Tuesday, November 30, 2010

For all those expectant Mamas

A new favorite Christmas Album! The Dawn of Grace--Sixpence None the Richer

Always a treat to find.

I feel your heart beating
Inside my own skin
And I think of Mary
In Bethlehem

That night in a stable
Our Saviour was born
Yes, we have so much
To be thankful for

On the last Christmas
The last Christmas
The last Christmas
Without you

They're choosing the colors
Preparing your room
For one day; Midsummer
The advent of you

Together we wait for
A heavenly gift
Is winter a wonder?
Enchanted that this is

The last Christmas
The last Christmas
The last Christmas
Without you

See the stars shining for above
Hear the singing
Praise to the Giver of Life and Love
Maker of Beautiful things..

I feel you heart beating
Inside my own skin
And I think of Mary
In Bethlehem

When darkness was shattered
The dawn of God's grace
And the journey'd begun
To the first Easter day

On the this Christmas
The last Christmas
The last Christmas
The very last Christmas

The last Christmas (x 3)
Without you

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My hero

Matthew got out the tall tall ladder and washed the windows and dusted the ceiling fans and changed the clock and even dusted my little birds.

This picture doesn't even show how scary it is when he cleaned the top window.

Happy Thanksgiving to me.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The latest project

I found another fun kit at Goodwill!

These angels are pretty labor intensive, with sequins and beads and embroidery and multiple layers of felt, but so far I'm having a good time, and it does keep me sitting down, which is good.

We'll see if I can get one done in time for the tree this year.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A gift for Tummy

This weekend we were blessed with a quick visit from some Texas friends. I didn't take any pictures of the kids playing or the parents talking, but lots of fun was had.

And Sara made me this wonderful blanket for Tummy.

It's the first gift I've received for Tummy, and makes the whole thing a lot more real.

I can't believe I'm really having a baby.

At the very least, we have this snuggly blankie to wrap him/her in. Thanks, Sara! It's lovely, lovely work.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Paris Addition

A couple of weeks ago I went to an auction. It's been a long time since I spent all day at the auction, crocheting and listening. It was a great day.

I didn't get much of what I wanted, but I did get this picture, taken by my dear friend Cathy, and beautifully framed.
It goes perfectly in the Paris bathroom. I'm glad I have a place for fancy things.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kiki notebook

I wanted to make Katrina a really nice notebook for her birthday, so using what I learned making my notebook yesterday, I made another, a bit nicer.

This one has the cardboard all covered with construction paper, so you can't see the corrugated insides of the notebook.

More Richard Scarry, more plastic cover, with nice paper instead of old scratch paper on the inside, and two envelopes, one for small things and one for tall things.

And I scanned and printed the new Dillon's layout and put it in the back-because it is very annoying when you can't find the pickles. :)

A fun and pleasing project.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Notebook

I used up my last notebook just in time to make one for the Christmas season.

These cute kids were on the cover of a catalog I got in the mail. No sense in throwing them out!

These pages are from a Richard Scarry book that Anna destroyed one day years ago. It was on it's last legs anyway. I saved the pages to use for something, someday. A perfect backdrop for my carolers.

Matthew's Mom gave me a package of old overhead projector pages. A perfect plastic cover to keep everything nice!

This was a fun project, and helped me to perfect some things for a very special notebook. (coming tomorrow)

Friday, November 05, 2010


Because I was sick, I mostly just sat and watched all of the carving and scooping out of guts, but Matthew did clean one pumpkin for me so I got to make one too.

This is one of my favorite new fall traditions-Abby and Linda and Matthew and Betsy and Anna carving pumpkins on the porch at 5th St.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Apple darling

There's just something about this picture that I love.

Here's our apple, complete with worm. This was a super easy costume to make. The body of the apple is stuffed with plastic sacks. I got the idea for the apple construction here.

I used this hat pattern, and then just made a leaf and stem from felt and put them in when I sewed it up.
Anna traced her hand to make the mittens, and drew the face parts onto felt, and then I hand stitched them on.

Happy Halloween!