In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday Creation on Monday

   I forgot yesterday was Sunday and even though I am glad I wrote the post that I did, I have been excited to share this weeks' creation. So here goes. I have been loving working with felt. It is super easy, so soft and I am always pleased with the end result. An extra bonus is that it is an easy project to set down and pick back up again without forgetting where I am at. This is usually my problem with knitting. I forget which stitch I am on and have to count again and again. And I love sewing, but dragging out the machine and then having to wrestle an almost two year old away from it is sometimes more challenging than it's worth. Felt never gives me any problems. I discovered this book called Fa La La La Felt just before the holidays last year. I didn't get any ornaments made for Christmas then, but my goal is to get a few done before this years' celebrations roll around. I started out with this sweet little owl. I have loved owls for a few years, and luckily (or unluckily) for me, they are now all the rage. I guess it is hard to be original in a world with six plus billion people on it. At any rate, here he is:

1 comment:

  1. Love the Owl.
    As for knitting, use a little ring or paper clip to mark your stitches. It helps. I hate counting stitches too.
    Love all the posts. The kids look great. Glad to see your up and about again.
    xox J