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OT but wanted to share :)

Posted by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:13 AM
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I homeschooled as a child and loved it. It gave me extra time to learn other skills like sewing and horseback riding etc. Some of those skills I have carried into my adult life and have used in my everyday life.
I personally believe everyone should always be learning something. Education never ceases. We as homeschool moms should be working toward are own 'educations' as well as our childrens. I am not nec refering to college...I mean the education of life.
I recently had an opportunity to help a cousin with her wedding dress..it is a skill we both picked up as children and have worked on off and on as time allows. If I hadn't been taught when I was younger and had the time and opportunity to work on that skill while homeschooling I might not have been able to help her with her dress..and a variety of other projects I have had the amazing opportunities to help with and to experience. She has always been more into quilting(she taught me how) and I was more into designing clothes(I taught her how) she had a picture in her head of what she wanted and we worked together to make it happen.
So just a small reminder..the things we teach our children now..really can become something big later in life. :)
*the pic will be in the replies*
Let me know what you think!
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tiredmomfor2
by **Lyndsay** on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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Here it is. :) the long skirt comes off and there is a tea length sun dress underneath. They had a very casual BBQ kind of wedding. We put it together in one very long night. We were up until 4 am. Lol it was worth it though.
This dress is def going on and getting checked off of my 'bucket list' ;) haha
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by **Lyndsay** on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:42 AM

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by **Lyndsay** on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:43 AM

This is a shot of the shorter underdress before the dress is completely finished. It looked even better at the wedding. There just aren't many shots of it :/ oh well. :)
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Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jul. 6, 2012 at 7:54 AM
That is gorgeous!!! I have already started teaching my 6 yo to sew, she wants to learn to knit but I'm having a hard time figuring that out. My mom taught me to sew around this age, and I now do it as a business. :)
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tiredmomfor2
by **Lyndsay** on Jul. 6, 2012 at 8:07 AM
I have sold a few of my items but I just haven't had the time to stick with it on a constant basis..
I crochet..I love to crochet! I tried knitting a few times and just haven't been able to pick it up yet. That may have to wait until my kids have grown. Lol
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by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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The dress is great looking! I totally understand what you are saying and am a firm believer that we should always be learning.  I hand quilt and crochet too but haven't in awhile because of obligations (like finishing up my degree and work, life etc) I will pick it up again hopefully before too long.

 I have taught my girls how to cook and sew, also they have learned to love learning new things because of my example.

Shari, wife to bestfriend John (4/88), mom to Heather(1/77),Nyssa(4/89),Michaela (8/94) and four fur babies (cats)

oredeb
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

 yep! everything dh and i taught the kids growing up they use now in their own homes, lives, theyve even taught us some stuff they've picked up along the way

sure is a pretty dress! i bet it was a lovely wedding!

starbeck96
by Bronze Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Good job!  you did a great job!

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Love it!

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:03 PM
Awesome! What a talent you have!!
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