Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our herd of beef cows.

This is our herd of 11 beef cows. They are calves right now and we will breed 9 them in June then they will have calves of their own in March of 2010. They sure make it look cold out don't they with all the steam, it was the day I took this pic. They're so cute but I can't get attached, the cute one in the front with the black spot on it's eye will be hamburger and steak. I should be a vegetarian I am such an animal lover!
We have our Christmas party today for my husbands side of the family. We have 4 babies on that side of the family now so that should be fun to see how much they've grown. Some family members are flying in from New Hampshire and California. It will be great seeing them all.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your families! We will all be more in the Christmas spirit now because we were waiting for important test results to come back for my sister and they came back negative yesterday so that was a relief. I hope all of you and yours are healthy and happy this Christmas and in the New Year too. It seems like so many of our loved ones are struggling with their health lately that it can be such a stain and stress, I hope all of you appreciate every single minute that you have with the ones you love. Isn't that what life is REALLY about! Hugs!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Finished these little cutie's up.

I finished these two little cutie's up today and got them in the mail for a great customer of mine. I think they turned out so cute, hope she loves them. That was the last of my holiday mailing so what a relief! I have a bunch of present wrapping to do yet, wish someone would do it for me, but that's not gonna happen. Wow, what a mess downtown St Cloud was today it was like a huge city traffic jam, the whole town, it took forever to get just a block! Lots of last minute shoppers I guess. We're supposed to get a bunch more snow starting tonight here we already have 5 1/2" on the ground right now so we'll be buried in the white crap, lol. I don't like snow very much can you tell. It's also really cold here way below zero, the kind of cold that your nose hairs freeze when you go outside.
Off now to wrap some presents, byeeeeee!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My 100th blog entry giveaway!

Can you believe it this is my 100th blog entry! In honor of that I am giving away this little zipper bag with some goodies in it, all handmade by me of course! Just leave a comment on my blog and you will have 1 entry into the giveaway. If you post this picture and the giveaway to your blog you will get 2 entries, just let me know. I will draw for the winner on January 5th so you will have to check back to see if you are the winner, I'll post the winner on my blog that day. Thanks to all of you that read my blog and keep up with what going on with little ole me, lol. It sure has been fun chatting with my blogger friends and hearing from so many of you that you LOVE reading my blog, who would have known you'd care, lol. Hugs!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's a winter wonderland!

It's a winter wonderland here in Central MN! The roads are snow covered and the plows probably won't be out until it stops snowing so hopefully most people will stay home and off the roads today. We heard that some places in Sauk Rapids are out of power this morning. Hopefully they have had it restored by now. My relatives in New Hampshire called yesterday, they were out of power from a terrible ice storm they had there. I guess winter is now in full force across the US right now.
I'm gonna stay put in the house today and pack up things to send out and wrap presents.
This is my 99th post so look for a giveaway coming REAL soon! Be sure to check back!
I hope all of you are warm and cozy. Have a fantastic day!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Craft show season 2008 is over!

These are pictures from my craft show yesterday at St Cloud State University. It's a VERY small show, only about a dozen vendors. It was pretty slow but fun, good people watching and a short day, it only went from 10-4 and the entry fee was only $10. I brought a small display set up, not sure I liked it but it was easy and fast to set up and tear down and that's what I wanted so it worked good that way but was kinda cluttered looking and didn't show off my purses very well. It was a good way to end the season though. Now I have to start creating new things for next year's show season.
If anyone out there is interested I still have some wonderful gifts for people on your shopping list just email me and I'll send them out to you. Wouldn't it be GREAT if everyone bought at least 1 handmade gift this year for someone on their list even if it's not from me, as long as it's made in the USA. We could keep the $ here in the USA and help our economy!
Have a terrific weekend everybody OK!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New little zippered keeper bag.

This is a fun little zippered keeper bag that I finished up. 8" x 4" little cutie fits great into your purse for all your small essentials and also has a glasses pocket on the other side, cool huh! I may just have to keep it for myself if it doesn't sell on Thursday, lol.
My husband and I got most of our Christmas shopping done yesterday, yippee! Still have a few things to find yet though. I am getting more and more in the mood so that's good. It helps to have the tree up and snow on the ground I guess. We got snow yesterday and last night so we have a couple inches of the white stuff on the ground now. It looks pretty but I'm not a big fan.
Well I better get busy now have lots to finish up for my show on Thursday, so have a great day!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Going to a Christmas party!

This is Gordy and I last night before we left for a Christmas party. We had a great time, good food, fun socializing. The party was right next to the Civic Center where there's a dog show going on this weekend so there were lots of dogs at the hotel, it was neat to see all the different breeds coming in an out for potty breaks.
We're putting up the Christmas tree today so maybe I'll have pictures of it tomorrow to share. I have lots to do today we're also hosting the family Sunday dinner here tonight, I think we'll have meatloaf. Every Sunday the family gets together at one of our houses, something we've been doing for almost a year now and it's nice to look forward to every week. So I best get busy now, have a great Sunday!

Friday, December 5, 2008

New slouchy bag

Just finished up this new slouchy bag. It is 23" wide x 11" tall not including the handles. I made it out of this really cool fabric that looks and feels like wool but can be machine washed. It has 2 large pockets inside one has a divider for your cell phone and the other has a flap with a Velcro closure. I used a super old cool button for the outside closure. You can fit tons of stuff in this, it would be GREAT for traveling or a day out where you need to bring a bunch of stuff. Now I need to go sew mittens so hope your having a good day. Byeeee...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Vintage shell button necklaces.

I've always loved vintage shell buttons so I found this unique way to show them off. I made these super cute necklaces out of them. I wear mine on a silver chain. I put these on brown or black leather string necklaces but they can be taken off and put on a silver chain if you would like. Cool stocking stuffers for only $18!
It was snowing here this morning, we have a trace on the ground right now and it is very cold out in the teens with single digit windchill, brrrrrrrrrr. The sun is shining now though so that always helps.
My brother and I started making more of the recycled wool mittens yesterday for our show next week so I'll post pics when they are done. I also am finishing up a new purse so I'll show that to you when it's done too. Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Two of the people I'm thankful for!

This was taken on Thanksgiving day. From left to right me, my sister Renee and my niece Chandra and then me. I'm so happy that they live here in MN now and we can spend the holidays together. I'm very thankful for that!
As you can see in the picture I am trying to grow my hair out, YICKS, it is SO hard! I am not having good hair days this week! I called my hair dresser yesterday and I'm waiting for a call back from her because I need to have her do something to it or else I'm gonna get it cut off short again I swear!!! I've had my hair really short for a long time now and wanted to grow it out just a little to keep my ears warm for the winter. Whenever I do try to do this I usually just can't stand it and get it cut short again so we'll see..... Renee is doing the same thing trying to grow her hair out too and she's having a hard time too.
Have a great hump day everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Recycled wool Mittens and hats

These are two of the recycled wool hats and mitten sets that I have to sell. Hopefully I will get some more made up this week for my show on Dec. 11th. I made myself a pair of these mittens and they are SO warm and cozy. They were a big hit at my last show. I'm selling the hats and mittens separate or as a pair so we have only two pairs of mittens left and 5 hats. Some of these would come in handy this week in MN it is really cold here, brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
For some reason I'm not in the Christmas mood yet this year. I have NO idea why. We're planning to get our Christmas tree on Friday so maybe that will work to get me in the mood, Bah Humbug! Hope so! Have a Merry Monday!