Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What Do You Do on a Rainy Day???

Well, today we decided to do some embroidery and work on some stitching skills! This was Mitchell's first day with a needle and thread and i think he really loved it...note how hard he was working on it. See the tongue hanging out? He was working a little too hard. First time around we sewed our project to the couch pillow in his lap. We fixed that and then tried it on a clipboard. Much better idea.


This is a piece Avery has had stashed away for awhile....but in the last day or so she seems to have remembered it and wanted to work on it again. In the time that it was away she has gained a lot more hand eye coordination for this. Thank goodness...makes a lot less frustration for both of us.


They both worked hard and for a long time. I told Avery that once it was finished we could make a fun pillow for her bed. "Really?!", she said. i think she thought it was a good idea.


Mitchell was so proud of what he had made, and wanted to give it to Daddy. He said it was a wishing web(like a dream catcher, but that is what he calls them) that he could take to the woods with him for work. so cute....



So, what do you do with the kids on a rainy day?
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12 comments:

Colleen said...

When it rains it pours... so many posts! I love the projects. They did a great job. What projects should I line up for your visit?

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You and those two cuties have just made my heart smile~

Grammie/Mom said...

I was thinking the same thing Colleen! I'm happy to see they like doing handwork.

Dolly said...

Well, Zoe was 5 1/2 last summer when we tried knitting.....she did pretty good, so I hope to get to give her a refresher course at some point this summer, now that she's 6 1/2.

Great job by both of your chicklets, there !

Q said...

Okay that is very awesome. One to find an activity to keep the kids busy and two for that activity to be so crafty :). Do I sense two future quilters in the mix?

Lara said...

You are such an amazing mum Leslie! They have both done wonderfully :)

ecoMILF said...

What a lovely activity for a rainy day! Gorgeous Butterfly! xo m.

Nanci said...

Fabulous stuff here and the memories that happened.
It rained here too...awaiting sunshine to dry up all the rain!

Why Not Sew? said...

I get so excited when I see kids take an interest in sewing. They did a great job!
I stick my tongue out too when I'm really working on something.
Sewing is great on rainy days, I also like to bake with them or play card and board games. We always seem to be drawing and coloring too.

Dee said...

You just have the cutest kids! and are the bestest mommy!

Rainy days?
Library
Legos
Army men
Gaming
Dreaming and
Snuggling!

MaryMary said...

So envious on so many levels. First, what's a rainy day? And on the off chance that Denver has rain and not more blasted sunshine, I'm sitting at the office....

What talented little ones you are raising.

Leah said...

I can't wait until my little ones are old enough to give this a shot! My mother used to help us make crochet chains.

On rainy days, I bake with my 3 yr old, with her in her Learning Tower and the baby on my back in the Ergo for her nap time. Then, we play Go Fish with all of the socks that need to get folded :)

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