Monday, November 29, 2010

Fried Computer!

That's right.
My computer fried and is being rebuilt so won't be posting for a few days.
And yes...I am displaying signs of withdrawal!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

old fashioned holiday


 This photo is the quaint little house

by the HUGE Mount Washington Hotel  in Bretton Woods, NH.  

We enjoyed a wonderful vacation here a few years ago. 

I’m sharing with you today,

because it reminds me of all good things of

Thanksgivings’ past

What about you?

Can’t you imagine a ‘50 station wagon pulling up to the country porch,

mom and dad open the back car door for anxious children,

not so patiently,

awaiting their arrival to Grandma’s for a Thanksgiving day feast

I can almost smell the aroma of pumpkin pie and homemade bread

from the wooden steps of the porch.

Whether you’re having an old fashioned holiday or dining out,

my wish for you is a joyous one just like those of Thanksgivings’ past!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

shopping, chopping, basting, baking-it’s that time of year!


prep time

It’s prep time at our home. 

Busy shopping and chopping;

basting and baking and on and on it goes.




Just in case you can’t read this it’s worth repeating.

“May we eat bread with JOY and drink wine with a MERRY Heart.

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Sharing with Tabletop Tuesday at my dear friend, Marty’s place.

Monday, November 22, 2010


tree and leaves

Nothing like being featured to make your day a bit brighter…

and that’s just what it did when Roeshel featured a couple of my projects on


DIY Featured Button

Thanks Roeshel!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

sunday eve


snowtopped mountains and sea cropped

The Lord reigns...

Let the heavens rejoice, 

let the earth be glad,

let the seas resound and all that is in it;

let the fields be jubilant,

and everything in them.

tree and mountains

Then all the trees of the forest

will sing for joy,

they will sing before the Lord for he comes…

Psalm 96:10-13

(photos taken in the great land and sea of Alaska)

Friday, November 19, 2010

just sharing a lil’ Thanksgiving…


thankful girl


from our home to yours.

Come on in.





centerpiece centerpiece 2 centerpiece close up

close up

2 places

side view

place setting dining room

Sharing with Vignette Friday and Show and Tell Friday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

turkey tees and a bib

Jack's t

So if you saw my last post,

you know that my grand-guys have a table reserved just for them on Turkey Day,

but what are they going to wear? 

A Turkey Tee, of course!

This was a simple fun project. 

My local Target store had long sleeve tees and onesies in my guys’ sizes.  I was thrilled!

  • I applied iron-on Pellon Craft Fuse according to the package directions to the back of the fabrics I chose for my turkey to give each stability. 
  • Drew the body of my turkey, the layers of feathers, and the beak separately on paper and cut them out.
  • Traced them on the back of the respective fabrics with a disappearing ink pen.  (Just make sure you cut them out before the ink disappears!)  J
  • In this case, I appliquéd each piece together, layering accordingly, before attaching to the tee.  When working with a tee, it’s a little tricky to stitch since you don’t have a flat surface and the knit fabric is stretchy. {Hint, place a sheet of paper under the fabric you are appliquéing to, in this case the tee to keep it from puckering.  Any kind of thin paper will do; I use notebook paper.  When you are finished appliquéing, tear it off the back}  In case you don’t know how to appliqué, it is a tight zig zag stitch around your design.
  • Tiny buttons for the eyes and a red ribbon sewn under the beak finishes it off.


My little guy still needs a bib so I thought this would be perfect for him.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Sharing with “What are little boys made of”