioknit said...

Happy Birthday!

January 29, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger ~Sara said...

Your the best damn lookin' 39-year-old I ever seen!

Looking forward to Sunday.

The boys informed me they were "very good at Aunt Julies". I question their honesty.

January 29, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger saganaga said...

oh, we share the same birthday (but we're a year apart) hope you had a lovely day !

January 30, 2010 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger GP & GM Campbell said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday. We thought about you all day. Love ya, Grandma & Grandpa

January 30, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Happy birthday! As someone who will be turning OMG **40** this year in August, I share your angst over being 39. I'm so not ready to be In My Forties yet!! Blarrrrgh... time does march on.

January 31, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

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