My sister is scribbling again once more,
This time on the garage floor.
It looks like nothing but lines and dots,
also stripes and swirls and smudges and spots.
Nothing is there but her little chalk whops,
I just can't wait 'til her scribble-age stops!
People take scribbling from different views.
What would a scribble look like to you?
Would it look like a castle, a restaurant, a horse?
Would you think: It looks just like a person, of course!
A scribble can look like a million things,
From a bike to a cake to a bird without wings.
So think of a scribble as something else,
and put all those scribbles back on the shelf.
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Here is sister, mixing up her creative cooking of the week--her favorite, sweet potato casserole! It's best after it's cooked, I tell her. But, that doesn't stop her from sampling the dry ingredients and wearing the wet ones! She's never at a loss for vitamin A, though....
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And, in between starting up (did we ever quit this year?) the adult handbell choir, starting up (or giving new birth to?) a new kids music ministry, starting up (again, had I ever left?) meeting with the gals from MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and starting up (OK, this one is new this year) the PTA newsletter--for online download!--I finally made my niece's birthday present. (Her birthday was at the end of August, which seems like ages ago now.) It's a Family Fun project from a few year's back--a bed pocket.
Family Fun had a racing design, which, I'm sure, appealed to lots of boys. I just saw the opportunity to reach out to the big-time reading nieces and nephews I've got with a blank canvas that could be filled with their favorite designs. When we visited one of my nieces over the summer, she and D#1 created a special garden in the sandbox. My niece also showed off her beautiful terrarium that she made.
So, I crafted a terrarium for one side of her bed pocket. My Mom had just given me some jars filled with old buttons she wasn't using. Makes perfect "gravel." The other side of the bed pocket has a big, fancy, frilly, girly floral display (bottom left).
D#1 got her own version for Christmas a couple year's back. Besides being half-girly, half-sporty, she's also big into the Fourth of July and Stars and Stripes Forever (just not the fireworks!) Hers hangs from the top bunk of her bed (right). Unfortunately, we don't ever see the other side, although I have tried to twist the pocket strap so that the other pocket will open up on the opposite side of the bed on the underside. It's a stretch. Something to consider for the next design.
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Having completed that category, Alex, I'd like "Potable Quotables" for $200.