Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day 365 of 365

Like Raewyn, I had great intentions for a different photo for today, 
but the sun was shining this morning and this little critter was sitting just outside my window. 
I had to take advantage of the opportunity to get this shot.

As 2014 comes to an end and my 365 days of pictures also concludes, I have to say thank you to everyone who has come this way and viewed my little blog.  
I have had a great time and am thrilled that so many of you decided to join me in the 365 day quest.  
Instead of saying goodbye though, I would like to say see you tomorrow
 as I have decided to continue taking the daily pictures in 2015.  
I hope you will still come visit from time to time.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Day 364 of 365

While I was driving on the highway the sky was gorgeous with light streaming out from the clouds. 
By the time I was off the highway and able to take a picture, 
the sky was just a big cloudy, white out, glare-y mess.  
I snapped a picture anyway.  
Much to my surprise there was more in the photo than I knew.  
I have cropped out much of the glare-y mess to reveal a helicopter and a flock of birds.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Day 363 of 365

Days of Christmas Past
This garland adorned our Christmas tree when I was young.  
I remember helping to make it out of ribbon.  It has just come into my possession.  
I think it will now adorn my sewing space...at least at Christmas.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Day 362 of 365

There is new knitting on my needles tonight. 
This time it is knitting for little people. 
I'll share the completed item and a link to the pattern as soon as it is done.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day 360 of 365

When dishcloth meets garbage disposal, garbage disposal wins. 
There is only one solution to this problem. 
Start knitting.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Day 358 of 365

The creatures are stirring. 
On a rainy morning the tree squirrel has found his way into the caged feeder. 
What a nice spot with a roof to eat to his heart's (or stomach's) content.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Day 353 of 365

GB#1 awaits the start of the holiday program at her day care. 
She is decked out in reindeer glasses because her class sang 
"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." 
Oh, what fun! 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 352 of 365

I went to the store for something to go with the apple crisp I planned to bake tonight. 
Oh, there you are!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 351 of 365

M has lights in her room to make it festive. 
I think she would keep them up all year if she could.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day 347 of 365

While doing the photo shoot for our Christmas card 
I decided to seize the opportunity to take a picture of the four GBs together. 
To clear up any confusion, here are some fun facts about them.
From left to right, they are GB#1, GB#2, GB#3 and GB#4. 
They have three separate sets of parents.
GB#1 and GB#2 are three months apart. 
GB#3 and GB#4 are three months apart. 
GB#2 and GB#4 are sisters.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 346 of 365

M is all done with her shopping. 
She is also done wrapping. 
Whoa, this girl is good!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 344 of 365

GB#4 is three months old. 
She contemplates her hands. 
She smiles, laughs and "talks" to those who will listen. 
You'd never know from the serious photo shoot.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 342 of 365

Fireball and I got away for a weeknight date at the neighborhood coffee shop. 
He said it was more of a Christmas planning meeting than a date. 
An hour and a half alone with the hubby?  I still call that a date.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Day 340 of 365

Little E and GB#1 invited me to come with them to a production of The Nutcracker



Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 338 of 365

GB#3 has a hard time keeping his socks on. 
Subsequently, he frequently has cold feet so I made him this little pair of shoes. 
Evidently, he kept them on all evening.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Day 337 of 365

This time of the year one can buy more than groceries at the grocery store.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Day 336 of 365

The first and best Christmas party of the season was tonight. 
This was the calm before the chaos of the fabric exchange
 at my quilt group's annual gathering.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Day 335 of 365

Another fun family thing we like to do is read the signs on storefronts we see 
while we are in the car at night that have burned out letters.  
Sometimes they are pretty funny.  
If the above store was really real, I think I would go.  I like fun!
With a different exposure you can see the actual sign. 
Not nearly as much fun.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 334 of 365

It was girls' day out at the movies.
Mom, Little E, M and I went to see The Theory of Everything.
If you go, bring tissues.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 333 of 365

It was a Pinterest chain of events.
DIL, R, pinned these gluten free cinnamon rolls.
M saw her pin and repinned it.
M told me about the rolls and I repinned it. 
I decided there is no time like the present to do a trial run on these rolls 
that might have to make an appearance Christmas morning. 
Mmmm, I think we have found a winner.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Day 332 of 365

I'm getting ready to finish up a few gifts and cross that off my list.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 331 of 365

As the Thanksgiving Day festivities wind down and guests head for home, 
the clean up begins. 
This is the bottom of the tub where beverages sat in ice outside in the cold. 
The ice melted down a bit and then refroze as the temperature dropped 
creating this frozen pattern in the bottom. 
I want to send an extra special thank you to my sister 
who almost single-handedly washed all the dishes.  
I am thankful.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 330 of 365

GB#1 was thrilled to have guests at school today for a Thanksgiving luncheon.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day 327 of 365

Once upon a time, not that long ago, 
I made two nice flannel neck warmers filled with rice. 
I kept these neck warmers in a drawer near the microwave where they would be warmed up. 
An "un-welcomed guest" (as Joanne so aptly put it) thought I put them there for him. 
Luckily, he only ate one as the other is in my studio where I last used it.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 325 of 365

Here's a sneak peek at a birthday gift I made for one special little two-year-old. 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Day 317 of 365

This is yet another project I have started that is not likely to get done anytime soon. 
I work on it sometimes in the evening when I sit down. 
Lately though I've had a difficult time even keeping my eyes open. 
It makes it rough to knit.