Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cross Stitch & Embroidery

For Bella

her Rudolph ornament
DMC floss, 16 ct dyed aida

back of Rudolph ornament
with beaded edging and hanger

Bella's 1 year hand print
embroidery for I Spy quilt

Bella's 1 year foot print

I did manage to get the quilt top put together a couple of days before Christmas. Now for Mom to have the time to sew on the ruffle and backing.

Bella sitting in front of the stove with her hair blowing in the wind. She loves to sit here after the fan kicks on. She had a huge smile on her face after she heard the camera click for the picture!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

From Our Family to Yours - We hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ready for Winter

Water Garden

this summer
so pretty and Bella loves the fish

Thanksgiving weekend bargain
to clean the bottom of the stock tank

cleaned and ready for winter

Lowe's had that ShopVac on sale Thanksgiving weekend. After Bella's parents got home from work I ran right down there to buy mine and don't you know there had already sold out. The guy said they couldn't get them unloaded fast enough since it was such a great bargain, regular $79.99 and on sale for $29.99. I called 3 other stores before I found one and they offered to hold it for me so off I went to get it.

I used it this past weekend since we had rain coming for a couple of days and that way the tank could get refilled after I cleaned it. That is the most fun I've had in the garden in a long time. It works like a charm.

Supposed to be close to 70 today and more rain tomorrow so I will be playing with the ShopVac once again.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Opryland Hotel

Christmas Opry Style

Us and Ms Nancy in front of
one of their many poinsettia trees

nativity scene in front of the hotel

one of the many waterfalls

plenty of poinsettias

teddy bear

puss n' boots
only 1 of 2 characters for the kids

Bella liked him from a safe distance

lights & ornaments hanging from the ceiling

fountains galore
love the lion head

poinsettia tree in the Magnolia Lobby

lights as we are leaving in the front of the hotel

poinsettia tree in the front of the hotel

The hotel is such a beautiful place, especially at Christmas. The decorations are plentiful hanging from the ceilings and the flowers are beautiful. It didn't seem as if there were as many decorations to appeal to children as in the past. I remember taking Jennifer when she was little and how excited we all were with the huge nutcrackers and many statues placed around along with the carollers they had. In previous years we have always parked at the Opry Mills Outlet and walked to the hotel through the Grand Ole Opry area since their parking is free. They now have fences up so you can't cut through there any longer and everyone now has to pay to park. This year their charge is $18.