Thursday, December 27, 2012


As most of you know this was our first Christmas with Miss B.
David had a bone marrow transplant last fall so we skipped Christmas
last year. We made up for it this year. Miss B and Pepe having a toast,
she loves to click glasses and say cheers!

Miss B and Gramie in the tent how would you know? by the tip of a toe!
I just love to hear her giggle.

Miss B was so over whelmed she could have cared less
about opening gifts. She had been opening gifts since the Sunday
before Christmas. Her birthday is Saturday and a whole other
Christmas is on the way with my husband's family which means about
30 people.

And I finished! I had it steamed by 11:30 on the 23 and took it
to work to bind it on the 24th. I made the star on the left a shooting star.
It was a wonderful healthy Christmas for us. We had much to be thankful
for this year. It is now snowing and blowing I am home from work with
no energy at all to clean. Maybe if I get dressed and get going I will get something done.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Trip To The North Pole

We Made the long trip to the north pole
WHAT! whose feet could these be?

These elves are not on the shelf.

Jasper has much to do for Santa before Monday night

Candy Cane Cathy is waiting for those special letters to Santa.

Looks like Santa does not want to be seen with these elves:)
(David is far Left back row  I an next to him)
It was an amazing way to spend the Saturday before Christmas.
The Children were sweet and couldn't believe they were in
the North Pole. There was a light snow and pretty cold.
Just right for the North Pole
We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Winner And A Wish

I am sure you are as busy as I am. I am trying to finish the sky of that rug before
Christmas, and I would like to knit my daughter a pair of slippers from
Courtneys lovely wool buttt who knows if it will get done.
I am going to be an elf all weekend because there is an elf shortage for polar express.
So that really will cut into my good hooking time.

I found my winner, Lynn my newest follower contact me please.
I need your name and email address. I need to hear from you by Sunday night
Not sure I will get to post much more before christmas I still have cards to get out
and cookies to bake. I really want to wish all of you a safe and blessed Christmas.
I can not imangine my life without blogging and all of you.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Snow,Snow, Snow

I am making progress on my rug. I hope to be done for Christmas.
The very lightest part of the sky I am pulling out I don't like it.
On Saturday we did a big of shopping and I was able to get more hand dyed wool
for the sky, so I should be all set. We also saw our sweet little grandbaby.

Today we stayed home all day. We slept late ate a late breakfast.
 I baked bread and cookies. I now have my feet up watching old movies while I hook.
Like most of you I have no words for the horror of this past week.
We hugged our little grand daughter a little tighter.
Our daughter has had a very hard time she has cried a river.
She is a teacher and being a mom of a little one she just sobs when
she thinks of it. We have turned the news off and do not read the Internet news.
we needed to make this house a place of peace.
Our prayers will be many.
Don't forget to leave a comment to win
an enamel house sign.
just go here for the post with the information.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Give-Away!

I have been approached by several businesses for a give-away. I have declined them all until
ram sign contacted me. These signs are classic enamel and just wonderful.

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This give-away is not to be missed. The winner can chose a number sign with one to five numbers in any of their styles and colors.
You can visit them at their web site link above or visit them at Ram sign facebook.
Check out their styles and colors I know you will have a hard time picking a favorite.
You must be a follower (I always welcome new followers) and if you post this on your blog come back and enter again.
I will draw the lucky winner next Wed. 12/19/12
Good Luck!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree....

I thought I would get creative with the Christmas tree this year.
I removed every other row of branches and decorated.
I still have a bit more to put on but I really like it.
(My vintage lit tree stand)

I was busy baking this weekend.
These are the oyster crackers with an envelope of ranch dressing with
a bit of dill then it is baked. They are so yummy and a great gift in a
canning jar.

My women's group had a brunch on Saturday. I made some
lemon poppy seed muffins. A great easy recipe that is made with Bisquick and
some lemon instant pudding.

After brunch I did some thrifting. the Santa was free
the rest..

was total of 3 dollars.(Yes that is Sadie lurking:)

But the best purchase this weekend was this candle.
It has a timer so it goes on and off at regular intervals.
(That is David as an elf at polar express)

Here is what I ended up with for our Yankee swap at the brunch.
I don't usually make out that well.
I hope your weekend was a great one.
I am done with Christmas shopping except for a few gift certificates
I have to pick up.
If you have only one smile in you,give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good
Morning"at total strangers.
Maya Angelou

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Come On In

I don't have all of my decorations up but I do have my door decorated.
come on in.
My newest addition is the santa in the chair. He is a chalkware and in great shape.
He is also a bank, for 5.oo I thought he should come home with me.

I saw these at the drug store tonight and thought that I would
give them a try. I love cherry cordials but not so much the blueberry ones.
not much of the blueberry taste just very sweet.
I have most of my Christmas shopping done. Most of it was on line with a
few gift certificates thrown in.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
I am joining a delighsome life.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Grand Weekend.

Church fair goodies, A sweet table cloth 2.00.

The snowflake Pyrex with a top,a snowflake spatula,and the
Currier and Ives pie plate were a total of 5.50 the snowman and ornament were 1.25
The Santa is a chalk ware vallancourt collectible and he is pretty cute 2.00.
After we were done at the church we went out to dinner. It was so nice, we chatted with
people who are spending their first winter in our area, good luck to them.

My friend who I went to the church fair with has been cleaning out
her parent's house and uncovered a few treasures.

This is a frost pattern

She also passed on a lot of wool during the clean out.

I have been hooking between all my fun. My sweet daughter and son in law
visited with our grand baby. We went to the parade,and fireworks.
she was so good. But oh is she independent she will not wear a hat or mittens.
I see flash backs of her mother.when her mother was a bit older than Miss B
she had to match her underwear with her shirt. I have no idea where it came from.
No frilly dresses for her either.

We have had snow, freezing rain, rain and lots of fog. So we stayed in
tonight and I made a pasta  bake. Just what we needed some comfort food.
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday
and celebrate just living!
Amanda Bradley