Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Whatcha Working on Wednesday

Happy Holidays ladies, I'm home today from school starting our Thanksgiving break. Wednesday finds me decorating for Christmas. I've been working a few days on the living and dining rm. Here's a few photos of what I've done.
I'm using two pencil trees this yr. decorating them as one. Many of my ornaments have snowmen with little black hats. Mike found this old hat at a tag sale that looks just like Frosty! I have lots of twinkly lights and greenery everywhere. I've been outside most of the afternoon decorating there. I'll post those later. It must be in the 60's today! Tomorrow we go to my Mom and Dads for Thanksgiving. My brother and his wife and daughters. My SIL's parents come too. She is an only child so her Mom and Dad share all holidays with us. Its nice. They will all come over here for Christmas Dinner. Well I have been sick for a couple days, head cold, Yuck! I go for awhile and then I'm zapped. I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving with their families this weekend. Yes, I too will be out shopping the day after, trying to get those great holiday bargains!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Book Giveaway!

Trudy over at is having a book giveaway. What could be better than cozing up to the fireplace on a snowday from school to read a great book, watch the birds at the feeders and the snow fall!!! I can't wait, Good luck because Iwant to win!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas Decorating

Ok, I've officially started decorating for Christmas! The weather was chilly, I put in a Harry Connick Jr. Christmas CD and I got busy. Just hauling it from upstairs wore me out! I'd take up a load of fall and bring down a tub of Christmas. I buy so many things the day after Christmas then I wrap it up and the next yr. its all new stuff. Last yr. we went to a cute store not far from here the day after Christmas and i spent a couple hundred $ on half price stuff. So this yr. I'm real happy with everything. Last yr. remember I was on the homes tour and I had bought extra stuff then. My daughter says it looks like the craft store in our living rm. Its almost 9:00 pm and the daughter just got off the computer, and my feet hurt so I decided to post a minute and show you the madness. I was at a flea market the other day looking at Yes, more enamelware, I just can't seem to pass that up, I'm not kidding I have way to much of it. But I thought of taking the quilt off the ladder in my dining rm. and hang some enamelware! I might add more later, but i do like the looks of it. My fireplace picture turned out blurry? Ill take another one in the daylight, but I saw on someones blog where they placed picture frames on the fireplace. I found this huge on at a tag sale and haven't found a place for it. I need something in the middle, I had a rusty star up there but needed it in the dining rm. Ill find something. This yr. I'm not using my big tree, instead I'm using two pencil trees. I will decorate them as one. The close up is of the garland I made out of coffee stained muslin rusty pinned together at the ends. Not my idea, a friend Nancy B. thought of it first. Got that put on and tomorrow I can finish the trees. Even Scooter is tired of watching my go around the living rm. ZZZZZZZZZ! Chat with you later, thanks for checking in with me, Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Projects

Good afternoon everyone, I'm home for my lunch break and thought I'd post a few things I've been doing. It's my first show and sometimes you question yourself, do I have enough or do I have to much? Will it sell or will I sell out? I have been doing some runners and candle mats. I love doing candle mats they go so fast. The muslin runner took forever. I also hope everyone appreciates the black as much as I do. We will see. The box of trim is from my cousin. She called one evening and said she had some porch post and trim plus a pile next to her shop. Take what I wanted. Oh my, I think I hauled home 6-8 porch post, several big thick ones, this trim was on either side of the post. I have seen angel wings made out of them. Ill find some use for them. the two pillows I bought at a tag sale this summer. I love the patterns. I will copy those and make some. Just thought I would post while I had a minute. I have loved all the Christmas music on everyone blogs. I go to school humming Christmas tunes. I wore a snowman pin yesterday. It was 70 degrees!!Today it is blustery. I hope to put up more decorations this weekend and I will post that. My cousin brought over her two girls the other day to take Christmas card pics. The fire was going and a few trees are up with just lights. Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Raggedy Angel Giveaway!

is having a great giveaway. Who wouldn't love Gracie? Check it out! She draws the lucky winner on Sunday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Whatcha Working on Wednesday!

Ah, I finally have a moment to participate in a Wed. activity. I have been busy making projects for my craft show coming up in Dec. I made this melting snowman last night. I don't know if I need to stuff him or not? I have also been busy making candle huggers. I have made a couple with matching candle mats. I think they are cute. I will have to add the price of the candle to the item now. I haven't priced anything yet. I made these adorable snowman last yr. and sold the heck out of them at school. Last yr. I just made them in the tea stained sock so this yr. I also made some in plain white. I think they might sell well! I came home for lunch yesterday, turned on a Christmas CD and brought down three pencil trees from the attic. They already had white lights so they look nice in the living rm. I cant decide if I will bring down my big tree or just use my large pencil tree this yr. Last yr was my open house Christmas tour and I had purchased several trees then for that. So I have all this new decoration stuff! So I take a load of fall things up to the attic when I go and bring down Christmas stuff. The attic is my craft rm also. Well gotta go pick up the girl from dance class. Have a great rest of the week!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Favorite Junk Pieces

Hi Girls, Beth over at Olde Tyme Marketplace(Im so sorry I dont know how to add your site so that someone can just click on it from here) can anyone help? had a post to share your favorite junk piece. I said I would share a pic of mine. This is an old post office box from a small town near me. My husband bought it for $5.00 one tag sale. We had been looking for something big to hang behind the sofa, I had imagined a large advertising sign. He came home with this an it was perfect, heavy to hang but perfect. I love to use the mail slots to decorate with. Its a great conversation piece and a great eye catcher. I just love it. Gotta go to work chat at you gals later!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Crisp Fall Sunday Morning

Goodmorning Ladies, This morning we woke up to fog. I thought I would post a few pictures of some trees in my yard. They are so pretty. The other is a picture of the progress on the addition to the potting shed. Mike is on another wks vacation this coming wk. So today we

will put on the rafters! Thats about it for the exciting news here in Kansas! Enjoy your Sunday!!