Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

About time too...I've been so behind...this is the first time I've done most of our decorating on Christmas Eve! We've had the tree up for a few weeks, but the mantle and nativity and all were just done.
These chairs and ottoman are ones I got at an auction for $15. I was going to sell them, but I don't think so now. They are so comfy and really nice quality Berne pieces.
This is our cute little nephew. Isn't Christmas with a little cowboy just more fun?
He loves to watch old Roy Rogers and Lone Ranger shows. We got him boots and Nana and Papa gave him the guitar.

Hawkeye opening his present.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

New Family Member!

Some of you know that we lost our dog Louie at age 11.5 this year. We felt we were ready to welcome a new pooch to the family...and yesterday we picked Hawkeye up from the airport.
He's a beautiful standard parti poodle. He's 1 and a half years old which should work out great since I want to be able to take him to work with me.
Hawkeye came to us from Blue Willow Poodles in California, where the Thomsons obviously took beautiful care of him. We are so pleased with him.
Joe and Hawkeye watching the Bears stomp the Packers.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Simple and Easy Tags

I've about had it with running around for Christmas stuff, so I decided to make my tags with things we had in the house. Cardstock and shipping tags zig-zagged on the machine. I sewed them in one long chain and then snipped them apart. Super quick and I like them.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snowy Days...

Our part of the country got snow. Then after I took this picture we got lots of ice. Last night it rained and the ice is melting away.
Here's a trash to treasure project in our house. In our kitchen/family room we have a bank of 3 windows side by side in one window frame. That long expanse meant I'd have to have a hefty rod of some sort or use 3 shades or...I couldn't decide what to do. Then I remembered that we had an antique quilting frame that a friend had given us stored in the attic. We got it down and it was the perfect width to go across those windows! Joe cut the ends with the cogs off and mounted them by the window and reinserted the rails as the curtain rods. I love the character of the old wood and we get to enjoy them every day now. I will try and add a pic of the whole window camera ran out of juice.
I knit this purse last winter and just worked up the courage to throw it in the washer and felt it. I don't know what I was scared of...I love how it turned out. I used a pattern from the yarn store where I bought that pretty yarn. Now I just need to add a lining. I hope that doesn't take another year!