Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sew Somerset Winter 2011

I'm finally getting around to posting my layout in the Winter 2011 issue of Sew Somerset. It's a book I made about me and the hubby...I can't wait to get it back!

I've had more comments emailed to me about this layout than any other of my layouts so I'm considering doing some books and kits for my Etsy shop. Of course the number of kits will depend upon the amount of vintage supplies I have on hand...but maybe that'll be a good excuse to drag Val out treasure hunting again!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2010 Minnesota Blizzard...

The weather experts were warning us all day yesterday that we were in for a doozy of a storm...of course I didn't really believe that we'd get the 18 - 20 inches they were predicting but went to the grocery store anyway to stock up on warm wintery food. ...just in case! It started last night about 10:30 and when we woke up this morning we couldn't get out the front or back door. It's now about 4:30 and it's still snowing! Tom has cleared the walkway and driveway twice but it just keeps falling and blowing...this is Sebastian laying just off the walkway (what walkway you say?)
The neighbor boys in the background are digging a tunnel between our looks quite enticing...I may have to check it out in the morning.

The dogs love it but can't figure out where their "usual" bathroom spot is...and just for the record, Trixie is not squatting...she's standing fully upright. It was a little funny when she started to panic because she got stuck and couldn't move.

This is a good photo to show just how deep it looks like it's just about up to Tom's knees.
The dogs will be good and tired after chasing Sebastian through the snow.
This is the drift up against the back of the house (that's Sebastian's vague figure in the background.)
And this is how it looks out the back door...Tom had to clear it again so the dogs can get out. I've lived in Minnesota my entire 42 years and am completely amazed, I've never seen anything like this!

And this is a picure of Sebastian standing next to the drift on the south side of the house, it's almost over his head!
Looks like it's time to clear the snow for a third time! It's supposed to continue all through the night stopping sometime around 6:00 am tomorrow. We'll see!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's Beginning.... look a lot like Christmas. Sebastian is excited because tonight is the night good 'ole St. Nick comes! Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday, I'm off now to make 50+ graham cracker gingerbread houses for Come as you are. I hope we can get them all done!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Etsy Treasures...

I've been doing a little Etsy shopping (for myself) and couldn't resist these two little treasures from this shop. After spending a very long day at the hospital with my father (he made it through surgery without a hitch) and driving home through a winter snow storm that was so bad you couldn't tell if you were even on the interstate or driving on the shoulder, I was thrilled to find the package waiting in my mailbox.
And, while Tom is outside moving snow so we can go to pick out this year's Christmas tree, I continued my decorating.
I don't remember where I got this snowman but it is my absolute favorite. I keep him out all year round but during Christmas he gets a special spot on a vintage cake stand (kept safe from flying nerf bullets and rubber balls under a cloche.) I got the vintage-style bottlebrush trees a few days ago from this Etsy shop. 'Tis the season!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010...

A miniature winter wonderland...forecast calls for snow tomorrow and Saturday here in Minnesota. Yippee!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010

Happy December 1st! Sebastian has been a little under the weather lately so I knew it would happen sooner or later and wouldn't ya know it was "sooner". I've been on a very (very) low carb diet but today I went crazy and got a big fat juicy hamburger and greasy deep fried french fries...just when I sat down to feast the call came from the school to pick him up. I guess I should thank him huh???
So, while he played (yes, played) I put out more Christmas decorations.
You would think I'd be smart enough to take my pictures during the daylight hours since I was home most of the day (it gets dark in MN by 5:00 in the winter) I'll blame my crummy photo on the lack of light!