Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 winding down

Hello, hello my sweet friends!
I just can't believe tomorrow is New Years Eve!!!
Yet another year has spun by!
Time to bring out my dancing shoes, champagne and caviar!
Ok ...ok more like call in our Chinese takeout and pick a couple DVDs...
Either way it's time to kick back relax and get ready to greet the new year!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lovely Christmas 2012

Hello my friends!
I'm back home again after a lovely visit with my sweet Mom and Dad.
It is very hard to live so far away from them. I'm very thankful that my brother lives close by
And keeps close tabs on them.
While in Louisville  we enjoyed a lovely dinner out with Bobby and his family.  

We ate at Mimi's Cafe. One of my favorite restaraunts! 

 The section we ate in was decorated like New Orleans.

 The food is always delightful and the muffins there are incredible. As my daughter says ...enjoy a muffin as big as your head!

We sandwiched our trip to Louisville with 2 quick visits to Indiana. What a treat to see my daughter "candy bar" and her husband and my new little grandson! how I loved being able tto spend precious time holding, singing and rocking my darling little guy!  
Of course a blizzard was on the way and my husband needed to be at work so we ended our vacation a day earlier than planned. But... we made it out before the storm and safely back home once again.

I didn't do my usual decorating this year.  Knowing we would be out of town for Christmas it seemed logical to skip it.  Especially since in November we went through most of our decorations and gave away a ton of things.   Now, I am having some fun shopping the after Christmas sales and refurbishing my stash of decorations! I bought 3 sweet Victorian style  homes for the fireplace mantle.
 They are pastel in colors and have accents of  snow and glitter that gives them a sugar coated look!


One of my Christmas projects this year was to make a  tabletop tree for my good friend Jan. 
She has her beautiful  kitchen decorated with birdhouses.  So I made her a little tree full of little clay 
birds and birdhouses.

I do not know if you can tell but the roof of the bird house is copper.
I had so much fun making this and Jan seemed to really love it and placed it on her
 buffet in the dining room.

I hope that you had a wonderful, beautiful Christmas
& I wish each one of your out there a very Happy New Year!!

All for now!
Hugs :O)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas is almost here

Greetings on the Eve of Christmas Eve
Taking a break from work and visiting my Mom , Dad and Brother and his family in Louisville.
I have been so thrilled to be able to watch my dad hand out this years Christmas cards!
As you saw from a couple of earlier posts I made my parents Christmas card. I painted all four of their Great Grandsons as little shepherd boys looking at the Christmas Star.
He loves those darling little boys and loves the painting on the cards. Of course I'm delighted he does!!
 I am so very, very grateful to have such a loving family. And cherish these visits.
On to Indiana tomorrow.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Newtown CT prayers

Hello my dear friends
It is with such a heavy heart that I am writing this post.

I join all of our nation in praying and mourning the loss of lives at
Sandy Hook Elementary.
As Marlene on her blog said it best....
May the blanket of the Lords love comfort those who are hurting from this
Horrid tragedy.

There is nothing more precious than the life of a child.

May God Bless our nations children and educators

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sweet Shepherds

Hi my friends!
I have been trying to finish my latest painting! It is called "Sweet Shepherds"
This watercolor is based on the photos I have of my darling little grandsons and adorable great nephew.

It has been such fun designing and painting it. Now, Im making it into my Christmas cards for this year!
My special reason for painting it is for my Mom and Dad. 
It is after all their 4 Great Grandsons!

What do you think of it?

I do so hope you like it even half as much as I do!!

Well...Gotta get back to class!
Please...Come by again really soon!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Bye bye November

Welcome December!
I haven't had a chance to post any photos of my Thanksgiving yet!
It was lovely and I was so happy to have two of my little grandsons here!!
Sadly  my dad became ill so I flew out the day after Thanksgiving. He is home from the hospital
Now...Thank goodness!

Today I was busy painting when I had a free moment.  I like to make the Christmas cards my parents send out. Last year I did a watercolor of Bruton Parrish in Colonial Williamsburg.
this year I'm painting my 3 grandsons and. Grand nephew as shepherds. I'm so exacted to show you my progress so far!