Monday, November 28, 2011

Jeweled Christmas Tree - Newest Christmas Creation

This past weekend I created a jewelry christmas tree.  My Sister has a couple of them and I have always wanted to make one.

After collecting costume jewelery for the past year and being gifted some, I created this for our Christmas Season.

You can see with the christmas lights off what the jewelery looks like glued on.

I had an 11 x 13 frame and we cut a piece of plywood to fit into the back.  I covered the plywood with red felt stapling the edges.  Next drilled holes through both layers for the strand of lights. I sketched the outline of the tree on the back and drilled holes along the edges of the tree and holes also inside.

The strand of lights are pushed through the holes in the back-make sure the holes are big enough for the light to fit through, then tape any extra lights you don't use to the back.

I glued green marti gras beads for the outline of the tree and then glued all my jewelry pieces down.

My sisters trees are actually fuller with jewels but I still could add more later if I wanted too, but I really like it the way it turned out.

Merry Crafting!!!

I'm linking with a new blogging party for me this week-- Tuesday To Do Party and for Rednesday. for Exodus 35 Creativity Party


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pretty In Pink

My Mom is living with us for a few months because of shoulder and jaw fractures, here she is in a pretty pink shirt. My great-nephew came over to spread some "cheer". He is such a delight.

These beautiful flowers were sent from a friend of hers, I'm sorry I don't know the name but they are certainly beautiful.

I really hope everyone has a very thankful Thanksgiving this year!!!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rednesday - New chicken

Today I'm sharing a new chicken I have living on my deck.  My Sister gave this to me a few weeks ago and thought I'd share him on Rednesday.

He's metal and really cute. He will have move out soon though--Christmas decorations are coming.
Hope everyone has a good Wednesday.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Pink Saturday - Pink Flamingo and a beach party

Our life group at church participated in the Fall Festival at church this year. Each life group decorated a parking space, provided candy and games for the little trick-or-treaters. 

One of the men in our group and his wife are such a fun-loving couple and over over the top in all of our activities.    Our group decided on a beach-party scene.

Here is Kent and Cerena.

Now that's a man who is comfortable  and confident in his own skin!!!!

My hubby in the hawaiian shirt. We had the kids throw beach balls into an inner tube for their trick. We had around 35 booths and a section in the parking lot with a stage show and large slides and trampolines. 
Such a great time. Hope you enjoyed my pink flamingo.



Salute to Veteran's Day.  67 Years ago my Dad was in the Army-Air Force during World War II.  Here is a portrait done in his uniform.

He passed away in 1992.  Thank you Daddy for your steadfast service to our country and for putting your family first for your whole life. We love you.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Past week's been a lot hectic.  My 85 year old Mom fell and broke her shoulder in numerous places and also cracked her jaw.  We went and got her from her hometown  (5.5 hours away) and brought up here to  Kansas University Hospital to see the ortho and recoop.  She decided against surgery and we are hoping the shoulder will heal as is.  We have a hospital bed in our sunrrom and she is visited by a homecare nurse 3times a week and physical therapy twice a week.

I wanted to post something this week and I am featuring a  vintage Kansas metal plate I hang in my kitchen.

Mom was 85 on the 8th of this month and her brother and sister came to celebrate--a pic of her.

She's enjoying a chocolate peanut butter birthday cupcake!!! So good.  Also there's a plate of mini cupcakes in all kinds of wonderful flavors.  Some of these days I'm going to be shopping for vintage stuff again and hopefully have some fun things to post.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Blue Monday - Tap Tap Tap on my roof

What's that I hear tapping on my roof.  TAP TAP TAP.  Are those squirells up there???? They must be VERY BIG ONES.  Why do they need this blue tarp to catch their walnut tree haul!!!!!

Oh wait it's not squirells, it's a crew to put on a new roof!!

We have been on a year-long waiting list to get it put on.  Their has been numerous wind and rain storms in the past year here in the midwest, let alone all the tornado damage to our neighbors in Joplin, MO and Redmond Kansas.
It just took one day and their already done.  Really good workers.

Linking with Sally @ Thank you Sally for being our host.


Sunday, November 6, 2011


Couple of weeks ago I entered the 2nd year "blogiversary giveway" from Theresa @

I found out I won ---hip hip horay and I receieved the package yesterday.  Theresa sent a lovely card and said she wanted to personalize the gift.  Boy did she---she knitted me a beautiful purple scarf to wear on my red hat days.  She knows about my hats that I make and sent me a very pretty pale lavendar flower  that I can use for one of my hats or wear on a piece of clothing.  She also sent a gorgeous soldered pendant that has a bit of lace inside.    How thoughtful is that!!

The gifts came inside this brown bag and a gorgeous altered tag and I love this style.. I'm keeping the tag and displaying it in my sewing room.

Thank you Theresa for being such a thoughtful blogger and really getting to know what I like.

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