Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
The weather isn't bad for the end of November, either. I saw somebody mowing her lawn yesterday! Sure beats shoveling snow, right? If you live in Syracuse, you get used to our quirky weather. The "tag line" around here is "Wait 5 minutes, and the weather could change!" It comes from living so close to Lake Ontario.
I'm still working on ornaments, and I have to tell ya' that it's been a "slow-go." I spent the better part of Saturday just gluing stuff. Today I'm going to learn how to use that thing that makes cording..... This should be interesting.
Last night, I got out my Russian Punch needle kit, and started to learn..... What a mess I made! I'm now busy weaving fibers back together to try to salvage the stupid thing! It took over an hour just to figure out how to hold the stupid needle without cutting the material...... There are parts of it that are just shredded. Not good! Maybe I should just stick to plain old cross stitch!
The good news for today is that there's no rain or snow predicted! Whooo-hoooo!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Did I mention that my AC Moore, Michael's, and JoAnne's flyers "magically" appeared on the front seat of my car? Yup! They did, and ..... Yup! I had to check out those three stores, too. Who cared that I still had my running clothes on, and smelled? Not me!!!! JV will be proud of himself when he sees the Ott - light magnifier that he bought me. Hey! I .... er... HE... got 20% off the entire order! OH! He'll also be pleased as punch when he remembers that he also bought an "Oval" Mat Cutter for me - half price at AC Moore's! He's quite the bargain hunter, that Hubby of mine!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Thanksgiving dinner is at the Lake Shore this year. We'll be doing the "Does this fit?" in the parking lot again! One of these days, I'm going to take pictures of all of us "exchanging" shirts, suit jackets and sweaters in the back seats of cars. It's such a "hoot!" Here we all are..... at the Swanky Country Club.... trying on each others clothes in the parking lot! Get the picture?
I finished "Can you Spy...." this week. I have to say that I'm not pleased with the colors. I knew it would be on the "dull" side for my taste, but this is REALLY washed out. I'm thinking that a nice "crackle" paint frame might help brighten it up. Check out the pic, and see what you think?
Actually, the pic sharpens up the colors nicely..... it really doesn't look that good in "person." LOL
Now, I'm on to making Christmas ornaments. I can't say too much about them, except that they "whip up" nicely, one ornie per day. This will be my first attempt at creating my own cording..... I hope that twisty cording thing works! LOL
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Good Word! Dreary, drizzley, dark, dank..... can't think of any more "D" words to describe today.
I even coerced Chris into going to Beak and Skiff for apples this afternoon - just to get out of the house for a while! Yum! Mulled apple cider hit the spot! We were the only two people there, too! I just hate going to the apple farm when it's so crowded. Of course, some of the "pickins" were pretty well picked-over....LOL!
Here are a few pics of Chittenango Falls that a Friend sent over. He and his wife went out for a "hike," I guess. I hadn't seen The Falls since I was a little girl...at least a couple of years ago....LOL
Saturday, November 04, 2006
What began as a relatively simple project to replace the cedar mulch with stone (in order to keep the ant population at a minumum!), became a typical 3 Stooges project! Just after Chris and I left the house, John called to say that he would come home, pick up the tow behind trailer, and help us get the stone from Lowes to the house. HA! After two trips to Lowes to carry the stone and constant worries about flat tires and burning transmissions, Chris and I were ready to begin. Did I mention that it was a pallet of stone? OH! Also, each of the 63 bags weighed 45 lbs apiece! Do the math.
The end result? Check it out!
The Boys were supposed to arrive by late afternoon, but Mommy's "day before her first day back to work after Maternity Leave" was too hectic. She wanted Lucy Peabody to see the "Tricksters," so Grandma came in "second place." LOL. Naw..... I was "on the way home." Then, Shawn had a "fender-bender," so everybody ran late. The wait was worth it! Peyton has quite a "Dinosaur Roar." He was so excited! I just love this age.....everything is such a "Hoot!" Poor Colin slept through it all in his Bumble-Bee costume. The only time he woke up was to eat! so cute..... I sure miss those times....