Jimmie Dean with his new singing dog toy.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here's a pic of the finished rug. It measures 31" by 27". And says, "not all who wander are lost."
Over at MSN on a rug hooking board, "Wool Snippets" we had a Secret Santa exchange. I received my package this week. Lots of nice stuff from Susi Seyller in Virginia. Thanks again, Susi. She even put in some scrapbooking stuff for Jimmie Dean!!! How thoughtful is that? And look at the beautiful hooked angel ornament she made. Also a 2008 Hallmark ornie, 4 beautiful pieces of wool, penguin socks, note cards from Primitives by Kathy, chocolate, and some snowman kleenex. It was quite a gift to get in the mail from someone I don't even know. It was great fun putting the box together from me to my secret person too. Haven't heard yet if she has received it or not.
Our weather has been crazy all week, warm, cold, high pressure, low pressure. It's made my fibromyalgia flare and I've pretty much been in bed or on the couch all week. Last night at Simply Fibers was our hooking group and they ordered pizza and had a Christmas party. I had to miss it. Boo Hoo. And our granddaughters Christmas program at school was Monday night. Missed that too. I was really looking forward to that. There's nothing better than the sound of little kids singing Christmas carols. They're so excited and innocent. The commercialism hasn't really caught up to them in grade school. Wish we could go back to the way things used to be regarding Christmas, but I guess people have been using that phrase about a lot of things for many years. But I still wish we could simplify it and just celebrate the birth of baby Jesus.
Like I always say, all we need to do is watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to get the real meaning.
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas,
Monday, December 8, 2008
I'm taking my dad to the Dr. this morning for the dreaded colonopscopy. He said it may take a couple of hours and to bring something to do. I still have to finish this and make it into a doll.I can easily finish it in two hours. Then come home and sew him up and stuff him!!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Also I need to mention that Trudy of www.bitsofwool.blogspot.com is having a Christmas give away!!! Visit her blog and leave a comment to enter.Today I've been sewing and putting the finishing touches on the Christmas decorations in the house. Mickey hung the outside lights today and they look fabulous.
He's as much a perfectionist as I am. Each light on the roof line is pointing straight up. Just as I would have done. No wonder we get along!
I sewed a "doll" of Jimmie Dean and a purse for my hairdresser. I had my hair cut Thursday and she said she would trade the haircut for a purse of just the felted sweater (no hooking) I used iron on interfacing on the sweater pieces and the lining pieces to give them some body. Here's the J.D. doll. He likes it!!!
I listed some of my decoupaged soap on Etsy Friday afternoon and by today at noon they had disappeared to page 42!!! I honestly don't know how you guys sell anything on there.
Last summer I listed about 15 pair of earrings, and by the time I finished listing them I went to check out the listing. They were gone. Buried on page 15 or so!!! It only took me about fifteen minutes to list them and poof they were gone! Oh well. Maybe some of you could give me some pointers.
Have a relaxing Sunday.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Good night and please don't forget to pray for our hooking friend Katie.