Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

A spiral on the trail..






local color for the table...

these apples make the best apple crisp!

My weird hooked shoes!

Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving! We took our annual Thanksgiving hike this morning. We live in the midst of the Los Padres National Forest so there are lots of wonderful hiking trails nearby. One of the boys' favorite places is a hike to a spot they call "Swiss Cheese Rocks." There are pine trees and these huge sandstone boulders with amazing holes that you can climb in. Jason is still healing so he stayed home, but Justin, Dennis and I hiked for about an hour or more. On the trail was this spiral above......I love little surprises like that.

Yesterday I picked apples and made apple crisp and found some berries and flowers for the table. I have the turkey in the oven, the table is set, pies are made and things are smelling good.
I did manage to get those funny shoes finished. I think they would have made better slippers, but ..oh well. At least I can wear them to the next rug hooking meeting and get a little feedback!
And I want to start some new projects besides owls and squirrels....

Oh...and I am thankful for so many things...my family and friends...my home, having art in my life, and YOU...for coming to visit and share your thoughts and ideas and creative adventures.
And a wish that PEACE may prevail on earth.






4 comments:

jude said...

the hooked clogs are great, that texture just turns anything into a treasure. and owls are on my mind now.

Sunnie said...

Hi Mary..I love all your owls, gnomes and the hooked clogs are such fun! I have been to Solvang and wish I could join you there for the art show! What a terrific place to have a show! (I'm a transplant to Vermont from Washington State and my son lives in downtown LA!)
I'm putting you on my Blog favourites list so I can vistit often and see what you're up to!!! Lots of inspiration!
Hugs to you! : )

Tara Ross Studios said...

Love those trail photos and the shoes!!! Your owls are soooooooooo cute. I love them all!!!

Tammy said...

LOVING the shoes!!!! :)