Monday, December 20, 2010

A Gift and Some Finishes

Good Morning everyone! I have been so busy these past few weeks that I just need to slow down and post for you. Believe it or not I think about all of you who read blog and feel guilty when I don't post. LOL. I am hoping to do better after the holidays. I don't know about you, but Christmas basically snuck up on me. My son said the same thing. I am basically ready just need to wrap today while the kids are in school. Steve already wrapped my presents and put them under the tree. I already know what they are because he took me to Pat Catan's last week and let me pick out stuff I wanted. Nothing like getting crafting items for Christmas. LOL. At least I know I will like everything. I also bought him his presents while he was with me. He needed clothes so that's what he got. We normally have good luck at JcPenney for him because they have big and tall. Steve and I also went to a thrift store and antique store last week too. I bought myself some Christmas presents. Steve hasn't been working so I wasn't going to ask him to buy them for me. I'm not going to show you what I got until Christmas though. I want to surprise you. LOL.

I did, however, get a gift from a very dear friend of mine. This was such a surprise when the mailman brought the package to my door. Sheila made this for me. She has beautiful arrangements that she does. She was worried it wasn't prim enough. I LOVE it!!!! I put it in my kitchen so that I can see it all the time. She even scented it!!!! She also made 2 grubby candles for me too. Thanks again Sheila!

If you'll remember in my last post I told you that I was going to finish up projects that weren't done at the beginning of the year. Well, after doing some cleaning I started that early. I had 4 projects on my plate. First, I wanted to frame my finished sampler. Well, not only did I do that but Steve hung it for me. I am working on another sampler that I had to improvise. I used the wrong count fabric, so the saying didn't fit that was on the pattern. I improvised with a new one and still have a little ways to go on it.

My 2nd and 3rd projects were to bind my fall mini quilts. I did just that. Nothing like procrastinating right. Though according to one of my friends I am just ahead for next year. LOL. These will be listed on my selling blog at the first of the year.

Last but not least was to make another gameboard on a cupboard door we found in the trash. This stupid door has been sitting in my dining room for months. Steve and I could not get the Chinese checkerboard right so there it sat. I finally got a stencil from Folk Art From the Harbor so we could finish it up. Well, I started it and Steve took over. It is not done yet, but I thought I'd show you his progress. The stencil used in the corner I already had. I LOVE Becca's stencils. She is able to personalize stencils for you if you have something in particular in mind and she doesn't already have it.


Well, ladies let's see what I can get into today. I'd like to work on my sampler, but I know I have plenty more things that I need to do before Christmas. I start my new shift tomorrow with Stacie. We work Christmas eve so we are going to bring some food into work that night. So we will be eating and hopefully crafting that day. LOL. Thanks for stopping by today.
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renee said...

Good morning Mary!
You have been a busy gal! I LOVE the checkerboard stencil! I would like to try some of that sometime. I also think your samplers are beautiful! My goodness, that takes talent!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas Mary!
I get to work Christmas Eve too! I am looking foward to some time off after this week!
God Bless,


Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Whoa--you have been a busy bee!!
just think--now that you've got the fall min-quilts bound you are AHEAD on next years fall projects!!!
Have a blessed Christmas!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Mary... you sure have been busy. Always feels nice to get things off the list doesn't it?? Thanks for visiting my blog and have a happy Christmas. Jenn

p.s. Your living room looks gorgeous from your previous post.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad we have Pat Catans here. You can find everything you
need there to craft with!

Susan RN
Wooster OH

Geesha said...

Mary...I think your friend Shelia did amazing job on that VERY PRIM arrangement! Your samplers are looking good...I need to make that one of my new years resolutions to finish ALL unfinished projects, I have a list a mile long!! LOL! Well I hate that you have to work on Christmas eve but atleast you are going to be a good friend...hopefully crafting!! Merry Christmas!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Great finishes Mary! Can't wait to see what is under the tree!!

Primsue said...

You sure have been busy. I love your samplers and that gameboard looks great. What a sweet gift from Sheila. Wishing you a blessed Christmas.

Angie Berry said...

I already love what you are getting for Christmas and I haven't even seen them yet, lol!

Sheila's arrangements are gorgeous!! I love this one and the other one she was giving away. They are so pretty, you are fortunate to own one! You can tell she puts so much love into her work.

Way to go on finishing up some projects! That's my goal for the new year... I wonder how long I'll stick to it. I'm really bad about starting something else before I finish something. Nothing like having a dozen UFO's laying around to drive you nuts, lol! Everything is looking great!

I hope you all have a warm and wonderful Christmas!~