Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here's to a 'GLORIOUS' new year! I am looking forward to all things wonderful... Here's a recent Christmas photo of my four kids. It was early morning so they will say they look a bit 'haggard'... i couldn't get them all to 'behave' at once, so all of the 20+ photos I took of them look kind of goofy~ I am fortunate that I had them all here for Christmas!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow Lady!

I neglected to highlight the Snow Lady gifty from Cindy. She made this beautiful doll that was tucked into my stocking package and I absolutely love it. Though Christmas is over, I plan to keep my stocking and snow lady displayed all year long. They are just so wonderful to look at ~

Monday, December 27, 2010

Stocking Swap from Cindy

I was so excited for this swap and it didn't disappoint! Cindy, you have
outdone yourself. My goodness! Thank you so much, new friend~

 First, I get this really fabulous vintage stocking which Cindy trimmed with lace and old jingle bells!


There is an assortment of wonderful goodies - vingtage childrens books, wooden spools, Christmas tissues,
lovely little tags and two really beautiful vintage dolls! I love the dolls so much.

Close-up of the dolls... I'm contemplating names for them at this point!

More awesome goodies - she knows I love lace and textiles!  Plus Cindy sent vintage Christmas cards, icicyles for the tree, more tags, pearl trim, Chrismas hankie and cherry decor!

As if all that wasn't enough, some gorgeous vintage linen napkins, a lacy little baby bonnet and some lovely bird/nature-inspired fabric!

Still more.... some old dolly clothes -

and lastly, an absolutely exquisite baby dress to add to my collection! Wow. This truly made my Christmas!
Check out Cindy's blog for more photos!  

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Photo shows the stocking swap I received from my new friend, Cindy! I am just thrilled with this. I'll share more later!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Angels

It's nice to have my oldest home for a Christmas visit (from Michigan) and she's having a blast with her sister (the youngest). The two boys spend enough time working in the snow so I rarely catch them playing in it!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Helper

I'm getting help decorating the tree whether i want it or not! Our cat loves it!

I also got a lovely little coffee mug in trade from my friend/superb artist, Carl Sheehan. Carl was the resident potter at Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone Park for many years. Check out his beautiful pottery here!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm So Lucky!

I just found out that I won a copy of Sandy's new book - Artful Adventures. I'm so excited because I've wanted to do an art retreat/workshop here in Bozeman for quite awhile. This book will help me make it happen! I'm so happy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Into the Christmas Spirit!

My college final is complete - classes are over for the semester! Now I'll have a little more spare time!? Today I received the most gorgeous Christmas Inchie Swap  - a lovely little tree made by Marylin for our Christmas Inchies! I love it. Everyone is so creative!

I also started making a hexagon-pieced banner to string across something -- I don't have a fireplace!

I found this cute little 'homespun' ornament - I think I'll try to figure out how to make a few more of these!