The wonderful wheel of color…

Three of my friends at C&T (Lynn Koolish, Kerry Graham, and Mary Wruck have written a book about color, and the ‘Wonderful Wheel Of Color’ for kids and I’ve gotta say that I am impressed! (FYI, you’ll find this book on my site here.)


First, the color information is written for kids but it is not dumbed down. The language is clear and written in a way that kids will relate to. Elanor is already looking forward to getting her hands on this book :-).


There are plenty of activities. Some are what you would expect in a book about a color wheel with color wheel patterns to paint, collages to make, and designs to color. But there is even more! There are projects perfect for kids, and maybe adults!

Elanor’s BFF, Lola, is coming to visit for 2 weeks this summer. They’ll be spending quite a bit of time at our house and I can see t-shirts…


…and paper flowers…


…and hand-sewn stuffies in our future!


This book is only $12.95! You can find it at here.

Day 13…

We woke to very slightly cooler temperatures this morning. In fact, the next couple of days are supposed to be cooler – highs in the low 90s! Better late than never, right?

Steve and Chris finished out the eaves and soffits on the east and north sides of the house so that I will have something to paint tomorrow. They also finished putting up new siding on the wall below where it meets the brick. 

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I cleaned off and painted the outside of the new french doors. There's not a lot of area to paint but darned if it doesn't make a difference. I didn't realize how reflective the glass is. If you look close you can see me in my painting clothes holding my camera. 

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Steve and Chris spent some time taking down unneeded wires on the last wall of the garage. Amazingly enough, this is the last area that needs to be renovated. Our goal was to be done by Wednesday, July 11 and I think we're going to make it!

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I haven't written at all about the play that Chris and Elanor are in. The play is Sarah, Plain and Tall which is being put on by Theatricks here in Sherman, TX. Rehearsals began before we started the renovation. Dress rehearsal was last Thursday and there have been performances Friday, Saturday, and today. The show continues through next weekend. I have no idea how Chris is managing except that he young(er than we are).

I haven't seen the play yet. We have tickets for the last performance, next Sunday. I have heard reports that Chris and Elanor are good in their roles. Here's a photo Chris took of Elanor backstage opening night. She is not Sarah, nor plain, but she is tall for her age!