Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Last Bit of Decorations Still Up.

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These are the last bit of Christmas decoration still up,,, everything else has been packed away... except this and the Nativity out on the front lawn...
I luv the rusticness of this little wood and tin Nativity set...I will put the them away on January 1st... but for now I will continue to enjoy them.
Happy soon to be New Years!  Wowzers! 2016 is almost here...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Thank You Dear Friend...

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Before I sign off for the evening,.. I just have to share one more thing... I received a small package from my lovely far away neighbor, Andrea.... we lived across the road from each other back in Spokane... I do miss her dearly.
She made these sweet felt projects for me...
 she knows I luv my kitties....
 and I luv Pearl necklaces...
 Sweet little Winter birds.....and birdhouse...
How lucky am I  to have such a wonderfully talented friend.

Shawnee's Apron Swap....

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This year Shawnee hosted a 'Secrete Santa Swap" rather then an apron swap...  what fun it was to gather up goodies for our secrete swap partner...
I had fun gathering,,, but I will admit,,, I am a horrible gift wrapper...
 all kinds of goodies... and I used the word, Candle, to label the little mitten shape gift tags.

Then I mailed off the package..... I am so glad the recipient enjoyed all the goodies.

Then today I popped over to our Post Office Box to pick up the mail and wahoo! I found a package waiting for me.
 the box was had seen better days,,, but everything inside was undamaged.
 How cute my goodies were wrapped... again, I am a horrible gift wrapper....
  and look at all the goodies,,,, Hubby got a frozen dinner tonight so I didn't have to make dinner.. sooooo I could go and enjoy my goodies... (hubby is a sweetie)... I'd like to write more,,, but I want to go enjoy my goodies.. so TaTa4Now!  Oh and HoHoHo!

A Few More Projects Finished...

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I was able to finish up a few more projects and send them on their way... here are a few more of the magnetic photo frames...
 This is a Table Topper quilt with a matching lap quilt (below)...
 A Hawaiian Lap Quilt for a friend... she brought the fabric from Hawaii
 We have been waking to Frost,,, but still no snow,,,  Hoping for a White Christmas....

Ok, time to finish up....

HoHoHo!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Crafting...

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Oh,,, I am finally getting caught up with the last of my Christmas crafted gifts...
I stitched up 6 cute little quilted photo frames,,, that have magnets in the backside so they can be stuck in the refridge...
Just insert a 4x6 photo into the little corner tabs,,, you can switch out the photos when ever you want.
 the front side...
on the back side... I made a small slit in the top section,,, inserted a strip magnet and then I used fabric glue to close and seal the slit.
Now to print up some photos to insert them into the frames.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

No Tree for Me...

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I have always been and always will be a Christmas-aholic... but I decided not to do a big Christmas tree this year,,, instead I have set up little 'Winter scenes' around the house...
 this one by the front door makes my hubby grin when he walks in. And yes,,, that is one of those annoying singing Santa's.... lol!
 I didn't put out as many of my mini snowmen and women on the table.. to lazy to pull the box down.
 another little Winter scene....
With family way south or out of State,,, I didn't fell like setting up a tree this year,,, but I still love having little Christmas fun around the house....
It's all good... most all of my gifts have been mailed out as well as the Christmas cards...so this year hubby and I can take it easy, relax by the fire and just enjoy the peacefulness of the season.
Merry Christmas....

Monday, December 7, 2015

Time for Holiday Swap Fun...

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For the past 1/2 dozen years I have been participating in Shawnee's Apron Swaps and occasional Secrete Swap fun,,, well here it is,,, that time for another of Shawnee's swap fun...
So, secrete swap partner here are a few things about me:

Some of my Things and Hobbies.
  1. Favorite colors? Purple and Green
  2. Do you collect anything? Fabric, anything vintage 1950's - 1960's
  3. Are you allergic to any fibers, animals or foods? Nope, well maybe Brussel Sprouts! lol! 
  4. Do you have any pets? 2 Himalyan kitties, our indoor fur kids and we have adopted 3 strays, our garage kitties.
  5. Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate? all three  :>)
  6. What do you like to read? garden & craft magazines
  7. What is your favorite holiday treat? Lebekuchen (German spiced cookies)
  8. Does your tree have a theme? changes every year.
  9. Describe your favorite Christmas/seasonal tradition. Watching 'Christmas Vacation' with my hubby... also we celebrate with Ghulwein, a German warmed red wine with spices like a muled warm red wine.
  10. .Hobbies?, stitching, crafting, gardening and of course Glamping with my gal~pals in our little vintage trailers,,, aka  our playhouse on wheels...
Ok, enough about me....  heeheehee.. time to put on a pot of tea and pull out my hidden stash of cookies!  HoHoHo!