Friday, December 27, 2019

Some extra fun.

We had 4 rainbows on Christmas morning

Rain and snow Thursday night Friday morning..

What I saw Friday Morning. when I walked into the kitchen.

Possible Mail Stamps for next Christmas.?

Here is your pretty for the weekend.
I love this Tenrec !

cheers,  parsnip

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

December 25

Christmas !


Different lights, not like the ones I always use. 

As always here is your pretty for the day !

Sweet memories 
Watson and Hamish

Waiting for Santa.
Merry Christmas to you all !
cheers,  gayle
sir iwinston manadables churchill, miss mystery agatha
Merida and Oliver

Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas, part 2

Christmas Cards are put out every year with Fairy Lights on the credenza.
Many are from my Japanese Family. They twirl, lights flash, play several songs and pop-up.

Cards from family and artist friends.

I love Snow Globes. This year I found 2 I liked but I don't buy them every year.  
I especially like snowmen.

Favorite Snowman !

They make me happy to see every Christmas.

A very special wreath this year hangs on my door.
From iwinston to agatha.

The princess agatha loves these Red Tennis Balls !

As always here is your pretty for the week.

 The card in the middle is mine  but the two fabulous cards on the side are from Daughter.


Her card this year is a Christmas Quail Tree. 
Fabulous !
This is my card for The Twelve Days Of Arizona Christmas.

This year was Eleven Whitetail Deer.

Merry Christmas !
cheers,  gayle

Friday, December 20, 2019

Square Dog Friday... trying to get the Christmas decorations finished.

I had several Creches, Angels and Churches that were destroyed (along with my home) 
in the Laguna Beach Wildfire. A few made it through the fire. We dug them out from the rubble
and grit. One of my favorite is a small Mary with Baby and three Angels.

 It is so small and beautiful you can hold it in your hand and be amazed.
Glazed with blue and grey with very simple shapes I have had this one for about 40 + years.
They now sit in my entry way along with another that somehow made it through the fire.

This is one treasure that means Christmas for me.

Along with some sweethearts !
My Wild Douglas Fir is so beautiful that I only put a few super tiny white lights on it.
That is all the tree and I need.


iwinston see and hear the cattie

As always here is your pretty for the weekend...
 Worried gud dugs before the decorating.

Japanese Son has played Santa for many years. He first started at a Mall 
and they loved him as he spoke Japanese and English !
He now is Santa for the Kindergarten that is connected
to the University he teaches at.
The new Principle for the Kindergarten had never seen him as Santa.
Son is head of the International Studies and deals with University students.
 He was so surprised as all the little one were, that Santa only spoke English till the 
very end when he spoke Japanese. I love him he is a hoot !

Meri Kurisumasu

cheers,  parsnip

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

iwinston, miss agatha, oliver and MERIDA !


Oliver wearing a Santa Hat !

In Japan they have the big Gumball type of machines. Put your money in and turn the 
crank and a capsule comes out with wonderful toys.
One year I made my Son send as many of these Cat Hats as he could find. He 
found four. Here is the Santa hat one on Oliver. More to come.

We were thinking of trying one on Merida but we both decided we wanted to live !

cheers,  parsnip

Friday, December 13, 2019

Square Dog Friday, gud dugs and bad bad kitties

Woof !

 iwinston in Winter Lumberjack warm hat.

 miss agatha in hand knit Barrel Cactus hat with pink flower.

 give us cookies ! ! !

Son's cats, Merida and Oliver.



As always here is your pretty for the weekend.

cheers,  parsnip