Friday, November 22, 2013

It's Almost Time - Again!! (Planning for the 7th Annual Christmas Ornament Workshop!)

We will not be celebrating Thanksgiving at our house this year.  So, I've made a mess on the dining room table in preparation for the December ornament workshops!  See below.

The photo at left shows the ornaments created each year, beginning with the wire and bead stars (2007), the fabric ribbon angels holding tiny wire stars (2008), little leave books that open "in the round" (2009), felt stars with faces (2010), cross stitch (2011), and the woven stars (2012).

Hopefully the photos are "in order" above.  At any rate, this year's ornament is going to be another little booklet.  The workshops will be during the second week of December.  I'm now getting supplies "in order" and the invitations mailed.  :-)

Here's a preview of my first attempt at our little booklets... and some of the mess on the table!  :-)

Little Heart Ornament - closed

 Little Heart Ornament - open

I plan to keep you "posted!"
In the meantime, let's get ready for Thanksgiving!!
:-)  SG

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday Afternoon Rainbow!!

We were "on the road."  In the north, the sky was somewhat clouded above the horizon and both ends of a rainbow appeared.  From time to time, one end was dazzlingly brighter than the other.  Anyway, here are a couple of photos.

You can see all R-O-Y-G-B-I-V... plus a couple more!!

A thrilling sight, to say the least!!

Happy Day!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What an Unusual Fall!

It is true that we have been in Autumn for awhie, and this year the trees have been holding onto their leaves very tightly.

It is also true that we are now one week into November, and the trees are just now letting go of their leaves!  Yesterday's breezy morning brought the leaves TUMBLING through the air!! 

This is why I'm considering it an unusual Fall.... not just an unusual Autumn, but an unusual  Fall-of-the-leaves!  :-)

I did a bit of raking the other day... but you would never know.
Just look at the trees that are still holding their leaves!


There are always a few oak trees that hold their leaves until Spring...
but they're only a few of the trees you see.

This tree will soon be dropping its leaves.  There are still trees "out there" with green leaves.
Not so many in my "Way Back," but they're all over town...

It's very late in the season to only just begin raking leaves...

BUT if you troubled to bring a rake to my house, I'd join you in raking and hauling them to the ravine back there!!  Be-leaf me...  I'm serious!!  :-)