Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gratitude - Day 334 - Nov 30, 2014

We made great progress today on our Christmas decorating.

Decorating the Family Tree Christmas Tree

This year, I have put together a "Family Tree" themed Christmas tree.   I'd like to show you how it came together.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Gratitude - Day 333 - Nov 29, 2014

I spent the day today at home with my family and my Christmas decorating projects.  

Family Photo Ornaments

Today I'm sharing a fun and easy craft project that turns any photo into a cute Christmas tree ornament.  

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Table 2014

Though the holiday has just passed, I thought I'd share our very simple Thanksgiving table setting this year.  

Gratitude - Day 332 - Nov 28, 2014

This time of year I just revel in the feelings of home and family.   

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gratitude - Day 330-331 - Nov 26-27, 2014


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gratitude - Day 329 - Nov 25, 2014

This week the holiday season begins in earnest in our home, as we celebrate Thanksgiving together on Thursday.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gratitude - Day 328 - Nov 24, 2014

I spent my day today looking at family photos, and creating ornaments for a "family tree" Christmas tree.  I really enjoyed the project, and am grateful for it.

Gratitude - Day 327 - Nov 23, 2014

Lots going on here at home today, and for that I'm grateful

Gratitude - Day 326 - Nov 22, 2014

Grateful for friends, old and new.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Gratitude - Day 325 - Nov 21, 2014

Back at home, back in my familiar spaces, back in my routine.

Gratitude - Day 324 - Nov 20, 2014

I finished up my visit with my mom today, and had the chance to stop by and see two of my sisters for brief visits as well, before I headed home.   I'm grateful for this trip - we all need each other, and heaven knows I spend enough time traveling for my hobby, I could certainly make time to see my family too.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gratitude - Day 323 - Nov 19, 2014

Still visiting with family today.  And it's still tough, but better than it would have been in years past. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Crafts Inspiration

I've been getting into the frame of mind to begin Christmas crafting lately.  It's a lot of fun for me to gather inspiration from lots of sources.   While I have declared a no shopping rule for my Christmas decorations this year, that doesn't mean I can't craft new things from items I already have in my stash!  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gratitude - Day 315 - Nov 11, 2014

Today we take a moment to show our gratitude to those who have served in the Armed Forces to protect America.
John P. Bird, 1939-2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hand-crafted Cardinal Pillow Appliqué

Now that the Sweet Adelines convention is over, I'm ready to begin preparations for the upcoming holiday season.   I started my Christmas shopping online today, and I've gathered a bunch of pinecones for decorations.  The first craft project on my list is a hand-appliquéd throw pillow that I'm crafting for my mom. 

Gratitude - Day 306-314 - Nov 2-10, 2014

Lustre Quartet - SAI 2015 International 6th Place Finalists
Spent the week immersed in Sweet Adelines International convention.    Looking back, the week is one big blur - so many wonderful things happened, so many great friends made and re-connected.   

Saturday, November 1, 2014