Happy Holidays from The Stock Family

Happy Holidays from The Stock Family

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Time

My mom was nice enough to give me a sewing machine for Christmas and this is my first sewing project- a carseat cover. Im horrible at sewing, maybe because I have only done it a handful of times in my life. I only remember actually sewing ONE time for sewing class in highschool. Anyway, this was fun and I hope to do it more often from now on...




I highly recommend this book... I LOVED it. I dont think very many people know about the whole in the rock expedtion that the pioneers made. At least I didnt. It took me a few chapters to get into it, but after that it was hard to put down. It's cool because it takes place in southern Utah. Pioneers from all the southern Utah settlements were called on missions to travel over 400 miles to the four corners area. They were suppose to start a new settlement there and were to be a buffer between the indians and the rest of the Mormons. 400 miles over the roughest terrain in the country. They had to build wagon roads through canyons, up and down sheer cliffs. It was suppose to take six weeks, but turned into six months! It was amazing, and so many miracles happened! Historical fiction books are my favorite. There is a great love story in here too which makes it even better. A great read... but dont take my word for it:)






4 comments:

bRaCkEnS said...

Good Job on the Sewing!! I love the cover, and its a good idea!!!! (I would love something like that when I have a little one..hint hint)Isnt it fun to start up sewing and learn new things. I like it!!!

R. Jordan & Whitney Layne said...

(a comment from a comment on my blog) oh Lo I miss you! and you were one of my first friends at dixie! and.....i think it was "grass" in our math class. oh geez we were cool.

Maria Nielson said...

Lauren's getting the crafty fever! ;)

Emily said...

that is a super cute car seat cover. i'm going to make one as soon as we know what we're having! or.....maybe i'll let you make it for me since your a pro!!!!!