Frances's good idea. Family time for us revolves around the three grand kiddies, a sleep over and lots of food!
After a good night's sleep mayhem ensues as we give out our presents.
While the Rooster messes about with his pots and pans I checked out my presents. He gets homemade baking!
A long post. It'll be my last for this year. I am determined not to let the grand kiddies take over the blog and I have set ambitious plans and changes in motion so The story, indeed My Story, shall unfold in a new way as the new calendar takes centre stage.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The weather had cleared up if you don't count the cloud of flour that hung in the air inside. lol But as I left for home the blowing snow began again. Snow! I guess it is a holiday accessory as well! :)
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Our son #3 was in for a visit so I had the house all cleaned up. Then we returned him to the city as we also had an appointment to put new tires on my car. None too soon for tricky driving weather!
I had my last coffee with my friend at her shop. Sad day as she is retiring from that part of her life. They had the local print shop. I got an old wooden table for my art room from her that will always remind me of our friendship.
Trying to pick it up was a bit of a challenge because the next morning my phone died. Hopefully I am not one of 'those' people but it has all my contact numbers, connects my main computer to the internet and delivers pertinent text messages. Where are you???? lol The bad news I was off warranty but the good news was I had extended. grrrr! The replacement would arrive asap. Meanwhile...
They came home with us as we had an important field trip booked for the next day- bright and early!
But first we had to switch the car for the truck at my dearie's work and go get the table. I'd also identified the ring as being from the replacement phone so I knew my phone was in. yay!!!
Tomorrow I will go to their house as we have a fun day planned. Some decorations to make and some cookies to bake. For sure, it TIS the season!
Monday, December 12, 2016
It does look like a busy week. The grand kiddies have a choir concert, last swimming lesson, a field trip and a date to spend their gift cards from Chapters! Art 101 will be postponed for this week so I can rest up for a couple of bright spots in this busy week. T'is the season, don't cha know!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Art 101 had the grand kiddies working on their own planners but we gave a nod to the season and did a fun craft. I'd gotten large wooden letters some time ago and we 'had at 'em' !
Josh's J has modge podged map pieces.
The girls prefer jewels.
I hurried home as the weather was developing and it is looking like a slow week with weather restrictions. whoo hoo!
Sunday, December 4, 2016
I can't say that I am often at a loss for words so jotting anything down on a new page isn't very daunting. In fact, sometimes it is hard to find a blank sheet of paper! lol
Even the lovely white texture of art pads is kinda exciting.
But launching into a 'whisper' fabric with no ruler and no plan for improvisational quilting just may raise the fear factor! eek!
And embracing garment sewing as a way to cover this lily white body. Well, I guess it does have a flower shape. Just not saying which flower! snort!!!
Friday, December 2, 2016
But I did get to town.
tutorial for an easy journal.
This next stop could end up being too much of a good thing but...