Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I love my collection of ornaments. I wanted to share this collection of nativity ornaments.
This is one Grandma and Grandpa Hall brought us from Israel.
I like this one too. I picked it up at a craft fair here in Idaho.

I love Jim Shore. He has such a way of sharing the real meaning of the season.And here is another Jim Shore creation.
Our Christmas card is getting harder and harder to put together.
God bless you all this holiday season and may your days be merry and bright.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Early Christmas

The best way to start a weekend is at the In and Out.The goose really enjoyed standing on this box. She is getting very proficient at communicating with her pointer finger.
Nothing says Christmas like a dinosaur museum. The kids loved it...let's old are they?
She is petting a kitty...What can I say? She has limited vocabulary.
And finally we open the gifts.

Friday, December 16, 2011


I work in a small farming community. On Monday, there was a house fire and a family of 5 lost everything. Part of the charm of living in a small community is a volunteer fire department; by the time they get enough people together, it is too late.

Within 24 hours:

they had been taken in by a family in town...just someone who wanted to help
found a house to live in with the deposit waved
the local Born Again church paid the 1st months rent

The next day:

the Mormon church sent an order to the D.I. for beds and furniture, as well as a food order.
bags upon bags of clothing, bedding, household supplies, shoes and coats started being delievered.
Another months rent was paid.

The next day:

more supplies, more cash.
A Christmas tree was given.


A team of people are moving this family into the house, setting up beds and unpacking bags of supplies.

A few days ago the mother of this family had a broken heart. This week she has wept because she can't understand why people she doesn't know and churches she doesn't go to would show her so much love and compassion.
If not her, who?
If not now, when?
Jesus Christ lives and he loves us. Through Him, there is peace on earth, good will to men.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Somethings take time

I have had these cross stitched pieces looking at me for a few years. I thought I had a good idea for how to use them, but I never could execute it. So the other day I started thinking about how popular a square in a square is and thought of this. I think I like it and I do have a boarder cut out or it. It broke my heart to take down this quilt. I just feel like I never get anything finished. But I am working on it with a hoop and it is coming along. The goal is to finish it before Christmas. You know, it is nice to put away Halloween before Santa comes.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Quiet Book--part 2

I finished the quiet book. I wanted a plain cover. And since they will only get one per family, something that would work for a family.Here is the cat...
And a little train...
Then the flowers...
And a snowman...
And always a winner, tic-tac-toe..
When ls was here she asked if I could make her a hat. I do not proclaim to know much about crocheting, but, I can follow directions. We shall see if she likes it.

I am now cutting out a quilt for fun. It has no applique and I sure could use a break from it.