Monday, December 10, 2007

Grandmother Gnome

Another little gnomey today. It's still grey outside, but getting brighter as we march toward Christmas. Posting may be sparse this week as I head out of town to give this little one to my real Grandmother. Have a great week!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snow day

It snowed all day today and is still snowing, but the flakes are small and it's not particularly cold so we only have about three inches' worth of accumulation. For some reason our teeny tiny camera (as opposed to the huge digital SLR) makes snow scenes a little blue. But the sky really was this grey, and I kind of love how this photo would have been changed not so much were it in black and white. It's winter. Don't you love those branches against the sky? And the pattern of snow on the magnolia?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jingle Jolly

Preparations for Christmas continue apace. To brighten up the dining room, I made Happy Zombie's Jingle Jolly Runner over the weekend. I didn't do the best job with the binding on this one (it also hasn't yet had a trip through the washer and dryer to crinkle it up), but I was happy to make it almost entirely out of scraps (save the black polka dots in the centers of the stars).

I'm hoping that later this week it will make a nice soft landing spot for the advent wreath that I'm still working on finishing. Until then, the only advent wreath in the house is this miniature tree ornament one that my mom made, which lovingly recreates the full-sized wreath that we lit when I was a child. It's amazing! (I wish I could have gotten a better photo, but we've had another cold, grey day.)

And here, just for kicks, is a picture of the furry child on Thanksgiving, doing one of the things that he likes best (can you tell?). This photo serves double duty, showing as it does, one cute dog and the horse jump over which his human was thrown in the little flub that resulted in two cracked ribs. Fun, huh? P.S. It's taller than it looks!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Fall Quilt-along: Block 3

Boy, what a grey week. These blocks are my contribution for week 3 of crazy mom quilts' fall quilt-along. The grey skies and plummeting temperatures are definitely reflected in these photos-- it was tough to get any kind of true colors at all this week.