Monday, November 14, 2011

A ninja turkey and other things

Lest anyone think that there is no crafting going on over here:
Posie Gets Cozy ABC Sampler progress

I have been slowly but surely working away at this ABC sampler by Alicia Paulson, creator of Posie Gets Cozy.

Here is a little mixed media piece that Elijah and I put together for his Disguise The Turkey school project last week:
Max's "Disguise the Thanksgiving Turkey" school project

He decided that the turkey needed to be a Black Ninja, so we stitched black fabric over the shape of the turkey and then a yellow fabric lightening bolt.  The strips of blue ribbon on the boots...not sure why those are there.  I was just following 6-year-old boy instructions.  Elijah colored in the rest of it as he saw fit.  It was so special to have him sitting in my lap at the sewing machine, guiding the project along, spending some time with just him.  Also, I am always charmed by stitching into paper.  Not sure why, but it's just SO FUN!

On Veteran's Day, Andrew and Elijah planned a "Veteran's Day Parade", so after school we all lined up with bikes, push-cars, etc., bags of leftover Halloween candy in hand.  We invited a few neighbors to "line the streets" (or join in the parade), then we rode down our block and threw candy, with our resident Veteran Of Honor bringing up the rear of the parade.

Our own personal Veteran's Day parade

Our own personal Veteran's Day parade

Our own personal Veteran's Day parade

In my next blog post I'm going to share the recipe for the Cracked Wheat Rolls I traditionally make for our Thanksgiving dinner.  For now though, I'll leave you with this.


Rebekah Hoover said...

Your such a great Mom to go with their parade idea! I would probably have just shrugged it off, but what a great thing!! And maybe Jonah should be a baseball player....he's got the slide into bases down!

Sseifert7 said...

Oh my gosh! That video's hilarious! Is there anything more bouncy and energetic as a two year old boys? I LOVE the flying flips at the end!
Love that sampler! I am always on the look-out for samplers that take my eye.