Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
one son is grown and gone...the other, santa....my oldest son never got back to me of what he would like for christmas, the other wrote it all out, coded, in lines from most wanted to least in a letter to santa....the oldest 'needs' things, the youngest has everything...
on the drive home with eli from his friends house, oh he had so many things that he wanted now for christmas....he threw in ideas of nerf guns, snow boards and sleds....not one thing was what we had gotten him....of course, not a one....his list to santa included only old football cards, you know the kind that are hidden away in peoples attics, long forgotten...or worse, bid on ebay, which honestly i'm always outdid at the last minute...i asked him after reading his list, 'no toys?'....no, just cards...was his simple answer....hubby looked over santa's list and chuckled to me that he thought one card was certainly $20,000.00....hmmmmmm
Monday, December 13, 2010
thank you russia for my wood....if it weren't for you, i couldn't do what i am doing to meet the quality that i expect of myself...for many years i have thought of your country and the many hands that have worked so hard to bring this wood to my small appalachian area... i couldn't be who i am, if it weren't for you...
my mom sent me a video saying be glad you are not in russia in the wintertime....i wasn't able to figure out how to load that one to my blog, but i found this one on youtube...i thought this is the perfect time to give russia a big thank you shout out! i have had readers from that area, so you never know, maybe they will get the message and smile!
Friday, December 10, 2010
i wonder if we could actually see prayers lift off into our skies what would it look like - maybe it would be like a constant silver sparkle, like snowflakes in reverse?
Thursday, December 9, 2010
and now....it's m&m's....how could they have ever come up with this idea....really, a pretzel in the middle, really, who would want one of those? well let me tell you - i cannot live without them...they are better than a coke, and if you know me, you are gasping right about now...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
as i'm busy working in the studio, quick as a holiday elf could be...i have to admit that i'm enjoying our first winter view...yes, it is a couple of months earlier than our normal winter, but last year was the same...i'm enjoying my time painting by the fireplace and thinking of all the game boards that will be opened christmas morning...and i'm truly honored that you all have invited me into your homes...
a day out to the tree farm - tromping up and down the snowy mountain, each of us spotting the 'perfect' christmas tree....i have to say, 3 people, 3 different ideas of the perfect tree - me, well i fall for the charlie brown trees, hubby, the fatter the better, and eli, fat & enormously tall...but as the sleet was drying to a nice ice topping on my head, we did find the perfect tree...
is there really ever a not perfect christmas tree? decorated with all your treasures over the many years, how can it not be just perfect with an ornament like this?
school, as you know, is out forever i'm sure....i am putting the finishing touches on your pieces and then i will begin a new gee's bend game board...if there is a gee's bend quilt that is your favorite and you would love to see it turned into a game board, just let me know...!
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