Tuesday, March 30, 2010

While Lisenting to a Book on CD

You can latch hook,






decorate your room,





decorate your fan,




and play around with paper.







Who would have thought 13 hours of Charles Dickens could come in so handy?

~Megan

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



I hope you remembered to wear green!
~Megan

Friday, March 12, 2010

Opening the Present . . .



. . . you will find that I am
knitting a scarf,

. . . as well as working on
school :),
a piano concerto I am going to play with my piano teacher on Sunday,

. . . and you will find on my night stand
Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery,

. . . and, lately, I have been listening to
The Rigoletto Motion Picture Sountrack by various artists (The movie Rigoletto is the inspiration for the ballet my sisters and I are going to be in),

. . . and the picture is
from when I was playing around with my camera using macro,

As you can probably imagine, the stack and slash quilt is still in the process. I am going to stop mentioning it on here until it's finished. I will post pictures when that day comes!

Have a good weekend! ~Megan

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Snowflakes

This winter it has snowed a lot more than it usually does. It snowed before Christmas, after Christmas, and on Christmas. Even now, in March, it is supposed to snow tomorrow.

By now, even the most devout winter lovers I know are ready for spring. The warmer weather has seemed to tease us. One day this week, the temperature was in the 50's. Last night, there was a rain storm, complete with lightning and thunder. Though, for some reason, that weather has not settled down to stay.

I like different things about all the seasons and in winter snow comes to mind. When I am in my room, reading or doing school work, and it starts to snow I go to my window and roll up the blinds, so that nothing unnecessary blocks my view. As a watch the serene flakes fall to the ground, a very un-serene cry will go through the house. Before long, a blond head will pop in the doorway and excitedly announce "It's snowing!"

On one snowy day, inspired by friend Brooke, I made it outside to take some pictures of the snowflakes. My coat is the background of the first three pictures and a piece of paper is the background of the second two. Here they are-






~Megan

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. . .


. . . a time to dance" From Ecclesiastes 3

Right now, Middle Sister, Youngest Sister, or I have "a time to dance" Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. . . Thanks Mom!
~Megan

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake



A couple of weeks ago we studied Marie Antoinette, wife to King Louis XVI of France in the 1700's. She had a soft heart, but was, as her brother called her, a "featherhead!" and spent a lot of money on amusing herself. I had heard that she was the one who said "Let them eat cake" after hearing that the French peasants had no bread. Though, upon looking this up, I found there is much speculation on if she was the one who said this or not. Anyway. . .

My sisters and I got it into our heads to make a chocolate sheet cake on the Friday of that week. My Mom agreed, under the condition that we do it on our own. I, being the oldest, took charge. Middle Sister and Youngest Sister willingly followed my lead, perhaps happy with whatever it took to get the cake :)

Thus, butter, cocoa powder, and water were set to a boil on the stove. Flour and some other such ingredients were combined in a bowl. And, as the butter mixture boiled over (just as I was checking on it), and the flour mixtures ingredients not completely making it into the bowl, the kitchen was made a mess.

Somehow, less than an hour after we started, an edible chocolate sheet cake (along with a new respect for our Mom!) was made. Happy eating! ~Megan