Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pallet Pals

Two housemates and one neighbor.

Saturday afternoon plus ingenuity.

A couple of pallets and several hammers.

One big cheese and four big wheels.

Finishing technique of choice.

That is the recipe for a significant and attractive DIY coffee table.

And it looks like they had fun and got their lawn mowed too.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Unity Quilt

This quilt from a pattern appropriately called "Band Together" by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle 
was finished just in time to give as a gift to acknowledge a milestone event.


The event was the college graduation of another young person who had the many people of our amazing village 
banded together to guide him up the many steps that led to the podium. 

Members of the village carried and rocked, collected rocks, employed a pint-size yard boy, taught welding, kept a sense of humor, counseled his mother, and displayed in countless other ways that they loved and supported him as he strove for the independence of adulthood.

Thank you to the village (again). 

Congratulations to the graduate!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Crafty Canned Christmas

Next up, this wonderful gift of home canning from the young community garden plot holders.

Look at the custom labels.

Behold the colorful produce.

Imagine the hours of labor to grow, cut, can all this bounty.

These are so nice to look at on the shelf we may have a hard time breaking into them. 

But we will. We would never let love's labors be lost. 

Or grow old and scary at the back of the pantry.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Crafty Crocheted Christmas

Look at this wonderful gift! Can you believe its cuteness? It is almost too much to bear, right?

 We knew the daughter-in-law could crochet, but we did not know she could CROCHET.

And it came with this little treat. Good enough to eat. Oops, no won't do that.

Can't wait to try out both luxuries during a cold, dry January.

Smooth elbows and hot toddies ahead for the new year!

Do you suppose there is any yarn left for making Miss Monkus a male mug pal? 

Only 11 months and 21 days left until Christmas. Just sayin'.