Monday, November 20, 2017


I took time out from my Thanksgiving planning
 to decorate our front porch for Christmas.
I needed to do this while our temps are still bearable.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday post card

Where are you GOING for Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

forest friends

Four days = four forest friends.

With projects this small you better not be a perfectionist.
You will drive yourself crazy.
"I have gone to the forest."

Maybe I'm just a glutton for small projects?
I finished these yesterday
and today I was looking for another tiny animal to make.
They are three inch squirrels and rabbits for our Thanksgiving table.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


New from Dakota Man...
Noah's Ark
A lot of work and as cute as can be.
The top lifts off and a side door drops down
for play and to store the animals.
It will be hard to let this one go.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veteran's Day

I am proud of our family members that served in the military...
My dad (pictured), Mr. b, his brother and sister, my brother,
as well as many uncles and cousins.
They served in World War II, the Korean Conflict,
 Desert Storm and the Vietnam War.
I will never take our freedom for granted that they fought for.
Thank you.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

this and that part two

When I say I pour my candles in small batches
I mean really small.
Two pounds of soy wax chips.
Labeled and ready to go today.
A proper cup of tea always begins with fresh water
 brought to a boil in a whistling tea kettle.
I let it boil longer than I need to
just because I like the whistle.
And talk about cute!
A princess and her chicken.
I made the earflap chicken hat and
daughter knit and pearl put the costumes together.