Abigail

Things are very suspicious over here, I know.  I’ve had over a month long sabbatical from blogging.  That’s not how I intended it to be.  But blogging slipped my mind as of late since I’ve been… – Getting ready for Summer classes (and now taking

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The Abbotts came in town Wednesday afternoon, right after Mom and I spoke at the Mother Daughter Cherished Lessons Webinar (which went very well, by the way).  It was an anticipated visit that was certain to advance our mediocre yet thoroughly entertaining film project, along

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Last month, a lady down the street from us, Mrs. Nancy Lee, began giving us knitting lessons.  She has started teaching us all sorts of handicrafts, and plans on eventually teaching us how to weave (she has three looms and a spinning wheel…I can’t wait

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On September 12th we conducted a photoshoot of all us Read girls for The Girlhood Home Companion.  Here are some funny outtakes: Now for some nice ones… Yesterday I finally got started on my portrait of Beth and Jenny.  I’m enjoying using my new brushes and

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The month is nearly over, so I really ought to make another post. Since I’m behind on photos, I’ll include some. Here is my class ring: {Photography by Abigail} Here is the landscape painting I completed recently: We ordered notecards with this painting printed on

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Well, we have quite an exciting Summer ahead. First of all, Dad found a replacement camera on clearance sale. Abigail has been shooting away with it. Now I need to commission some pictures of my ring and the kennel (which we have begun wallpapering with

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Spring is probably the busiest time of year for us.  There is always so much outside work to do.  It’s already been nearly three years since we moved here and thus there is all the more going on. Dad, Rachel and I went to a

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The site is up.  Www.thecrusadingchemist.com, that is.  I stayed up late setting it up last night, and it is nearly certain to not appeal to you web design connoisseurs, but it is at least uncluttered and straightforward.  Dad’s friend gave us some phone numbers to

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“Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in HIM, and HE will do it.” ~ Psalm 37:5 What more can I say?  I’m still sure this project deserves to have been written better than I could offer it, but I was privileged to work on

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Yesterday we had a photo shoot for The Girlhood Home Companion article on soap making.  We began making another batch of soap in the morning, and Mom got behind the camera and tripod to photograph Abigail and me performing the melting step.  During one of

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