Tuesday, November 22, 2016

- Holiday prep

Retrospective (12/15)

Patch #327 J's heart


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Our St Louis daughter sent one of the photos being considered for this year's Christmas card ...


Along with the ornaments they've been crafting ...




And in the spirit of getting ready for Thanksgiving, our Austin daughter sent a copy of the "recipes" from G's pre-school class ...


Needless to say, we thought G's was brilliant ...


Meanwhile, I'm continuing to backfill the past month's patches.

November 8 For all the good it did


And October 23 How peeps might be paisley 


So named as paisley informed the shapes used for each head and body. The cloth was a muslin eco-dye with a steel wool chaser made last year.

9 comments:

Dana said...

Its beginning to look a lot like fun with your grandsons. What cuties.
More good patches...the sandpipers are especially charming.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Dana ... I continue to try letting go of perfectionism, although ironically the birds in real life are far more similar than my stitches suggest. Still, they captured the memory: the five of us spending a few precious days together on the beach.

Liz Ackert said...

P.S. St Louis daughter Meliss reports the boys were very disappointed to learn their ornaments weren't edible (being made of equal parts apple sauce and cinnamon). I like to think J is pictured trying to convince his mom that really, they could be eaten.

Marti said...

Major loving "melt" moment with the first photo, adorable "naughty" little elves. (My daughters and I use the term "melt" whenever we see a photo that is so cute.) If they get a lot of snow, just have their Mom put that photo up in the window, will happily warm everyone up with joy...

Griffin's turkey instructions captured memories of many trips to H.E.B and Central Market when we lived in Texas. Best instruction of Griffin's turkey cooking, "say mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"; that boy has the makings of a fine gourmet!

Liz Ackert said...

When the craziness in the world brings me down, I need only "melt" into pictures of the grandkids to make it all right again.

handstories said...

What cuties, love the recipes, and the peeps!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Hazel. So happy that your family will be together for Thanksgiving ... enjoy!

Nancy said...

Such wonderfulness your family provides! I used to do those child's versions of recipes when I taught pre-k...thanks for bringing back fond memories.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Nancy ... my family is my greatest joy