Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
This one was done by my daughter-in-law. It depicts my four granddaughters playing in the snow. My daughter-in-law would probably kill if she knew I was putting it on here for the world to see, so we won't tell her!! Of course, I love anything that has to do with my grandchildren.
My son did these of the world.
And since I'm a teapot junkie, they had to do one like this! Sorry about the quality of the picture.
And this is what my son can do when he puts his mind to it! Isn't this absolutely gorgeous? I told him I want a set of these, but since he's leaving for two years, I may have to wait a while!
Oh, and by the way, it isn't even done. See those tiny black lines? He informed me that he still has more work to do on it and it needs a clear coat.
My daughter had the same idea! She did these ornaments for me as well.
Here's a cute snowman on a lavender background:
And she did a couple of these:
Isn't it gorgeous? I want several more like it to grace my tree next year.
She painted a clear ornament with the gold paint, then added some stickers she found. She then spruced up the stickers with paint, then added a clear coat.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
The smallest pan lost it's shiny bottom layer a couple years later when I left my my oldest son's bottle heating on the stove one night before church. When we came home after church, the stove was still going, the bottle was dry and the wall beside the stove so hot you couldn't touch it. It's a miracle I didn't burn the house down!
I kept the pan and have used it all these years, despite it's handicap.
Each one of my children passed through the phase of unloading my pots and pans cupboard. Each one of my children used them as a set of drums. Each one of my children used the largest pot as a booster seat from time to time.
And each one of my children were fed countless meals cooked in these pots.
Sixteen years ago, we made the move from California to Missouri. The pots and pans came along. Their stainless steel didn't seem to have any trouble adjusting to the humidity of the summers or the cold of the winters. They just kept on cooking.
About five years ago, my kids decided I needed a new set of pots and pans. You see, my Farberware set have all lost their handles. One even perished in a kitchen fire.
But they were still cooking, so I couldn't bear to through them out. I just made room in the cupboard for the new set and kept the old. But I still used them, just about every day.
Well, three of those pots and pans are about to make another move. This time to Vanuatu. They are going with my son and his wife when they leave for two years on December 31st.
When my daughter-in-law mentioned that they needed to pick up some pots and pans to take with them, something inexpensive that they would probably leave there when they came home, I told her she could have them. I thought it would be fitting for them to go where I couldn't go and keep cooking meals for my son.
After all, they've been doing it for the twenty-six years he's been around. He's even scorched them more than a few times with his cooking!!
So now they are going with him to his new home. And when he returns, chances are the pots & pans will probably stay there.
All except the little one. I requested that it make the trip back home if at all possible.
Call me sentimental - it's true and I don't mind!!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Boy, were they a hit!! The girls absolutely loved them!
Friday, December 18, 2009
I made each apron adjustable. The ties go around the neck, through the sides of the apron, then tie in the back. They can tighten or loosen them as needed.
Not the best picture, but you get the idea!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The approximate dimensions are 11" x 17". After Christmas, I'm going to make a neck pad as well as pocket warmers.
The cost of the corn was about $6.50 and I paid around $2.00 per yard for the fabric, so these turned out to be a very inexpensive gift.