The name ThistleDew came from my parents.
They owned a boat when I was young and that is the name they gave it.
"Thistle" (sounds like) This will....and "Dew" (sounds like) Do. Hence...This will do!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

"Christmas Time is Here"

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa from Our House to Yours! However you and yours Celebrate the Season may it be full of Love, Peace, and much Happiness....*not to forget the good eats! I haven't put up the tree, nor mailed the Christmas Cards. I have done a bit of I need to get my behind in gear and up the attic stairs....*and hopefully back down them!... *oh and I can't forget to make Grandma Dorothy's Christmas Cookies....rolled and cut Ginger, and Sugar cookies along with German Tea and Butterscotch Icebox cookies....I can smell them baking now!

I want to share a few pictures from "Christmas Past".

"Secretary full of Santas!"

This old Santa belongs to my husband Steve...he has had him since he was a wee lad! The calendar I made back in my woodworking it is my Grandchildren counting down the days instead of my daughters....

"Old World Santas" from my woodworking days...I love these guys!

"Nativity Scene".....I love their sweet little faces!

Who doesn't love these guys?

Christmas Tree before Basenji's....

The Basenji's...Sydney and Sheldon

Christmas with Basenji's!'s now on the wall....neat concept don't cha think?... :) even tho it's small this one is chocked full of my Radko's! I hope you enjoyed my little tour...and again Best Wishes to You and Yours this Holiday Season....

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Southern Lights

Here are my "Christmas Elves".....too cute for words!!

We took a trip to "Southern Lights" for their Holiday light show. Three miles of light displays, Petting Zoo, and of course Santa and his Elves! Braden, Avory, and Carter were hanging out of the car windows and we had "The Chipmunks" Christmas CD playing. The two youngest wanted NO part of sitting in Santa's lap, but we did wave to him and tell him they have been good and not to forget to stop by on Chirstmas Eve! :)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Trio of Frogs

I would love to introduce you to "Reymosteerio" the Frog.
Braden's first piece of Art! And a fine looking frog don't you think? *when he was complete I took the picture of him, added the text and printed him out so he could show him to everyone. "Rey" is residing here with my two frogs for a bit. We have another "Clay Day" planned to make "Rey" something to rest his feet on, so Braden will be able to hang his masterpiece on his bedroom wall. We had a ball together claying! And CF's stlye of writing made doing this project easy, peasy for us. It was very, very hard for me to keep my hands out of Braden's work. :) The only thing I helped him with was the circle of garnet beads on "Rey's" back. I am so proud of my Grandson. We spent about 2 hours working on our frogs. Braden is 7 and his attention span is fairly good, but he was wanting to finish faster than I wanted him to! You know what I mean?! I was trying to teach him to pay attention to detail. So when he was finished we browsed through CF's book and found where she was showing different tools for texture. I got out my tools and gave Braden a big ole scrap of clay and he played for at least another hour while "Rey" was in the oven. He kept watching the timer, ticking down the minutes. The frog on the bottom left is my dry run frog I made the day before our "Clay Day". *I was thinking....geezee I hope I can pull this off...teaching and all....since I have only had my hands in polyclay for a bit over a year :) The frog on the bottom right is the one I made along with Braden on the first of many "Clay Days" to come!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My Grandsons First Play

This is my Grandson Braden. He is 7 years old. I just started keeping him after school. He was on my computer and I was cleaning up my clay space last week when I asked him if he would like to play. I just grabbed up some scrap clay and a few basic tools for him. He had a ball!! It wasn't a very structured clay time, but we have one scheduled for tomorrow. Of course it is called "Clay Day". I had showed him Christi Friesen books and he really liked the frog! So guess what we are planning on making? *oh and he surprised me when I was taking this photo of his work....his mug showed up in it....he's cute as a bug isn't he?