Monday, October 3, 2011
Monday Mastery: Coin Purses
The older two boys and I are studying North America right now in our My Father's World Year of Countries and Cultures, so I thought this leather coin purse craft would be fun as a representation of the kinds of crafts Native Americans once made. And also, useful to them after the fact! Hobby Lobby sold each kit for $4.99, which is kind of pricey, but thankfully, I only needed two.
Where does the mastery come in? Well, even though the crafts were recommended for ages 6 and up, both boys still required a lot of support in completing them (they were a little tricky, to be honest -- I don't think our 6's would be able to do them at all). Z did about half of the work, till he gave up and I finished it for him, and H got about 3/4 of the way around before he handed it off. So, I definitely learned how to make these little coin purses!!
P.S. As a bonus mastery item, I've also gotten really good at efficiently talking with AAA for roadside assistance. I know exactly the answers they need before they ask. Unfortunately, it's because of several auto issues I've had lately with my Suburban. A few weeks ago, the battery died completely at Michael's and AAA installed a new one right there; then today, the power steering pump went out (while balloon chasing) and after being towed to the repair shop, they found out my back brakes and two belts needed replacing as well! Yikes.
So, prayers are appreciated for God's provision for all the repair work, as well as praises that both situations have not yielded any dangerous situations ... once in a parking lot and the other, right next to a parking lot that I was able to manually (with all my might) steer into safely. Our girls were with me both times, so they're beginning to think they are bad for my truck. :( Ha.