Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Angels We Have Heard On High!

Oh my, how fast the Christmas season is closing in! I have my parade of snowmen out on the stairwell ledge.  They aptly suit the day as we are in a snowstorm at the moment.  We have a real tree every year taken from our own property.  It won't go up until a few days before Christmas day.  Digging through the trims I came across a few angles.  All but one of these angels were gifts from former students. Little treasures of days gone by.  They remind me as I look at them of the glory of God and how they announced our Saviour's birth. So it is with a joyful heart that I place these tiny gifts on my tree every year.

                                               For teacher

                                         Little pin-up angel

                                                        Larger one
                                             Teddy bear angel

These are glass angels. They are trimmed with gold but they reflected so much that it wouldn't show. It was hard to get a good picture.  I set them on my Stereo and you can see part of my kitchen in the background so I used a cube effect from a photo editor to try to diminish the background.

This last one is very dear to me.  We gave it to my grandmother 50 years ago this Christmas.  It winds up and plays "Silent Night".  It still plays perfectly!

 God bless you all and may you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  

Friday, November 30, 2018

An Early Winter"S Day

A Walk In The Snow & Busy Birds

It certainly looks like winter and feels like winter.  It is not even officially winter yet by the calendar. I enjoyed a little walk on our property the other day.  The birds are also busy at the homemade feeder.  I think they like this little feed station.   They will go inside and stay there feeding sometimes have a little nap. Or perhaps they ate too much to fly! They are fun to watch from my kitchen window as they fly in and out and chase each other away.

                               I always enjoy this walk.  It is so peaceful.

                                      A Chickadee coming in for a snack

Which one shall I choose

This one is good thinks the white-breasted sparrow

Coming in for a landing on the tray feeder

Too full to fly!

The bird pictures are taken through a window so they don't have great clarity.

Thank you for visiting today.  I appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Craft Fair and Mug Rugs

Every year in November our high school hosts a craft fair.  It is a huge event. Vendors come from the cities to sell their crafts as well as locals.  Usually, the parking spaces are all taken up and one has to walk quite a distance.  This year I really hadn't made my mind up as to go or not.  It was a very windy day with heavy rains but by lunchtime it had cleared off a bit. The crowds had lessened quite a bit so it was easy to look at their offerings.  However, a lot had been sold out.  I had forgotten my camera as it was a spur of the moment decision. The pictures are not all that clear.  I used my phone camera and I just have a small flip phone. It does take good pictures but the lighting was not all that good and then I think I had the shakes 😥.

                                      It was very quiet by afternoon

A few Mug Rugs that I made to donate to our church bake/craft sale. I made pincushions in a previous post that will also be donated.

Thank you for visiting!