A New Year, Another Holiday

Valentine’s Day is on its way… the 14th of February.  Gifts for this generally include flowers, chocolates, and plush toys.  At least as far as I’ve seen the last few years, anyway.

What events happen on Valentine’s Day?  Dinner and a movie?  Private time between couples?  Maybe somebody has to work, someone else is taking care of children, and the meaning of the day gets lost in the routine of daily life.

Whatever people decide to do on and for the holiday, I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Christmas is Coming…

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, won’t you please put a penny in the old man’s hat?  If you haven’t got a penny a h’penny will do, if you haven’t got a h’penny God bless you!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is here… which means Christmas is just around the corner.  Which means snow, and Santa, and gifts for everyone far and near.  Grandparents, parents, kids, babies… furbabies too, of course.

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Christmas decorations, a way to stay warm… Many things in these pages to choose from, won’t you stop and take a look?

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Halloween… Oh What Fun!

Ghosties and goblins, witches and pumpkins, children going trick or treating… all fun aspects of the holiday.

Mom and Dad going through the candy haul to make sure its safe to eat is just as much a part of the holiday as collecting the candy is.  More for catching things the kids can’t eat because of allergies, these days, rather than dangerous things from years and decades past.

Be safe this Halloween, and kids, don’t argue with Mom and Dad about the candy haul.  Too much candy is worse than not enough, after all.

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A Little Nip in the Air…

Fall is here… getting a little nip in the air… snow’s on its way!

Halloween’s coming up next month, with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner.  Candy and gifts needed for holidays… warm afghans for those chilly days and chillier nights.  Handmade heirlooms that will last a lifetime and beyond…

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Benefits and Drawbacks: Summertime

Benefits:  Summer is not cold… things can and do grow… you can walk around with very little clothing on, depending on your surroundings.  You also don’t have to worry about plowing your way through Snow.

Drawbacks:  Summer is HOT… depending on location, perhaps too hot to be outside at all… growing things need LOTS of water, preferably uncontaminated… Also, walking around with very little clothes on can get you sun burnt if you aren’t careful.

Summer can be fun; water parks are open this time of year, as are pools and other amusement parks.  School is out; vacations can be taken more easily.  Go fishing… to a lake, a river, some place with water.  Maybe go on a nature walk through town.

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For the Football Fan: Coasters!

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This set of delightful coasters is perfect for that fan who just can’t get enough of football.

Just listed today, head on over to the Shop and take a look!

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Pencil Can for Desk… What Do You Think?

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This is the pencil can I made yesterday… viewed from the front.

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From the back…

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And from the bottom.

Size is approximately 4 inches in diameter, and 5 inches tall.  Colors are purple, lavender and white.

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Chess Set: the Pieces

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Pawns… 8 of each color.

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Here we have the Rooks…

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Knights… these tend to be a little nose heavy if they aren’t balanced just right.

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Bishops… these look a bit funky, being one thread narrower than the base…

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Last we have the royalty… Kings to the left, Queens to the right.

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Chess Set: the Board

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Chess board… minus drawers to put the pieces in.

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And here’s the board with the pieces, all ready to play.

 

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