Monday, December 31, 2012

The Art of Chinese Dumplings!

The ART of Chinese Dumplings!

Our Chinese family treated us to a demonstration of how to make Chinese dumplings extraordinaire!

Preparing to start

Choosing oils and flavors and tools.
                                                      Only the finest ingredients for the filling!

Ready to start!
Washing the leaves.
Chopping and preparing filling ingredients for mixing.

Filling.  Molding and Shaping

Ready for boiling!
Beautifully lined up like bonnets on a millinery shelf.  Thank you so much for a delicious taste of China!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Visions of Sugar Plums...

 Two tables set in anticipation of a wonderful time of visiting with family and friends

 Turkey and Dressing, cranberries and lemon tarts were on the menu.
 Everyone arrived safe and happy.  Prayers of thanksgiving were offered above. 
A delicious meal was served.
Wise men came from the east.

And love was shared.
Gifts, hugs, thanks you's, good conversation and fun times were exchanged! And a good time was had by all!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kiwi is a Pretty Bird!

A little different post today.  Hello, Please meet Kiwi our pet cockatiel.  Kiwi is a friendly bird who likes to talk, and play games. Kiwi also wears a bird diaper (orange) otherwise known as a flight suit. 

This perky little cockatiel stamp reminded me of Kiwi.  I created this cardfront several years ago with an unmounted rubber stamp.  I do not know the manufacturer's name to give them credit.  However, the palm frond is from Stampscapes.

  Kiwi loves his owners and when they aren't around, he enjoys sitting on something that they own!

 Kiwi loves to play games.  His favorite game is pick up.  He finds a little box and claims it as his toy. 

 Then he nudges and slides it off of the table so that his human friend can fetch it for him.  

 He has us very well trained!