Thursday, December 14, 2017

12-14-2017 Christmas Bunting

Just a little bunting I had to try...
learned a new crochet technique!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12-13-2017 Christmas Decorations

At the library...

at the Family Museum...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12-12-2017 Looking Forward

Looking forward to spending some time here
after a long Iowa winter...

in Costa Rica!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

12-9-2017 KEP #2 Progress

The headband and headband-liner is finished!
Now on the the main portion of the hat...


Friday, December 8, 2017

12-8-2017 HedgeHog

(Remember, you can click on the photos to enlarge them!)
 GD checking out a Hedgehog
at the local garden center!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

12-7-2017 Corn Husks


Ah, the joys of living in Iowa...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

11-6-2017 Brrr....

Time to break out the hats and mittens and coats!!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

11-5-2017 Wowza!

What a difference a day makes!
Yesterday...64*F

today..5*F...


Monday, December 4, 2017

11-4-2017 KEP in the Wild


Love my Fisherman's KEP!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

12-3-2017 New Trees

GDs 'helped' Papa build some new lighted trees
for our front yard
for the Christmas season...








Saturday, December 2, 2017

12-2-2017 Hat Aleyssa

GD #2 wanted an all pink hat...
so I whipped up
Still need to find a cute button for the bow.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

11-30-2017 30 Years of Quilts





During my 30 years living in Missouri
I had collected 1-3 beautiful "work of art" quilts each year
at the Festival of Sharing Quilt Auction
at the Missouri State Fairgrounds,
with all proceeds going to mission work.
Today I made arrangements to donate
the beautiful quilts in my collection
to be auctioned off yet again
to raise money for mission work here in the QC.
(These are just 4 of the many quilts.)
They have come full circle.
Time for someone else to enjoy them!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

11-29-2017 Spices

Today I decided it was time to clean out my spices cabinet,
keeping only what is fresh and used frequently.
Here is the 'before'...

....and here is the 'afters'...

...did the same with herbs and flavoring extracts...
The old spices were all put in a bowl,
mixed together, 
and sprinkled around the house foundation
and entry ways to discourage critters and bugs
from trying to come in
as the surrounding fields are harvested
and the weather gets cold.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

11-28-2017 Chalking Windows


GDs spent some time decorating my 
back deck door windows
with liquid chalk.
I love how festive the windows look now!

Monday, November 27, 2017

11-27-2017 Parks

So glad the weather was nice enough
that we could go play at 3 different
outdoor parks with the grandchildren!
Fossil~Critter Park...

Rocketship park...

and on the Mississippi River...





Sunday, November 26, 2017

11-26-2017 Presents!

Another tradition...
a pix of the cousins together
before opening presents.
Say "cheese!"


Granddaughter J did a great job
reading everyone's names on the packages
and handing them out!
Thanks!

And of course,
they had just as much fun
playing with the wrapping paper
as they did with their new toys!
Kids will be kids!



Saturday, November 25, 2017

11-25-2017 Trim the Tree!

The 3 year olds decorated the bottom of Oma's tree...

The 5 year olds decorated the top of Oma's tree...


Oma and Opa have the prettiest Christmas tree in town!!!
Now we are ready for some presents!



Friday, November 24, 2017

11-24-2017 Christmas Lemon Crackers

One of our Christmas traditions
is letting the children make and decorate
Lemon Crackers.

They all had so much fun,
and I will be cleaning sprinkles off the floor
for the next month!

Grandson~age 5

Grandson~age 3

Granddaughter~age 3

Granddaughter~age5

Oma does the frosting,
they do the decorating...


Thanks for all your 'help', dear ones.  :*)
Mmmm...Christmas cookies are done...
time to trim the tree!