Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Homemade Heraldry

Elisabeth's Design

We are studying the Middle Ages and a recent focus was knights, castles and chivalry. The kids each made their own shield designs. Elisabeth chose a Christian symbol to pair with a design for our surname. Jonah made a design for my maiden name (purple) and to pair with our surname. I thought it was interesting that they chose similar color schemes.
Jonah's Design

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sewing a Travel-size Pillowcase

Elisabeth spent the afternoon sewing a pillowcase for a travel pillow that she plans to take on vacation. This pillowcase turned out even better than the full-sized one she did in sewing club with the instructor. I think the smaller size made it easier and I'm thankful that the material was already cut to specifications. The sewing club instructor is meticulous and we certainly get good value for the money. 

Summer vacation is upon us. Keep calm and sew something...