After taking a long break and doing some thinking about blogging, I have decided I'm going to continue posting on a limited basis for the following purposes:
~ for being able to participate in quilt-alongs on a limited basis (right now I've joined the Scrappy Star quilt-along at http://terrytreasures.blogspot.com.
~ for possibly encouraging other homeschooling families and to share ideas.
~ to participate in nature studies with http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/.
~ to activate my Amazon Affiliate membership.
~ because I enjoy writing.
~ to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
~ perhaps to have a forum for introducing any Bible studies or unit studies that I might get to write.
Of course, after that decision, my computer is being aggravatingly slow, so I might have to take it to get fixed first.
But, while I do still have it, I want to show my first two blocks from the Scrappy Star quilt-along. Since we're only doing two blocks per month, I figure I can keep up with that without neglecting my homemaking or time with my girls and husband. And since I already have quite a few nine-patch blocks from my "leaders-enders" (as taught by Bonnie Hunter), I'm already ahead of the game.
I decided to not be totally scrappy by making all the background pieces of the same fabric and by making all the points of each star the same. The nine-patches are entirely scrappy, though.
Later I'll show how we've turned a tiny little side room/study/library into our schoolroom for this year.