Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Day 364 of 2017

My sweet overnight guest. 
I have never heard her be so chatty before.
She made me laugh and laugh.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Day 363 of 2017

I needed to get a photo, but also needed to be in the photo, 
so Fireball agreed to be my test subject 
as I checked out the lighting for the shot.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Day 360 of 2017

Here is the annual self-portrait in the Christmas ornament.
Look closely.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Day 356 of 2017

I'm starting a little holiday baking tonight, 
and my favorite mixing bowls are getting a workout. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Day 355 of 2017

This is just a few of what I made from the papers I cut here
There are many more.

Free pattern and super cute video by Made Everyday with Dana 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Day 354 of 2017

GB#1 is always on her toes,
even when she is sound asleep.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Day 353 of 2017

Winterlights at Newfields (formerly IMA) 
is better in person,
is better than I expected,
is not to be missed.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Day 352 of 2017

I entered a thing (Instagram giveaway) and I won!
Thank you, Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Day 349 of 2017

I can't even put into words how I feel in this proud mama moment.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Day 348 of 2017

Every year our city strings lights up around the monument 
to create a very large Christmas tree. 
It really is amazing. 
This picture doesn't do it justice.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Day 346 of 2017

I hosted our annual Christmas party for my quilt group. 
It is always great fun and is often called "the best party of the year."
As always we had great food, lots of laughs, goodies and gifts. 
Quilty friends are the best.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Day 345 of 2017

I am working on something that involves cutting lots of these shapes.

Thanks for all your well wishes regarding my wrist. 
The swelling isn't as bad as it was yesterday and 
I am going to try wrapping it. 
(Thanks, Doniene)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Day 344 of 2017

I know no one wants to see a picture of my winter-dry hand and arm,
but the biggest thing that happened today
 is that giant goose egg where my wrist should be. 
I'll try to make the story short.
While moving a large chair with Fireball,  
I caught my wrist on a doorway with the full force of the chair behind it.  
At first it was just a nice indentation that really hurt.
Hours later I noticed it had transformed into a giant bump. 
Yes, I have been icing it. 
It doesn't really seem to be helping.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Day 343 of 2017

First snow as seen through the screen door and half-made wreath. 
Note to self: 
Swap screen door for storm door. 
Finish making wreath.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 341 of 2017

I feel like I am moving in slow motion 
while everything else is traveling at lightning speed.
Tomorrow the ornaments will go on the tree.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 340 of 2017

Sometimes when I have especially hot salsa with my meal, 
I just have to have a small dish of peppermint ice cream. 
Please tell me I am not the only one.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Day 337 of 2017

My Christmas chalkboard...
until one of the little ones comes to visit 
and needs to do a different drawing.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Day 336 of 2017

Pink sky and Christmas lights on the house. 
Two of my favorite things.