finished project and a stormy day

This weekend I had some time to finish a sign I've been working on, and start some new projects! 

I am so happy with the end result!  This one will be making it's way to a holiday show that I will be participating in a few weeks. 
In case you're wondering what "God Jul" means, it's the Swedish equivalent of "Merry Christmas".  My mom grew up in a Swedish community in Washington state, and she said it literally means Good Yule.

Here's the cards that are being distributed.

Mission Mill is a really neat historical site here in my city.  This picture is from their Magic at the Mill that runs during the weeks prior to Christmas.  It is a really beautiful old wool mill- there are lots of events that are held here now.  If you're ever visiting the Willamette Valley, you should take a tour!

I'm working on some fun ornaments and a few more signs that will be making it's way to the show.  I hope to have some to show you soon!

Also, I wanted to show you the beautiful hillside that we see from the front of our home.  The leaves are so pretty!

 I couldn't resist snapping a shot of our Red Bark Maple.  When the leaves fall, we have the gorgeous red bark through the winter.  It's one of my favorite trees- year round interest! :)

I know I've gotten away from the decorating..... (hanging my head....)  so much has been going on I haven't had the time I'd like to complete what I want to right now. 
The two rooms next on the agenda are the office, and my daughter's bedroom. 
I hope you're enjoying all the fall has to offer.

I'm thankful for my little family of three.  We have so much fun together- I wouldn't have it any other way!

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  1. I am Swedish and All I can say is it is super cute! I love the white and gold. Wonderful project!

  2. Beautiful sign! I like that you used gold for the lettering. And I LOVE that Red Bark Maple photo... gorgeous!

  3. Denise that is a very special holiday sign for your family!

    Come and see my latest find, ...I would love your thoughts!

    Art by Karena

  4. The sign is beautiful! I am hooked right now on making signs! :) The Mill looks so gorgeous all lite up like that! What a great place to have a show!

    Oh, I watched Extreme Home Makeovers on Sunday, how cool was that!! What an amazing thing to do for those kids and I love Rob Zombie!

    Love your new layout and pictures too! You have been a busy girl!

  5. Love the sign! Ok you really having me guessing about my twin family, pictures????



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