Saturday, November 14, 2015

Dashing through the snow.

Amazing!  Just amazing how time flies by.  October came and went and it's now 1/2 way through November with Christmas right around the corner.  Thanksgiving will be held at our home this year.  It has been a long time since we've had it here.  My husband has started moving things around and finishing up those little things that never seem to get done.  Ahhhh, the joys of retirement.  I, on the other hand am focused on work for one and getting some projects started and or finished.  I am bound and determined that next year I will participate in a craft show or may two.  There was one last year I missed due to gallbladder surgery.  I was so disappointed but it has allowed me to refocus and know what I need to do for next year.  This one in particular is held every other year with a quilt show hosted the alternate years.  So, that is my goal and have plans.  Now to just get to creating!

My most recent creation was putting together my costume for Halloween which we spent in New Orleans!  It was amazing.  Lots of creative costumes and interesting people watching.  They were very much into the holiday.  The French Quarter was highly decorated and packed from curb to curb on the night before and Halloween night.  We went to dinner in costume which was a lot of fun, garnering lots of attention.  It rained which "dampened" the "spirits" a bit but still an enjoyable evening.  We spent 6 days in New Orleans walking, looking, eating, river boating, cemetery inspecting and I took a lot of photos.  I will share a few here but took more than 300.  Thank goodness for digital!

Today I completed a tag with the guide of the November tag on Tim Holtz's blog.  I missed October but hope to finish out the year with the challenge.  I also pushed though and created 10 reindeer boxes for a co-worked who loved them so much last year that she wants to give them out herself this year.

Now to start on my Christmas cards! 

 My sister and my husband.
 Me and my husband.
Me and my husband 18 years ago!

Me and my husband - Steampunk

 Picture of me.
My dad, Phil and step-mom Jane
November tag - Tim Holtz Challenge

Reindeer boxes, still waiting for candy cane antlers.