Sunday, December 31, 2017

farewell 2017 and welcome to the New Year

Why is it that December becomes a blur no matter how much planning we do? 

I'm very pleased with what I did of home made gifts.  I truly enjoy the making, maybe sometimes creative opportunities and the true pleasure is  the sharing.  This I hope to continue through 2018.

On this last day of 2017 we have sunshine, blue skies with a light cloud cover and frosty rooftops that are slowly warming up.   Thankfully we have missed the worst of storms/winter weather thus far.  The freezing rain  and snow caused havoc on nearby cities.    And that's only locally.  Wishing all those elsewhere dealing with winter, stay warm and stay safe.

With heart felt appreciation, thank you's to amazing friends for gifts received. 

With love, our daughter Vanessa and grandsons Nate and Noah.


And looking ahead to 2018 ......

12 new chapters, 365 chances

Happy New Year!

till next time.....

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas is calling

Yes it's been a while since I last blogged.   It's those good intentions....the sewing, knitting and crafting have taken up my time.  It has been fun.  Gnomes are new to me.  There are so many options, knitted, crochet and sewn.   As I didn't have faux fur I tried the chenille and yes green noses as the bauble trim was just the right size.

Simply lights on the patio this year.  It brightens the evening.

Recent outdoor visitors.

Our new Christmas tree.   

Festive bauble wreath, a gift from our daughter.

This December there are still blooms to be found.

Early November there was a bit of snow.  It was almost like someone had painted the snow on the tree limbs.

A rare moment to catch a photo of Sully.

December seems to sneak up too quickly and now the countdown is on. 

From our house to yours,
wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!