Friday 27 November 2020

Scavenger Photo Hunt, November 📷

Another month has flown by and we just celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday. It was definitely on the warm side for the end of November, we even had the door open to cool off the kitchen!
Now it's time for Katie and her I love, I love, I craft, I am me... scavenger photo hunt.

The words for November are...

We bring this hibiscus plant in during the winter (although it's still outside at the moment) and it blooms while inside. A nice thing to see when it's all white outside!

This was taken while DH and I went on a hot air balloon ride years ago in the late fall. I was taking photos of the scenery and got this one of us. Even though I'm afraid of heights, I loved it and would go again in a heartbeat!

I tried to find photos from Clovelly when we stayed at Clovelly Court twice, but that was back in the 80's and those photos are much harder to find!
But here's Baltimore, Maryland's Inner Harbour. It's a nice spot to walk around, although now I'm sure it's pretty quiet and I don't know how much is even open there. 

This is the USS Constellation (1854), now a museum at the harbour, but is currently closed.

Nathan has this little window in his closet at the front of the house and we have a colourful, friendly ghost that likes to look out of it! This time he's looking at the full moon around Halloween a few years ago.

Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland is a beautiful place to see the moon and the stars since it's pretty isolated out there.

And this beautiful cotton candy sky is a scene from our deck looking out the back.

My own choice
Our Halloween tree guy seems to be sticking around for the holidays! He'll be getting some company this weekend with some other holiday friends.

Make sure you take a look at the other scavenger hunt photos and I hope to see you next month as Katie has decided to post then too since we're had such a crazy 2020! It can only get better from here, right?!

Thursday 26 November 2020

I am not a Turkey... 🚸

Not all of the 1st graders at Nathan's school had their stars displayed, but I was able to get these precious ones.
I'm not sure what next year will be like since this is Nathan's last year there, but hopefully I'll still have a friend to help out.

And now, let's bring on the turkeys stars of today's post!

F is for Frankenstein. I disguised my turkey as Frankenstein. He does not taste good. He wears a black lab coat.

I am not a turkey. I am something that costs 25¢. I am filled with stuffing... I mean gumballs! I am a gumball machine.

I am not a turkey. I have a horn. I am magical. I can fly. What animal am I? 
answer: unicorn

I am not a turkey. I live in the North Pole. I help Santa fly his sleigh. My red nose leads the way. I am Rudolph!

I am not a turkey. I am watching Notre Dame football. Gobble, gobble! I mean, Go Irish!

I live in the city. I sell hats, ties, and bow ties. I like to do it. I am planning to travel to Canada this Thanksgiving.

Hi, my name is Spider Turkey. Don't eat me I'm a superhero. I fight crime and save people. Even though I look delicious, I keep the city safe.

I am pink. I like to spin around. Don't eat me, I'm too pink.

I am not a turkey. I am Captain Marvel, a former U.S. pilot. I lost my memory and was transformed into a superhero after an explosion.

Hi, I am Santa. I have a white beard, a red suit, and a hat. I bring presents to good boys and girls. So don't eat me!

Houston, the turkey, I mean eagle, has landed. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

This is Santa Claus. He is carrying presents. He has a belt on. He is wearing boots, which a turkey doesn't wear.

I am a fish with blue and silver striped scales. I like to swim and I sleep with my eyes open. I enjoy playing with other fishes.

Hello, I am the Easter Bunny. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Oops, I mean Easter. I have big ears and I carry colorful baskets.

I am not a turkey. I do not look like a turkey and I do not talk like a turkey. I am a ?sloth? ball play. I'm soccer.

Hi everyone, I am not a turkey. I love children all around the world. I love wearing a red outfit. I enjoy having cookies.

Hello my name is Fin and I love to play soccer. I am definitely not a turkey because I am wearing a soccer uniform. 

I am not a turkey. I have a big horn. My body is rainbow colored. I am a unicorn.

I am not a turkey. I give lots of kids gumballs. I enjoy taking your money and giving you sweets. My red dispenser leaves you a treat.

I am not a turkey. I live in the Big House. I broke out of the farm to get some wild grains.

I am not a turkey. I am a good soccer player. I am number 5. I score a goal at every soccer game. My jersey is blue and red.

Please don't eat me because I am your friend. I enjoy dancing and singing with you. Turkeys are friends, not food.

I am not a turkey. I am a bowling pin. I get hurt every day. Do you want to eat a bruised bowling pin for dinner? Nooooo!

And there you have some saved turkeys, at least for this year!
For those who celebrate Thanksgiving, I know it's a very different time this year, but I hope you have a blessed day with loved ones - either in person or video, like we'll be doing later with some of the family. ❤

Monday 23 November 2020

I am not a turkey... 🍺

I am not a turkey...
...I am a Brew Master!
I like to brew beer for me and my friends and also try lots of other kinds of beer.
Beer, beer, beer, bring on the beer!

I just brewed some blueberry beer, before that it was trashcan beer, and who knows what's next!

Just hanging out and chillin' with my friends, drinking some beer!
I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving without me, you know what I'll be doing. 🍻

Sunday 22 November 2020

Let's Talk Turkeys! 🎨🖍

So has anyone created a turkey in disguise? So far, I have two people that have and I'm going to work on mine later today.

This turkey looks like the one the kids use, so use this to print out and disguise.
Paper, feathers, ribbons, tissue paper, cotton balls, floss, or just about anything you can think of to help the little guy out.

I'm using a link up for the first time, I hope it works out!

And good news from those 1st graders at Nathan's school, I have one class with their turkeys and I'm waiting on the other two classes.

Can you decorate as well as a 1st grader?!

Friday 13 November 2020

Holiday Mix Up 🐤👻

Well, why shouldn't we enjoy Easter at Halloween? This is certainly the year for it!
I joined in on Needlecraft Haven's Easter exchange, way back in the spring. But with the shut downs everywhere, the exchange was postponed... until just recently at Halloween.

Here's what I received from Dusty, what wonderful treasures!
Fun pumpkin and Christmas buttons, Made with Love charms, a needle threader, wonderful smelling hand lotions, a variety of beautiful floss colours, and a most precious chick ornament.

Isn't it adorable? I love all those sweet flowers too. It even looks great at Halloween!
So thanks to Dusty, for such a fun exchange and treats.

My treats were sent to Dusty, that worked out well!

I decided it needed a reminder of this crazy year and how we had to postpone the exchange, so I added a bat to the back.

Now I'm working on a Christmas exchange although I can't believe it's almost that time, it was just 78 the other day... crazy weather for sure!

Saturday 7 November 2020

Friday's Stitching Ground 🍁

This afternoon I headed to my parents for a short visit. Dad asked me when I was coming next and I had already thought that I would come by this weekend, so that worked out for us all!
There's still a little bit of colour in the trees there, that's always nice to see.

Well this worked out perfectly, I went to get the mail with Addie soon after I arrived, and waiting inside the mailbox was a card for Dad. Cathy @The Stitching Grandma was so sweet and stitched this mug card for my Dad's birthday. Needless to say, he was thrilled and I think he might even get a frame for it. Thank you so much, Cathy, for making him such a special card! 🥰

As for stitching, I picked this up again and I am determined to finish this in time for Thanksgiving. I'm outlining the Indians and then really need to figure out what colour I'm using for the leaves.

I'm stitching in the basement this evening, and keeping my legs warm with a blanket my Momma made years ago. She made this when she was still able to use her hands. Luckily, I have a couple at home, and all the boys have one too. Those are all coloured themed, but I like the mismatched ones the best. And I am actually lucky enough to have one of those too!
Do you have any treasured blankets like this in your house? 

Sunday 1 November 2020

Save those Turkeys! 🦃

 Since this is the year of the unknown, that includes turkeys!
If you've been following my blog for any amount of time (especially since 2013) you will have seen the "I am not a turkey, I'm a ..." that the 1st graders at Nathan's school create to hide their turkey from becoming a Thanksgiving dinner.
Even though Nathan's school is open and most of the children are in school, parents are not allowed in the building which makes it rather difficult to take photos of all those potential adorable non-turkeys. But, I do have a "contact" on the inside who will hopefully be able to help me and take pictures which I will edit before posting them.

But just in case they don't create them this year for some reason, or she is unable to get me the photos, I thought it would for fun for the adults to get creative and see what happens. That means YOU!

So let's see what you can come up with and I'll create a link-up to see how many turkeys have been disguised. Since Thanksgiving for us is November 26th, I'll open it on Monday, the 23rd until the 25th. 
This turkey looks like the one the kids use, so use this to print out and disguise. Paper, feathers, ribbons, tissue paper, cotton balls, floss, or just about anything you can think of to help the little guy out.
Please feel free to share, the more the merrier! 

Here's a little inspiration, Nathan's astronaut.

And who knows, there might be a gift certificate for the "winner, winner, I'm not going to be a turkey dinner!"
Should we actually vote on the most favourite one, or pick a name from a hat?
I'll be joining in too, but obviously not to win!