We had another great class this week. We discussed the Springtime story, Happy Birthday, Kirsten! We talked about all of the work that even children did on the farms of the 1850's. They did a lot of sewing by hand, probably around the fire at night.
Our craft was hand-sewing a stuffed pillow. I gave each of the girls two squares that measured 9", a needle and thread. They sewed around the edges of the fabric using a whip-stitch. Then they took some cotton batting and stuffed the pillow. They closed up the final edge. Most of them were delighted with their little pillow that they made! (Some girls had more help than others!)
For snack we had Rye bread and made our own butter with cream and shaking the jars. Here is the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Butter-2/
The girls had fun shaking the pint-size jars and discovering there was whipped butter at the end! It tasted delicious! Most of the girls liked the rye bread too, I was surprised!
Love hearing the girls chatting with each other and the mom helpers while they are working. The girls can be humorous sometimes!
We worked again on our braided rugs, but not many of the girls had much time. We will be doing a little more hand-sewing next week! I forgot the buttons, but they could sew one on at home if they wanted.
Only two more weeks left of Kirsten! In the Spring we will study Addy and Samantha!
When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
1 Kings 19:5-7
Then he (Elijah) lay down under the bush and fell asleep.
All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”
Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”