Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weaving





Paper weaving is a fun craft, and both of the girls like to do it. In small doses. After weaving for a bit, they tire of the repetition and want to go on to something else. So it can take us many days or even weeks to finish just one project. You see that Anne's birthday cake is not done yet, nor is the cow in my header. But after a rest, they are always ready to get back to it and give it another go. Sort of like life. See you on Tuesday!


My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me
I cannot choose the colors, He works steadily.
Oft times He weaves sorrow, and I, in foolish pride
forget He sees the upper, and I the under side.


Not til the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly,
shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the Weaver's skillful hand
as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
He knows, He loves, He cares, nothing this truth can dim.
He gives His very best to those who leave the choice to Him.
Unknown

27 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH how sweet, Ginny... I remember paper weaving--with some of my classes of kids in our church.. Since I didn't raise girls, we never did that at home--but it's a great little craft... Your little gals did GREAT.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

What a cutie! We've always got to keep their little hands busy and their minds occupied! I remember paper weaving - we did Christmas stars - which I still haul out every Christmas! So much fun!

reanaclaire said...

I remember doing those in my primary days but i didnt make a good job out of it.. i m never good in Art.. lol..

SquirrelQueen said...

What cute pictures! I remember paper weaving as a small child, I always loved it. But like the girls it would sometimes take me weeks to do one piece.

Enjoy your time off!

DawnTreader said...

I've never seen projects quite like those (weaving into half-prepared pictures). What I can remember is we sometimes did a kind of little baskets to put in Christmas trees, by weaving strips of paper.

Joanne said...

What cute kits! I think I would have loved that as a child. You have such great ideas!
Blessings, Joanne

Jeanne said...

That looks like a fun thing for a little girl to do. My niece would love it I'm sure. Love the poem too!

kanak7 said...

Really cute pictures, Ginny! I liked your header too! And the verse...so beautiful.

Have a great Sunday!

Sandra said...

when the post opened i wondered what the header was. this is cool and new to me. there are so many new cool toys out there since i was looking at them. i might enjoy this for myself, of course i am like the girls, it would only last a short time. the only thing i can do for hours is what i am doing right now.

hip-chick said...

I don't remember ever doing this. But I did used to do latch hook rugs.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is so neat, colorful! She is a cutie!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

If that don't beat all, I have never seen anything like that, paper weaving?

I still to this day do not like repetition in craft or for any project, I was like that as a child too. Its why I jump from one art project to another.

God bless and keep you all safe.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That does look like a fun craft!

S. Etole said...

Part of the fun of having grandchildren is the excuse it gives us to still "play"! What a sweetheart she is.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a perfect example of life.Only problem is that we don't have the choice to stop for a while and continue later.

Stephanie V said...

She looks pretty darn happy with her progress so far! I feel much the same way...give me tons of variety.

Chatty Crone said...

I have that poem in my house and has comforted me many of days. So how do you do that paper weaving? Looks like fun. Sandie

SweetMarie said...

Adorable pictures! The weaving looks ike fun.

Ann said...

I can relate to getting bored with something and putting it aside till another day. I do that all the time :)
Love that poem

LV said...

That is so nice she is learning to do such things early. Great post.

Mary said...

You are so good with the girls. I use to love to make pot holders when I was just a bit older than they are now. The immediate world got one of my potholders, whether they wanted them or not. I hope you have a great holiday, Ginny. Hugs and blessings...Mary

Bobbi said...

That's really neat!! I love seeing Anne's beautiful smile! How is she doing in school? Have a restful Monday, Ginny...

Lady Jane said...

That is a great activity for the kids. Yay for paper weaving. Ours werent quite so fancy when I was a kid. Crafts of any kind have come a long way today. I love the poem you chose as you always find the most appropriate verses to go with your posts. hugs, LJ

Shanda said...

I love this poem. I am going to copy it to keep it. Thank you for sharing.

Regina said...

Oh, I couldn't agree more- love the words!! It is exactly so and with projects plus kids as well-

Rose said...

I have always loved that poem...my mom always liked it.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a nice activity, Ginny. My daughter also used to like to do waeving when she was young.