Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas



I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!We stayed home,Rich had doctors appointments that we felt he needed to keep. Of course that didn't mean it was a quiet Christmas! We played Wii until our arms fell off and T had her friends over for a "rockin" session with Rock Band and Guitar Hero III. Our furniture is still moved back to allow for all the activity playing these games! If you look closely at the top picture you can see the tattoos on T right arm. It is a sleeve that slips over the arm and really does look real! Grandkids are coming this weekend so I am sure it will stay lively and loud!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wii Did Something

We have never done before! Guess you are never too old! We wanted to get our grandkids a Wii for Christmas and of course there are none around! We found a store that would have 60 this moring at 9 am. We had to purchase a MVP card for $20 to do this. We arrived at 7 am and joined the 20 people in front of us to wait our turn. It was cold and windy but we really enjoyed our time in line visiting with the 5 people in front and behind us! One lady even brought us coffee! We have now joined the ranks of those with a Wii! I don't think we have ever stood in a line for 2 hours to get anything and may never do it again but overall it was a fun experience!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Santas Lap


I talked T into sitting on Santas lap over the Thanksgiving holidays, I don't know how many more years I can do that! I did a quick layout just to document this!
This child has a thing for the backs of any remote device. She love to take the little piece that holds the batteries in and poof they disappear! We have used a large amount of scotch tape and duct tape to keep the batteries in her remotes. She "lost" the back off of our remote for the TV in the family room last week, so that rendered it useless and I refused to use duct tape!The very first thing she did with the new one was to remove the little holder....but I saw her! She has been threatened to not reach 17 if she looses it again!The joys of a 16 year old!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

More Memories


The Red Stocking. My Mother made 6 of these way back in the 1950's. They are plain and simple compared to some but I do remember her sitting in her chair sewing the felt and sequins on carefully by hand.
T. Stocking. I cross stitched this on linen and thought it was beautiful, but T was such a tomboy way back then she did not like it at all. Luckily, years have changed her opinion of this.
Elves. I made these in the early 80's when I used my sewing machine for actually sewing on material. I entered the little fellas in our county fair and won first place.
Tree skirt. The best memory of making this tree skirt was sitting all alone in our game room with the stero turned up and sewing all the felt and sequins by hand. The kids were all in school and dh was in New Mexico hunting. We lived where it snowed and I could stay warm and toasty,watch it snow, work on the tree skirt,and enjoy the week alone! This skirt has certainly seen better days but I still can't bring myself to give it up! Maybe someday I will do another one!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Fond Memories


I took pictures of some Christmas decorations that brought back fond memories of years gone by.
The ceramic Santas. I remember going to a ceramic shop and sitting while my Mother and aunt sanded and painted these wonderful Santas. I have had them for years and each Christmas I remember that my Mother was very artistic and my aunt was not but I love these Santas that they both made over 40 years ago!
The block tree. I made it about 15 years ago and I still love to get it out every year, get the hot glue gun and glue the pieces back on. Last year my dog got tangled in the tablecloth and the tree fell to the ground and into a million pieces. I finally found the instructions oh how to put it back together, so once again it has a regal spot in our house. The grandkids love to spin it around picking out their favorite toy!
The 12 days of Christmas. I loved cross stitching way back when and this is still one of my favorite pieces.
The pillow. A friend gave me this pattern in 1986 and I love the colors and children on the words, so each year I take it out and it has a special place on our sofa!
I will post some more fond memories of the Christmas decorations around our house tomorrow!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Our Tree



I am a horrible Christmas tree picture taker, but in real life is does look so pretty with all the acrylic birds and bulbs! T. decorates the tree every year and this year was no exception. I love to see that the older she gets the better the tree looks!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Acrylic Birds


These are so much fun and easy! Another new addition to our tree!

Monday, December 10, 2007

8 x 8 Acrylic album

I made this one using the Bind-it-All. Just a quick one using Cloud 9 papers and WeRMemory Keepers rubons (love these) Randome pictures of T and her friends

Joy


This has been such a busy week, I can certainly tell it is the holiday season!
Here is an acrylic Joy I made this weekend, it looks so pretty behind white lights!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Acrylic Advent Calendar





I love all the cookie sheet advent calendars that I have seen around so I decided I had to make one! This one had circle and square acrylic pieces with the numbers stamped on each piece and little Holiday embellishments to each one. I used Basic Grey Blitzen paper and left the calendar part plain so the acrylic would show up! I added 5 little acrylic birds that I embellished and added bling!

Monday, December 03, 2007

A Layout or Two



It seems like all I have done the past few months is teach mini album classes and make them but I finally did 2 layouts this past week. Of course now that it is done T tells me I spelled Brittany's name wrong, so I will fix it so I can be socially correct! The ear piercing layout was done using an old Scrapaddict kit, the Halloween was just scraps from a mini album!