Sunday, December 07, 2008

Where Does the Time Go???

I can't believe that it's been weeks since I've had the time to do some blogging. With all of the hussel and bussel of the season and all of the added things to try to get done time has just flown by. I have a lot of catching up to do---so let's get to it.
I've been involved in several swaps and am receiving some really fun goodies in the mailbox Isn't it the most fun to open the mailbox to find goodies from some other part of the country or even the world. I love the thought that there are people all over the world with whom I can share the things that I love to do and that make me happy. I love checking in on all of your blogs and seeing all of the lovely holiday goodies that you are making and receiving.

I'm not even going to try to do these in the order done or received...

This is what I came home to on Friday...

With the ever present warning...

Can I just tell you...this is killing me...good thing I'll be going to Arizona later this week so the temptation to ignore the warning and open this package will wane, even if just a little. That is if I can make it to Thrusday.


Here's just a little hint of what I made for my SSCS partner...



Sorry about it being sideways--thought I fixed that. These are some of the other things I used to make ............





...I took some of this...


















...and a few of these...








...and one of these...







...and a whole lot of this...






I have more pictures but they will have to wait until I hear that it has arrived at it's new home far, far away from here;)

Another swap was ALQS. Has anyone ever quilted with metallic thread??? That was the challenge that I took on. I don't recommend it. The pictures that I have don't hardly show the quilting or the large seed beads that I added for bling, but I had fun making this little gem...


You can see a little of the metallic thread along the back of the snowman on the left and if you look really hard you can see some of the seed beads.
As hard as it is to see the details in this little quilt when the light hits it the look is just what I was going for. I hope that ____ in____ likes it.


One of the RT's that I work with raises alpaca. This yarn is from some of the animals that she owns. I can hardly wait to start knitting with it, but that probably won't be until after the first of the year. I would also like to try some dying...


A week or so ago I came home to this...


...all the way from Teresa in Whales...
There are 4 little maple leaf buttons that are just adorable and the colors are very just beautiful;)


She also sent along these yummy little goodies ...



...and as you can see ... there aren't many left;p

Thanks sooooooo much Teresa the little quilt is just as cute as it can be and the candy has been enjoyed, as you can tell.


I made these today...They'll be heading off to their new home in a few days...along with some other holiday goodies...



When I was a little girl one of my great-aunts gave my brothers and me a very special Christmas Pillow Case. I remember hardly being able to wait for December to put my Christmas Pillow Case on my pillow. I left it on clear through January because I wanted a special pillow case for my birthday and that was the only one I had.


Well, this has turned out to be longer than I had planned and I still have more...I will be heading off to Arizona on Thursday to visit my oldest son and his family. We have an annual ornament swap each December that my dil's mother organizes. It's fun to get together for a night of girl stuff, yummy food, and ornament swapping.

I hope that you all are enjoying this holiday season. Until next time...




Enjoy



5 comments:

Stina said...

Time flies!!! :o)
See that you do have a lot to look forward too...good luck in no peeking...:o)

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck.........hope you can hold off opening your present........

Annette said...

Those are my very favorite candies too. My mouth is watering. I love the holiday look you've given your blog. Christmas is just so much fun!

Teresa said...

I am glad the quilt got there safely Karen, I was getting worried about it

isant said...

Very funny!!
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