Saturday, 20 December 2008

Anniversary and Crafts

Yesterday was our 49th wedding anniversary and here I was forgetting to mention it! We did not do anything to celebrate but I did get to spend 10 hours (minus his 90 minutes asleep) with grandson Oliver as we spent the day visiting with our daughter Janie. We were to be going over for the day anyhow, but Janie had fallen at work the previous day and her company had insisted she stayed home to recover. She is fine and the baby is fine, just somewhat bruised.

My card to Alan
I have actually been making some greetings cards lately to replenish my stock












A few of the many Christmas cards in the making




I have also managed some knitting since finishing the Throw





And remembered that I did not show the 'man' scarf I made for Alan
some time ago

The Smoke Bush (Cotinus) finally shed its leaves in the wind this week but I managed to catch these pretty and delicate colours before it did. This bush changes through the most beautiful colours from Autumn through early Winter. It turns from deep burgundy to scarlet and then this mixture of pink and gold. Today it is bare deep wine colour stems waiting to be cut right back in the Spring.

21 comments:

Me Maw said...

Happy Anniversary! And here's to wishing you guys many more to come!

Penless Thoughts said...

You've been very busy and creative. What a beautiful colored bush.
Susan

Melanie said...

I hope you had a wonderful anniversary Barbara. I think your lilac scarf would look good with the colours of the cotinus. Wow so many cards- you have been so busy and organised!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Happy Anniversary to a dear couple in Blogdom! If I had only visited my archives, I would've known.

The smoke bush is one of the prettiest that I've ever seen. Truly amazing colors.

Glad that you had some time with Oliver and Jane yesterday. Sorry about her spill and hope that she recovers quickly from any soreness.

Charm and Grace said...

How very coincidental... our anniversary (22nd) is today. Having a wedding this time of year was great, but an anniversary certainly does tend to get lost in the shuffle. Congratulations on your anniversary... next year you'll be golden!

Blessings,
Christi

Elizabeth said...

Very lovely cards.
Happy wedding anniversary.

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh, Happy Anniversary! 49 years, what an accomplishment. My 24th was on Dec 1st. Here's to December weddings :)

You make marvelous cards, very crafty you are. Lot's of people are doing that now and very talented people you all are.

Mmm said...

so, you married when you were in your teens or something? Wow. 40 years. that is a hige accomplishment. good for you. Give God the glory.

Needled Mom said...

Happy anniversary. What a wonderful accomplishment for you two.

I am so glad that your daughter and baby are okay. How scary that must have been.

You have been very busy with your crafts. Your handmade cards are absolutely delightful.

The Cotinus is beautiful. I'd love to see it in person.

Linds said...

Happy Anniversary! I think a day spent with your family is a wonderful way to celebrate 49 amazing years together. Lots of love to both of you, Barbara!

PS Your cards are beautiful!

a woman who is said...

Happy 49th wow! Next is your Golden! Congratulations!

Ten hours with Oliver, how wonderful. But I bet you were tired out...I know I would be =]

Love the glitz on the first card =]

And your smoke bush is wonderful. I am drooling here. Of course plants are some of my favorite things...along with your beautiful scarves!

You have had a very productive week, my goodness.

Betty said...

Barbara,
Belated anniversary wishes to you and Alan...Edward and will be married 49 years this coming June....

So you have a new grandchild on the way? I didn't know that...

Wishing you and yours a bless Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.....Betty

Sioux said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Love all the cards, too, and I wish I could knit!

Vanessa Cole said...

Merry Christmas!

It is wonderful to be here again; it's been way too long.

Happy Anniversary with best wishes of many more!

I'm back in Blogland with a new blog that fits me where I am now in my life. Please stop by if you get a chance.

You will find me at "In Search Of."

Vanessa

Willow said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more! The knitted scarf looks good! Sometimes after I finish a big project like your blanket I enjoy a quick and easy knit or crafting like your cards! Those are very nice too.

Merry Christmas!

nikkipolani said...

Wow! 49 years together -- CONGRATULATIONS, Barbara! And a very warm and merry Christmas to you.

Crafty Gardener said...

Happy anniversary to both of you.
Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.

Barbara said...

Congratulations, dear Barbara, and many happy returns! I also wish you Merry Christmas and a happy, blessed holiday season!
Barbara

Maria said...

Happy Anniversary, Barbara! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

willow said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely milestone.

Sara said...

Happy anniversary Barbara and Alan! And congratulations on 49 years of marriage! Wow. That is a real accomplishment.

I'm glad Jane is ok after the fall at work. And that you got to spend lovely time with Oliver too.