Bunnies for the grands, and the sad looking one in the middle is for me... I was losing steam... and my thumb hurt... This pattern was easy, loved the Lambs Pride wool... Thank you Alicia for this kit....
These dish towel bunnies are so fun to make! Thanks to Mimi's Mixed Bag for the tutorial... nothing left to do then to stuff the baskets and deliver!
Wednesday, thanks to my son Jeremy I was able to ride out a tornado with 3 of my now closest friends. He called and said get in the bathroom super cell.... I grabbed the ladies from the beauty shop and hustled them into our bathroom at the shoppe. Fortunately for us it passed over head, unfortunately for the farmers 4 miles away it touched down. This is the scene from one of our customers dairy farm. We continue to help as a community and pray for everyone affected.
2. I received my pattern and yarn order from Posie Gets Cozy I was so excited to get started on the bunnies to add to the boy's Easter baskets!
3. I spent the weekend kissing and snuggling this cutie! Not only did I get tons of sweet snuggles.... but delicious food compliments of my eldest son....country cooking at a diner, homemade pizza, homemade waffles..the list goes on... I LOVED shopping with him for ingredients and learning of flavors. AND...
4. Shopping with my daughter in law Emily. we had a great time choosing frames, looking, talking... a great shopping day!
5. While I was gone eating, shopping and snuggling, the best husband in the world was at home finsihing up the guest room/ craft room here is a post from the Leacris Farm page..
Feb 20: Install, stain, and 3 coat poly 25 sq ft of flooring in old main bedroom. Feb 23: install and stain 60 sq ft of flooring in old main bedroom. Feb 24: install and stain remainder of flooring in old main bedroom. Feb 26: Two coats poly on entire new floor in old main bedroom.
He also worked until late on the 27th to make sure the floor was complete before I got home on the 28th.
Our family still treasures your prayers for the health and other needs of our extended family. We know that no matter what, God's Grace is sufficient..
Do you know why the tradition of hanging evergreen wreaths came about? Evergreens are just that..... " evergreen", through all seasons.... and a wreath, a circle is eternal.... no beginning or end...
such is God, our Father.... Everlasting.... forever... and ever...
One of the activities we use to do with the boys was to host an advent wreath making party. Soup, sandwiches, a wreath form floral wire and greenery ( back yard or Home depot salvage) We used candle cups
Friday my friends Bonnie and Samantha came over and after we searched the woods for black walnuts ( none this year), and had some lunch, we worked on a fairy garden I had been thinking of for over a year. Bonnie had given me this fairy door at Chris and Vika's wedding. so finally I found the perfect stump and we used things we found or I had around the place and this is what we came up with so far.
We all have ideas on how to add touches of color and ideas. I love it!
One of the things we do is to look for free festivals and events in our area. We are fortunate to have an artist retreat not far from our home. Twice a year they have " festival" with demonstrations of various arts.and its FREE. My mother and father in law met us and we enjoyed looking at the various pumpkins out of clay, glass and wood
The glassblowers were our favorite. Chris and Dad really liked this event and spent most of their time there.
We ladies toured the gallery and then watched a raku demonstration.
The sawdust and then air for quick cooling allows the crackle in the glaze.. here was the result
we finished of with lunch and a couple hours of good conversation.
Keep your eye open for free things to do in your area!
The story of Sadako is based on a true story that happened as a result of the bomb. To me the book surely reminds me, as Mrs Dement said this morning as we were talking.... " If you throw everybody's troubles in a bag, you'll be scrambling to dig yours back out when you see the others in there"
Very true, very wise
There were two afghans made to tuck away for Christmas gifts
both are the same...
and then there are these two, that are allowed to take up as much time as they want
I need to also update on a day my friend Bonnie and I had "exploring" Louisburg...
My life is full, blessed... by God's mercy and Grace
You may take a moment and admire him...I'll wait..........
So Jacob Merritt made his way into the world at 8lbs 9 oz and a whooping 22 inches long... and yes... he needs a haircut.... I am loving this little fella to bits.
I arrived home on Friday after helping the new mama and daddy and getting in snuggles, just in time to pack for our weekend getaway in Richmond Va.
First up was a tour of the Petersburg Battlefield. This picture is a trail.... blazed with yellow, and some times red.... it was very nice and hot... and we really should have read up on the battlefield trails... as we walked around zigging and zagging.. the trail said .5 miles...but we weren't ending back at the trail head... ahem... 2 1/2 miles later, I am sure it was all up hill in 90 degree heat we got to the car... drank water like a camel and cranked the a.c. I guess our hiking skills are a bit rusty!
But we were happy to be at the Crater in Petersburg for the 151 anniversary of that battle where reenactors gave a 21 gun salute and played taps... very moving...
Then it was to our favorite, Hampton Inn for dinner and a swim.. no trouble sleeping that night.. we were TIRED!
We woke up early , had breakfast and headed in to Richmond for a very informative 2 hour trolley tour of the city
we really do like Richmond. This tour was not really one to spend time seeing things, but an overview, which is what we wanted, because we plan to spend a few day trips back to Richmond to see some other things in depth.
A delicious lunch at River City diner... and then a quick walk to look at the train station.
Built in 1901, the building is still used today. It is well maintained on the inside with marble and wood, and glass.... Beautiful... but eeriee ... creepy almost... it was deserted save for the ticket master and the cleaning lady, a homeless fella washing his clothes in a water fountain...and us... it makes the old photos of folks seem to stare at you so intensely... but yet... you wanted to feel the marble... touch the wood... very interesting.
Back at the car, we headed south to meet up with Christopher and Vika for a milkshake before heading home...
I loved this past week, its the sort of thing you file away for when you are having a bad week... so you can remember the good...
I did manage to finish a crochet project
I Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word that you may grow thereby
I am not sure why this took me 2 years to finish, seriously, the pattern is so well written and its fun... I worked mine in Caron simply Soft. This will be tucked away as a Christmas present. Greta, the designer of this pattern is int eh Netherlands, I have ordered a few things from her... very nice patterns.
So, I have this not so secret obsession with Dollar Trees, its a vice, I know... anyhow after watching Thiftychica
..and seeing the cute 4th tablerunner she made out of bandanas... and went to dollar Tree and grabbed the last 3 in the store and made my own.... Love it!
Mother in law and I did a bit of running around on Tuesday , stopped in to have lunch a grab a few cuddles with Wyatt.
I thought I might leave you with a picture of him celebrating the 4th..