Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Autumn Walk

I have lived in Minnesota almost all of my life. It is a beautiful state. Some people complain about the snow and cold, but it's the real four seasons that make living here so special. Today is a lovely day: sunny and currently 65 degrees (appreciated more because soon that snow and cold will arrive!).

The walk begins on a nearby bike path heading south.


The neighbors.


Seems vacant at the moment.


Zumbro River near Mayowood mansion.


Canada geese gliding on the Zumbro.


The walk home. (My house is straight ahead.)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

News from the Craft Room


 
With summer 2013 now only a string of special memories the craft room has kicked into high gear with a flurry of holiday activity! More fabrics of orange, brown, green and red are appearing. Seed beads of gold and glass beads of silver, red and crystal seem to be multiplying on the work table, too.

A couple of fall-themed pillows have already made their way into my Etsy shop and beyond. And it’s time, once again, to bead cardinals and pine needles. Plans are also in the works for me to “teach” a pillow beading class at a local fiber arts boutique in late October.
It’s an exciting, busy time of year. But when is it not? You may remember that I spent much of this year preparing for my daughter’s wedding – which was an awesome success on July 13. Post wedding I spent some relaxing time at the lake. I am looking forward to creating new and unique beaded pillows for the holidays.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake, 2013

 
It was chilly, windy and a little rainy, but we still had a wonderful time!
 









Saturday, May 4, 2013

Home is Where the Snow Is

Living in Minnesota this time of year can be very interesting. On Monday and Tuesday (April 29 and 30) we had sunshine with temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s. On Wednesday (May Day!) it poured rain. On Thursday, May 2nd we had a record snowfall of 14.5 inches!

My backyard 5/2/13

The street out front 5/2/13
 It’s no coincidence that I now live in the same town where I was born. I love Minnesota, and although I have lived in other states, this is where I am home. I enjoy our four seasons. 
Old Man Winter is taking far too long to melt away this year, but it will make summer's arrival that much sweeter.

Friday, April 5, 2013

I Only Had One Bon-Bon!


I know, I know ~ I have not been very attentive to this blog. But I have not spent the entire time on the sofa popping bon-bons.
I’ve been busy in the craft room (see below), busy with bridal shower arrangements (the shower is tomorrow!) and busy with wedding details (programs are ready for Bride’s approval).

At this moment I am sipping a cup of Medifast cream of broccoli soup (stuck at 20 lbs. off but still optimistic) and must leave for the shower location to decorate in minutes. But I wanted to share some of my projects with you.
Peacock is done and waiting for its new owner to return from a winter in Florida. The others: Elephant, Fox, Garden and Chirping Bird are in various stages of completion.