Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
It's the middle of the winter how about a day at the beach.
Here's me with my cousins leaning on my Aunt Belle's convertible at Lake Okoboji in NW Iowa. I'm the older girl in the yellow shorts and red shoes. Check out my cousin Steve in the middle with the shorts and cowboy boots. How cute. My cousin Keith (the only dark haired one )and I were buds.We spend a lot of time playing together. He's now a High School coach in FL.. The blue behind the trees is the lake.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
So bake some more. And rent Steven Baldwins movie " Midnight Clear"
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Here are pictures of two. DH won't let me post his picture"too old" LOL
All the Norwegian genes came through to Tyler as you can see. He's 6ft 2in looks like young Viking. He works in construction for his grandfather on his moms side.
Cristi's b-day is Dec.25 thus her name Cristianna Noel (she has a younger sis born on Halloween.What are the odds?). She's is in college studying to be a missionary. Her hair is naturally curly and this is the first time I'd seen her wear it straight like this. I told her she looks like a beautiful Indian princess
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Christmas five years ago our cat Peanut was only five months old and as you can see in these photo's he destroyed our Christmas tree. I swear to you this tree was totally decorated.Here he is finishing the job and removing the last couple bulbs. The next thre years I bought real trees thinking they would stand up to him better. After the first year though he seemed mildly interested removing only an occasional decoration. The last picture is Peanut in a shoe box. Someone got a new pair of shoes and the next thing we knew there he was napping in the box. He looked so dorky we had to get a picture.
Last year we went back an artificial tree. The live trees I bought for two years were beautiful Fraziers that hang on to their needles real well I really loved them. But with the last live tree when I dismantled it I found burn marks on the branches and I use the cool lights. Maybe a short in the wiring? I don't know but that was a enough warning for me. Every Christmas we have too many tragic house fires here in the NE for me ignore that warning. Better safe than pretty it's back to the artificial for us.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Now another question. Our family traditional Christmas Eve dinner is Mexican fare ,taco's, refried beans, etc. OK,OK,OK, I know this is not a common traditional I've never claimed it was. But..... my dear sis (yes you Patty :) makes fun of this and tries to tell me her family tradition of Christmas Eve CHILI is a NATIONAL TRADITION. I beg to differ since she is the only one I know who serves chili on Christmas Eve. So I ask you dear reader do you know anyone that Christmas Eve's tradition is Chili?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Photo of my four boys (yes,boys, remember long hair was cool in the 70's)taken Christmas morning 1973. Check out the Brady Bunch garb. And gold carpet.LOL
The little white tree we bought at the base in Spain The Spanish didn't do Christmas trees so it was a mad scramble to get the artificial ones at the BX (base store). Little ones like this were all they had by the time we got there. At least it was better than my neighbors aluminum tree with the rotating colored light. LOL We actually grew fond to the little white tree and kept it for several years ,
Lucas 6 and Jordan 17 months our two youngest grandchildren with Santa. As you can see poor little Jordan is not too impressed with the jolly fat man. That Lucas the older boy is getting so handsome. I think he's going to be the next Mario Lopez. Their mom is from Honduras and Lucas has his dad's dark blue eyes and light complexion and his mom's dimples and dark hair .What a cutie.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The story book quilt I'm making for grandsons Jordan and Lucas is almost done. The quilt and a copy of each of the books will be their Christmas present. Each row represents a children's book Dorothy chose for the Nesting Robin she hosted.
Row#1 The Kissing Hand
#2 Harold and the Purple Crayon
#3 The Giving Tree
#4 Make Way for Ducklings
#5 The Polar Express
If you click on the photo you get a better look. If you look closely you will see a outline of Harold in the upstairs window of the house. I drew it with a fabric marker but I'm afraid it looks more like a monkey than Harold :)
I used two different alphabet fabrics for the borders. I will be using some more of the blue alphabet for the backing too. The top is finished except quilting and the Dragons teeth after a couple unsatisfying attempts with embroidery and rickrack I've decided to do the teeth with purple fabric paint. Which I have yet to purchase.
Tomorrow I plan on starting to machine quilt it (a simple meandering). And hope to be done this weekend. I can see a few mistakes but thankfully Lucas and Jordan are not Quilt snobs :)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
After raising four boys and having all our bedrooms guy-sie for years. Sports posters, batman sheets, etc. I thought when the youngest moved out I could do the rooms more feminine. Then one son divorced moved back in with grandson and we were back to boy rooms.
So... now that he's remarried and moved out I can do a girly, girly room. Last week my son from KC was visiting and he painted this room for me. As you see VERY pink. The pink checked fabric lobed across the bed I'm going to make a comforter for it. I bought it at the LQS it's 100% cotton but has a sheen to it like polished cotton. And the raggity throw rug is an OLD real Berber rug I bought when we lived in Spain a long time ago. It's just temp until I find a area rug I like.
I know, I know the room is old fashion Colonial/Early American not California chic that's all the rage. But I'm an old fashion girl and this is what I like. Simple and traditional.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Take a book your currently reading and turn to page 161,then read the 6th sentence and share it . Here's mine
"He flipped it open because Tim might be trying to reach him"
Nothing very profound. But hey it's just Dean Koontz novel what do you want LOL