We are on our way to a New Year's Eve Party tonight at a friend's. Not too wild, probably play some games, laugh and eat. I did not buy anything new to wear, but decided to get out my beads and make a new bracelet. I saw one similiar in a magazine and tried to copy it. I am very pleased with it.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
We visited my dad over Christmas. On the way home we stopped in Shipshewana. The annual Gingerbread House Contest was on and Fuzzy snapped these pics with his new digital SLR. The first is my favorite and I believe it also won first prize. Some great ideas to try sometime.
One of the crackers I was to send was for Colleen in Nebraska. She stated that she liked "funky" as a theme. I decided to make her a purse as a gift. Now that she has received it I can post it here. I really had fun with it, and she did like it!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Cracker 2 was opened Christmas Day. It was from Josie, in Texas. The first thing I noticed was the cover with the spider spelling out Merry Christmas! Inside was a treasure of lovely things. Laces, buttons, threads, fabrics, beads, and a pretty silkie. Lastly, she included a recipe card with a map of Texas on it as a momento. Thank you Josie!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
A traditional Santa block.
A block with an image/clock received as a gift from another Crazy Quilter, Joyce in Alabama. I thought it would make a nice New Year's block.
I have tried in vain to get a good pic of my dog Chloe, but this looks a lot like her, so this block is in her honor.
Lastly, a block using an image from illustrator Harrison Fisher. Famous for his pics of glamorous women of the early 20th century. This pic lends itself to an unuusal pink color scheme.
I can't wait to see how they progress over the next few months. The participants are Thearica in North Carolina, Alice in Wisconsin, Helina in Finland, Lorrie in Canada, Wendy in Alabama. Will keep you posted!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
When I have gone to the pet food stores recently, it seems there is a craze for dehydrated dog treats made of duck and sweet potato. They are quite expensive, but Drizzy and Chloe just love them. I decided to try and make my own version. I bought a couple large yams and got some free venison meat from a friend/hunter. Fuzzy sliced the potatoes into long pieces and the meat very thin. I wrapped the meat around the potato and placed in my dehydrator. Here is a before picture.
After about 7-8 hours both the meat and potato appeared done.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
My husband is a big fan of jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny. He was in concert last weekend, but seats were pretty expensive. A friend found a contest in the Lansing paper to win free tickets. Well, both he and I entered..... and I won the grand prize! Two great seats and the opportunity to meet him after the show. Here is my smiling hubbie with his guitar hero. I took the picture or it would be a little clearer!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
MOver the weekend we were in Ludington, a wonderful city on the eastern coast of Lake Michigan. Our dear friends Paula and Rob got married in front of a Lighthouse there. My hubbie was the official photographer but used Paula's camera, so we don't have pics yet. He used his camera to snap a few shots around town.
|In front of a dentist office|