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Beaded Felt Ornaments - Creative Day Thursday DIY

Hi Sweet Friends!

Today I thought I'd show you what I am doing for my "Fancy" Beaded Ornaments this year.
These will be going out to family as their Christmas Gift. They turned out so pretty, I just had to share them with you!
 Next I stitched on the sequins and beads.
 Then I stitched the blue felt heart to the white felt heart with the blue floss.
 Then I added the blue seed bead trim.
 Then I wrote "Merry Christmas" and the year "2016" on the back white heart.

 I used a fine tip Sharpe to write on the felt.
 I added bugle and seed beads to make some crystals coming down from the heart point, just for fun!




I haven't given detailed instructions on these others, as I just kinda winged these without patterns and just designed the ideas. 

I tried to find some paper that would help me to lay the designs out, but to no avail. I will continue to look and try to recreate the designs on paper for a later posting. If you know of this beading graph paper and where …

Rainbow Days!

Hi Sweet Friends!
Thanks for dropping in! It has been raining a bit here lately and I just had to share some of these pretty rainbow photos. For me, a rainbow makes me smile. How about you?

off in the distance, but I love the colors!

Down by the Montrose Pavilion.
Heading South. Cool band effect. We had never seen one like this!!
Glad you had a chance to stop in. Have a wonderful day!
Enjoy!


Decorative Table Setting Ideas

Hi Sweet Friends!
The Holidays are upon us and Thanksgiving is just a week away! Setting a nice looking table is part of our families own Holiday Tradition since my Grandmother's delightful table presentations. She always laid out the fine china, linen and crystal with a beautiful centerpiece that tied it all together. And I was the lucky one to inherit two of her many china sets that I use in my home to this day. I will be passing them down to my own grandchildren when they have families of their own. 

The Emily Post Institute has some great advice on Table Setting here:  http://emilypost.com/advice/table-setting-guides/

I found some photos of my table settings I wanted to share with you. It is good to know how to set a table and I have included some personal diagrams for assistance at the bottom of this post.

Fun Holiday Breakfast
Fancy golden charges were $1.00 at the Dollar Tree (*these are not to be used as regular plates, just under the main plate).

Formal Flair


Thanksgiving Tabl…

No Bake Cookies with Silk Almond Milk- Friday Foods

 Hi Sweet Friends,
Today we are making a quick batch of "No Bake Cookies" with Silk Almond Milk for those who are lactose intolerant. These are a delicious substitute and worked great! I added the Chocolate Chips on top just for fun! I took them to our church social and came home with an empty box! These keep well, but really don't last long with chocolate lovers in the house!
 Ingredients:


½ cup or 1 stick Margarine2 cup Sugar½ cup Almond Milk4 Tbsp Cocoa Powder½ cup Smooth Peanut Butter 3¼ cup Quick cooking Oats2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Directions: 


 Combined stick butter, sugar, milk and cocoa powder in a large saucepan over high heat and bring to a rolling boil, and boil for 1 minute.
 Remove saucepan and stir in peanut butter, oats and vanilla extract
 Mound these by tablespoons onto wax paper or parchment paper to cool. Let cool until the cookie have set. I added chocolate chips just for fun, but they are good without them as well!

 Enjoy!

Fall Wreath DIY

Hi Sweet Friends,
Today I made a simple Fall Leaf Wreath using only 3 things. 
I love the look of the Fall leaves and wanted to bring that into the wreath with the use of silk leaves and eucalyptus. 



This simple wreath DIY is easy to make and I have made it a step-by-step photo DIY for those who want to make one themselves.

First, gather up the items:
Green Foam Wreath Form
2 Bundles Fall leaves (mine have gold edging)
1 package Eucalyptus (mine came in 3 colors)
Wire Cutter (I used 2 types)
Hot glue sticks & glue gun
Safety Glasses
Optional:
Ribbon for backing  (if wreath is on a glass door)

Directions:



1. Take the large cutters and snip the leaf wires as far down the stem as possible,
at the connection to the large main stem (this stem will be cut into 2 stems, so you need the length).


2-3. The individual leaves will need to be moved down making 2 even sections.



4. Cut with the smaller wire cutters just above the second set of leaves.
5. Here is a closer shot.
6. Now make two piles of leaves; sm…