In keeping with the holiday spirit, and with the guidance of the oh so talented Debi, the Sew Crazies crafted turkeys on Tuesday. Laughter, wool, pine cones, glue.....it was great fun. And we all had something to take home!!
Yesterday was Grandparents' at Macy and Jackson's elementary school. That means lunch and the Book Fair. How clever of them to schedule the Book Fair in conjunction with Grandparents ' Day...LOL. Anyway, I was privileged to be the "chosen" grandparent to attend for both of them. It was a fun day of memory making.
Jackson looking over his new books in the car.....looking so handsome with his new haircut.
Macy chose a craft book with supplies to make little Pom Pom animals. How cute is this!
Macy also had to write a three step essay about how she would save the Thanksgiving turkey from becoming dinner. Here it is......
Got to love this girl......who knows her Mimi so well :-)).....and perhaps thinks a bit like her.....
And all of those who served and continue to do so. Thank you seems far too little.
My dear husband, Blake, retired from the US Army after 22 years of service. He was awarded the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam. When you ask him what he did, his response is unfailingly, "My job". And that is his attitude, humble, service oriented....a gentle giant with an unexpected sense of humor. I am blessed to live my life with this man.
These are the recipients of the Sew Crazies' Quilts of Valor that were presented locally.
Mark Allen, Veteran of Iraqi and Afghanistan wars and injured in Afghanistan.
Richard Morris, Korean War combat veteran.
John Stanish, a Merchant Marine veteran of WWII.
David M. Cola, a Veteran of the Vietnam War,
I feel so blessed and humbled to have had a small part in being able to honor these American heroes.
Has me busy planning the next QOV.
Each and every one of the men and women who have served and presently serve this great country.
The Great God upon whom this country has its foundation.
Nothing exciting happening here. I am keeping my nose to the grindstone, working diligently on Snowmen A-Z. I am working on block K/L now. The next block, M, is the halfway point.
Last night when I was unable to sleep, I caught up on Little Letters, and then added the "S" after it posted today.
Prior to starting the Snowmen stitching marathon, I had started "Donder and Bitzen". It was a kit by Jan Patek purchased several years ago. I lack part of the first border, and the second one, which has appliquéd stars. Should be able to finish it before Christmas.
This cute little wool pumpkin was a gift from Laura and Kathie, who made about a gazillion of them as table decor for the Hook In.
This is what Roxie spends much of her day doing.
At 15 1/2, I guess she is due. She has learned to play a bit with Daisy....which is surprising. She has always been one of those dogs who really didn't play much....with people or other dogs.
Buddy has learned to eat in the presence of the other dogs, which is something he never did in the eleven months at his foster home.
Sara Ashley and her dad love to go hunting together. She got a large doe last weekend. She knows to spare me the details, but I understand that she is a good shot.
Us old folks had our quarterly lunch at Chylaca's yesterday. I always look forward to this day. Lots of sharing and catching up on life's ups and downs. I think it's pretty special that we keep in touch after all these years.