January 6, 2017

A Merry Heart...♥

Oh what fun whipping up a frock of the wee little kind.

This little sweetie was in dire need of a wardrobe.
Upon acquiring her I knew that's exactly what she needed...
a little yarny goodness.

January is off to a good start. 

Stitching clothes for this little bunny has me thinking about Spring even though we're right smack in the middle of Winter.  

It's only our second snow of the season.

It's kind of nice to look at from the window inside where it's nice and warm. 
I don't think it will last long though.  We didn't get very much.

Instead of a new year's resolution I'm adopting a thought.
This is my theme for the year.

My goal is to squeeze in as much "happiness" as I can every day.
Some days it might only be a little.
Other days it may be more but at least that is what I will strive for.
Aspiring for a little more creative time in my future.

December 28, 2016

The End of December...

Well the craziness of the Christmas season has come and gone.

The rush has been replaced with a restful calm and the days have been a bit quieter around here.  

The kids are still home on holiday from school which has been nice.
I hope you all had a nice Christmas as well and are enjoying some much needed tranquility.

It doesn't seem possible that another year has come and gone, but none the less here we are at the end of December already.

It's amazing how fast the days and months slip by.
I'm always a bit sad to see the year come to an end.  It makes me a little nostalgic.

2016 will be a year I will remember always as the year my Dad died. A year full of memories that I will think back on often and carry in my heart forever.

The wonderful thing is that with the new year comes

 ...new hopes

 ...new dreams

...new goals

...new wishes

...new adventures

 ...& new blessings.

I pray that 2017 will be all that you want it to be and that the good Lord will bless abundantly with his goodness and mercy.

Here is to new beginnings.

Happy New Year!


December 13, 2016

Wear It ... ♥

Ok who else feels silly when taking photos of yourself?
I don't know how people do it.  It's incredibly difficult to handle the camera and pose at the same time.  It's not any easier with my Iphone.  I tried it both ways and they are both tricky.  
Or maybe it's just me.  I haven't quite mastered the art of the selfie.  

Here lately I've been accessorizing with some of my makes.  I've been wearing these crochet flowers as brooches.  I have a large Ziplock bag of crochet flowers that spends most of it's time living inside of a drawer. What a sad life indeed for these poor blossoms. One day I just decided that my outfit needed a little bit of color so I dug out that plastic baggie and looked for a flower to match.  They stay in place all day with the help of a corsage pin. 

My new favorite accessory.
It's handmade,
It's feminine,
and it is a reflection of my crochet lovin' personality.

December 8, 2016

Thankful Thursday no. 2

Hello again friends.
I can't believe we are only a couple of weeks away from Christmas.
The days keep flying by so quickly.  I still have so much to do.  I have a couple of projects I want to finish but at this point I'm wondering if they will get done on time.  Every year it's always a race to the finish.  Such a busy time of year for everyone.  A happy time of course, but a busy time none the less.

This is my Thankful Thursday week 2.  
I was putting up our Christmas tree this week and was digging through boxes and boxes of twenty five years worth of Christmas decorations.  Most of the things are items I've bought at stores and kept for years and years.   But a few other things are items that cannot be bought at stores and  hold a lot more value than the rest.  
I am thankful for those little sweet sentimental ornaments that make our Christmas tree so special.
I love going through the boxes and finding them year after year.  My heart swells up and I start reminiscing thinking about those grade school years and Christmas parties I attended with each one of my kids.  
They would come home from school and be so excited to put their little handmade ornament on the tree.  I know each of my kids at one point brought home a Rudolph ornament made out of  craft Popsicle sticks with a red pom pom for the nose.  They, however, didn't survive the many years of packing and unpacking.  Apparently Elmer's glue doesn't hold together very well unfortunately.
Not all of them are handmade ornaments.  Some are simply picture frames I would fill with a current photo of them.  This is my oldest daughter P.  It's hard to believe she's 22 now.  It's crazy how fast time passes.  
This Santa Clause is probably about 20 years old.  I ordered it through a catalog and gifted it to my husband's grandmother for Christmas.  I was told she loved it and set it out year after year.  When she passed away eight years ago it was given back to us.   It has a button and when you turn him on he rocks back and forth in his chair and snores. Just having him makes me think about Grandma Lois.
Anyone else still love Dreamsicles?
I do.
This Christmas one is special.
It just says "family" to me.

Hope your Christmas is special, filled with many memories, old and new.