Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Already

Well summer flew by so fast and the weather here is sure cool mornings. And they are saying snow for us on Monday. Now I really need to think about getting in gear for the Christmas Holidays and lots of ideas I need to get going on producing rather than just thinking. LOL

I have been working on paper clip angels. Am helping do them for our homebound seniors to brighten their Holidays.

Here is a link to them. They go together fast. Being we have about 225 homebound seniors at this point we needed something easy to do..


I also have done several shopping list holders. I have given some as birthday gifts to the gals I work with. They both loved them. Thanks Lisa for mine all those years ago.

Will try to start posting a craft each week to enjoy....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Starting on Christmas

Well, here it is mid June so guessed I really needed to get busy and start on a few Christmas gifts. George hung my lights back up in my craft area so I can again see to paint. Stained several items yesterday for gift giving at work. Am doing note pad holders. Also managed to get a couple birdhouses stained that I should have had done and hanging out early this spring. But guess the birds will have to use it next year now.

I was checking out a few Christmas sites and found the cutest frog ornament I thought you may like to see. I have all in my stash of craft items and think I may just do up a few of these this week end.

Frog Christmas Ornament.To make sparkly Frog Christmas Ornaments like this one, see the step-by-step tutorial and photos on the How To Arts and Crafts.com website.

So what do you think of them. Easy enough to do with a small child .. And who does not like frogs.

Well hope that I can actually get in here more now. We finally have come up in the world. DSL came our direction and we are now not only able to get it but both George , Ashley and I can all be online at once. What a treat this is for us. Lately it sems I have not been online near as often as I would like to be.

I hope you are al having a great June.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Where has spring gone

Well today is Memorial Day. Spring has just flown by and I still do not have all the flowers and flowerbeds completed.

Do have the hitching post up now and the huge iron kettle is hanging from it and all planted in red, white and blue. Need to plant all the different herbs around the kettle today and as soon as it warms a bit more will be going out to get started. The majority of the veggie garden is all in and starting to pop. George started most of the plants himself this year to help save money. It was lots of work but we have spent very little other than for seeds.

I have been off work for a week and really have enjoyed the time off. Sort of down about having to go back to work tomarrow. Sure wish I had a job where I could take the summer off. maybe I will have to really save up lots of my days off and take a few weeks off in a row next summer. But then maybe I can retire next summer.

And now inHonor our late veterans I would like to share this poem

Memorial Day
By C. W. Johnson

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play
.The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.
They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here 'neath the sand.
I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all
.Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,
Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.

And I want to add a "Thank You " to all our Military personel now serving or have served through out our world.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

An addition to the family

Well after loosing Pierre our mini toy poodle a few months back our 2 year old poodle has about driven us to our ropes end. She missed the little guy so much we finally decided she needed a playmate. I have been looking for about 3 weeks or so hoping to find one to rescue or buy within a few hours from us. Seems like all I found on the different Michigan, Indiana, Ohio sites were to expensive and a lot farther to drive to buy than we really wanted to go.

Yesterday when leaving the Dr. office I wanted to stop buy the pet store to look for a new color for Cinnamon.I totally had forgotten they sometimes have puppies for sale. I really wanted George to see their male poodle as he is the same red our Cinnamon is and the owner of the store and I had chatted last spring about possibly using her male for stud and her taking pick of the litter. We decided we were going to breed Cinnamon this summer . Well to make a long story short, we went in and they had Morkie-poos for sale. Well were both fell in love with them. If not for Cinnamom we would have come home with both of them but refrained. So we are now the prowd owners of a Morkie-poo. (Mother was Malteez/yorkie and father is the owners red poodle (Jeffery). Now to come up with a name.

George mentioned Morkie, Ashley says Oreo as his face is mosty black and his tail end is black . The rest in the middle is white other than one small black spot on the top of his back, and I mentioned Zorro as his face looks like he is wearing a Zorro mask. I did tell George I thought Oreo would be cute. Grandaughter said we would not have to go through our spice cabinet to find a name that way. Joke has always been that we look through the spice cabinet of dog names. We have had Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Butterscotch, and Cocoa. So I think Oreo would be fitting for him.

So that was our day on Friday.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Started on Christmas 2009

Well I have started on Christmas for 2009. Got out the sewing machine and have made a set of Teddy Bear Raggedy Coasters for a gift. Got to run them through the washer to give them and raggedy look. But they are sewn and cut to rag. Now to get the quilts started. One bandana quilt is all arranged and pinned in strips so I can now get them going . I hope to be able to do one for all the granddaughters. Boys may all get raggady type quilts of fleese for Christmas this year. Noticed that all the fleece is on sale and will keep watching for it to go even lower so I can start really saving for them.

I have also managed to get an 8 inch tree decorated and added to my farm doll house. So I have the inside of that started. Got the outside done in early December last year and will continure to add to the inside throughout the year. What fun. And so many things I can think to do for the inside .

Will get the Valentine tree down today and get it taken care of. Then got to try to figure out what to do for St. Patricks Day. Gave most of my ornaments, lights, and garland to my Gret Nephew to trim his tree. Gee what we do not do for family.

Well off to see what I can accomplish today.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Everyone loves blogging

Well Everyone they tell me loves blogging so I thought I would give this a try.

Holidays of all sorts are what I love so I hope that you will travel my Holidays Blog with me.

Valentines Day is the next Holiday so I thought I would mention a few traditions and customs of the Holiday and maybe just post a few recipes, crafts, etc.

Romantic festival of St Valentine's Day is celebrated with enthusiasm and fond regard in several countries throughout the world.Most commonly observed traditions and customs is expressing your love with an exchange of cards, flowers and gifts. Pampering one's beloved and making a romantic proposal to one's sweetheart is the other popular tradition of the festival that celebrates love.

Though customs and traditions may vary greatly from country to country the one thing that holds true in all countries is the celebration of love.

Taking your sweetheart on a special date to celbrate your love stems from the belief that birds chose their mates on Feb. 14th.For this reason, Valentines Day was called “the Birds' Wedding Day” in parts of Sussex.

In the beginning, Valentine's Day was associated with romantic couples only but in recent times the festival is seen in much larger perspective. Now, people take opportunity on that day to wish ‘Happy Valentine's Day' to anyone they love be it father, mother, teachers, siblings, friends, co-workers or just anyone special to them

One of the most commonly observed Valentine's Day customs is the exchange of love notes called ‘Valentines'. Initially people used to exchange handwritten notes but starting with the 19th century, the practice of sending hand written notes was replaced by the exchange of mass-produced greeting cards

Today Valentines Day is estimated to be the largest card sending occasion behind Christmas.Most commonly used pictures in Valentine's Greetings include images of popular Valentine's Day symbols, like red roses, hearts and Cupid - the pudgy, winged son of Venus, the goddess of love.

There exists a strong tradition of indulging one's beloved with gifts of love. Some of the most popular gifts exchanged between lovers on Valentine's Day are fresh flowers - mainly roses, chocolates and teddy bears. Candies and gifts are not only exchanged between lovers but also given to parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers as tradition now is turning toward not just a lover but the love between any two individuals.

The other most traditional way to celebrate Valentine's Day is to go for romantic candlelight dinners with one's Valentine.

Want to make a special desert for your Valentine. Try a Valentine Cake....

1 pkg. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 container thawed whipped topping
1 prepared graham cracker crust
1 can cherry pie filling

Beat cream cheese and sugar till smothe and well blended.add vanilla and mix for 2 minutes.Fold gently into the mixture the whipped topping.POur into graham cracker crust. Top with the cherry pie filling. Refridgerate for several hours before serving.