Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Another catch up post....

Whirl into Winter Giveaway!
I participated in the Fall into Fall giveaway, but just didn't have the time to be creative for the Whirl into Winter giveaway. I entered a few of the contest, but didn't have the time to enter them all. I was so excited when Julie from View from the Windshield
emailed me and told me i had won her giveaway!! c: You see i love baskets, I have a small collection of miniature baskets and I have always wanted to own a Longaberger basket. I just cant justify the cost with a family of 7. It is just not practical. So now i am the (very) happy owner of a Longaberger basket!!! :oD She also sent me a wall decal (is that what you call them?) from her Uppercase Living business. I need to ask a crafty friend over to help me find the perfect place for it!! :o)

You should check out Julie's blog! She is celebrating her 50th post with a giveaway! She is giving away a $10 gift certificate from her Uppercase Living business. Winner will be announced Feb 9th, so hurry over and enter! :o)

My basket collection

So while I am at it i decided to share my miniature basket collection with you...
A few summers ago, a friend and i took a day trip to Dresden (home of Longaberger) and toured the factory and looked around all the wonderful shops in the village. I got a basket from from Dresden, but had to understand that even though the basket was from Dresden it was NOT a Longaberger basket. It must be a legal issue that they have to comply to.

Here are some that are in my kitchen, also on that shelf is a salt/pepper shaker that i found at a church rummage sale. I paid .25 for it! I really love it!

These are on a shelf in my dining room. The basket on the right is the one i got in Dresden, that is NOT a longaberger. lol
This shelf is also in my dining room. It has an apple basket that I got years ago at an apple orchard. I think i originally got it for a teacher gift (school days) but decided i couldn't part with it. lol
This is my smallest basket. You can see it is about the size of a key. c:
And this is one of my first baskets. I got it years ago when we lived in Va. I was at a craft show and this woman was selling her handmade baskets. It remember it was kinda expensive, but I know a lot of work went into making it. One day i will have to post pictures of the baskets *i* made. The local park used to hold monthly class. I took several of them, but that got expensive...The teacher is now famous and has moved on to a bigger venue.


It seems that we have been very busy again...I actually enjoyed sitting home last night and reading. Of course that was after taking Sarah to dance and stopping for milk. Emily got me reading "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer. (Twilight) It is more of a slow read for me (currently) I hear it gets better. But right now it is difficult to follow who is talking. And the description is even more strange than a human falling in love with a vampire. This book is about alien *souls* that are implanted into humans and are taking over. The main characters are a human girl that was implanted with a much looked up to soul or Host. Normally the Host takes over the human body and the human soul no longer exists. This human is different and still exists in her body along with the Host. I told you it was strange....

Our own version of LOL cats

I happened to walk into the kitchen and thought it was funny seeing Tippy (kitty) watching Emily doing the dishes. lol (Really, she was wanting dinner)
Then Emily discovered i was taking pictures and did the old bunny ears trick on the cat. lol
Tippy is NOT amused!!! (Emily you better sleep with one eye open!) lol

This is the latest installment of Liturgical flowers for church. A friend and i had this great idea of redoing the altar flowers. The flowers we had were probably 30+ years old. In our planning we decided to make arrangements using the colors of the church year. This is the "green" arrangement. We recently got flowers for Purple and white. We made the Red back in August.
Being sick
Here is Timothy attempting to do school while sick. The poor kid didn't think he could take a sick day i he later ended up going to bed because school work was too exhausting!

I am happy to say that we are all feeling better now! Some of us have a lingering cough, but that's it.

These pictures are for Lyn :o)

she is in Australia and currently suffering from excessive heat. I told her i would be happy to send her our snow!! :o) I think we broke the record for snowfall in the month of Jan. It all fell during the same week.
Last night the news was saying we would get 2" overnight. When shoveling my path to the bird feeder i measured 7" of fresh snow! (just a little off) with a total i our yard of 18".
I wonder how expensive it would be to heat a driveway?? lol wouldn't that be the best thing? lol

Rascal enjoyed playing in the snow this morning. He loves snow. When i was shoveling my path he would come and attack my shovel so i would throw snow on him. Thanks for reading!! I will try to post more often than i have been. :o)


bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Debbie, thank you for the pics of the snow, WOW if we had your snow we would be out of the drought situation we are in.Thank You, hard to imagine the snow that you are having.What do you do?Stay indoors 24/7\\/Tomorrow is forecast at 42 degrees, so I will be indoors. Warm Regards Lyn

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