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4-H Exhibits-Updated

Update: Blue ribbons all around! 4 of our projects will go onto the state fair. John's headboard exceeds size limitations and so we will lug it home tomorrow. We are relieved. That thing is heavy!
For the past few weeks we have been busy sewing, sawing, quilling and painting 4-H projects. The kids have been in 4-H for about a month and they started with a bang. The annual 4-H fair is tomorrow. So this morning we loaded these projects and four kids wearing slippers into the car. The fifth one had sense enough to wear flip-flops. (The other four complained as we pulled out of the driveway that their feet were sweating.)

John reclining against the headboard that he built with Stuart. He wrote the 10 Commandments of Table Saw Safety to accompany this project.

Claire's quilling project.

Lauren modeling the apron that she sewed.

Lauren and the dog painting she has been working on in art class for the past few months.

Faith and her quilling project.

So now, I guess we can get back to algebra, language arts and history for awhile. But not for long. There's an entomology exhibit that we need to prepare for in a few weeks. (Mom, if you click on the pictures you can see them in greater detail. The quilling looks great up close.)


Janelle said…
I am so impressed! What a neat project for your kids.

I love the headboard. Very cool!
Jennifer said…
I am stunned! I know for a fact the hours that YOU must have put in, overseeing these projects. You deserve kudos, girl. Jobs VERY well done. I think I'd like to buy those quilling pieces...
and while I'm at it, I'll order the apron...oh, and I've been looking for a local artist to paint me a garden scene landscape... and I'm sure Jack will need to learn how to use tools safely one day, too... :)

Or maybe we should just take the inspiration we found in yours, and go do our own, instead... what do you think? :)
Way to go, guys!

p.s. it goes without saying, love the headboard. Kudos to Stuart, too. ;)
Xandra said…
WOW! Not only are your children beautiful, but talented as well! Thanks for sharing their accomplishments. I love the idea of the "Ten Commandments of (fill in the blank)." I am going to have to use that one, and soon!
Wonderfully talented kids...just like their mom! I have to say, Faith looks anything but enthused! She reminds me much of my CJ. I bet they'd be friends, too!

Have a great day, friend.
We love 4-H too. Be sure to let us know how the fair goes. What wonderful projects for the kids!

Faith looks so blah because she had been making super cheesey faces and I asked her if she could tone it down a little. So she the extreme. That's my girl!

ValleyGirl said…
Wow. That is impressive! LOVE the headboard (is he taking orders?! Looks like it would match my pretty denim quilt quite nicely!) and those quilling pictures are beautiful! And the painting... all I can say is WOW. You have some very talented and artistic children!!! When you mentioned these 4-H projects a couple of posts ago, I secretly hoped you'd post pictures of the final projects, so thank you!
kittyhox said…
WOW! What a talented bunch. I wish I could make an apron...

Your children are beautiful!
Alana said…
Really beautiful work! Love it all! Great job to you and the kids!
L.L. Barkat said…
These are wonderful-looking projects. I love the shape of the apron. The quilling projects are so artistic. And, hey, I need a headboard...

We need a headboard for our bed too. We've been married for 15 years and have never had more than the boxspring and mattress. I guess I'll have to put John and Stuart to work on that next.

Love it all!!! John-you did a great job on that headboard. My dad sure could put you to work in the furniture business!!!

Everyone did a great job on their project. My girls love the apron and the quilling projects best. In fact, they asked if we could "quill" a little!

Good job kids and MOM! Can't wait to see and hear all about the fair.
lori said…
I loved seeing the projects...they are all really neat!! Doesn't it just thrill you to see what they can do...The quilling and apron are beautiful and the, I can't wait until Hayden is just a bit bigger and they can use the REAL saw....Fabulous of you to share...We LOVE the dog picture, we too take art and I will post their work girls are preparing for a homeschool exhibition...lots of work, but I am so proud of their effort!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Peace today,
Congrats on the blue ribbons! Those are all wonderful! I especially love the painting-what talent!

Sarah Markley said…
Your kids (and their projects) are so beautiful! What a testimony they are to you and your mothering.
ValleyGirl said…
Congratulations on the ribbons!!! How exciting!
Alyson said…
no doubt they won!! they have done beautiful work. wow
Scribble Children,

I am so proud of all the hard work you did! You deserve every ribbon you walked home with. Your projects are beautiful and show your personality! I'm so glad that God let me get to know each one of you. You are pretty neat!

Miss Stephanie
bubandpie said…
That dog portrait is amazing (all the projects are amazing, but the dog portrait is the one that strikes me with "I could never do that" awe). It looks like a dog choir.
Etta said…
Wow. I love them all! So much talent in one family. Congrats on the blue ribbons!
Carol said…
These are all awesome! I LOVE the quilling. They are just so beautiful! OK, but my favorite thing you have written right now is what you have posted in the Out and About box. You took me there! Carol :)
Alana said…
Those were definitely blue ribbon worthy! Congrats!
lori said…
Blue Ribbons all around!!! What a family event!! Enjoy the honors!!
Isn't it wonderful when the WHOLE family can celebrate together!!
That sure sounds like it calls for "a party!" If I lived around the corner, I would surprise ya'll with a congratulatory cake...hospitality....
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Christy said…
WOW! Those are all great! What are the ages/names of all your children? (just out of curiosity and being able to match them all in my head).
Mariah said…
What a great blog! Your quilling and creativity are amazing!

Ah, this brings back memories! I was in 4H for about 8 years. :) Your kids did a fabulous job! I am so impressed by their projects! The headboard is amazing--can he make me one?? :) and the painting is fantastic for her age!

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