Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Swap Addition...

Yesterday I was in such a rush to go to work I didn't finish taking pictures and showing you what Kim sent to me in the swap. She reminded me about this little flicker candle I forgot to show you. I had already put it in a display and it looked like it had been there forever I didn't think about taking a picture. So here it is...

This is the CD she got me also. Wow this is a terrible picture I just noticed.

I think I have everything now, but if not Kim let me know. Anyway, Kim and I met on a chat board maybe a little over a year ago. She has offered me some great advice and said what I was thinking going through my divorce. This was a total random pick on the swap by one of my work partners. However, when I found out I got Kim I was excited as she and I have similar taste. So THANK YOU again Kim your doll is now sitting on top of my tree and I will be decorating with the rest today. I am not answering my phone if it is work as I want the next two days of vacation to me. LOL.

I finally finished my stockings though I'm not happy with some of them. I will be ripping out mine and redoing as I have time. I am so mad at myself for messing them up. OH WELL live and learn.

Those bright spots are not there in real person I think it was the lights casting on it. And you can see the words in a shadow and I must have been shaking when I took the picture. Too much coffee!!!! LOL

GRRR... the red bled on this one... I put this one in the oven and it bled. I let the rest hang to dry in the basement and none of them ran. Lesson #1 LOL.

Mine you can't see the snowflake I stitched on it because dummy me did it in white thread and HELLO when you coffee stain it picks up the stain too. Can you say Duh???? So I will be ripping it out and redoing. Lesson #2 LOL

I am going to try to bake today as my kids want their Christmas cookies. Alright I want them too. LOL. Oh by the way have you tried the Hershey Kisses candy cane??? I am totally hooked on them. I normally don't like white chocolate but these are wonderful. Guess these won't be going in any cookies. LOL. I am hoping to get my M&M cookies done and the peanut butter blossoms I didn't make last week because I made no-bakes instead. Oh and has anyone ever heard of making maple no-bakes instead of the chocolate ones if so can you give me the recipe? Just drop me a line please.

Update... awhile back I posted on my birthday in September that I got a scented reed diffuser. I told you I would tell you if I liked it or not. NO I do not like the one I got. It lost it's fragrance after the first week despite turning the reeds every couple of days. Now the type I received was a national brand candle company not one made by a local artisan, so I can not tell you whether theirs are different or not. However, I do not think I will be buying any for myself any time soon.
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Pam said...

I love the way you have your stockings displayed with the greenery on your stair rail! Everything looks great!
Enjoy your 2 days off!

Sheila said...

Hi Mary! Really like the way your stockings are hung. They look great from here, *LOL*! Sounds like you're a lot like me-rip it out if I don't like it and start over. Don't answer the phone and enjoy your few days off!
Love all your swap items and I sure am enjoying mine. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Those look great on your staircase railing!!
Wonderful swap goodies too! :)

JenW!~ said...

Mary, I love the way your stockings came out and you have displayed them beautifully!

prashant said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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