Friday, December 31, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas wreath - done or not?

It's up on the wall BUT I really want to add some narrow plaid ribbon. Can I find any .... NO, not at the moment. I tried some plain red but it's too much. Everything from the dove down is detachable so I can change the theme every month if I want too. The twiggy bit is actually two wreaths tied together so that they swirl in opposite directions.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Finished - table centerpiece

I wanted something simple for our kitchen table. Voila :) The taper candles are buried in a box in the basement and will get added at another time. My daughter and I found the pull apart tree and table mat at Target this morning. Everything else I already had. The leaves will tie in with the wreath I am making.

Our daughters are now safely home. The weather issues this week impacted one of their flights. My two youngest ended up with a couple of snow days. I love snow but ice and hilly conditions round here makes for dangerous road situations. Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Christmas.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Colourful Friday - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas .....

everywhere we go etc. etc. etc.
Greetings one and all and welcome to my little corner of Colourful Friday Christmas fun. The tree is trimmed, the fire has been lit, the stockings have been hung with care, and an advent calendar is on the go.

We've almost finished up our outside decorating and I'm feeling ready to "Deck the Halls" :) I'm making a wreath at our kitchen table and had my first hot apple cider of the season.

The weather is brisk outside ...... no snow yet but I'm sure it will come and my snowmen will be oooooh sooooo happy to have their "cold weather cousins" visit.

Hark I hear someone knocking at the door. What's that you say. You saw a star.
By all means come on in, you are more than welcome. Rest a while, You look like you have travelled far distances.
Yeah, verily, the baby has arrived - Praise be -  "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, unto us a son is given, for unto us a child is born ....."
(My mother-in-law and I took a ceramics class together many years ago. We made large nativity sets from scratch. Mine has been through a few color changes over the years but I think I'll stick with the pearl glazed terra-cotta.)
To everyone that has been participating in Colorful Friday I hope you have a wonderful festive season filled with great joy. South of the equater have a fabulous summer.
To all my blog followers and those who have left comments during this past year - thank you and may this season be memorable and joyful for all of you.
To my family and friends ..... love you .... may you sing and play away till the midnight hour tolls to bring in the New Year and may all of us celebrate in style.

Join in the celebrations with Robyn and the rest of the crew at t'will be the last Colourful Friday visit for this year. Adios amigos, let the party begin. (Sorry people, I think there must have been something in the non-alcoholic apple cider, I'm feeling a wee bit merry ;) )

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mrs. Moen's Napkin Challenge - done :)

So as a reminder here's the napkin I used. I took the different shapes as the inspiration for the finished piece and modified them slightly based on the fabric I had in my drawers.

So what did I make ......... voila ........ a mini cushion approx. 8"x8" :)

And since it's a brand NEW project I'm also using it for the Creative Prompt Project. This weeks challenge word is NEW :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Project update - Mrs. Moen's Napkin Challenge

It's moving along but not done yet. I had a busy week-end doing lots of Christmas related events :)
So here's a look at the same corner. I'm adding french knots at the moment using colors from the "stripes". Any guesses as to what I am actually making? It won't be quilted and the deadline is Friday (Norwegian time).

I'm dispensing with a number of my regular blog features till after the New Year. Expect Christmassy type stuff to show up. I hope you will still visit when you can. As always comments are appreciated and will be responded to if you are not set to no-reply :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Colourful Friday - TEAL

TEAL is a very pretty color that ranges from grey blue to grey green. It can also range from quite bright to very subdued in tone. I've seen some lovely skies and ocean colors and birds with that color but I would have to raid WWW to get some of those.
Here we have what's left of any TEAL colors I have in clothing. (Mmmmm I think I need to hang them up to release the wrinkles.)

Two TEAL wall hangings "in progress" and some other crafty stuff. The bright thread and tiny bit of fabric is related to a large sewing project that is going on at the moment. My daughter painted the vase years ago as a mothers day gift and I added the pebbles. The fabric postcard came from a color swap and the cow head is one of the motifs on some "still to be made" PJ fabric.

Our synthesizer has bright TEAL buttons and when it plays the keys light up. Tons of fun for a beginning pianist :)

The heart angel was a gift from a friend when we lived in Michigan years ago. It's in the GREEN side of TEAL and goes on our tree every year.

Head on over to Robyn's blog for some more fun TEAL and some light hearted banter about her choice of color :) 
Oooooooh, I just noticed a TEAL napkin sitting on my family room floor. What's that doing there?
Next weeks color is - ANYTHING TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS.

A hexie mug rug I made this week only I am using it as a candle mat :)

AND for Jaye at the CREATIVE PROMPT PROJECT :) This weeks word is #95 THANKS

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mrs Moen's Napkin Challenge

The reveals start today so head on over to to see some creative interpretations. I like them all so far.
I'm still working on mine.
Here's my "inspiration" napkin.
And here's a sneak peak at one of the corners in progress. What ...... you were expecting something white !!!!!!!! I confess I was originally going to do a whole cloth style but I got rummaging in my fabric drawers and had an AHA moment ........
Got to go finish painting walls then I can work some more on it.