Jeanne wanted to know where we put all our books.
Most of the school-related books are on this wallful of bookcases in our downstairs rec room. This is what you'd call a candid shot, because Mama Squirrel did not attempt to get rid of the leaners or the over-stackers before Crayons took the picture. You can see more books in the photos of Crayons' doll Crystal.
Mr. Fixit has a small personal bookcase in his workshop, and there are bookcases in the bedrooms. And a few cookbooks in the kitchen. But that's about it, except for a few boxes of stored books--our living room upstairs does not have a good spot for bookshelves. A few years ago, having an excess of time on my hands, I did a rough count, and I think it was about 1600 books. I cycle them in and out pretty evenly, so I still don't think we have over 2000 total: probably more than the average North American household, but still less than many homeschoolers we know.
Crystal has a new hat to cover up the fact that her back hair is embarrassingly skimpy. It started out to be a potholder, but the sides kept curving up and it just looked better as a hat. Mama Squirrel added chain-stitch ties to each side so that it can be tied under the chin or under her hair. Crayons is making Crystal a red holiday jumper at her Saturday sewing class, so this will finish off her outfit.
the monkeys' hands together so that they can hold candy canes. Much more cheerful, I thought. People can snip them apart later if they want.
All photos copyright by Crayons, 2011. All yarns are Red Heart SuperSaver.