Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow Day!

We rarely get snow my kids had never seen the white cold stuff. They enjoyed it for the first 20 minutes or so...and now have decided they never want to see it again! LOL. I think better (warmer) clothing would have helped. Maybe we'll try again some time in the future. I think I had more fun playing in the snow and laughing at myself than they did. (Although they enjoyed jumping on top of me when I was already down!)

Of course on the way home yesterday my power steering went out on my car. At least it waited till I was almost all the way home. Now I need to figure out what happened and how much it's going to cost to fix it. Where is my dang brother when I need him?????

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Stocking(s) Were Hung by the Chimney with Care

Hmm..wait, I don't HAVE a Chimney! :-)

However, I did make this super cool stocking to hang somewhere! My friend assisted me in making it. She showed me a technique where we were quilting it as we sewed it.

The fabrics were ones I'd originally chosen to be part of a quilt but I ended up using them for the stocking. I like that they are Christmas colors but not a Christmas print per se. What surprised me was how much fabric it took to make this! I'd say the better part of 6 fat quarters. Yes, there are leftovers but I used most of each of the squares. I may put my initial on it or something later. Will wait and see how this settles on me.

I would like to make each of the boys one with some personalization (maybe a fabric they like or a theme they like). But that ain't gonna happen this year! I was lucky to get one finished before the holiday actually hit. Next year I'll plan ahead.

If I don't post before then, I hope everyone has a happy holiday season. Be careful on the roads!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thanks for your Support!

This image is from The Angel Company. I think it's called "It's a Girl Thing" but I could be wrong on that. It has a hanger, a bra, and a teddy outline stamp, and then a 'two step' fill in stamp for each of those items. Lastly it has sayings like 'Thanks for your Support', etc.

I'm not sure I love the card. But then again I never love my girly cards. I'm just not a girly girl kind of person. Guess that's because I grew up as a tomboy...the only girl in the family.

I'm hoping to make the teacher gifts this weekend (the caramel corn). So I'll need to at least make some gift tags for those. It's going to be another busy week. I am always amazed how quickly a month can go by and how you feel like you are never finished.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Yummies!

This past weekend I decided to try to make something new, something I've never made before (and I do quite a bit of baking). I decided I wanted to make caramel corn. So, the first thing I did was went to my favorite cooking/recipe site, and typed in Caramel Corn. I decided on a recipe which calls for stovetop and oven usage (there was a similar one for microwave but my microwave is cooking funny these days so I opted for the more old fashioned way). Then I went to work in the kitchen.

Doesn't this look yummy?

Well, I can tell you it IS yummy and it was easy! I think this will be the Christmas gifts for teachers/coworkers this year. I just need to go to the Dollar Store and get a bunch of smaller inexpensive containers to put another batch or two in. I took two containers to work and left two containers here at the house. And the two at work are GONE (were within 4 hours) and there is about half of a container here at the house left.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Best Way Bears

This stamp set is an older one from CTMH but I LOVE the bears. They are so classic looking. And they look worn and lovable. At the time I bought the set I was a consultant for CTMH. Anytime anyone saw a bear card they assumed it came from me...because I was SO hooked on these bears. :-)

Anyways, just a little something to share for the day. Enjoy!