Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

1-30-2016 It's That Time of Year Again...

Time to order my 
national mah jongg league cards
for 2017!
Love this game!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

1-29-2016 Hatchables



Thanks to a VERY GENEROUS uncle and aunt,
my GDs were some of the lucky few
who received a "Hatchable" for Christmas.
This 4 year old just spent over an hour
reading books to her "Hatchable" named Lilly.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

12-28-2016 Yak Yarn Cowl

Love it....sooooooo soft
and no itch!!!
I sure enjoyed this 'project peace' KAL.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

12-27-2016 Beautiful Grains

Love the beautiful grains in this board DH is making for DD.

Monday, December 26, 2016

12-26-2016 RogueOne

Today was "go to the movies" day!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

12-24-2016 Dresden Stollen

Made up some Dresden Stollen dough
this morning
for Christmas breakfast tomorrow morning!
Mmmm...
One to eat and one to share...



Friday, December 23, 2016

12-23-2016 Color By Number

...by J...
"Oma, this was a LOT of hard work!!!"

Thursday, December 22, 2016

12-22-2016 1898 Headband

Whipped out this 1898 hat headband
using some leftover slippers yarn.
I like the green and gold Packers colors!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

12-21-2016 Winter Solstice ~ Project Peace



On this day of the Winter Solstice,
I...and 20,000+ other knitters
have joined a worldwide
KAL.
For the past 21 days 
we have been focusing on PEACE
in ourselves, our homes, our neighborhoods
and the world.
Today at noon, we will all together as one
sit down and knit and pray for peace on earth.
From our lips to God's ears!!!
I'm using the left over yak yarn from
my Stravaigin cowl (at the bottom).
I LOVE this yarn...
it does not itch AT ALL.
I have half a round to go before the bind off
so will be able to finish it
during the worldwide noon KAL today!
Absolutely LOVE my yak cowls!!!


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

12-20-2016 Preschool Holiday Program


 There's a Little Elf Sitting on my Head...

Monday, December 19, 2016

12-19-2016 Phone Mount for Tripod

Thanks, dear daughter!
I can't believe it got here in less than 24 hours!!!


Sunday, December 18, 2016

12-18-2016 Arctic Blast Continues

After last night's blizzard...
it's -37*F/-38*C outside
here in the Quad Cities!
Brrrrr......
Think we'll skip church this morning...
no need to get out in this
plus, we have yet to dig out from the snow drifts!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

12-17-2016 CBA Photo Shoot ~ and ~ First Presbyterian

Earlier today DD and I did a photo shoot
for her Color by Amber business.
She made her first GIF.


DH and I attended the Christmas Concert
at First Presbyterian Church
this evening.
A wonderful way to enjoy the Christmas spirit!

Friday, December 16, 2016

12-16-2016 Hats and Hugs

Sure love these little guys!!!
Wish I was there to join in the hugs!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

12-15-2016 Brrr....

Ready for this arctic blast to leave the Quad Cities!

In Chicago, it's time to stay inside and work some 
Christmas gift puzzles!!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

12-14-2016 Sugar High



GDs got to decorate their gingerbread houses today...
sent them home on a sugar high!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12-13-2016 Brrr....Chicago Snowman

It's  C O L D here in the Quad Cities!!!
And it's not much warmer in Chicago...




Monday, December 12, 2016

12-12-2016 Drying

After we cut out our gingerbread house pieces
we had a bowl of 'scraps'
which the girls and Oma devoured!
Tomorrow we get to decorate!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

12-10-2016 Plushies

 GD #2 LOVES her plushies!!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

12-9-2016 Another Snowman

Clay...
made by my 4 year old granddaughter
at the Family Museum today.
I love the red scarf with yellow polka dots
and the blue hat
and the black eyes and buttons
and the yellow hands.
Details, folks...
it's all in the details!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

12-8-2016 Zero Degrees

Zero degrees F. here in the Quad Cities
and still snowing!
Old Man Winter has arrived.

 Think I will stay inside today
and add some holiday cheer to my lunch salad...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

12-7-2016 Headband/Cowl

Received this hand-knit, toasty warm headband/cowl
from my dear friend in Maine!
Thank you, Patty, my dear!
It was just in time for this our first snowfall.




12-6-2016 Bacon Lips




Monday, December 5, 2016

12-5-2016 Giant Snowman

My dear S-I-L builds the best snowmen!!!



Sunday, December 4, 2016

12-4-2016 A L O N G Drive Home!

Leaving Chicago...a winter wonderland!

Leaving Illinois
and entering Iowa in a near white out!

Coming home to find almost 10" of snow 
on our deck and driveway,
and 6" on the railings...
so I'm guessing we got about 8" so far...
and it's still coming down.


Official totals for Bettendorf...9"