Friday, December 14, 2018

A little gift for sister

I put together this little gift for sister
A cute sleigh towel
The softest socks you ever saw
Some lotion
And a notepad

I then filled the nieces stockings
Funny how you always think you don't have enough but then BOOM
I had a hard time fitting it all in LOL
their spa stockings with soft socks
Nail polishes
Fake nail kit
Face mask, Emery boards, spa cloth, loofah,and chapstick etc.  
A fun spa stocking for sure

Thats 5 more down.........
A little progress every night

Thursday, December 13, 2018

So much left to do

There are packages to mail 
Hubs is helping with the smaller ones
Maybe today

There are pillows to finish and wrap

Quilts to back, quilt and bind

Presents to wrap

Blankets to tie, wrap and mail

I wish some of those elves on a shelf would help out instead of causing mischief

They would certainly be more useful

Getting there

The tree is getting full
I am only about half done
I need a bigger tree  LOL

saw this on pinterest
How cute is this coat?
Not for my old figure but
The nieces would look cute in it
Hmmmm  maybe next year

And this needs to be worked on soon
I may be sewing all Christmas Eve at this rate
Are all your projects done?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Its that time of year

This was in the mail on Monday
Stuffed into my mailbox

Hmmm I think I got everything I ordered so far......

It is from Barbara
Of wonttobequilter

And I have strict orders
Not to open until  Christmas 

Dunkin.......what is it?
Can you give it a catscan?
I have a long wait Lol
Thanks in advance Barbara
And Merry Christmas to you and your family too!
Mine are waiting to be mailed 

Coming to  a mailbox near you soon

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gift baskets

These are baskets for the guys
At work
Full of some snack goodies

One for the plant manager
One for the salesman

And one for my boss
Now where did I put that stuff for the
Maintenance mans basket

One more task done 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Santas elves

I have one more of these to tie and finish 
Where are Santa's elves when you need them 

They are for the grandkids 
Along with giftcards

This year I am buckling

I like the idea of getting the kiddos something to open
And it is fun to shop or make something
Special to their personalities

But as they get older it gets harder to get them a gift
And the cost of mailing is getting nuts

So the gift card will be the easy way out for me especially the grands

With 7 grandkids and 5 nieces and 4 siblings the list keeps growing

My siblings and I exchange little fun things to say Merry Christmas
Two of my brothers are getting bear and deer theme again for the hunting cabin in Maine 

My sister hasnt spoken to me in 5 years since I moved out of her apartment and bought a home.
Funny.....I would have been happy for her had the tables been turned the mail I received a Christmas card from her
I think my Dad's health had a lot to do with it but I will take it
I miss my sister
She is the only one I have

Maybe there really is peace on earth if you wish hard enough

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Getting more gifts done

Remember the picture of Dad with his deer?
Well one brother wanted a blanket done with his picture on it to give to him.
Three of us will split the cost

So I ordered it and a coffee cup to match
I was blown away by the crispness of the image on the sherpa blanket.

I hope Dad approves on Christmas day!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Two more tins 
And more peeps

and look. They are filled with
More of my favorites
Thanks honey for a sweet
Holiday distraction during all 
This stress.

Friday, December 7, 2018

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

Another beautiful tin
Not sure where he found all these
But I Love them
To hold supplies in my sewing room 
I dont mind if they have a Christmas print on them.....helps me to keep Christ in my life year long

This one holds a lot
A 4pk of russel stover
Mini chocolate covered cherries one of my favs

A Christmas truck box of chocolates 
Oh he really outdid himself this time

And two million dollars in chocolate
The truck drivers at work will be so happy to get chocolate 
I will be happy it is not all on my hips
Tomorrow is day 12....

We will see......
All I want for Christmas this year is the pedal for the new free sewing machine I got
And have it gone through at the spa to make sure she is running good

A past boss was cleaning her cellar and claims the machine wasnt used much which I believe. Only problem she didnt know where the foot pedal was. I am hoping they can get one for me
It looks in good shape and will make a nice spare 

Are you having fun this Christmas?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

On the tenth day I got flowers 
So so pretty

And both cats got a new bed from

We all love our gifts.....
It is nice to feel pampered while running around this holiday season trying to get it all done

Thanks honey....I will be missing my 12 days when it is over

Couldnt sleep last night
Not sure why 
Nose is a little stuffy so maybe thats it

Got more done on the list yesterday
Kitchen faucet fixed....thanks mr plumber
I have an eye ultrasound appointment jan 3
Surgery jan 30
All good things to get done
Now just appointment with primary care dr 
for jan

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me........

Another adorable tin.
Holding more chocolate

Tic tacs and reindeer marshmallow

That is NOT an empty wrapper in front
I destroyed the evidence of those i ate

What do you think if this?
My deer brother
Not the one i am making the quilt for 
This one has the cabin in Maine
I think they will have fun with this game
Throwing the rings onto the antlers

Ha ha
Isnt that what life is about?
I think so. Wait till you see what I got my bear brother ha ha

Dads coffee cup came Tues.
It looks great
Cant wait to see the blanket 
A little at a time .......

these are some of my words
tin tan try tray torn tam trim ton
mat mit main matrimony
lit lint
loin loan lot laminator  lanai linty lain
yarn yam
fat fly fit fan fin flit flat float for form flint foam fart faint floaty farm 
firm front formal formality family frailty faintly frail frontal 
ant aim art airman afloat ammonia arm ary animataor
mint mart minty mama mortal mortality mailman mortify
roam roan rnat rim ram rot rain rainy royal

hope you had fun with that little distraction
we love to play with words at our house
do you?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me......

On the eighth day  I received a beautiful tin

Filled with chocolates 
I am gonna need a gym membership 
 with all these treats

Still wrapping and getting things done here
Hoping to show something soon.

How many words did you get? I could only play a little while on Sat

I ended up with 76
Only had 2 y words
Yam and yarn 
I try to approach by letter and make my list with all a words in a row, all m words in a row etc.
Then i can catch duplicates easily
Hope you had fun
I think JulieRose is the winner
Shutterfly is giving her a check

Monday, December 3, 2018

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

I got my own holiday mailbox 
And the flag was up

Some kisses and m and m's

It is fun to see what the next day brings

I got two of the blankets tied and washed
One to go......
Good progress 

I also spied this person at WalMart
Do any of you recognize her?

She wanted  me to push her around the store like a little kid. Lol
We both got a little further done with our lists.
Getting there......  

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Ha ha m and m candycane

Not sure how he hid it because he took me to the eye dr

Maybe being dilated I didnt see well

It was hidden on the couch when you come in the door 

Eye apt went well. Waiting for them to book my appointment to have the first eye done

The second one will be ready shortly after
So need to get them done.......

How many of you played with the word
How many words did you make?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

On the fifth day of Christmas

A lottery ticket 
Wish me luck as I scratch

Mama needs a new pair of shoes...

OMG I WON!!!!!!

BUT  when I turned it over to sign it.......
The joke us on me

Good thing I didn't take it to be cashed in

I wouldn't be able to show my face in town again 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

On the fourth day of Christmas 
My true love gave to me.....

Four chocolate snowmen
LINDT chocolate  

I think I need to start running and burning off some of these calories 

What holiday fun are you having?

I am busily working on some secret projects
And wrapping and making lists 

Hope these snowmen can keep a secret

here is a little distraction for you

take the word INFLAMMATORY

you have until Monday to post here how many words you can make of the letters

rules: words must be 3 letters or more
if only one R in word you cant make  a word with 2 rs in it
no cheating with dictionary getting words. can be used to check spelling of your word though

I will go  easy on you since you probably have not played before but lets see who can play and how many words you can get.

ready? set? GO

Friday, November 30, 2018

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Ha ha on day 3 I got lollypops.
TOOTSIE ROLL lollypops

Remember the commercial?
How many licks till you get to the tootsie roll center......crunch.  we may never know

A fun little distraction in this stressful time of year.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring........

Thursday, November 29, 2018

On the second day.......

I had mentioned the other day how I felt like having an Italian sub sandwich
Some of you may call them hoagies

Hubs said to me I got your dinner covered
You just needed to heat it in the oven

Wow Two Days of surprises 
How did I get so lucky?
I love the Christmas season

For those asking about Dad
He is doing better

This was yesterday.
He was so happy to be hunting with the boys
And he got one

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me.....

Not sure if it is the first day of Christmas
There are
No partridge in a pear tree

No pears

When I came home from work
My hubs said to me I got you a little present

Of the snowman kind

Thanks sweetie......I love it

I just love gifts from the heart dont you?

Monday, November 26, 2018

Not much done for 4 day weekender

I sewed this into a pillow and need to get fill to stuff it 

Added binding and gave to hubs to use 

Added binding to this one too

Got on my hands n knees (ouch) and tied this one 
Three more to go
Then once i get giftcards i can mail them out
Slow but steady wins the race right?

Linking up with Beth of love laugh quilt

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Its the most wonderful time of the year

You know like the time for elf on a shelf?
Well it is time for tree on a truck for me lol
The red trucks on rugs and red truck embroidery and red truck ornaments
Yeah......they make me happy

Packages are arriving with supplies for the elves to finish up gifts

Finished gifts are being wrapped and put under the tree

Basket is being made for the maintenance man at the park 
Who doesnt love some cookies and coffee and caramel popcorn?

Deer gifts are popping up
Ready to wrap 

And even a gift for my sewing room is being put away until January when I can rearrange my room

Yes its the most wonderful time of the year