Lest anyone think that there is no crafting going on over here:
I have been slowly but surely working away at this ABC sampler by Alicia Paulson, creator of Posie Gets Cozy.
A little mixed media piece that Max and I put together for his Disguise The Turkey school project:
He decided that the turkey needed to be a Black Ninja, so we stitched black fabric over the shape of the turkey and then a yellow fabric lightening bolt. The strips of blue ribbon on the boots...not sure why those are there. I was just following 6-year-old boy instructions. Max colored in the rest of it as he saw fit. It was so special to have him sitting in my lap at the sewing machine, guiding the project along, spending some time with just him. Also, I am always charmed by stitching into paper. Not sure why, but it's just SO FUN!
On Veteran's Day, Sparky and Max planned a "Veteran's Day Parade", so after school we all lined up with bikes, push-cars, etc., bags of leftover Halloween candy in hand. We invited a few neighbors to "line the streets" (or join in the parade), then we rode down our block and threw candy, with our resident Veteran Of Honor bringing up the rear of the parade.
In my next blog post I'm going to share the recipe for the Cracked Wheat Rolls I traditionally make for our Thanksgiving dinner. For now though, I'll leave you with this.