Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble, Gobble! Hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

I am especially happy and thankful that my family is alive and doing the best they can to be well, too.  You all are in our prayers, today especially, but always.
I'm also happy that I don't have to cook today.  We are invited to new inlaws for the day, and we are bringing the rolls, so easy peasy! and thank goodness for that.
So to all you out in Blogland, Happy Thanksgiving - even if you are not celebrating the Day today.  We are thankful for you all.
<3 Terri

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Make some Boobs for breast cancer!

First, I want to say a Thousand Thanks to all the Veterans out there.  Your sacrifice is very much appreciated in our house. We have 2 Veteran sons, my Hubby is a Vet, my Dad was in WWII and at least one of my Grandpas was in WWI.  (They cover Air Force and Army, and Army/Air Force.)  And to the Disabled Veterans a double Thank You.  I'm sure we all wish there was some way to repay you all!
God Bless You!

I wasn't going to blog today... not ready with the tutorial on  book covers, but I found this on Mrs. Moen's blog.  She's from a Scandinavian country - Denmark, I think - and I enjoy her blog very much.  Anyway, she has started this project for breast cancer.  Go check it out.

Mrs. Moen's breast cancer project

I made 2 pair already.  They are pink and rough cut, so the ladies there can cut them out however they wish. (I won't show mine as they are rough cut, and not so pretty... and I want you to go to her blog and see how easy they are to make.)  I'm thinking I'll make some more, too.  Gotta do something... I have fabric. LOL (You know that is an understatement!) and I have time.  I've made a few mug rugs for my DD to share with people she meets while waiting for tests and such.  She's been diagnosed and now faces all kinds of tests, doctor visits, etc.  She's always been a giving person, and now has to give up some of her volunteer activities. I know she is missing that... so this way she will have something to share... and I will feel like I've donated to her wellness. (We live 600 miles apart.) Don't feel sorry for her... she wouldn't want that, but you can pray for her.  She is in good spirits - as usual - and she is following the doctor's advice. All seems to indicate a positive outcome. Pray and promote Global Smiling!

Thanks for stopping in. I love all my followers!  Leave a comment. Heck, leave two, I could use some company!
<3 Terri

Monday, November 8, 2010

Finally got the hang of it!

Okay, I got an older picture to upload to the blog!  This is me in the green shirt with son #2 hiding behind me, his wife and son and daughter!  I loved seeing them. They left the day after the wedding, and we met them at the airport to see them back to the 49th state. Brrrrrrrr.

Lets see if I can get some of the Halloween pictures into the computer while I'm at this blog. I did it!  There were a few new tweaks to get them to load, and to show up here. So here is Halloween at our house.

Above is me as "Prof. Sprout" with some of the little plants ready to hand them out.  (Candy in the huge pot on the floor. I was successful in adding a false bottom to the pot, so it would look like there was lots of candy.)  (You can see a larger version if you click on the pictures. You can make out the kinds of plants and read the upcoming homework that way.)

Above is the second table of plants with seeds and a reference book as well.

Prof. Sprout again... showing off some homework. There are leaves, seeds and a little bark on the birch spot - being covered by my hand.  I looked up information on each kind and printed that out on the parchment and burnt the edges to give the impression that it was old.  I really enjoyed doing that. I learned lots of stuff about the different kinds, too.

Here's the hubby as Harry Potter.  Kind of convincing, isn't he. One of the little visiting witches asked if he was Harry Potter... and he said "Yes" and got the wand to light at the same time.  I guess that's why he is HP every time.  He loves to ham it up... and the kids love it, too.
We had a wonderful time, and the reason we have no pictures of the Trick or Treaters it that we were busy!  We had lots of them, and at the same time, too... and then we welcomed the parents in to choose a plant if they wanted one.  There just wasn't time to take pictures once they started to arrive.  We gave away about half the seeds and three fourths of the plants, and luckily most of the candy.  I have a sign up for anyone who wants one to take one of the remaining plants. I want to do a different HP scene next year. Possibly Prof. Tralawny's tower. Got any ideas for me?
Next time I hope to have a tutorial on making book covers that will fit different sizes of books...
Keep tuning in. I'll get the hang of this sooner or later.
Luv to all !

Monday, November 1, 2010

Now the clean up...

We had a marvy time last night.  The kids had such great costumes and were enthused about the little plants and seeds.  I was quite surprised at the different plants they liked. All the tangerines from seed are gone.  All the Tree of Heaven/Hell seeds are gone. But there are lots of seeds and little plants left.  We did have about 200 trick or treaters and some parents who took plants and seeds, too. One of the dads was dressed up as a scare crow, and one other was wearing the orange jumpsuit that prisoners wear. He said he escaped from the closest prison to us... I hope it was just a costume. Lots of little ol ladies came from a party near by... and we sent them off with a plant.  I think the adults should have some Halloween fun, too. We did.

So now the clean up.  What do I do with the leftover plants and seeds? (I know what to do with the few bits of candy that are left.)  I want to try a different Harry Potter scene next year. We've already done the common room.  I'm leaning toward Prof. Trawlaney's classroom or the Potions Dungeon. If you have any ideas on either, let me know.
<3 to any reading this...