Well I made three more of the stockings but this time I added “bauble” beads because these are for an adult. These are for a swap that I am in:
There is something special with the middle stocking…it is kind of Christmassy but it is special for the swap that I am in…I can’t say anything until my swap person receives it. But I really am liking the bauble beads….I’ve been going crazy with them:
I think that I am going to start posting “Dollarama” finds. These beads will be used in lots of projects. I am still on my stockings but I had forgotten about these. And at Allsorts blog she has started an Advent Calendar Gallery.
I’ve accomplished what I set out to accomplish this week-end! The 25 stockings wrapped and boxed, ready to mail tomorrow. My Bee Sew Whimsical swap is ready to go too! Now to tidy up the sewing area and FINISH another project that is started…but I’m not sure what it is or will be. I have all the scraps from the stockings left over so maybe some paper pieced quilty ornaments and cards….oh the joy…plus it will get me on the sewing machine. I have a final quilting workshop on Tuesday I think. It is for a banner…paperpieced.
These stockings are going to a secret place. They will be a bit late but I hope that the children who will be opening up the little Christmas offerings will be happy. I intend on getting the stockings back and continuing the tradition.
Anyhow…this is enough for tonight…off to package the gift!
…and I have some interesting mail! Finally. I did the Angel Swap, sent my Angel partner a box of goodies, handmade and more but the person who had my name hasn’t come through. The due date was October 31st and still nothing….I would like to be positive and am giving her, a chance …. But I haven’t given up on swaps. I like to push myself and by participating in swapping I try new techniques and share. I sent my TGOS ornament this week and today I received one! Yay! Patricia from Colorado (CO means Colorado…I think) sent me this:
It is light blue with the angel on one side…she got the colour and the motif that I love…Yes J, I like Angels too :). Here is the other side:
I love the thread that she used and it is such a simple ornament. Thanks Patricia. I’ll have to find out if you have a blog and link you.
I also received one of the best magazines:
I love this magazine and since it is regional it is such an good resource. I haven’t sat down to enjoy it but the table of contents looked appealing.
So I am correcting a lot but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. After next Tuesday I will only have the final writing exams to mark and then tally up the marks. I don’t have to rush with the marking either because the students will not get the exams back and will have already started their Christmas break. See! I am talking myself into seeing that light!
These are the stockings that I spoke about in my previous post. I’m hooked on them. They are only about five inches tall and pretty easy to make up. I am going to add some beads and the ribbon and then fill them with little goodies. I have about 10 more beside my sewing machine, ready to make up. So between these stockings and a cross stitch ornament I am keeping busy this week-end. I can’t show the cross stitch ornament because it is a gift.
Off to make yet another cup of tea and sew some more stockings.
I had a quilting workshop last night and we started this:
The workshop was to learn how to machine applique. I am not that far on it but one snowman is started and the top is on my design wall….Projects, projects… I have been in the sewing room and will take pictures. I am working on my TGOS swap and my Honeypot swap. I want to get them out in the mail early next week. This is my week-end to finish my swap projects.
Time for work :(…How many years until retirement? Oh wait…I will have some housetime over Christmas ;).
Notice the jars in the background…see-through jars…everywhere in the house. The Bagel bites are simpley bagels spread with barbecue sauce, then any meat that is hanging around…I used chicken and topped with cheese, put in the oven and a simple meal, snack. The banana chocolate chip muffins…from my muffin recipe book.
It’s time to work on this…
I have had the friendship journal too long :(. But I am working on adding a few visuals to it today and it will be in the mail tomorrow.
I spent most of yesterday doing laundry, a few errands and crocheting. Today I slept in and then cleaned the kitchen which led to the above. While I work on my friendship journal I am going to make a broccoli soup….do we have “potage” in English? A thick soup. There is far to much brocoli in my fridge…I cleaned that out this morning too.
Sewing, Reading, Quilting, Embroidery(ing :) ), Running, Writing, Weaving…and the list goes on and on and on…