Thursday, December 30, 2010

My "nest" came in the mail from my blogging friend, Vicki. She has an awesome blog called She makes these awesome nest out of all her fabulous yarn. I am sorry to say my camera doesn't take great pictures. Anyway thank you Vicki....I love it. Come visit and see it in my foyer.

    I took these pictures of my dining room when the sun hits it at 4:00. I just love the way it looks. Happy New Year everyone.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Almost Christmas!!

I know it is an "old craft" but this is my first Christmas tree made from a paper back book. It  was quite time consuming but fun. Just fold and glitter.

Yes I had time to knit a couple more scarves.

These are  a few gifts from my friend, Kathy. How cool is glitter in a salt and pepper shaker.

And these beautiful birds in a white wooden memory box.

The reason for the season. I was reminded of it once again this morning when I read a great story from Kathy over at   It is worth reading. Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

 Started decorating right after Thanksgiving. I love to put the trees up. I especially like my two white trees. One is in the foyer and one in the family room.

Jack and Osker love to pose when the camera is out.

My son, Jason, made this paper star when he was five years old. He brought it home from Sunday school. I use it every year. Jason will be 36 on Sunday so this star is an antique!

I baked some biscotti last week-end.

Ok I thought I would needle felt a family....however they don't even resemble each other so I am calling them the "neighborhood women". And as you can see they all are over weight with really fat arms! Guess I need a little more practice.

The living room tree.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Needle Felting, Driftwood, and Jewelry

Last night I took a class to learn needle felting. I made this angel
and bought enough wool and fiber to make two Christmas trees. The class was fun except for the band aids that had to be passed out.....those needles are sharper than sharp!

Last week-end my husband and I were in Ohio and he found all this driftwood for me on the beach in Vermilion, Ohio. Does anybody have a good idea what  can do with these??

I am still busy making more jewelry. I have an order for three necklaces.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Making Jewelry

Tucson has some awesome bead shops. I went a little crazy with my sister Paula. We thought we were millionaires the way we bought stuff. So with the small amount of free time I've had this week.....I have been stringing beads!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tucson...Part Two

My adventurous brother-in-law, Gerry, drove around a " No Trespass" sign to look for wild horses. We were lucky to find them so close to the road.
We had a wonderful dinner at "Wisdom's" and this photo was on the bathroom wall. I kept drinking water all night!

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar