This week has been filled with painting, switching rooms, and canning pears!

   ~At the beginning of the week, Jessie and I painted the border to our new room~ finally! Ever since April we have been needing to do it, and just a week or two ago we started practicing on paper! We are using a painting method called "One Stroke Painting". It is pretty easy~though not as easy as she makes it look on the video! We did manage to make the roses look like roses, the leaves look like leaves, and so on! So, on Monday, after a "practicing session", Jessie suggested we go ahead and start on the wall~ yikes! But I agreed.On one condition though, that we start on the least noticeable spot~over the door! It ended up turning out lovely, so we kept on going! We finished it Tuesday, and moved in on Wednesday and Thursday. Yipee!!!

  This is me, painting roses in the beginning stages,

  Jessie working on the outline,

 

                              and…

  …the finished product!

  We love it!!!

 

  ~On Thursday, we canned four bushels of pears.

  This is four of us doing the last of them (of the others of us, one was making supper, one was at piano lessons, and one was taking the picture).

  Fifty-nine quarts of canned pears…

  …and twenty-three pints of pear butter~yum!

  ~In between painting and pears, we’ve been organizing stuff, moving stuff, cleaning up stuff, getting rid of stuff, and finally, decorating stuff (or, rooms)!

                               It has been a nice, busy-but-laid-back, fun, week! 

                                                        ~Lyssa Jane~

 

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Painting And Pears

10 thoughts on “Painting And Pears

  • September 13, 2008 at 7:44 pm
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    That painting is GORGEOUS! (My son says it's insane! :-)) I am quite impressed!

    And I've never had pear butter–may have to try that sometime. We used to make apricot butter when I was a little girl and it was *wonderful!*

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  • September 13, 2008 at 7:45 pm
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    Oh, by the way, forgot to tell you who I am–homefire–yo mama's friend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • September 13, 2008 at 7:49 pm
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    I am so excited for you both. I love switching rooms!

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  • September 13, 2008 at 10:26 pm
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    Hi, I'm a T-Tapper. I'm very impressed with your border and the beautiful room.

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  • September 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm
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    Oh, that room is SO pretty! I wish I had it!

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  • September 15, 2008 at 3:08 pm
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    Your wall art is just beautiful. I am praying for you all and your chicken pox adventure.

    Your sister in chocolate and in the Lord ๐Ÿ™‚

    Heather (Mrs Kemerly for the youngers)

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  • September 17, 2008 at 12:24 pm
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    That is beautiful beyond words! I ADORE art and fashion, so I love the way the flowers on the table match the flowers on the wall. That pear-butter looks good. I've made apple butter before, so I know how hard that is.

    ~Hailey ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • September 18, 2008 at 1:18 pm
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    My name is Caitlyn! I have just gotten finished canning our pears too! We canned about five bushels of them! I love your blog!

    Caitlyn

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  • September 19, 2008 at 8:54 am
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    Wow Jessica and Leah, your room is beautiful! You guys are really good at painting! Hope you're feeling a little better today, we're praying for you!

    Kelsey

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  • September 25, 2009 at 12:45 am
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    Beautiful and so professional, great job..Tracy

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