Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vacation Bible School

It's been a year since I last posted pics of Vacation Bible School decorations.  This year our theme is "God is a Strong Fortress".  With that in mind we did a castle theme with knights, fair maidens and I even added a big scary dragon.

This is the back of the auditorium.  My sister Alicia put up this scene over the pretend moat.  My DIL Becky painted the "planks" on plywood for the kids to walk over.

I created these horses with knights ready to do battle.  My friend Johnna helped with dressing the horses and creating the swords and shields.  We made two, they fit between the windows opposite the dragon.

And this is the dragon.  I designed and made him.  Johnna and I both put the scale-like cloth on and stuffing in him to make him stand out. He is about 20 feet long.  I made him in three parts that will come apart easily but it was a little tricky to hang.  This was fun but a lot of work!

There are castle walls and a dragon jail up front along with a knight in shining armor - I will have to figure out how to get the pictures off my smart phone and send them to my pc....I'm still a little tech challenged.

I haven't been blogging much lately at all.  I spent the last three Saturdays working on VBS, and was in the 4th of July parade with my work group.  We are heading up to our cabin for a 3-day weekend for some much needed rest and relaxation.  At least I will.  Sweetie will be cutting grass, planting grass, probably cutting up a downed tree for firewood and various other projects.  He can't just sit and read or draw. 


tainterturtles said...

Your talent just amazes me Patty. I'm glad you enjoy helping out at VBS.

I hope you get plenty of rest at the cabin. What a great place to go and escape from the stresses of life. Have fun!

A Lady's Life said...

You did an amazing job. A few years back I did things like that and yes it was a lot of work. But it kept me busy and happy. Then kids grow up and you just fade out along with them and the new Moms take over.

Kellie said...

That is just amazing Patty! Great work!

Mim said...

That dragon is AMAZING!!! no wonder you've been busy - wow - what work you put into this for the kids, it's great.

enjoy your break

marianne said...

Wow that dragon is awesome! Amazing you can create that!
haven't blog much either....too busy
Enjoy summer Patty!

Marj said...

Your VBS sounds wonderful! Our starts next week. It's a great learning and fun time for the kiddo's. Always looking for your Sunday Drawings on DIC :-)