The Midwest- Simply Wonderful
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
"Sing o the wild wood, the green holly
The silent river and barren tree
The humble creatures that no man sees
Sing O the wild wood."
The Wild Wood Carol
, John Rutter
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Lights Are On!
... 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Hurrah!
The lights are on!
Let the Christmas season begin!
(The Plaza lighting ceremony officially marks the beginning
of the Christmas Season in Kansas City.)
Monday, November 21, 2011
"Grateful for each hand we hold
Gathered 'round this table."
, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 18, 2011
A Trio Of Glittery Trees
I finally finished up the little project I was working on!
A trio of glittery trees!
I saw these sampler trees at
Amy Powers- Inspired Ideas Christmas 2010
and wanted to give her pattern a try.
So I gathered up all sorts of colorful beads, shiny sequins, rickrack trim
and embroidery floss and got to work.
When I posted the sneak peek photo a couple of weeks ago,
a few of you thought I was making a tree skirt.
That would be a great idea too!
Just for fun, I laid all three of the flat panels together
to see what a tree skirt might look like.
Anyway, I just love how these little trees turned out.
And can't wait to start decorating for Christmas next Friday!
Be sure to take a look at all the wonderfully creative
all of Amy's magazines here
Hope you have a fun and creative weekend!
I'm joining Terri's "Deck the Halls", Christmas Project Blog Hop at
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Friday, November 11, 2011
In honor of all those who served.
(Veterans Day, 2011)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Oh, deary me.
Look at all that sugary goodness!!
The diet went right out the window the second I stepped foot in this place.
YUM, YUM!!! And YUM again!!!
Andre's Confiserie Suisse
(aka dessert heaven)
has been a favorite among locals since the 1950's.
We stopped for lunch in their little chalet tearoom, where
cowbells, milking buckets and flags added color and interest to the walls.
I had their incredible quiche lorraine, broiled parmesan tomato,
sweet beet-carrot salad and whole wheat rolls. DELICIOUS!
And of course we took some treats home too.
If you're ever in town, I highly recommend it!
(Or just order a box of chocolates
(I was not able to get a good photo of the seating area while I was there, so that one pic is from the web
Monday, November 7, 2011
Autumn's royal raiment.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Earthquake Warning System
Who woulda thought that people living in Kansas would need
an earthquake warning system?
But when Oklahoma starts shaking, apparently we do.
Here is all one needs:
A toy on wheels (in my case, a little wooden pig).
Place it prominently on a shelf in your craft room.
When the whole shelf starts shaking and the pig starts rolling around
you know the earth is moving under your feet.
(like it did yesterday)
Seriously, I hope that all the folks down in Oklahoma are OK.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Here is a quick peek at a little project I'm working on.
I hope to have more to show you in a few days.