Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Where has the year gone. Tonight hubby and I will spend a nice quiet evening together like we always do for New Years Eve. Then tomorrow is the day I take all my Christmas decorations down.
I sure am missing my little grand daughter. She is in North Carolina with her mommy and daddy visiting her other grandparents. They will be home on Saturday. Can't wait. Here are a couple of pics of my sweet little grand daughter on Christmas morning. My youngest daughter got my hubby a new cooler for a gift and we set Cora in it for a pic.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Been working all day on getting this item finished to make into a pattern. Whew...glad I'm done. Takes so long sometimes to make a pattern. Here it is, a new Valentines Door Hanger pattern! This door hanger pattern measures about 14" tall by 12" wide when finished. I just listed it on Pattern Mart. If your interested just click on the link over on the right hand side that will take you to Pattern Marts website.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
We had such a great Christmas! Christmas Eve went to my in laws and had a wonderful time. Then Christmas evening had my family over. We had a gift exchange which was a blast. Everyone buys a gift that could be for a guy or a girl. Then everyone gets a number. No. 1 goes first and picks a present from the pile. Then no. 2 goes next and they can either steal no. 1's present or pick from the pile. And so on with the rest of the numbers. This is the first time we had done this because the family is growing and we are all a little short on spending money. It was a blast! We will be doing it again next year. Then later we had a bowling tournament with our Wii game that we got about a month ago. That was so freaking fun! We had a lot of people playing Wii for the first time.
I got a new camera for Christmas from my hubby!!! A Canon EOS Rebel XS. It takes the most amazing pictures!!! I am so excited. The picture of the cardinal, I took right outside my sewing room window.
So now I can get back to doing a little sewing and taking some awesome pics!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Then when I was taking pics of my big tree Bebe hopped up on one of the big Christmas presents and it was like the perfect picture I got of her! She is the litter mate of my black and white kitty Socks that I just had put to sleep in October.
Here's a link on how to make Moravian paper stars like I have in one of my photos. http://highhopes.com/3dstar.html I made about 2 dozen of them about 10 years ago and still hang them on my tree. I remember it took quite a while to figure out how to make one. I got pretty frustrated, but I wanted to learn how to make one really bad and finally got it. Then I couldn't stop making them. I even made little tiny ones for one of my small trees.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
You will need some very sharp scissors and a little patience. I have these taped on my two built in cabinets in my kitchen.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We haven't been having the greatest weather this week and it makes it kind of hard to get my Christmas shopping done. Sunday we had a ice storm and it was terrible trying to drive in that. Then yesterday we got 4 inches of snow on top of that ice. And its been so cold that the salt they put on the roads doesn't even work. And then tomorrow, another ice, sleet, snow mix is coming and they say its gonna be bad. I did see some beauty in this winter weather. This is a picture I took of my back door with my wreath. I decorated an old wreath with a bunch of different dead dried flowers that were left in my garden. I think it turned out pretty and especially with the light dusting of snow.
Monday, December 15, 2008
So head on over to http://charsethman.blogspot.com/ and see where to send in your Christmas Gathering photos