Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Under the Lunar Sky

I just had to.... never before have I seen a Lunar eclipse, so I felt the need to especially make the effort to see this one, considering that an eclipse on the Solstice hasn't happened for a couple hundred years and won't again for a couple hundred years more. I've never viewed a lunar eclipse. It's always been one of those things to add to my life's 'list'. A few years ago on Christmas day I was fortunate to view the Solar eclipse that happened then, but never anything under the night time sky.
And what a beautiful night. Crisp and clear, and completely bone chilling cold outside. But even more so, me, being frozen by the wildness and ancient thrill of those particular minutes viewing an orb that I have loved for so long. How in those moments I was witness to something spectacular.
It was hard to turn my gaze away from the strange colors of red and orange. Normally the silver white light leaves that feeling of comfort and familiarity, and with the freshly fallen snow laying low on the ground, the world was one of illumination and brightness in the dark. Then slowly the creeping darkness did come, until almost all was black. Then something amazing, when the world I knew turned into a foreign dream. The feelings of wonderment and apprehension mixing together as the moon became a stranger. Asking it, friend or foe?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of SANTA!!!!

I guess every year in our town, Santa comes on a big fire truck!!!!!! Mommy said I was sleeping last year when they came, but this year we rushed and hurried really fast to put on shoes and coats from the warm fire place filled house to run outside and see SANTA!!! He even gave me presents! I got a really cool book, and a goody bag with treats too.
But my question is... why can't he come everyday??
Fritz...signing off.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday Craft Update-A vase upside down works just as good as a model, right??

Lots of new items in my shop! AND... there is still time to pick up something for a present and have it shipped in time for that special day coming up!! Click on ME and I will take you there!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My little one.

Fritz seems to be growing up too fast these days. Multiple new words spoken every day leading into longer sentences and conversations. Realizing that there is a person called Santa who brings presents. Tasks and chores without Mommy or Daddy's help.
But I am still holding on to the many giggles and chases around the house, the stories before bed time and the 'hewoo Mommy's that I hear a thousand and one times a day. Keeping these moments of childhood, precious and always in my heart.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of the 'Woe is me'

Yeah, it's that time of year again. Blah. But luckily I was easily distracted with popsicles! Woot! Woot!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Still feeling it.

That crafty little bug has bit me hard. I've made (almost) 3 cowl scarfs to put in my shop this weekend, well hopefully today. But I am also getting ready for that first run of my new sewing machine! I acquired some Christmas-y fabric a few years ago, always intending to make a runner for my dinning room table, and by golly and all the holly I think I might finally get to it!!
And I have finally added some scarfs to my shop! My model plans fell through so I had to get inventive. But pictures are taken, now if my camera could stop acting wonky...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Having a bit of retro fun.

It's that time of year again! When taking out the lights for our tree, the Hubs put on his puppy dog face and said "Can we use colored lights this year?". Yuck. I hate anything but white lights for my tree. But, I do have to say that the colored lights I got last year for our deck were, well, pretty. Why not for the tree?

So with colored lights and colored bulbs and hearts, here it is. One retro, rad looking tree.

And getting out the rest of the decorations, I wasn't feeling the full blown all-Holiday-in-every-corner-of-your-house-decorated thing, so only a few items actually made it out of the boxes. I have to say, it's kind of nice this way. Nice to have a simple Holiday. We won't be traveling, or having a big family dinner with 30+ people, no stresses, just...simple.

*My Mom has gotten me a Peanuts or Lucy item every Christmas since I was a Junior in High School. The one time you are the Lucy lead in a Charlie Brown musical and you get to be Lucy for life!! But... I love her!!

I found this night light last year. Could not pass it up. How fun it is to have this little happy Santa glowing every night until Christmas morning.

And here is the pies de resistance. The family heirloom. The tree in all my Holiday memories. My Grandparents did not have a very large house. It was really very tiny, so with having no room for a live tree, this silver number was purchased and sat in the corner every year behind the front door. There would be lights or decorations and smaller boxes of presents underneath, but with the simple fact that even though they had no room, they made sure they had a tree for those Holiday celebrations with that part of the family.

And lastly, but the best part of all... Fritz.
Happy decorating to all!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanks Deer, hello right back to ya...

I'm not too sure what the deer of the neighborhood are really trying to tell me. I kind of feel like I have a crop circle type situation going on. But it was pretty entertaining and surprising to see these letters out in the snow of our front lawn. It does look more like an 'e' and than definitely an 'r', but I do like to think that it is a 'c' for my little wee one's first name connected to mine.
I thought for sure someone was playing a trick on me (Hubs), but the next day I did see with my own eyes a deer walking through the letter tracks, and yep, they are the same kind!
Oh deer... how genius you are!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sundays with Fritz-The Case of the Sad Little Boy

Before the snow came, one day my Papa (Grandpa) came to visit me for a few minutes. He was just stopping by for a short time from doing his errands (?-whatever those are) and I was really excited 'cause I thought he was here to stay! But... sadly no. I only got to see him for a short time and I was not happy about watching him go! Mommy caught my sadness on camera. And yes, I will admit to screaming out the window and tears galore for a half hour or more. Hey, what can I say? I love my Papa!
Fritz...signing off.

Friday, December 3, 2010

My creative space?

I've been busy getting ready for a Holiday craft show this Saturday (tomorrow!) with not a lot of extra time for blogging or FB. Oh darn, not like it wasn't good for me or anything! My craft boxes (the pink ones on the table) are all packed up and ready to go. Everything is labeled and priced and ready to sell! But I first had to make 5 new bracelets yesterday and finish a scarf or two. ;) Here is one of the bracelets. I made 5 in total and was craving to make more, but knew I didn't have the time. 'Tis ok. In my older years, my left thumb has not been wanting to cooperate with beading as much lately.
Going through the scarf pile, I realized that I have made 12 new ones this year. That's a sad pitiful number for me, but with the hand problems of past and being a bit burnt out, oh well. I will have enough to make my booth look good, so no worries there. But... I do have the craft bug again, so I'm sure that number will be changing fast!

Have a crafty, or just plain fabulous week! I'm sure many out there are in the decorating mood, and we will be joining in on that on Sunday. Can't wait!
***And P.S. ...... I finally did it! I finally got myself a new sewing machine! Is it weird to be so excited about that??


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