Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
This faith love hope bracelet from my beautiful niece, Jessica! My two girls know me!
My sister, Jodie, made me this sheet of thumbnails of some of my favorite people in the world and framed it in a lovely black frame. (I took it out to photograph it.) See the cute captions underneath? (Click on pics to enlarge.) She changed the names of the photos to match up with the pic-I imagine that took a while!
Look at this "Mug of Tea" from my sister Kim. She got Jodie "Mug of Coffee". Does she know us or what? Oh, this is "sew" cute. I love this bag from Kim. She got Jodie one that says Peace Love Photography. Again-does she know us or what?
I guess I would say that this was a Christmas gift to myself.
When I went to Amish country with my mom and Kim-I picked up this rustic Amish-made cabinet for myself. I'm afraid I have a cabinet fetish!☺
I got a ton of other stuff, plus money and a gift certificate to our local coffee shop (from my mom). I can't wait to use that-I love their flavored lattes!♥
Thanks everybody-I love it all (and you)!
Did you get any Christmas gifts you'd like to share about in the comments? I'd love to hear if you'd love to tell!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
And, oh yes-MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
we wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!
::Crocheted poinsettia doily by my mom.
::Tractor wreath given by Dawnie in lieu of flowers for my father-in-laws funeral.
All photos were taken this morning by me while on the phone with my sister (Jodie)! She kept asking what that noise was.
Have a great Saturday, everybody!☺
Thursday, December 10, 2009
But still as cute as you can be,
...walkin' home from our house Christmas eve.
Oh-I love this song-it ranks right at the top of my list of favorite Christmas songs.
Now-the video, it's kind of creepy, in that 80's music video way-but I love it anyhow!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
When Dawnie and I visited a fabulous, little quilt shop a few weeks ago-I picked up a charm pack of Mary Engelbreit Christmas fabric. (A charm pack is a bunch of coordinated fabric already cut into squares-I think.) So this morning I whipped up a simple runner. It was easy and fun. I just laid the squares on my cutting table (aka-freezer) in the order I wanted them. I stacked the squares, brought them over to my machine and sewed them together, then sewed the rows themselves together. Make sense? Probably not. Anyhoo-I'm not finishing this off-I just pressed it and voilá-a runner. Good enough for me.
Now, I just have to muster up the energy to get out my Christmas decor.
Nope-don't have it out yet.
But I will-soon.
Have a great day! I'm gonna try.☺
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
And this is a fleece cut & tie blanket that my daughter asked me to make for one of her friends.
I love fleece-so soft, and man-it holds the heat.☺
That's what I've been up to. What have you been up to?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Donna at Quiet life gave me this idea. She posted her senior portrait from 1975 and thought it would be fun for others to do it too and link back to our blogs in her comments to compare. I'm always looking for blog fodder, so I thought this would be fun. And while I was at it I dug out some of my friends that I talk about quite frequently on this blog. Sure hope we're still friends! Also, I know they are faithful readers. Love you guys! (Oh, and by the way, they are all now 42, but I'm only 41. He, he.)
So, let's compare my daughter (Class o' 2010) and me (Class o' 1985). Wow-times change-thank goodness! Wonder where Hoper got her good looks. Hmmm-don't think it was from me.☺
Thanks, Miz Booshay, for the idea!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
A battery operated candle-a gift from my lovely neighbor, Ethel.
Another battery operated candle-it flickers! A gift from my lovely cousin Michelle (Melsie).