Dec 31, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
We are having a pretty good Sunday here. The “monster” snow storm missed us completely. My brother in Virginia was not so lucky. They got over a foot of snow. This was the most snow in that area in over 15 years.
We went out this morning to tackle the crowds once again for more Christmas shopping. I am making no- sew fleece blankets for my daughters and my mother-in-law. (This is the crafting….sorta part of the title) Of course, the procrastinator that I am, this was a last minute idea. So I had to get up early and get to Joann Fabrics first thing. They had their fleece 50% off. I’m making them throw size just big enough to cuddle up on the couch with. They are just so warm and cuddly! I hope they like them. I know I would much rather have a gift someone took the time and patience to make especially for me. It means so much more than anything store bought, no matter what the price, Don’t you agree?
I have a few more pics to share. I just got the most awesome stocking holder from Palmer Hills Primitives. I just love how it turned out.
Ed and Kim do awesome work. If you haven’t visited their prim shoppe, stop in. You’ll be glad you did.
I got these adorable little snowballs and snowmen soap from the thecandlebaker on ebay. They are all primed up with with cinnamon and mica flakes.
Just a cute shot of the dry sink all decked out for the holidays.
Santa hanging out waiting for Christmas Eve.
And last but not least, I just have to show you my little grandson Jayden. He is almost 3 months old and the most adorable little boy. What a face, huh? He’s a really good boy and loves his swing. He has one in almost every room of the house. I don’t think he’s slept in his crib yet. He has to be moving constantly. LOL
I started this post this afternoon and it’s after 8 now and am just now finishing it. I did get one blanket finished ~~ now two more to go. I will try and get a photo up before I wrap it. It turned out pretty good considering it was my first one.
~~~Have a nice evening everyone~~~
Dec 13, 2009
It’s a rainy and snowy day here. A good day to do some baking and tweaking! I’ve been puttering all morning, really glad I don’t have to go out in this mess. The coal stove is keeping us toasty warm. Walking around moving and changing things around…..again. When I finally get it the way I want it, Christmas will be over. :-)
After weeks of research and asking fellow bloggers what kind of camera they use, I finally went out and bought a new camera last night. I can’t tell you how frustrated I was with my little Sony cyber shot. I just couldn’t get the results I wanted from a point and shoot camera. I am so excited with the new one. It’s a Canon Rebel XS digital SLR. I have by no means mastered this beast, but I have been playing around all day with it. I took some pics of a few more changes and additions to our Christmas decor. Here’s just a few. Now, keep in mind I still have a lot to learn. LOL
I love, love, love this camera! When I learn what all the settings are for, then I can really take some good pictures. The difference between this camera and my little point an shoot camera is amazing, don’t ya think?
I hope everyone is having a great relaxing Sunday afternoon. Now for the baking part of the day…..
Till next time.