Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Kid's Christmas Crafts

So, I'm not the only one who's been busy in our house. You can see in the picture above that Rebekah and Ben like to make things for the craft show too. Ben is busy making Birdseed Ornaments. They are to hang on an outside tree and come in a package of 3. This will be a great gift for grandparents, parents, teachers or anyone who likes to watch birds.

Rebekah has been making the glittery birds hanging in the tree. They come in red or blue. She is also putting together mugs & hot chocolate gift packages. These would be great for young friends or teachers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Upcoming Christmas Events

With Christmas coming up, there are so many things to do around the Central Alberta area. Here are a few of the things we are going to enjoy in the next few weeks.

November 25 @ 5pm The Town of Ponoka is having the tree lighting with carol singing and fire works at 6 pm.

November 26th 10-4 Lacombe Christmas Craft Show at LMC

November 30 11-3 Ponoka Christmas Farmer's Market at the Legion. They will also have markets on Dec. 1 3-7, Dec. 7 11-3 and Dec. 8 3-7.

December 2 9-1 I will have a table at the Lacombe Christmas Farmers Market at the LMC.

December 8 @ 7pm The Freedom Singers will be performing at The Church of the Open Bible in Ponoka. These are 3 men, 2 of which, escaped from Romania because of persecution. They had an awful time getting to Canada and they share their story and sing. It should be very powerful.

December 9 9-1 I will have a table at the Lacombe Christmas Farmers Market at the LMC.

December 9 @ 1:15 The Word of Life Church in Red Deer is giving a free matinee of the play, "The Search of The Wanderer". This is for schools and is offered to us that home school as well. If you wish to attend, you need to email Iris Reimer at by NOVEMBER 25th to let her know.

December 9-11 @7pm The Calvary Baptist Church in Wetaskiwin is having an "Evening in Bethlehem". This is outdoors and indoors. They will have live actors and live animals! They ask for a food donation to the food bank. They are located at 4910 Northmount Drive, 1/4 mile west of the hospital.

December 16 @ 7:30 The Central Alberta Homeschool Choir is having a concert at the Mission
Church in Wetaskiwin. This is our first time attending this event. We hear it is absolutely magical and we are so excited.

December 17 @ 4pm If you missed the Homeshcool Choir concert yesterday, you can catch them at College Heights SDA Church.

December 25 @ 11 am The Church of The Open Bible is having a Christmas Service. We are so very happy to be able to focus on the true meaning of Christmas on Christmas morning. What a blessing this will be.

OK, now I'm a little tired thinking of all the things we are going to do! But it will be a wonderful way to really enjoy the whole Christmas season. Even if you don't live in this area, there are probably some great things happening around you. Check your newspaper, community boards and local churches to find out what's going on. God bless.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Amazing Concert!

My family and I had the awesome blessing of seeing Double Portion, from North Battleford SK, in concert last night in Ponoka. We really didn't know what to expect, but we were all blown away! They are a country gospel group and they are all one big happy family. It was the parents with their 8 children. The oldest had stayed home to spend time with his wife before going on tour with the band opening for Paul Brandt. And can you believe they have another baby on the way? What a blessing. The whole family, right down to 2 year old Emerson, had a part to play.

Half way through the concert, Ben, who doesn't always like to share his feelings, leaned over and said, "These are good songs". In fact, my whole family had good things to say about the group.

If you ever have the opportunity to see them, or are in a position to bring Double Portion to your area, you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some More Crafts

I am slowly finishing some projects for the craft show. Here are some more. Above, I have put together a mini tree in a wood box. I have secured little rusty bells with homespun and little red berries all over the tree. And on top, I have put the cutest glittered cinnamon star and a grungy tag at the bottom. And in the background, you can see the "Joy" snowman sign ornament hanging on the tree. I will also be selling ones that say, "Noel"

Here I have put a pillar candle in a rusty pan with a grungy tag tied on with homespun. In the pan I have my home made rosehips that have a cinnamon scent along with some glittered cinnamon stars.

Here is the same wreath that was on my last post, but I have added some glittered cinnamon stars and some grungy tags.

Above is the candy cane wreath. It has some primitive candy canes, glittered cinnamon stars, pip berries and a grungy tag.

Newspaper Article

This is a little late, but I promised some people I would put the newspaper article about our pumpkin patch on my blog. So here it is. It was so nice of the newspaper guy and his family come out to our patch. This is a link to the article and I have added the picture of Jacob pumpkin bowling that was included in the paper, but is not on the Internet article.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Crafts

The annual Lacombe Christmas Craft Show is coming so fast for me. I thought I would post pictures of items I've completed as I go. So, here are my first creations. Above, I have made primitive chenille candy cane bundles with rusty bell, old fashioned tag and sprig of greenery and jars of primitive chenille mini candy canes is mason jars with galvanized metal lids. Also shown is the cute gingerbread ornie that I will be making more of once my rusty bells arrive in the mail.

Here I have a sweet ceramic lamb with green wreath and bell around his neck.

This wreath is hard to see. It has bells tied on with homespun fabric, sprays of pip berries and an old fashioned paper tag with a sleigh stamped on it. The tag also says "Sleigh Bells Ring"

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Is A Comin'

I love my husband for telling me about this radio station he heard while driving through Detroit this week. It is Christmas 105.1 FM Detroit. And, yes, you guessed it, it plays all Christmas music!! How awesome, eh? Now when I'm in the office, or even the kitchen, I can listen online. Right now I am listening to Amy Grant, "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year".

This is just what I need to help me finish my crafts for the craft sale and to finish decorating.