July is the one month in which we don’t do school at all, so I am skipping my usual “Lesson Plans” post. Enjoy these links and thinks and I’ll see you back here for “Habit: Reflective Friday”. Happy 4th of July to those of you in the good ole US of A!! xoxo, Sheila
* Dream big. (Thanks, Vivienne.)
* Kelley’s homeschooling advice is real and refreshing. Read it if you are a newbie, a veteran or somewhere in between. (Thanks, Kelley!)
* This is a sweet little needle case. A nice handwork project to keep and use or give away.
* My love of bunting is no secret. If you share my passion for things on string, check out this bit of eye candy. (Thanks, Jane!)
* This tutorial for a 5 minute tepee is something I’m keeping in my back pocket.
* Here’s a blog full of truth and beauty. The writing is exquisite and the poetic choices are luminous. (Thanks, Alisha!)
* I enjoyed listening to this podcast about John James Audubon. It made me want to make a trip to the NY Historical Society to see the original watercolors and read the latest biography on Audubon himself. (I ordered the book and hope to read it before our Bird Block in August.)
* Lest you think Tom does nothing except provide comic relief for my blog posts, his graphic design firm is celebrating 10 years in business. Check out their new website. It’s fancy.
* These (free!) embroidered felt patterns for a variety of birds are amazing!!
* Jude wants to make a fairy house for Tiptoes Lightly. Look at these patterns – so cute.
* These knitted hedgehogs are way above my skill with needles and yarn, but how cute are they??
* Now that the demise of Google Reader is official, I have made the switch to Bloglovin‘. Not sure about it yet, but I guess we’ll see. (edited to say: I think I like Bloglovin’ even better than Google Reader. I used it today and really, really like how you read posts in their proper blog setting. Still not lovin‘ the name, however. Oh, and I put a button on my sidebar if you want to subscribe that way.)