Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 366 of 366

As we close out the year and I come to the end of my 366 day journey, I leave you with another snow picture.  I cannot even begin to express how much this year has meant to me.  So much has happened and I have captured much of it on my trusty camera.  But there is so much more that no one could capture in a picture.  I have learned so much about myself and about photography.

Most of all though, I have learned that there are people, some of whom I already knew and others whom I didn't know before, who are willing to be my supporters, my encouragers, my inspiration.  Thank you for being those people.  From those of you as close as next door to those of you from far away, from those of you who left comments to those who prefer to just come visit, I appreciate every one of you.

I am not quite ready to put down the camera just yet though.  I have left too many loose ends.  There are construction, knitting and quilting projects I have shown you the beginnings of but are not yet complete.  There are those first year mosaics I have started.  I would love to share more with you.  I'm just not ready to commit to another 365 project right away.  In the mean time, I have started another blog I'd love for you to visit.  I've called it More Curiously.

Thank you so much for a wonderful year.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Day 364 of 366

The hill on the side of a nearby school provides the perfect sledding site 
for those who are willing to brave the cold.

Day 363 of 366

More snow.  Taken on time.  Posted late.
I am quite distractible.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Day 360 of 366

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
It has been lovely weather and a lovely day with family.
Tomorrow?  There is a blizzard predicted.
Maybe I'll get some snow pictures.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Day 357 of 366

The cards are ready to go out.
Well, they do still need stamps.
But then they really are going out.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 355 of 366

This morning we had thunder storms.
Tonight we are expecting snow.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 354 of 366

What is it on Day 349?
It's my yarn swift!  Who knew?
Oh, wait.  I did.
You had some fun guesses, though.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 353 of 366

Quilting meeting was at my house tonight.
One member was recently given this beauty.
We were lucky enough to see it for show and tell.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 350 of 366

The lot is full.  We are done here.
We are about to make someone very happy.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 348 of 366

I took a walk this evening down my street
 to see the neighbors' light displays.
I like candles in the windows,
and I love this tree.

Photographically, I think I need to go out just a little earlier in the evening
when it is dark, but not quite this dark.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Day 347 of 366

Fireball (DH) and I made a small purchase at the book store today.
Look closely.  Our change was $12.12.
Coincidence?  I think not.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 345 of 366

Her patience paid off. 
"Little Lady" finally got a well deserved sewing day. 
And yes, Lucy, she is a beauty.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 344 of 366

Day 339 posed the question, what is it?
Yes, it is the foot on my sewing machine.
No, Scott, it is not two frozen caterpillars...

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 342 of 366

It's time to take the Christmas card photo.
First we have to set up the shot.
Oh, what fun!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 341 of 366

If it's the 6th of December, GB#1 must be 4 months old today. 
The above picture will be part of the one year mosaic.  
The eventual quilt she is on was made by her mother, Little E.

Below is my favorite shot of the day.
(Click on the picture for a larger view.)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 339 of 366

What is it?

It also occurs to me that I never gave an answer to the question
what is it/where am I?
from day 278.
You were right if you guessed the stairs at the theater.
I have no "after" picture.
That would require me to go back to another movie 
and take another picture when the lights are on.
That hasn't happened.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day 336 of 366

I finally put the finishing touches on this hooded sweater vest.
GB#1 will be quite cozy when she wears it
now that the weather is getting cooler.

(Detail of rosette shown here.)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 334 of 366

This is my favorite section of the magazine stand at the book store.
Unfortunately, the magazine I was looking for was not here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 328 of 366

Endings and beginnings.
The finished rosette (pattern here) is to embellish this project.
The new project is a hat for Fireball.
Now that it is late, it is really early.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 323 of 366

I'm taking a break from the construction pictures today.
This is a close-up of the framed mirror in my entry.
It is my understanding that it was made by Fireball's great grandfather.
It is a craft called "Tramp Art" and is carved out of cigar boxes.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 322 of 366

The room reno is coming right along. 
The modified cabinet (left) and new, nearly matching cabinet (right)
are primed and ready for the next step.

In progress pictures can be seen here and here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 321 of 366

Little E and M are mesmerized by an exhibit
 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 319 of 366

Sitting upon a crocheted blanket made by my great aunt is a gift for a friend.
I used this twine to finish the wrapping.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 318 of 366

Today I learned how to make a stop block.
It saved me more time cutting than the time it took to look it up on the internet.
Best of all I have new knowledge to use in the future.