Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year and here's to new eye opening beginnings….
 May yours be all that you've ever hoped for and then some!
So long 2013… Cheers 2014!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cranking out Elves and Seasons Greetings!

Hundreds of little Elves Wish You and Yours the Happiest of Seasons Greetings!!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wolfie's Friends and Cuteoverload.com!

 We have friends that live far, far, far away.
They usually only come to visit once a year in the Summer but they are coming for Christmas this time….
Wolfgang really misses them. We just told Wolfie about the surprise…. and it even ended up on one of my very favorite web sites!  Click on the link to see his reaction!  http://cuteoverload.com/2013/12/18/guess-whos-coming-to-dinner-wolfie/

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Turkey Trot, Austin, Texas 2013

 My husband David and I participated in this years Turkey Trot 5 mile race through downtown Austin, Texas on Thanksgiving morning.
 Heading for the starting corral, it was 34 degrees and my very first race ever! 5 miles at a steady 51:03. Truly, I felt like I won, it was so exhilarating!
 My gorgeous, handsome husband. I told him to go ahead because he runs much faster than me…. but he stayed with me and came in at 51:02 minutes, he could have ran the 5 mile stretch at least 15 minutes faster!
 There were people running in costumes of all things Thanksgiving.
 A pilgram and his gal.
 And after the race was over they had sweet treats of cut up oranges, bananas and bagels too! It was such a funny thing to see a giant (tired) turkey sucking on an orange!
There were even a few Santa Claus's!!! Can't wait till next year, I'm gonna work really hard to beat my time!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Antique Needlework & Facebook!

 Look through the refections to what lies behind the wavy glass.
 I found this piece of antique needlework at an Italian flea market several years ago...
 It was folded up and tucked in the corner of a small, banged up, old wooden box.
I wonder who created it? And if they worked on it by candle light… and how it wound up forgotten and crushed...
 I notice the amazingly vibrant colors of the silk threads, and the wonderful floral boarder that curls and rises around her.
 Its a quite large piece that sits on my nightstand next to my bed… I have tea with her every night before I go to sleep.
 There is so much detail, and such teeny, tiny stitches! It must have taken forever to finish. You can see every braid and lovely shimmering highlights of each and every sausage curl.
Her blushed cheeks are so delicate it almost looks as though its been painted on, she has a small beauty mark beneath her eye, see there just below her eyelash? And it looks to me like she is wearing a malachite necklace too. It such a wonderful piece, and a beautiful way to start each morning and end each day! Hope you are enjoying the cold weather and having fun preparing for the holidays!
Oh and BTW I just joined Facebook, Yes, I know I must be the very last Human being on earth to join! Pop on over and say Hello!  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandra-Evertson/502338376546983?sk=wall&filter=2