Tuesday, November 26, 2013

11-26-2013 It's a Good Thing

The basement "workout space"
is finally set up and arranged
so I can work off all the Holiday goodies!

Monday, November 25, 2013

11-25-2013 Pay It Forward

Received a beautiful surprise in the mail today
from a dear friend...
from FB's "Creative Pay It Forward" challenge.
Thank you, my friend!

9-24-2013 Gingerbread

My house smells like gingerbread tonight!

 Looking forward to decorating this little guys!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

9-23-2013 And the results...

Here is how my Thanksgiving Turkey
came out...
should work fine for a centerpiece
and then a toy for my GS.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

11-19-2013 Thanksgiving Turkey

I'm starting this Thanksgiving Turkey today
for my Thanksgiving Table...
and then to gift to my grandson
who comes to visit each Thanksgiving:

Monday, November 18, 2013

11-18-2013 Snowboarder Hat

Today I finished knitting the
for my Son-In-Law's birthday gift
and gave it to him
when he came to pick up my GD today.
It fit him perfectly!
I hope he loves it
as much as I loved making it for him!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

11-17-2013 Stormy Weather

 This morning we saw
unusually warm temps
for the middle of November in Iowa...

 ...and some very stormy skies!
Normally this time of year
we are seeing snow!

I'm also sending good thoughts and prayers
to our dear friends 
as they move home to WI.
Love you guys!

11-16-2013 More on ICONS

Some beautiful ICONS
I've recently discovered...

Madonna and Child

Wedding at Cana

11-15-2013 Breath-Taking Work!

The Crucifixion

The Resurrection

The Ascension

These ICONS were commissioned
to be painted 
by artist and ICONographer
As I understand it, 
there are several more coming...
The Lord's Baptism
the Last Supper.
Can't wait to see and study them!

11-14-2013 New Chair

...at Grandma's house...

11-13-2013 Santa's Workshop

...is finally open for business!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

11-12-2013 FL Progress

Slow but sure...
my progress on Fatty Lumpkin
for Grandbaby #3...
hind quarters are almost done!

11-11-2013 Second Snow

Although we missed this first snowfall in the QC
on October 22
because we were at Lake Kentucky...

we enjoyed seeing the second snowfall...
It arrived today
just in time for Veteran's Day
parades and activities.

 And of course,
Little Miss Tutu
wanted to go outside and play in it!

11-10-2013 ICONS

Came across some lovely ICONS this morning...
I'll have to take a closer look at them another time
when I have a better camera and lighting,
and find out more about the painter/Iconographer!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

11-9-2013 New Toys

This week
DH & I have been working in earnest
to clean out and rearrange
our basement 
to accomodate his new woodworking shop.
Our GD has been playing in the basement
while we work
and became enamored with our little Christmas Tree
so we let her hang the decorations...
it was like having a basketful
of new toys!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

11-3-2013 Trumpet Player

I knew there was a reason
I liked the trumpet player
at this morning's church service
for All Saints' Day!
Besides wearing a Packer's necktie,
check out his ride:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

11-2-2013 Fatty Lumpkin

The last 3 babies born into our family
were born in 2012
the Chinese Year of the Dragon
and I crocheted each of them
a fire breathing dragon.

Our next grandbaby 
is due to be born in 2014
the Chinese Year of the Horse
so I have begun crocheting a horse
from the Fatty Lumpkin pattern.
Wish me luck!!!
I hope mine looks half as nice 
as this one pictured on the pattern:
This horse is going to be HUGE!

11-1-2013 Yellow Carpet