Thursday, December 31, 2009

Project Almost Done

Here is what they look like with their noses on. The hats are drying still and will be glued on tomorrow(-:
I will take a picture of them then also(-:
Yay...are you all ready for NYE? I am staying home playing on the computer and watching t.v.(-: What are you doing?

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More Progress Made on Project

By now, if you are following along, you probably have figured out that I am making snowman heads(-: These will be primitive...grubby and not perfect, but cute in their own special way(-:
This is taking foreverrrrrrrrr because they are drying so slow. I sat the snowman heads in front of the woodstove to dry. Hopefully, that works!!!
So far this morning I have sanded the hats and noses twice, painted the noses and antiqued them. They are done and ready to be glued on the heads.
The hats are not totally dry yet and have to wait to be painted till later. I will paint them and antique them too, then glue the hats on the heads(-:
It is fun to do but my hands are about finished from that fine sanding(-:
I can't wait to get them all put together(-:
More later...(-:
Hope you are all having fun today(-:

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Update on Project

More hints...
First sew some of these..

Use some of this...

Make into these...

This will be added later but showing you for an extra hint to help you out!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sewing Project

Some warm and natural material and a marker...thats as far as I have gotten so far...

Here's a hint...(-:

What will they be? I will give you another hint after I sew some of them up(-:

I hope everyone is getting ready for the New Year...(-:

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Saturday, December 26, 2009


Pictures of Ash Creek in Adin,CA

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Sewing

I made this for my daughters boyfriend. It will be a surprise when he comes over(-:
I couldn't find a 49er stocking anywhere and he is a 49er fan so I decided to get some fabric and make one up real quick(-: It only took me 3 hours(-: I guess that was quick enough(-: Hopefully he likes it(-:

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Mary Craig Violet Blooming

Not much to share lately, but this violet decided to bloom today so I thought I would post a picture(-: Hope everyone is having a fun week!!!(-:

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Buffalo Hunt Violet

A new violet is blooming. I have several violets blooming but this is a new one(-:

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Charlie The Snownman

He arrived Saturday but I forgot to check my mail!!! Needless to say he spent his first night in a cold dark place!!! He was very happy to be released from his box and put on display in his new home! See that smile on his face?
Thanks Beth Raggedy Angel for making such a sweet little snowman(-:
If you are looking for something special for Christmas you might want to hop over to Beths (Raggedy Angel)Etsy Shop and take a peek(-:

I think Charlie has his eye on one of the snowladies as I write this.
Enjoy your week everyone!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Final Finished Gift ...LOL

Had to tweek it again. I think I am happy now...
Its off to school with this gift today! No changing again!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Finished Gift

Not sure seems like it needs something else. (-: But here it is.

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My First Christmas Gift

I am making this gift for work. It is the Secret Santa gift exchange. The theme this week is something inspirational or something like that. I thought this was a good idea. I have more work to do on it and will share pictures when finished(-:
I got the letters painted on the pot this morning and antiqued/sanded the whole thing. I plan to add a bow of some sort and some brown shredded paper for the "dirt"
I have a pitch fork and shovel and a small wreath I could also add to the bow if I use raffia. I will have to think about that today(-:
There are 30 little messages tucked into envelopes to be opened each day of the month. The "Seeds For Thought" will sit in the pot along with some mini Three Musketeers bars. That is my persons favorite candy. Can't wait to get it all done. Hopefully today when I get home from work, I can't finish it up!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Late Night Smorgy

Hey Mom.. look there's even a nice bed to sleep in after we are full of cat food!
Meanwhile Captain Jack is having a total melt down at the door listening to them crunch on Kitty Kibble.
There were four babies and Mom. Someone forgot to close the garage door last night...Ooopssss(-:
But they are cute(-:

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Plant ID Needed Please

Can anyone tell me the name of this one?
Someone dumped a huge pile of it on the side of the road near my house so it is free for the picking if its worth it? I grabbed a big bunch to bring home to check out. It seems interesting enough(-:
Roots attached and set into a 15 gallon pot for the picture(-:

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Friday, November 13, 2009

FeRtiLiZeR fRiDaY

This week I am sharing my brand new Streptocarpus(-: Aren't they beautiful? I got them on eBay from plant_maniac.(-: Since I saw Lonas @ A Hocking Hills Gardener I knew I had to have some too(-: So I got right on it and ordered mine!!!(-:
The purple one is called "Remembering John" I had a best friend in high school and a brother in law named John who have both passed away so this one will hold special meaning(-:
The red/white is called "Roulette Cherry"(-: No special meaning for this one. I just thought it was pretty and it looks like Lonas(-:

Happy Fertilizer Friday!! Hope you all have a great day!!!!
Don't forget to stop by Tootsie Time to see everyone elses blooms!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You Veterans

Today is a day to honor our Veterans for all they have done and continue to do for our great country. Thank You!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fertilizer Friday

It's finally Friday and time to share a few of the last blooming things in the yard this year. No frost here yet so its been pretty nice!
Don't forget to stop by Tootsie Time and check out the other Fertilizer Friday participants!

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Colors Of Fall

Dogwood leaves are so pretty this time of year.

Pin Oak


Crepe Myrtle


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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sunset and Moon

Another evening full of photo opportunities(-:

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