Thursday, November 23, 2017

what today is about Happy Thanksgiving

is it a cat?  nope

deer?  naw........

Christmas trees?  no again

nope not even bunnies..........

pumpkin may be in the picture
in the form of decorations

or if too big like this one
in the form of a nice pumpkin pie

yep TURKEY is the star of the show

today is for being thankful for all we have

and turkey!

I remember  a cute story
when one of my nieces was young
say about 5

I called her up to wish her a 
Happy Thanksgiving
and asked what she was having for dinner

she goes Auntie what are YOU having
so I told her turkey, pumpkin pie etc.

she gasped

it was so adorable
little did she know that 
millions were having the same basic meal all over the country

Today I am thankful for my blog readers and the
abundance in my life

enjoy your turkey dinner!
(I will meet you a little later for a nice
turkey sandwich and some pie.....the BEST part )

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

more progress made

this guy got finished
onto the next color LOL
love making these and using them too

they come in so handy

the first ornament for my tree was given to me
by Landon
I am hoping I find some of my other ones
that were made for me by my niece
but I think they are in the shed
with the snake..........ew
so I will wait until
we knock down that shed
to retrieve them

I made a few of these for my friend Jacky
and her granddaughter
how cute are they?

I still have tons of glitter so I think
some ornaments of glitter are in order
dont you?

I bought these too.
I want to make some of those
adorable magnets

Jacky had made me some last year
and they are my FAVORITES
on the fridge
how cute would it be to use an 
old quilting magazine and use that for 
oh no...........I cant do another project
I cant! LOL

can you picture cute little 4 patch or churn dash

this is on my mantle and reminds me every
day that I have the greatest friends.........

every year my boss makes crochet ornaments
to put in her Christmas cards
she does about 50 of them and 
this year she gave me her
a green tree, a white tree, a small stocking
and a star
the trees were too big
the stocking was too fiddley
and she thinks she made the star before

so I am going to stiffen these beauties
up and add them to my tree
how adorable is this tree?
its not a misfit at all

and a very very special friend gifted me with a bag
here.....look closer

she even wrote me this note
it is so so adorable
look at the lining she picked for the bag

I KNOW  how flippin cute is that?

and inside
three ornaments for my tree

an owl so so cute in his buffalo plaid check

look at the side view
I love him.........

and a deer that would rival
one that Santa picked to help
drive the sleigh
on Christmas Eve

look at how adorable these are!

and a church
that Jacky made for me
I LOVE IT and 
I LOVE my friend..........

and this cat from a friend long ago reminds me
as an Aries that I need to perfect my 
patience skills

patience to get things done without
getting frustrated 

Today I am thankful for ornaments for
my new tree

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

paying it forward

my niece needed help making 5 of these
so I helped her one night and
we did them in less than half an hour
the hard part was letting the paint dry
and leaving them out of the way of the cats
until the glue dried

she said to me "Auntie-give me your box of yarn
and those large needles
and I will help you make the afghans"

I said are you sure?
she goes You helped me with my list
so now I will help you with  yours
I am done with mine
they should whip up in an hour or so and I 
am not doing anything for the next two weekends
isnt she sweet?
LOVE that girl!

in the meantime 
I will work on finishing this one
I am halfway done
so maybe an hour a night before bed
will do it

this is one lil helper
and her contribution to the holiday 
tasks at hand

and the other one
hides when work is to be done.

Today I am thankful for a beautiful niece
with a heart of gold to help me 
finish up my Christmas gifts

Monday, November 20, 2017

newly acquired

I know I am NOT supposed to Christmas shop
for ME
How could I leave these stockings in the store?
tell me........
because I could NOT

they match my truck rug.........

and my table topper


and also this gift from Jacky from last year
she had this made especially for me

This is going to be the BEST

I am thankful for perfect sales
and perfect friends
and Jacky says......

Speaking of Thankful, please put on your blog a Thankful Jacky is saying..Thanks..I love cards and squishy pkgs. Tell them I am lot better. 

the temp fix" is helping a little at least to get thru
until she sees the doctor and she was so surprised
to get fun mail.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

next on the list

this beauty arrived
and I may need to put it up
I know I know
it is before Thanksgiving
and I normally dont do that
this year will be me and hubs for
the holiday
and I have the day after off
(last minute they told us we can use our
vac or sick time but can have it off)

I want to get it up
and decorated
and the gifts under it

I may need these little elves to make me some ornaments
I dont have any as I have given them all to the 
kiddos when we downsized

I think a handmade Christmas is in order
what do you think?

I have some of those glass balls
that we can marble with the paints
and that will look nice
I also need to get those eye hook things
for my woodburned ones
and maybe make some deer antler ones
and cinnamon stick trees etc

some easy peasy ones
and they will look cute

what is next on YOUR list?

I may need to throw together a tree skirt too

I am thankful for preholiday sales
allowing me to get a new tree
very cheaply

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

through the eyes of a child

these were the idea we got from pinterest
and the hot gluing of them was painful! LOL
(ask me how I know)

anywho, we had the kiddos paint the hat and snowman part
then go on to another project while they were drying

dont you just love the version on the left?

today I am thankful for seeing the world
thru a childs eyes......