Thursday, November 23, 2006

What I am Thankful For....

milo meets grandma
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
I have had a lot of blessings this past week & wanted to share them with you here & what a great excuse Thanksgiving is for doing just that.

My creation

We have found out recently that Chris' Mom Pat and her husband Frank are going to be moving to Maine. It is very exciting to think that we will have family living close by us very soon. On a quest for a house to buy, they visited with us last week while looking just northwest of Portland. It was great to have them here for a visit. Just a little snapshot of what it will be like to have family close-by, lots of laughter, companionship and general sense of contented togetherness. It warms me to think that Milo will have more people in his life that care for him as much as his father and I do, how lucky. Pat also brought along a lovely gift that she handmade for me, & its not even my birthday! She decoupaged a basket/box with a collection of old stamps, most of them Czech with really nifty designs. I have a real thing for old Czech stamps, the art on them are amazing....I should take some more photos, they are just so beautiful. Inside she felted the bottom and put in dividers plus, the inside lid of the basket she made into a pin cushion. Its so fun, I am excited to be using it! Pat was also the one who gave me her sewing machine when she replaced hers a few years back, which I feel has been one of the more inspiring moments in my life....setting me free in way I never knew possible. It wonderful to share a love of crafting with her. Here are some photos of that terrifc box. I am so grateful to be a part of your family, thank you Pat!

Much to my delight, I ran across a copy of the The Hausfrau last week while hocking my wares at Ferdinand.
My spirit automatically lifted, plunged when I realized I didn't have my wallet with me, than soared again, when Ferdinand's Diane said that I could have it taken off the price of my notecards with a consigner's discounted deducted. Sweet! This issue has not been a disappointment, either. The Frau delves deep into "unhipness" The funniest part of the zine for me this quarter is that she knows she is not hip because her most popular issue of Hausfrau has been "Issue #3 The Lice Issue. Just recently I thought we may have had a run in with those detested parasites, at which point I ran for my copy of Issue #3 to reread her advice on how to handle those pesty nits! Luckily we didn't have them, but our shampoo bottles are swimming with tea tree oil, apparently I was a little heavy handed in my fear. Chris has requested an oil free shampoo! Anyway, Yaahhhh I am thankful for the Hausfrau....readers, go to her sight and enjoy the samples, its worth it!

what i love

Chris recently found this kicking recipe for No-Knead Bread This bread is so yummy! This bread was also a terrific excuse to purchase a creamy yellow vintage Corning Ware ceremic covered dish that I had been eying at my local thrift shop for months. When I finally had an excuse to purchase it, I was biting at the bit to get it. I had to bide my time though....finally when I got to the store I heaved a sigh of relief, there is was nuzzled under the shelf. The best part about this dish/pot is that it made the awesome bread even better. Now if only the companion part is still there!!!!

Over at Strange Maine wrote a beautiful piece of prose about why she is thankful to live in Maine. It was so beautiful, Thank you MIchelle...

hold on

1 comment:

keyes123 said...

jenna love your cards funny how the box goes around had two good bottles of wine in it as a gift from frank, stamps saved for over 10 yrs glad the sewing machine makes you happy