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My Word of the Year
2 hours ago
|Ending 2011 with a little gift for a co-worker who I happened to be her Secret Santa, I made her a winter garland. I tried so hard not to give her anything handmade by me, so that I wouldn't give myself away. I finally finished this winter garland for her.|
|I love making garlands! They're so easy and fast to make!|
|But for now, this garland will hang in my living room for a week, before I go back to work, and present it to Christie.|
|I can't believe Christmas is almost here!!!|
Even though I had everything so well planned, I don't have enough hours to do it all. For example, I had made plenty of Christmas cards, but I guess not enough since I had to make 25 quick last minute ones!
|This year I put up the lights all by myself, and see how even they are! Hubby's shoulder is still giving him issues.|
|Finally the trees are all trimmed and ready for Christmas!|
|Last Saturday I paid a visit to the Post Office and mailed several packages and our cards. I have one more package to mail out for a swap partner, and it will be my last visit to the Post Office...woohoo!|
Tomorrow night, I'm baking 6 dozen cookies for a cookie swap for Tuesday night. I haven't yet decided what to make. Well, at least I have tons of butter!
My To Do list is getting longer rather than shorter:
~grocery shopping for Christmas dinner
~Christmas gift shopping for our teenage nephews and niece
~shopping for Hubby's gifts & birthday gift 01/03
~blah, blah, blah, ...
"Calgon...take me away!"
|I received this beautiful Christmas altered matchbox from Tee at Creations by Tee.|
|The box is filled with lots of treasures!|
|...and more goodies...|
Sorry about the blurry pictures...I wasn't wearing my glasses, and my camera's batteries were about to die!!!
|Isn't this altered notebook just darling! Not only is it beautiful but it has this precious handmade stickpin that Tee made!|
Thank you Tee! I love my matchbox!
|She made this beautiful unique Christmas ornament using a tin mold. Wow!!!|
|...and also this gorgeous silver spoon!!!|
|I am one lucky girl! Thank you Kim!!!|
Yours are on its way to you. I hope that you'll like yours as much as I love yours!
|Day 1: green Christmas glitter|
|Day 2: hot tea to keep me warm while crafting...|
|Day 3: teeny tiny House Mouse stamp...|
|Isn't he just adorable! Which leads me to...|
|...a little Christmas cheer around the house. I am displaying my House Mouse Nativity scene in our dining room. So sweet!|
I found the milk glass over the summer at one of our local thrift stores. Love those stores!
|Enjoy your day!|
|It's not your typical red. I don't know what they call this one, but its colors are more fallish/autumnal. I received this beautiful poinsettia for my birthday.|
|Over 20 years ago, my Hubby and I visited Guadalajara (Mexico)during the month of July, and it seemed that just about every one's gardens had poinsettias. I thought that it was the most beautiful sight I've ever seen.|
|I actually like the Spanish name for this flower: Flor de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve flower or Holy Night flower).|
|Please stop by Liz at Rose Vignettes, and visit other bloggers' beautiful fresh cuts!|
|I received this beautiful altered art treasure box from the very talented Mercedes at All Things Pretty.|
I participated in a swap and I was very lucky to have her as my swap partner.
|Sorry about the blurry picture, but this gives you an idea of what I found inside this precious box. Not only did she decorate the outside, but she also beautifully did the inside. And of course, every treasure box must have a key to unlock it!|
|Through Mercedes I have been introduced to the world of vintage altered art. I have not yet grasp it completely, but I'm learning.|
Thank you Mercedes!