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Two Months…

I cannot believe that it is almost two months since my fourth child joined our chaos and creative madness world. She doesn’t make eye contact often, she is always so busy examining the environment around her. Yet, when she does the smile she quirks is too adorable to resist. Whenever her daddy comes around she always grins whether she is awake or asleep. And oh those grins she’s makes, it makes the world for ’round. She’s a keeper an drew a good addition for sure. School is still going. Normally I like to take a birthday season summer from mid July to a little later in early-mid August. But since we had so many interruptions last year I am trying to push a little bit more. This week, we have visitors so school is out the window. But I’m curious how far we can go. Right now we are continuing. . .

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March Stitchy Update #WIP #xstitch

Here are my stitches for March. I didn’t quite keep up with photos as well as I should. In the bottom row, there are two new fabric stashqusitions. One will be for Andromeda and the other for Mermaid Heaven. #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchmaynia #xstitch #crossstitch #march #2017 #xstitching #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2nPCLf5

The Raven Queen #WIP #xstitch

I’ve been working on The Raven Queen for the last three days. She is the perfect #wip for M is for Mirabilia and Color a Day Aquamarine. #craftblogger #needlecraft #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitching #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #flosstube #aquamarine #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #2016starts #mirabilia #noracorbett #theravenqueen #sunnydyesfabrics from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2mTWwlm

How about something thinking outloud? (Homeschool)

We must make some changes. This is spun from a text I sent to a friend, but I would love more advice from many of you seasoned mamas. Basically without getting too many names involved, where we live we either have to be in an umbrella, or distance learning private school, or with the county. For my oldest, we have chosen to have her in a distance learning private school which was great until they changed all the requirements this year the day before classes officially began. It has been a stressful nightmare. It is no longer homeschool but school at home with crazy busy work and deadlines that just don’t work. My daughter is seven, working mostly at a third grade level in fifth grade math. With certain things she needs a bit more time but can do it. But with their new deadlines it doesn’t matter and no. . .

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Winter themed projects #WIP #xstitch

Finally coming to a stopping point on my stitching of The Snow Queen ❄️. Now what to work on for the afternoon? Winter’s Grace? Enchanted Aurora? The Snow Princess? All by @joanelliottdesign #stitchmaynia #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2iSknAp

Me, 18 weeks.

Alright, so I’m usually behind the camera. But Santa sent new clothes so a picture was necessary. So, do you think I’m showing yet? 18 weeks pregnant as of today… Summer baby #4 here we come! #pregnant #pregnantbelly #destinationmaternity #18weeks #me #unfiltered from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hP6Atl

New Year, New Starts and continued Works in Progress

By any accounting this blog post title might definitely be related to a needlecraft art. New Year, New Starts and WIPs sounds a bit like something directly out of a Stitch Maynia or Stitch from Stash SAL (stitch-a-long for those curious). Yet at the same time doesn’t that title ring true for a homeschool mama trekking alongside in school with her students? We need a fresh start. We need to regroup our progress and decide what is working and what efforts need to be tweaked to reach the optimal progress for us all to succeed. And then again, what about the mom blogger who wants to make a fresh and exhilarating new Year with an effort into affiliate funding and building review and other blog relations in the online community of similar mamas. While we are at it, why not throw in the prospect of new life growing deep in the womb. . .

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Stress Free Homeschool (needed desperately)

In the past few months I have noticed a drastic change in our homeschool. It was stressing me out. Actually, I’m pretty sure it was stressing all of us out. I realized that we were having a stress-filled homeschool and I needed to stop re-evaluate and possibly take a break. In truth, we have been homeschooling for about five years now, as we started when AppleBlossom was quite young and vying for educational inspiration and exploration. We jumped right in, and I couldn’t keep up with her thirst for knowledge and budding learning skills. Teaching her has been a delight and looking forward to learning more and going deeper has been a dream to contemplate. But that is not how the last few months, or school year, has played out… There are quite a few new elements. Toddler Rascal brother in the background as well as five-year-old attention span of. . .

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Little Passports for Christmas!

Lately, I am doing a bit of upkeep behind the scenes on the blog. Pretty much our Christmas gifts have been purchased and this year it is my oldest that is getting the big gifts. Under the tree when we get to Grandmama’s house she will discover the first box of a Little Passports subscription to Science Expeditions as well as a second envelope containing the first package of a subscription to Discover the Little Passports USA Edition. So while I’m updating my affiliate links and banners, right now I’m seeing all the excitement and secretly knowing how delighted she will be to open those packages in the next few weeks!

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Woodland Enchantress #xstitch finish, pictures to come!

And we have a #xstitch finish for #christmas !! My Woodland Enchantress by @ruth_sanderson from a #dimensionsgoldcollection kit is complete or near to be. More pictures on the blog. My kit didn’t have enough metallic thread to make her belt. So one day… @commonthreadusa #woodlandenchantress #christmasfairy #crossstitch #18count #aida from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hpTGA8

How is it going, dear readers?

  I figured it has been a few weeks since my last hey, how you doing post, so that is what I’m here to do today. Last time, I checked in I was talking about our trip to the beach and how we were all recovering from my miscarriage this early summer. Well the late summer threw us for a loop as well as I found out in early October that I am pregnant again. This is the sixth time I have been pregnant and it is a realization with tons of emotions this way and that. Personally, due to the circumstances of the last few months I have to confess to quite a bit of trepidation. Only time will tell and it is all in God’s hands is it not? Here is a sneak peak… Next appointment is November 15th! I have still been cross stitching a lot and. . .

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