New this year are the green bottles in containers. I liked the look this summer as I used them in pots of Hostas in the back yard. I collect birdhouses which I use in the yard, on porches and in the house. The angel was a Vacation Bible School Project from years past.
My Husband; Maurice built our home from scratch! He went to the library and got how to do books and did it! Even the windows and doors and wiring! He's my Hero! We always deecorate as shown. Many years ago I decided to make the sheep, angel and sherperds to show the real meaning of Christmas. I'ts especially beautiful with a coating of snow!
How exciting from the first glimpse of my gift box where Ellen Wery of ellengetscrafty.blogspot.com had painted a big red poinsetta on it and printed my name so elegantly! As I opened the box shredded crinkled red and white paper overflowed with red sparklie tissue paper and Christmas wrap hid the treasures inside.Ellen had even selected a Christmas card with my name "Joy" on it! I was so anxious to see the Minin quilt Is searched for it first! Oh My! What Perfection! I could tell she had done this many times before! She is a good teacher for me! The Colorful and Cozy Winter Scene spoke to my Folk Art personality. I just love it! The little red and green fabric Santa Red bird is precious, it can reside in any room of our house. The litttle" Be Warm Inside & Out" notebook and Christmas Pencils speak to my love of Journaling. And then lastly the beatiful Silver Box of Chocolates is a real treat that I don't allow myself very often! Will have to ration them out very sparingly relishing each bite! Oh Elleen, I hope you will except my gift box to you as from a Folk Art Artist and less than Perfectt Quilter! I Thank Victoria Findlay Wolfe from bumblebeansinc@ gmail.com for organizing such a fun Christmas Trade1
I am so grateful for family! This year we will have 22 adults and 2 brand new babies around our table here at the farm. Our grandkids keep moving off but we still have one and the new baby and Daddy and Our son and his special friend. Thank goodness my sister Judy and her family are still around and like to come down.
Look what came home with me from the "Trade Fair Mall" 5 miles S. of Oceola, Mo. on Hwy.13. I'm going to set my collection of 18 Sock Monkeys on a shelf in the kitchen to enjoy! I will paint a picture of them after Christmas for prints and greeting cards. I really like these little creatures not only because they make me smile but my being Homemade, they are all different!
These Santas are being delivered to some un-suspecting cousins while on a road trip this weekend. My sister Judy and I will be celebrating her 70th Birthday. The other 30 Santas are still being completed in Sants's Workshop.
My husband, Maurice finished and installed our new "SNARE FARM" sign on the corner of our 10 acres today Yeah! It will be seen as you come up the hill from The Sugar Creek Bridge. I've waited a long time for it, but the wait was worth it! I think I'll drape evergreen and red ribbons and poinsettias on it for Christmas
Hello, my name is Marlynne Joy Snare (pronounced Marilyn) and I am really excited to be jumping into this new world of "blogging". I call myself a "Folk Artist" and enjoy creating with fabric, paint, wood and all types of natural materials. It will be fun to share some of these inside and outside the house projects with you too!