Friday, December 30, 2011

A Tiny Update

Hello Everyone,

There has been much illness at our house. LMW began the round and lovingly shared it with the rest of us. Severe colds and sinus infections. That being the case, nothing much has been happening. I hope to be over it by New Year's Day. Hoping to get a little sewing time in. Right now, the head is just too swimmy. Writing this is a chore, but I just couldn't leave it for so long without a short post.

With all the holiday greetings, and the "Happy New Year" salutations, I thought I'd take a moment from the comfort of my sick bed to tell you all I hope your new year is bright and blessed.




Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Surprise Arrival

I received an unexpected surprise yesterday. (Are surprises ever suspected?) Beth, from The Bee's Knees sent me this lovely ornament.


It's stuffed with Balsam Fir and it smells heavenly. I love the little old world Santa and the green color is awesome. It will really add to my tree! Thank you Beth! Y'all go check out her etsy shop.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Quiet

I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted on the blog. There are so many things to do, and none of them really post worthy. All the Christmas shopping and sewing, planning the meals and such, just nothing interesting.

LMW is going through a stage where he gets very angry and tries the temper tantrum thing. We just ignore him and it pretty much nips it right then. He has been doing the "falling limp" thing in our arms, and I have to wrangle him more than usual, making my neck and shoulders hurt. It's just a phase, and maybe even the terrible twos beginning. Normal stuff for a little boy.

He loves all the Christmas decorations and everything is "Ho Ho Ho" to him. I can't wait to see him open his gifts.

I've been burdened by the need to sponsor a needy child at Christmastime. It's too late to do it this year, and I don't have any money left in the budget to do it anyway, but I'm hoping and praying my family and I will be able to do it next Christmas. It's an exciting thought.

I'm going to begin on a new baby quilt today. Wish me luck!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Another Great Mail Day

This has been a great couple of weeks mail wise. So many lovely things arriving in my mail box. I recently won a giveaway on SewCalGal's blog and it arrived today. Woo Hoo! It was for her 2011 Christmas Quilt Show and I won a door prize. (I didn't enter a quilt)


 It's Be Merry by Martha Walker at Wagons West Designs, and it's full to bursting with awesome Christmas projects I can't wait to try. It gives me something to work on for Christmas all year long.   I'm so very pleased to have won this, and feel very blessed. Merry Christmas to Me!!

I'm going to duplicate this post on The Seam Rippers, because that's how I won. 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Last But Not Least

My final ornament came in the mail today.  This came all the way from Norway! Wow!


It's from Aimee and it's so delicate and sweet. I just love it!


Ok, I'm already considering what I'm going to do for next year. Can't wait!! Thank you to everyone who exchanged with me. You people Rock!

Sometimes, It's the Simple Things

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He played with this simple toy off and on all day long. Thanks to Tonya, Seth, and Stephen for a fun filled day.
Oh, and Tonya...he never did pull the ball off. I was amazed.


Snow!

I awoke to a light dusting of snow this morning. I was shocked. I knew the weather man was calling for a little, but didn't think I'd see any.


Imagine my surprise when I looked out the front door! And I think it's so pretty on the bushes and branches in my back yard.



I guess you could say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another Surprise in the Mail

Oooh, I received another ornament exchange package today and couldn't wait to open it. It was from Tonya, Seth, and Stephen. Mercy!!!


Such a package of goodies!! Beautiful Christmas fabric opened to an original work by Stephen, a beautiful ornament filled with goodies from Tonya, and a packet of herbal tea from Seth. I can't wait to taste it!


What fun this has been! I think this had really made it a wonderful Christmas season for me and I look forward to doing it again next year.



Monday, December 5, 2011

Ornaments in the Mail

Hey there everyone!! I wanted to show you what I found in the mailbox the other day.... more ornaments! Yep, more of the ornament exchange goodies.


This little mitten came from Laura. I can tell how much work she put into it and it's lovely. Thank you Laura!

The next one came from Marissa who is Mrs. Cook's 6th grade class.


Isn't that just the cutest little snowman?! He even has snow inside his little belly. LMW loved both of the ornaments and I had to make sure he didn't damage them while he oohed and aahed over them.
This has been a real happy thing for me...to receive lovely little things in the mail. Thanks Tonya for hosting the exchange!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmastime is Here

Happiness and Cheer....
I can hear that song going round in my head. Nothing like A Charlie Brown Christmas, is there?!

Here are a few little shots we took this weekend.  LMW is having the best time with all the festivities!

Ah haz my own reindeer!!


I tink he shud go heeah.


Juss hanging wiz CookieMan an his gurlfrien. 


Minze if I stealz a widdle kiss?


Man! Dat wuz some sweets sugarz!


Hads to show Mommy and Nanna dat one of da ornamentz wuz loose. 

Saves it! 


Da heerow of da day!