Saturday, November 27, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking with the Gentleman Farmer

in our recent snow

just before Thanksgiving!

We were not the only ones 'walking'!

Below ~ The Winter Wonderland


"Hast thou entered into the

treasures of the snow?"

Job 38:22

Icebox Butterhorns in

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Little Thanksgiving Blessings!

I am the coordinator for our church's
Secret Sister Program.
Throughout the year
I like to give little gifts to each
lady that is participating since
I don't have a Secret Sister myself.
Since there are many ladies,
these need to be inexpensive gifts.
For Thanksgiving I came up with
these little paper cornucopia's
that hold a wee sampling of the
Thanksgiving Blessing Mix,
and the Cornucopia, when opened,
has the Blessings Mix Recipe printed

I had a roll of brown craft paper which I
cut into 8 1/2" X 11" (standard copy paper size)
pieces. (I wanted to use what I had available.)
Then I ran the paper through my printer
and printed the recipe onto the
cut down craft paper,
printing two recipes per page.
(This was kinda scary ~ I hoped it wouldn't hurt
my printer! But I have printed muslin
pressed onto a piece of butcher's paper
and it worked beautifully, so I gave
it a try. It printed ok, but did make a
racket as the cartridge passed over the
edges of the paper! :~O )
I cut the recipes apart and trimmed
each piece to measure approximately
5 1/2 inches square.
I used my newest paper punch to
decorate three sides of the paper.
Then I rolled the paper into a cone,
having the recipe on the inside.

I made a sticker ( this one says "Give Thanks"
and has a turkey on it)
to hold the cornucopia together.
(These were supposed to be clear
but they look rather like band-aids
to me! I am using them anyway.)

I filled a little square of plastic wrap with
the Blessings Mix and tied it with a
bit of vintage seam binding and
put it into the cone.
(I prefer to use waxed paper generally,
but used plastic wrap today so
the gals could see what they were getting!)

I hope these little Thanksgiving Cornucopia's
'Bless' all the ladies!
"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good."
Psalm 136:1

Edited Nov. 23: For Linda (and anyone else who may be interested)
I bought this Martha Stewart punch at Michael's.
I'm sure you can find one anywhere scrapbooking
supplies are sold!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Honoring all who have served,
and are now serving.
Thank you and be blessed!
"Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Maple Leaf Roses

Almost too late, I remembered a tutorial that

my dear friend Sharon shared last year on her blog.

(Sharon is no longer blogging. :~{ )

The leaves on our trees have all fallen off,

and though once beautiful shades of yellow,

orange, rust and lime, they have all mellowed

to a wearied gold.

I quickly put these together and added the

last of the brilliantly colored dogwood leaves

for that splash of Autumn color.

Perhaps you still have a few brightly colored leaves

and can yet try your hand at this delightful

nature craft.

Please let me know if you do ~ I would love to see how yours turned out!


"I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley."

Song of Solomon 2:1


Joining Susan for Outdoor Wednesday.

Joining Roeshel at

The DIY Showoff

Want to know what I had for dinner last night?

Recipes in The Pantry!

" does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything
that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD."
Deuteronomy 8:3