January Craftiness…

Here is my January crafty, mostly in stitches and of course there are other projects I worked on that I didn’t photograph or that the photos went directly to FB groups. How was your start of he year? I already tackled February by jumping back in on a SAL. #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #pregnant #pregnantbelly #winter from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2klharG

Spring #WIP #xstitch update 

I think I’m starting to see a tree. Today was a rough cross stitch day. I’m still unsure about 25ct. I couldn’t keep the headache at bay. #Spring #crossstitch #xstitch #firsthaed #crossstitchersofinstagram #stitchersofinstagram #haed #heavenandearthdesigns @RuthLSanderson from Instagram: http://ift.tt/21jOvlP

The Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg {Review}

The Legend of the Easter Egg

Newly Illustrated Edition: The Inspirational Story of a Favorite Easter Tradition Already we know that we love Richard Cowdrey’s illustrations, and he did a great job with his version of Dandi Daley Mackall’s The Legend of the Easter Robin and now an equally great job of Lori Walburg’s The Legend of the Easter Egg. This is a beautifully done glittery cover! The Legend of the Easter Robin illustrated by Richard Cowdrey includes beautiful full-page full-color illustrations that tell a historical and traditional tale for Easter time. Carrying over characters from other Lori Walburg Legends of stories, this book shows a perspective from a little boy with an ill sister with scarlet fever. In this story, the tale of resurrection is told through the curiosity of a little boy and beautiful images as he learns to pray, prays and hopes for health for his sister and for Easter to come. There are also dyed eggs. . .

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Royal Easter Story (The Princess Parables) by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson {Review}

A Royal Easter Story picture book

From the popular Princess Parables series, an Easter story perfect for girls 4-8.   My 4-year-old Princess loves the Princess Parables series. She doesn’t have a favorite, but she loves to read the books featuring each sister again and again. We love the picture books and the I Can Read! early readers also. Thus, this year, we are very thrilled to add another book to this series with A Royal Easter Story that tells a tale of tradition, of those lost that can be found on Easter and of how Jesus is available for all who Ask, Seek, and Knock. Featuring teaching of Luke 11:9-13 this is a perfect princess themed story to get even the Princess child involved. Gotta love that glittery cover!   The most recent in the Princess Parables is in out Easter Book List! Check the blog for a review. #princess #easter #book A photo posted by. . .

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The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall {Review}

The Legend of the Easter Robin

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Easter Robin, written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, renews the wonder and charm of the timeless tale that explores the symbol of the robin and its connection to Easter. We are very fond of Richard Cowdrey and his illustrations from our adventures with Marley the dog and his mischief. Over the last few years, I have really delighted in collecting holiday legends and stories told by Dandi Daley Mackall – the latest of these being The Legend of the Easter Robin. My children need to know that the Lenten and Easter season is about more than just eggs and a bunny. Just as the Advent and Christmas season is about more than Santa Claus and peppermint candy canes. The day that this book arrived, I did not get it hidden fast enough to save it for a surprise. . .

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Sew ‘n Tell: Fall Faerie and Woodland Enchantress

*Well this is an old drafted post. As my birthday was in mid November.  You want to know a secret? My birthday is next Wednesday. I’ve been working daily on my Fall Faerie from the Dimensions Gold Collection and I’m really enjoying it. I am almost finished with the bottom right quadrant. I’m curious about gridding the next section I work on as I found was recommended in the HAED (Heaven and Earth Designs) Facebook Group. This group has provided an amazing blessing to find like-minded individuals just as passionate, if not much more so about cross stitching as I am! I need to buy my supplies for working on Ruth Sanderson’s Spring and Summer, and I’m still looking for bargains. Where do you buy your cross stitching supplies? Now we are about eight days into December. If you have been missing my cross stitch updates you might want to. . .

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Forest for the Trees (Once-a-Week Unit Study) from Homeschool Legacy {Review}

  There are a handful and then-some ways to educate in the homeschool realm of teaching. One of which is unit studies and has you asked me a year ago or perhaps even a few months ago about unit studies I would have said no thank you. Now, when an opportunity came from Homeschool Legacy ~ (http://HomeschoolLegacy.com/) to review a nature study 4-week unit study called Forest for the Trees I decided to dip my toes in to see what all the fuss was about in this method of learning and teaching. My eyes are opened. I think I’m ruined for life, because I’m hooked and so excited about the possibilities we will have in our next plethora years of learning! One of the things that pulled me in was the mention of earning a scouting badge while working on the unit study. As you might have noticed in previous. . .

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Finding Spring by Carin Berger

Instead of hibernating as he should, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring—and he thinks he’s found it! Gloriously illustrated with cut-paper collages, Carin Berger’s stunning picture book celebrates the changing of the seasons.

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The Hottest New Accessories for Spring 2012

Are you looking for a new and fun accessory for Spring? Try a Bible for a change. Zondervan, the world’s leading Bible publisher, unveils their new line of fashion Bibles for 2012. Unexpected and beautiful, these Bibles come in a variety of styles and colors sure to transform your wardrobe–from everyday casual to your Sunday best. Why we love these Bibles – The new, versatile fashion Bible collection from Zondervan perfectly accessories any outfit for any occasion playing off all the colors in your closet. At affordable prices, these Bible accessories can be found at booksellers everywhere. So here’s my confession. (I made a similar confession in the past, but this is more relevant to now…) I love Bibles, I collect Bibles. Some girls collect shoes and purses, I so collect Bibles. Now… with this new line of Bibles for Spring fashion from Zondervan… oh my this is so right. . .

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All the Seasons of the Year by Deborah Lee Rose {Review}

Celebrate the power of love between mothers and children
that lasts all school year long.

In this charming story, a mama cat loves her kitten through all the seasons: in autumn, when they rake leaves into piles; in winter, when they sled down snowy hills; in spring, when they fly kites; and in summer, when they splash together in the water. Parents, grandparents, and all the special people in a child’s life will love sharing this sweet celebration through all the seasons of the year and in years to come.

Kay Chorao’s warm and colorful illustrations bring to life Deborah Lee Rose’s endearing verses, which capture the many ways a child is cherished year-round.

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