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Monday, December 05, 2016

Early Christmas for us!

We had our family together so it was good, after Thanksgiving, to go ahead and put up the tree!

The grands were so excited to help!
First the ornaments.....



This is Nina's "area" how she groups the pinks!!! 


Then running to put presents under the tree!!!


The next day, after breakfast, opening and playing with the presents!


Art supplies and troll dolls. 
Here is the art the sketch book!


That afternoon we baked and decorated cookies! Tasha Tudor sugar cookies!
Here is the recipe!





Then to make a great moment, we took the little ones downtown to see the Lights of the Ozarks!..

Happy girls riding ponies!


Steve and Laura share a hug!


Then bedtime, and a bedtime story!


Happy times for us!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Will the Third time be the charm?? Maybe I am getting this!!!???

A painting given to raise money at a silent auction....


Now let's try the new app....

Here goes! I did the post about a week was good, but would not now I am choosing photos and just saying a little about each!
My daughter and her children were here when some of us came home from the community meal at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She had driven 12 hours from Georgia to spend a few days with us!!!

This little granddaughter loves art and drawing!


Grandson, just had a birthday, so more nerf toys were unwrapped!


We created a target for him down in the basement!
While sister Nina found delight in my bag of scraps!


More art time!


The other young Granddaughter loves to the kitchen ......


Then Laura, Lilia and Bindley cooked Thanksgiving dinner for us!


The table runner was from the church sewing group! A find for sure! Complete with turkeys!


I am going to post this before I lose or mess it up....still learning this app!

One last photo of 3 of the grandkids hanging out at bedtime! Sweet and cute! Even the 17 year-old!


Under a quilt made by my grandmother, my mom and myself! Life is good!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Trying again with the new iPad app

It was a great visit!

Here are some photos....beginning with Sunday evening when we came home from a community meal at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Daughter Laura (recently divorced) was here (after a 12 hour drive!)with our grandchildren from Georgia.


We celebrated Bindley's recent birthday....nerf

No luck here, trying to downsize this photo....don't know if I will be able to keep blogging????
The election was a disgrace and a disaster!!!! The week with the kids gave us a respit from the terrible nightmare!!!

I will be getting these books about our horrible despicable president elect....while I still can!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Ozark Folk Ways fiber arts festival

This was a beautiful cooler morning! My friend Suzanne drove us to Winslow, Arkansas (population 300+). It was the day of their fiber arts festival at the Ozark Folk Ways center. It is in this large older native stone building, once a home and then for a brief time, a convent....but the focus today was fiber, glorious fiber!

The building is in the back of this photo....which shows how the trees were "yarn bombed" with knit and crochet!
Suzanne taking some photos too!

The sign out by the road had this hexagon beauty!
Inside there were antique quilts.

And some peddler dolls made in the 1940's. I know that collecting those baskets of merchandise for the dolls is part of the fun of making them! I once worked on making a peddler doll, myself.
This was a quilt called a wedding quilt, which featured interesting textiles from Japan...
It is a wonderful example of sashiko stitching, the white thread on the indigo.

Spinning and weaving are local crafts represented...
Hand spun yarn knits up beautifully!

Visitors were often wearing beautiful textiles too!
Lacemaking is demonstrated!
There was a room of quilts offered for sale!
Basket makers and painters also had their work for sale!

Vines and bittersweet decorate the ceiling for the season!

We had a very good time, I am so glad we took the time to go!
[The Ozark Folk Ways center is right next to the Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine]

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