Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Teddy for Our Grandson!

My heartfelt thanks to Vivianne Galli for designing and sharing this wonderful pattern. Using her "Sara" bear pattern... I made our grand-baby his first teddy bear, celebrating his first birthday on December 28th!
Meet Ryan's Bear...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Blessings!

Wishing you the peace and joy that comes in knowing the Prince of Peace!

Daryle & Katie

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Good Saint Nick!

I finished Saint Nick just in time for our open house at the parsonage last evening. He stands about 22 inches tall, finding his home on our fireplace mantle among the greens and pine cones. His waist coat jacket is wool, his leggings cotton flannel and his head is paperclay. A local lamb provided his locks! A generous sprinkle of German glass glitter and he’s ready for the journey on Christmas Eve! His bag of wood wool and sticks says: “Naughty boys & girls gets sticks and coal!” On a personal note: I have learned this the hard way! The hang tag on his waist coat reads: “Riding the pale moon, in the night sky... Good Saint Nick with a twinkle in his eye.” Daryle

Our First Winter Storm!

We are in the middle of a powerful nor’easter... with well over a foot of snow on the ground, and a forecast of steady snow through the night! It is our first real snow storm in four winters, here in South Jersey! Our neighbors have been just incredible, out shoveling sidewalks for folks and clearing driveways as well. We have a fire in the fireplace and plan on settling in for a quiet evening at home! The feeders have been a flurry of feathers all day, with buntings, cardinals, house wrens, chickadees, finches and jays... all getting their fill. Spread the cheer!