Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Poem

Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep. I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned-the dark meat and white, but I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning with much anticipation, the thought of a snack became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door, and gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.
Gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes, pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round, till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling, floating to the sky, with a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees...Happy eating to all-pass the cranberries, please!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Feel a Looming Presence...

Yes! My new friend, Erlys, and I ventured over to Benson, MN to visit Diane at Swift Weavers. We spent a wonderful afternoon learning all about the looming experience. Above is Erlys working on her beautiful wall hanging.

Here is my table runner complete with buttons that were left on the recycled garments that were cut up to make this wonderful creation. I love the fact that it is the ultimate in recycling! I remember growing up we had woven rugs like this made of old denim and i swear, they NEVER wear out!

Here i am at my loom. I need lipstick or blush or something.....

Here we are together with our finished projects. Aren't they beautiful??? If you are ever over in western MN, make sure to stop in and see Diane. Her store is so special! You will find jewelry, clothing, napkins, seasonal items, drapes, coffee, any giftable item you would need! Thank you, Diane, for your knowledge and patience!
ps--does anyone see a loom in my future???
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Wonderings

Sorry i've been absent for a few days! I found this picture over at Gooseberry Patch. I want to go there and have lunch. So badly! They are such a cute company! I am off this afternoon to do something i've always wanted to try, we'll see how it goes! Stay tuned!
Side note: if anyone has one of those: "How to be a perfect parent, have all the answers, know exactly what to say and do to raise healthy, happy, well-adjusted, successful children" books, PLEASE send me a copy.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thoughtless Thursday

"November comes and November goes,
With the last red berries, and the first white snows.
With night coming early, and the dawn coming late,
And ice on the bucket and frost by the gate.
The fires burn and the kettles sing,
and the earth sinks to rest
until next spring."
--Elizabeth Coatsworth

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stinkin' Cute

So over the weekend, i'm searchin' the web for some new little do-dad to whip up. I came across wine gift bags made from old denim! And, i say to myself--I have old denim. I can do that. So i did. i gotta tell you, i had to text a girlfriend right away. Isn't the little pocket on the front just the sweetest thing you ever did see??? I put a vintage hankie inside, but it would be great to stick in a cork screw, coffee spoons, candy, ect. And, instead of wine, you could put in gourmet cooking oil, or bubble bath. The taller bottles from Avon would work superb! And, you could use any ribbon like plaid for Christmas or polka dot for birthday. Can you tell my mind is just in a whirl? If you would like to have one of these for yourself, just let me know they are $6 plus shipping. I can do them for ANY occasion!
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