Friday, January 27, 2012

Energy

We have been studying alternative energy and made a video that we thought you might like...



video

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quilting

We have been studying quilting lately. We traveled down Highway 1 to Kalona's quilt shops. They were amazing! On the sidewalks of Kalona they have created quilts out of different colored bricks.
We also went to our Great-Grandma Margie's house to see some of the quilts she has made. She gave us tons of quilting magazines and scraps of fabric. She showed us some of her very hi-tech sewing machines.
We have made a video about quilts, based on the hit series Reading Rainbow! :)

video

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sewing 101








Things have been a bit slow at The Golden Egg so we decided to get out the sewing machine from 1973. When we first turned it on a few parts fell off so we spent a while fixing that. Thank goodness Grandma saved the instruction booklet! We FINALLY figured it out, then we threaded it. When we started sewing all of the thread got bunched up and the fabric wouldn't move. After pushing lots of buttons, lifting lots of levers and turning knobs the last knob we turned WORKED! We were finally able to sew. Here is Natalie's project.
Whoops! SEAM RIPPER TIME!!!!!