Tuesday, December 25, 2007


At school this year, the children made decorations from recycled materials. DD chose the milk jug and used printer paper. Accesorized with plenty of glitter glue and a bit of tape. Have to say, it's very cute and she's thrilled to have done it all on her own.

DS did a fantastic Christmas tree (not pictured) from a toilet roll with another (Santa) tucked inside. Pull the star at the top of the tree and Santa pops out.

Hope you all are having a Happy Christmas today.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas

Well everything is done. Pressies are wrapped and under the tree. PS2 is wired for Europe from US. Bit of a worry there. No telling what we'd have to pay for a different one at this point. Whew!! No worries!

Milk and cookies are out for Santa and Rudolph gets the marshmellow.
Nice note from the kids wishing him a Happy Christmas from all of us.

Stockings are stuffed and over flowing. Fun stuff for all.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas. May you all have a joyful day and season. God Bless.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Tis' the Season

Sometimes I think this would be a great job. Drive the van around with the festive bun on top. Sort of like the hot pink mini's in groups of 3-4 all painted with whatever radio station it is. Getting paid to sit in traffic!! Most days, I'd pay not to be in it.

Anyway, this chap lives in the neighborhood and the new family car arrived December the first in the drive! Wonder how long it will stick around after next week?

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Another Hat

Well it wasn't a last minute thought, but I needed to get a Christmas gift to the US. This is an easy and good looking hat. Knits up fast and with the progressive increase in stripes, I like the way it turned out.

Debbie Bliss and Rowan something. 5mm needles and away you go. It's as fast as this post!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Summer Jewels

Ok. Since I've not blogged about anything new in a month, I'll blog about something old. This was the start of the beading thing for me. I had these great earrings, but nothing to go on the neck. Since my hair covers the lovely earrings most of the time, I wanted a little something visible.

I had a chat with a couple of beader friends from the US when I arrived back and they lead me astray, to a lovely little shop in the
village of Winona Lake. Canal Street Gallery. Jewelry and beads. YUM!! How could I go wrong. I'll just make the one thing! HA!

I'm hopeless with the stone types, but it's aqua and matches perfect. Copper spacer beads, Swarovski Crystals and the large tear drop of the same stone. It's perfect for me. The great thing about this bead shop was the service. I bought the copper beads and they were a bit bright and new. "Shall I age them for you?" she asked. What? "Yeah" "Can you do that?" and off she ran to dip them in sulfate of liver or something that takes the newness right out of it! Great!!

So I was hooked. At the moment I'm surrounded by piles of beads, wire, magazines and tools, wondering why I can't find the perfect beads to complete the projects for the school teachers for Christmas. I'm sure what I have is fine, but I just want something that's a bit unusual in shape without being to bulky. Of course I need it buy next week, so I'm off the Bray tomorrow on the train to see what is available.