Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Walking through a Winter Wonderland...


My goodness - snow, snow and more snow! I was on the road for a few days and ended up driving through some areas of Indiana that had amazing amounts of snow accumulation!

The roads were clear and dry on my drive to and from Northern Kentucky. If I could I would personally thank each and every one of the road crew members in both states. They did an outstanding job of managing the snow/ice on the roads.

I am now back in the comforts of home and just starting to bead again. In the meantime, I ran across this cute little ornament I made last year. It is a porcelain cab from Eljay and the first one like that I beaded around. The edge stitch is one I found in Beading With Cabochons by Jamie Cloud Eakin, it is backed with red ultra suede.

Would you like it to be yours? If so, please leave a comment by midnight Eastern time on Friday (December 21). I will draw a winner on Saturday, and post it sometime that night or on Sunday.

Sending you wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a stress free holiday season!

11 comments:

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I go absewlutely bonkers over ornaments and this one has me head over heels here! Throw my name in Santa's hat won'tcha. Happy holidays Grace and thank you for offering up this lil beauty. xo, Monica

Sheila said...

This little snowman is adorable,love it. Does Eljay have a website to order cabs.

Grace said...

Monica, you're name is in the hat!

Sheila - I lined Eljay's site in the post, you should be able to click it and go to her site. She's so easy to deal with too!

Pat Winter said...

The ornie is wonderful! What a beautiful cab. I love snowmen, toss my name in too.

tangled stitch said...

What a lovely ornament. Have a Merry Christmas.

bepotter said...

Your ornament is absolutely fabulous!! Thank you so much for your blog!
Barbara

Noel said...

I adore snowmen and thanks for the opportunity to own this lovely ornament! Toss my name in that hat too Grace!
Have yourself a Merry Christmas and wondreful New Year!
Hugs from rainy San Diego!

Jessica W. said...

I'm not sure if after reading your email about all the snow you've seen in the past few days if this beautiful snowman cab is throwing up his hands in despair at all the snow or celebrating it (he does have a smile on his face). Either way, please enter my name in your drawing, Grace. Beautiful piece!!

Hélène H said...

This is really a sweet and lovely piece !

Hugs from cold but snowless France :o)

Maggie R said...

Hi Grace..
Everyone has been doing a lot of give-a-ways on the different blogs so I thought I would do the same...So.....Here's the deal....
Come to my Blog and leave a comment on "WHICH REINDEER ARE YOU!..."
On New Year's Eve I will draw one name, and that person will receive a goodie bag from me... Want to play..... Just click on my Blog address below and Join in :-)

((((hugs))))
Maggie.

http://magpiescollectables.blogspot.com/

Everyone is welcome.....
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A WISH FOR A VERY BLESSED NEW YEAR

Gypsy said...

Please throw my hat in the ring, Grace- that is one cutie!
Aryd'ell

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman