Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I used etching cream and my dremel to put a design on the glass before I cut it, then put a rounded edge on all sides and points with my glass grinder so the edges are nice and smooth. Each star has 50 passes on the grinder (that was the time consumer!) Then I used beading wire to hold the pieces together along with some decorative glass beads... These stars are 6"- 8" from point to point.
So this is the ornament of the year for me.
Maybe I will start a new tradition, annual ornament of the year....
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Hubby is actually hauling beans today and I have a list a mile long of stuff to do....
So please go to my 2009 post and know that I am truely a blessed person to have this other person in my life.... love ya all....
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I was on the hunt for all the parts and pieces...
I found a set of trees (2 to the box) for $24.95 and the ornaments for $2.00 a box. So each
decoration cost me $16.00. Not bad!!!!
The table runner under the tree is one my mom made me. I just love it and try to use it each year to remind myself of how much my mom loves me and how she is so special to me. She weaved all her love within this piece. I know it took her a long time to do it. I am so blessed to have a caring mom that likes to make me things ♥
Look at all those stitches...
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
These are the Illinois side.
This is the Iowa side.
Got home from the gym and we were being attacked by blackbirds!!!!
It is my most favorite time of year... hope you are enjoying your autumn....
Sunday, October 24, 2010
On this day, Ami (d-i-l) and I sorted the last of the furniture. We will be having a consignment sale in November sometime. The house is getting emptied, slowly but surely.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The soybean stubble is real easy to walk on and the ground is quite level (not like a picked corn field).
I have inclines....
and I have wind resistance..... see my hair blowing in the wind..
All the way to the tree line,,, no cheating. It takes me an hour to and from my back door, perfect!!! If you click on this picture and look on the right hand side, in the tree line, you can see a spot of blue, that's the Mississippi River!
I can sing at the top of my lungs.... and nobody has to listen to me....
(on pitch is not an option)....
I even can do my arm exercises while I am walking and no one thinks I am doing monkey impressions.
Casting Crowns is my choice of music. It is a perfect pace for me. I am trying to walk for 3 minutes, jog for 1 minute. I will increase my jog time, in time....
Everything in moderation I am told.
Anyone want to join me!!!!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Here's a few things I have been doing.
Visited Elvis, he is really growing tall, well, tall for a miniature horse.
Made homemade noodles with Pam and Jake.
Took pictures of a barn on our property. Every fall, I love to walk back to the field this barn sits in and look at all the trees turning down the river (pictures in another post). You have to go between crops being picked out and ground being tilled under.
It has been a long couple months for this guy, but the weather has been good and the crops abundant. That makes for a happy man!
I made some jar jewelry for Candle Shed. Working on a few glass projects too.
Cleaned out this old refrigerator. It will be good for the basement!
The rest of the week will be filled with making 8 pies and 6 salads for the Harvest Baazar on Wednesday. Cooking noodles with chicken for 300-400 tomorrow. It is an all day cooking deal! Remember,,,, I am the Noodle Lady...
Then the next project is to can all those pears I picked yesterday. The mums got planted already.
Hope you are having a most beautiful fall. ♥