Thursday, July 30, 2009

~Sewing~ :)

The other day while Mom and I were at the store we decided to look around in the fabric department! :) We had recently picked up a pattern (McCall's number 4291) to make some pajama shorts for my younger brothers and wanted to see what material was available. After browsing the aisles we finally settled in on a very bright blue material with lots of colorful cars on it! :) After purchasing the fabric we went home, put it in the washer and were soon busy putting the shorts together! ;)

Here the pattern is pinned onto the fabric and is ready to be cut out! :)

Then, after sewing for a while we had two new pairs of pajama shorts! :) The shorts were lots of fun to make and my brothers were quite pleased with the results! ;)

Hope you all have a blessed day!

~Chloe~ :)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart

And do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He will make your paths straight. "

Proverbs 3:5,6

Monday, July 27, 2009

~Summer Ball 2009~

Last Saturday we were pleased to attend our historic dance class' annual Summer Ball! This time we were to come dressed in 19th century clothing or Sunday best. :)

We had many dances this year...13 to be exact,
the titles are as follows...

Grand March
The Circassian Circle
Prince Imperial Quadrille
Pride of Erin Waltz
Virginia Reel
Haste to the Wedding
Ninepin Quadrille
Federal Scottische
Waltz Quadrille
The Dashing White Sergeant
Carolina Promenade
Gothic Dance
Final Waltz
A very talented gentlemen played lively music for us on the fiddle that evening! :)

This is our gracious dance caller and instructor!

Here we are getting in position for the Circassian Circle.

Here the gentlemen were to advance towards the center of the circle.

My dad and I took our places at the end of the square in preparation for the next quadrille. :)

In this dance, the Prince Imperial Quadrille, the ladies were doing what is called a grand chain.
Mom wanted to get a picture of my hair in ringlets. :) (It took us about an hour to fix my hair that way!) :)
Here we were doing the Virgina Reel! Some of the younger ones joined in and seemed to be having a wonderful time! :)

My younger brothers and I paused in between dances for a quick photo. ;)

And here is my older brother and I. :)

This is a few of the gentlemen...all in civil war uniforms! :)
And here's some of the lovely ladies!

Below is a video of OUR group that my younger brother so thoughtfully took for us! It was during our first dance the Grand March! Enjoy! :D

Blessings to you all!
~Chloe~ :)

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!"
Philippians 4:4

Saturday, July 04, 2009

~4th of July and Crafts~

Hello! ;)

Hope you all had a blessed 4th of July!

A dear friend of mine sent our family a link to a wonderful Independence Day piano duet video, which we thoroughly enjoyed listening to! (It really inspires one to continue to work on their piano skills as well!) :P :D
In other news.... :) I made some felt coasters! I have enjoyed having a hand project to do indoors since it has been pretty warm in the afternoons lately. :)

My younger brothers have been busy with projects as well! They have put together a wooden house kit and have also printed off some free paper furniture to go in it. They have done a really good job putting it all together! :)

My brothers were also inspired to make some puppets from an instruction book we have!
Here's a few examples of what you can make. :)

And here is a picture of the puppets that they made! (The puppets are made from boxes that Ziploc bags come in!) I thought my brothers were quite creative! :)

Hope you all have a wonderful day and may God bless you as you continue to seek Him with your whole heart!

In Christ,
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
Matthew 6:33