Barn Quilts

Our class is making a barn quilt for the school Gala. We have been working on them for the past couple of weeks, and they have turned out very neat.

We had our teacher Mrs. Krebs, go get some wood from a lumber yard. She got 4×4 feet of plywood. It was green treated, so it will last longer in the outdoors.

We then brought it into our room at school, and started sanding the wood. We don’t want anyone to get a sliver.

After that, we picked out our design. We looked in books that we found, and on the internet. We then picked a very nice looking pattern. We painted the whole board white so it would be an even color. The girls in my grade, which were in my group, then started to design it on the board. We drew it out with pencils just in case we messed up a little.

Then we started painting the black boarder which was 2 inches. We made sure that it was equal on all sides.

Then we taped some of it off, and then we started painting the blue. The blue was very pretty.

Once we were done with all the blue paint, we then started on the yellow paint. We had to be very careful, because we took the tape all off.

Once we were all done with the black, blue and yellow, we made sure that no white was showing through.

Afterwards, we took pictures of our masterpiece. It turned out very nice, and we like it a lot. What do you think?


Here is all the barn quilts that the 7th and 8th graders made:

Off-The-Cuff Thursday


Everyone goes through a hard time sometimes. You have to keep going and try your best in everything that you do. Here are some inspiration quotes that may help you sometime in your life.

Take a chance. You never know what may happen.

Dear God thank you for this beautiful life and forgive me if I don’t thank you enough.

There is no knowing how many miles you will have to run while chasing your dream.

The worst mistake anyone can make is being too afraid to make one.

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

Love what you do. Do what you love.

Don’t regret anything you do, cause in the end it makes you who you are.

The happiest people do not have the best of everything. They make the best of everything they have.

Photo from iCLIPART for Schools

Our visit to KG95

For TSA this year they got a new category. The category is about raising money for the American Cancer Society, and then you make a movie explaining how you raised the money. The American Cancer Society helps to try to find a cure for cancer. Cancer is killing many people every day.

KG95 was very fun for a field trip. We talked about our Relay For Life, and the little fun raisers that we’re doing. We had a lot of fun with Sean D, the radio host. He was awesome! 🙂 We learned a lot about how the radio works, and how they pick which songs go on a radio.



Camp Trip @ Black Sturgeon

Photo by: Loimere on Flickr CC some rights reserved.

My family loves to go camping together. We camp a lot. My grandparents have their own campsite that is just for friends and family. It’s called Camp Hunt. My family went to clean to up just a week ago. It had a lot of leaves and sticks everywhere. We cleaned that all up and had supper with my grandparents. The campsite has a swing set, fire pit, sand box, forts and my grandpa has made many many many four-wheeler trails that we drive through all the time. The Bus is an amazing old stinky, mouse filled bus that us kids sleep in. We painted a couple years ago, and tore all the seats out. It’s lots of fun if it starts raining, then all the kids run in the bus and play cards, and watch movies all the time! Its soooo fun! 🙂 Camp Hunt is really fun and I love going there during the summer if we aren’t racing. 🙂

I chose this picture because it’s a campfire, and I love making marsh mellows! 🙂