I haven't been writing on here very much and so there are so many different things that I would love to tell about that it seems like my posts could get a little jumbled.
I don't know if I have told you before or not but this year our homeschool co-op is going with a Medieval theme. That means that we have been doing a heavy concentration on learning medieval history around here. It has been rather fun. When we study a period in history we also tend to enjoy being able to dress that way if we so desire so some sewing has taken place as well. Some pieces of clothing tend to span many centuries - things like capes. Mara fell in love with the idea of having a cape several years ago. So, she ordered a couple of wool blankets and made herself a cape. This past spring I was able to use some "velvet" fabric that we had for Megan. Just recently we got busy sewing once again and made capes for a couple of nieces who also enjoy medieval times and had made medieval dresses for themselves. Megan made herself a Medieval dress this past spring and Mara is currently working on one (sewing it by hand out of wool cloth and linen thread and working to make it completely authentic).
We had a wonderful Christmas/New Years time. We were blessed with family and friends being able to spend time with us and just loved the time to relax and enjoy our small family as well. I hope the holidays were a blessing for you as well!