Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Monday, October 27, 2008

Enjoy the Day

This is where my husband and I usually enjoy our meals. There is a nice kitchen window to look out and see the beautiful day. We are living in the house he grew up in. We have slowly been remodeling it, room by room. The kitchen is the last room we did. And we are really enjoying it. The house is over 100 years old. His father grew up in the house too.
"The year has turned its circle,The seasons come and go.The harvest all is gathered in And chilly north winds blow.Orchards have shared their treasures,The fields, their yellow grain,So open wide the doorway Thanksgiving comes again!" by Annette Wynne (I think!)

Over the Hills and Through the Woods

I went to visit mom and dad the other day. They live 15 minutes away from me. This is the valley I travel on the way. We had snow over the weekend and lots of wind so the leaves have mostly fallen off the trees. Southern Minnesota is a beautiful place.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Kitchen Has Fall Look

This is my kitchen. I love collecting cookbooks. But I could only fit so many on the shelf. I have cookbooks all over the house. It is really hard for me to walk by a new cookbook.

I have a new job!! I have been working at this place for 14 years and felt it was time for a change. I have been praying that God would lead me to a new place. I have been dealing with a couple of really nasty people. So through it all I have learned forgiveness and patience. I am so thankful to be moving on. It has been quite a journey. I wonder why some people feel the need to have power over people. It is a dangerous thing when a person has to feel power over people. Well on to a new job. Kind of scary, starting something new, but so thankful and yet excited. At 54 I am not so adventurous as I use to be. This really is a step of faith for me.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Grandson

I have a new grandson! Meet Wyatt. We went to visit him last night. He was born October 14th. Wyatt came 3.5 weeks early but he is doing just great. Wyatt is my 2nd grandson. It was so nice to hold a little baby. He is a sweeite.

Dad's Homemade Shelf

I have this shelf on my living room wall. My dad made it for me and I painted it. I painted it black first and then white washed it and used sandpaper to lightly sand some spots. The black paint worked really well in acheiving this look.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bonfire Days!

I went to a craft fair last weekend and found this cutest wreath hanger. I had just the right spot in an empty corner in my dining room. I am looking forward to putting something really cute on it for Christmas. My dad planted a patch of white pumpkins for me this year. I am having so much fun putting them around the house. Love the little white pumpkins.
"Ho, for the leaves that eddy down, Crumpled yellow and withered brown, Hither and yonder and up the street And trampled under the passing feet; Swirling, billowing, drifting by, With a whisper soft and a rustling sigh, Starting aloft to windy ways, Telling the coming of bonfire days." by -Grace Strickler Dawson, Bonfire Days

Bathroom Needs Pumpkins Too!

I like to decorate the bathroom too. Where there is a empty space a person can always add a pumpkin or two.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

To Pumpkins at Pumpkin Time

I have white pumpkins scattered throughout my house. I love the oranges and golds, but it is fun to mix in the white pumpkins with my blues and browns.
"Back into your garden-beds!
Here come the holidays!
And woe to the golden pumpkin-heads
Attracting too much praise.
Hide behind the hoe, the plow,
Cling fast to the vine!
Those who come to praise you now
Will soon sit down to dine." --Grace Cornell Tall, To Pumpkins at Pumpkin Time

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall is Right On Time

"Scarecrows, corn rows, pumpkins on the vine, leaves curl, wind swirls, fall is right on time." -Author Unknown.

I found this cute clock in the clearance bin. I bought it for $15.00. You can tell I am always on the look out for a good buy. Or else God just places me in the right place at the right time!

Hope you all are enjoying this lovely weather.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I Love Fall

The pumpkin pillow was my first attempt at rug hooking. It really is a fun craft. I made the quilt out of 10 flannel fat quarters. There are just too many fun crafts. It is hard to do them all when you enjoy doing them all. The little scarecrow came from a store. The nights are getting chillier here in Minnesota. I had to put another quilt on the bed last night.

"I love fall! Fall is exciting.
I'ts apples and cider.
It's an airborne spider.
It's pumpkins in bins.
It's burrs on dog's chins.
It's wind blowing leaves.
It's chilly red knees.
It's nuts on the ground.
It's a crisp dry sound.
It's green leaves turning.
And the smell of them burning.
It's clouds in the sky.
It's fall. That's why...
I love fall." - Author Unknown

Thursday, October 2, 2008

October Gave a Party

"October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band." -George Cooper, October's Party
I found this little table for my sunroom at Hancock Fabrics for $70.00 in the clearance isle. I was so excited to bring it home. Don't you just love a bargain! I can't resist putting pumpkins all over the house. Call me Miss Pumpkin.