Thursday, September 30, 2010

Back with Tom

Greek - Kala Christougenna Kieftihismenos O Kenourios Chronos

I am now back with Tom. It is time for me to get eyes. This will be a three step process and the paints have to dry at least 24 hours between steps. Next week I will find out what color my eyes will be. Here are the answers to last week’s questions.

Joel Poinsett, the developer of the popular Christmas poinsettia flower, was the first ambassador.

The Barnum’s Animal Cracker and box was introduced by the National Biscuit Company. The box, as it does today, had a string designed so that that it could be hung as a Christmas ornament.

Here is a picture of some of my friends at Lisa's house.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Finished with Diane

Icelandic - Gleðileg Jól og Farsaelt Komandi ár!

I am getting my rosy cheeks today. Diane combines several shades of red to get the color she needs. I think this really adds to my look. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Who was the United States first ambassador to Mexico?

What popular children's cracker today was introduced in 1902 as a     Christmas ornament?

I will give you the answers next week.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Adding Details

30 Italian - Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovpaint

The additional details on my gown are ready to be finished. The paint on the gown has been allowed to dry for 48 hours. The details may be painted or burned, depending on what has been added. I found this information about my favorite Christmas carol. Enjoy.

The original lyrics for the song in German, Stille Nacht, were written by Joseph Mohr and the melody was composed by Franz X. Gruber. The carol was first performed 191 years ago on December 24, 1818 at the St. Nicholas church in Oberndorf, Austria. Since then the Christmas song has achieved world wide appeal and it said that there are over 300 translations of the song in the world.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Christmas Punch

Swedish - God Jul och Gott Nytt År

It is now time to paint my inner gown. There is no traditional color for this garment. Don’t you love the color Diane picked for me? How about a little punch to brighten up the day?

Claus Cranberry Punch


2 cups cranberries

2 cups water

1 cup sugar

Cook to pulp, then strain. When cooled, add the following:

Juice of 3 lemons

Juice of 1 lime

1 quart ginger ale

Red and green cherries

This serves 6 - 8.

This is the view from Tom's shop. I am so lucky to get to see it each day.