Monday, December 17, 2018

Blogmas Day #17 - December 17th

 Here's your little bit of Christmas for today.............isn't this cute?  What an inexpensive little Christmas village to make by yourself, with your children or your grandchildren.  Here's the link
 Advent gift #17.....Amy wrote....."What a sticky situation".............and this is what it was.........
Washi Tape!!!  I love it and what cute ones they are!  Thank you dear daughter!  I love me some washi tape!
Today was c r a z y busy but who isn't this time of year?  I got a lot done though so I feel good!  I got the presents wrapped and off in the mail.....at least the ones that are here........
I got the car filled with gas, went to the bank and the dollar store and the library..........Whew!
Here's what I got at the library for over the Christmas holiday.............I have to start planning for next Christmas.....it's never too soon! 
 And cookies?  Of course.....I still have baking to do and cards and decorating................
I have to keep reading so I can meet my Good Read's Challenge...I need to update it and post a Book Date episode!
I think I will continue reading Janet Oke as the library has quite a few of these and I love them............
This is another author that I have read a few of her books and loved them so why I stopped I don't know....it could have been those years I was almost blind......I plan on reading all her books this coming year............big plans already!
I've not read this author before but it has a horse and the Christmas theme so I had to pick it up!
My sprouts are doing well and new ones continue to pop up.  I need to succession plant some more.....
Tomorrow is Mountain Home...doc, labs, and some shopping!  The weather is supposed to be like today.....sunny and 60's........I am such a lucky girl!  Plus, the toy from Fat Brain arrived this afternoon!  He wasn't kidding!  They sent it right out, priority!  What a wonderful company!  I need to write them a thank you note! 
Well, I'm off to hop in the tub, eat supper and 'hit the hay'....a little crochet or knitting and a good book...what a wonderful day and what a wonderful life! 
Happy Trails!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

YOP Week #25


And here's your little bit of Christmas for Blogmas Day #16  Here's the link

She has some beautiful items and patterns and kits.  I think I have her book too....I need to check....some of these could be just inspiration or you could start off the New Year with a kit for yourself..........ahh.......inspiration.....where would we be without it.....the hopes, the dreams, the plans....that's the most enjoyable part!  
As for my Advent gift for today...Amy wrote  "warm  up to a hot cup of........" and it was this........

It is lip balm that really does taste like it too!  Yum!
I did 'slam' the other ornament from yesterday and it blew up into a cute red truck.............too fun!


There are some finishes this week:
1) and 2)  For my son and SIL...Cowls for Christmas................
 
Also, for my son's girlfriend..............This from the Fiberflux pattern I mentioned last week...so enjoyable and I think it turned out really nice!  I used 2 different variegated yarns held together.  On the boys it was a different pattern and not a good one either but I adjusted and did my own thing and I just hope they fit!  The light spots on the girlfriend's cowl is sunshine....



WIPs (works in progress)
1)   I'm working on these today and hope to finish but thought I would go ahead and blog and get to the sewing.........I chose the backing fabric and need to cut it and then iron on some interfacing, sew and stuff and apply cording............I best get going!  I'll have pictures next week of the finished items before I mail them off.........
2)  I started another cowl for my daughter and I want to make one for MOI too.....they are easy and fun and take no time at all!

3)  It's grown a bit but haven't spent too much time on it this week or any of the other WIPs I had going before Christmas making took over! LOL!

 Finishes so far for 2018-2019:

1.  4th of July xs pillow
2.  Hitchhiker shawl
3.  Felici Hibiscus self-striping socks
4.  Felted wool loafer slippers with leather soles for me Sam
5.  washcloth (extra large) and back scrubber for Christmas or birthday for SIL
6.   Iowa Hawkeye hats for Sam and Grayson
7.  Techniques learned so far this year: a) knit cast on, b) reading a knitting chart, c) lace work, d) inserting and using a lifeline e) charting a graphghan
8.   dishcloth(s)...I need to count them
9. Cubs hat for Uriah
10. 12 days of Christmas Advent gifts
11. Cowl for Ben
12. Cowl for Tracy
13. Cowl for Natalie

Last week before Christmas!  I sent some Swiss Colony, I still have books to arrive and a toy plus some food gifts, cards, wrapping more, finishing work, dr. appt. Tuesday all day and decorating....woe is me! LOL!
 Please stop by and see all the other fantastic projects that other  YOP'ers are working on.
Happy Trails!!!









































































Saturday, December 15, 2018

Blogmas Day #15 - December 15th

Here's your little bit of Christmas for today..........we can't forget our feathered friends!  Here's the link
And for my Advent gift for Day #3...my daughter sent me this...not for the faint of heart.........but it is the neatest thing of the season and you can get 4 for $1 at the Dollar Tree! 

It 's this little package and Amy wrote..."for anger management".......you slam your fist down on the package pretty hard and it inflates into a Christmas ornament!  I was amazed and I think it's the 'bees knees'!    I haven't done the truck yet....my hand is still hurting from the peppermint candy one...lol!  I'll show you when I do it! 
Today I got out a few more decorations............the nativity scene.....

My vintage Santa card holder that I love..........
and this snow mama with her snow baby I got at a craft fair years ago...it's made out of old quilts and a chenille bedspread....another favorite.......some people are so talented!
I wrapped a few more presents..........I can only seem to wrap about 3 before my back starts hurting....standing in one place bent over is not for me.....that's why I take 'breaks'! :)

I also worked on the last gift I'll be making other than 'finishing' the collectible ornaments which is tomorrow for sure!
I hope you enjoyed your Saturday and got everything you wanted to do done!
Happy Trails!!!