Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Humble Creatures

"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."
                - from 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."
                              - Thanksgiving Song, 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, ric-rac 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

Hope you have a fun and creative weekend!

I'm joining Terri's "Deck the Halls", Christmas Project Blog Hop at  Artful Affirmations.

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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 online.)

(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

Royal Raiment

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

Sneak Peek

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.