Adventures in Unschooling

Some news…

Posted on: March 27, 2009

I have some fairly unhappy news. I am down two pets in one day.

jan-03I was looking for a new home for my kitten for a while and he finally found a new home. Now I miss him terribly. We weren’t supposed to keep him and frankly my home (especially the kids’ felted toys and my furniture) will be better off without a cat but still.

dsc03461We had rescued him from a farm because his mother had abandoned him when he was just a week or so old. I fed him from bottles and even had to teach him to “go.” But we never intended to keep him, just save him.

Now that we finally found a home for him (four and a half months later) I am feeling very guilty and missing him an awful lot. Goodbye Smitty. We’ll miss you.

dsc00593And before the cat left for his new home my hamster died. I wasn’t that attached to the hamster but it was still hard saying goodbye to a pet.

This is him napping when we had first gotten him.

On a happier note: I snatched this picture of my little angel in bed last night. I love co-sleeping. I was folding laundry on the bed and she fell asleep. Then I made the bed over her and took this picture. I just love how precious she in is in that gigantic bed.

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Yesterday I also reorganized my sewing room. It is so much easier to work in there when everything is in its place.

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Scrapbooking and sewing and art supplies all mixed in together!

It’s not a large space but I still love it. I am getting used to my new machine and I really like it too.

dsc04631I even have a lavender plant in there that smells up the whole room when rustled. I like to run my hands through it to release all that lovely scent into the room.

dsc04632I wish I had more plants in my house but I have so little space and so many little fingers around.

Plus I tend to kill them all. I don’t know why I can’t keep a plant alive.

I do have a little more space in my living room now that Hammy is gone but I have already replaced that emptiness with some family pictures.

The kids just love looking at the pics. It’s like a mini altar for our family. A place to think about each other.

And to wrap up this long post, I have a picture of a belt I made for Trey last night.

dsc04636I have also made one for myself but I’ll just show you the little one.

Now that I have a machine that works consistently I am doing a lot more sewing.

My husband too is doing a lot more sewing. His pouch is turning out splendidly but he isn’t quite done with it yet. So we’ll have to wait for pics.

And I think I am finally dealing with the guilt I had for getting such a nice machine. After spending more time learning about all the bells and whistles I am much more relaxed. It even comes with a knee lever for the presser food. Kevin is really thrilled with that.

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