Did you get the luck?

It was 4° this morning. It’s warmed up to 14° now. Looking out the window I see the sun is shining. The look of a warm day in the winter sunshine truly is deceiving. I hope it gets warmer soon.

Did you partake of any old timey traditions to ensure you get-the-luck for a good year? We did. We had black-eyed peas and cabbage. It’s a tasty simple meal and costs next to nothing, so we see no reason not to partake in it. It’s kind of a fun thing to add a bit more cheer to the 1st day of the New Year.

I hope your year has started off well.
Wishing you all positive things this second day of the year.

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Happy 7th Anniversary to me at WordPress!

Wow! 7 years with WordPress. I’ve had a few blogs open and close since I signed up with WordPress.
I enjoy sharing things and making blogging buddies. I look forward to more years of visiting your blogs and reading the wonderful thoughts you share.

To my Blogging Buddies, Readers and Visitors,
Thank you all!

Thank you WordPress for making such a great blogging community.

 

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A Year Of Wednesdays – 2017

In January 2017, I decided to keep my blog active by trying to post every Wednesday. I’m happy to say that I actually succeeded in making a post every Wednesday of 2017. I didn’t always put Wednesday in the title and my post sometimes was very late in the day, but make a post, I did.
For a lot of bloggers this isn’t anything to brag about, but for me it is. I admire the bloggers who have vibrant flourishing blogs. They make blogging fun.
I’m just happy I made a blogging goal and was able to meet it.

To my Blogging Buddies, Readers and Visitors,
I thank you all for a grand year of sharing our worlds together.
I look forward to many more years of sharing.
I wish you all Wonderful Wednesdays for always.

 

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Snowman made of cans

I realize this is a little late in the season, but I’ve been under the weather for the last week. Thankfully I’m better now.
I finally finished this snowman yesterday. I want to go ahead and post it. I got the idea from Pinterest seeing snowmen made out of cans.I absolutely adore this guy.
He brightens up the room and
makes me smile every time I look at him.

Wishing you all happiness with your Christmas projects.


Here’s a few highlights of how I made my snowman.

-I used 28 ounce cans.
-I used my old hot glue gun instead of my low temp glue gun. The glue’s slower setting and gives more time for moving the cans into place.
-I ran into an issue with hot gluing the cans together and having a neat seam. I also worried that the cans might snap apart if they got banged around any. I made a cardboard cap for the cans and hot glued it in the top and then hot glued the cans together at the cardboard ends. This worked out really well.
-For the brim of the hat, I glued 3 small paper plates together. I figure that my snowman won’t ever be outside so the paper plates wouldn’t be a problem.
-For the hat, I left the open end of the can up to put flowers and stuff in.
-My husband spray painted the hat black and then spray painted the body white.
-The white paint didn’t cover as well as I liked, so I went over the body with white acrylic paint and a coat of glitter paint.
-I hot glued the hat to the body.
-I sculpted the nose out of polymer clay and hot glued it on snowman’s face.
-I painted the eyes, mouth and buttons.
-I crocheted the scarf.

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