Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Over the holiday weekend, my followers list hit 100!!!  So, using the 'random number generator' website, Susan Pilotto of Crows Nest Primitive Folk Art was picked to win a quarter yard of my marbleized wool!  Upon checking her blog, it worked out really well that Susan uses wool in her creations ~ email me your address, Susan,  and I will send this off in a hurry!  You have no idea how much we bloggers appreciate our followers and our readers ~ it's wonderful to know that you're out there and interested in what we have to say!  Keep coming back and we love it when you leave comments!  That's how we know you're there!!

Remember my Christmas day post, where I mentioned that an online order for the little girls did not arrive and I said I was headed to the studio to make a couple of scarves so the girls would have a present?  Well, here they are!! I made two of them and the girls seemed to like them a lot!  One of their moms said she would like one, too ~ I haven't made her one yet, but I will!!  I have this stash of felted sweaters that I use for purses and future projects, so I opened the cupboard and spread them all out on the floor and went to work!!  They did turn out cute and I wonder why I don't make more!!  Sometimes, this stuff is only fun to me when I have to crank it out and meet a deadline ~ think there's something a little quirky about that? Yeah ~ me, too!!!  At any rate, you all know I love sparkly things and the hearts are made from some sparkly sweaters that are part of my stash! 

A quick photo of our holiday baking ~ black forest cake for me (I've misplaced  my treasured recipe and had to wing it) and Sonny baked an apple pie that got great raves!  We had a wonderful dinner of turkey and a tenderloin ~ and the kids all brought the rest of the dinner ~ we ate nonstop, it seemed ~ we all were like stuffed turkeys!  The kids had a rousing game of Sequence that Brian brought ~ very fun and Tad even played with them!  Only 20 of us this year, so it seemed a little quiet for this group!

Tad's  46th birthday is today and we all went out for supper last night to celebrate!  I bought him a Levi's jacket since he liked mine so much but all the way over to the gathering, he kept saying it was "too tight on his back"!!  He ditched that jacket the minute we hit the door and wore his sister-in-law's down filled/fur collared jacket home!!!!!!!  Guess that present is going back!!!  Anyone who knows Tad understands exactly what I'm saying!  He's a character ~ he enjoyed Christmas immensely this year ~ spent the whole day downstairs with us and had a great time!  Today, his birthday,  will actually be quieter ~ maybe a little shopping with his gift cards!

Sonny took off last week and this week, too ~ it's been fun ~ today, we're both getting projects done ~ he's building hooking frames and I hope a stand or two.  We sold the last hooking stand yesterday!  I'm trying to catch up in the office so I can close out the year by Friday!  It's nice to not be in a rush like last week ~ whew!  It's a wonder we made it but I always say "we've never missed a Christmas yet".  This year, we really pushed the envelope! 

Have a great restful week ~ today is a beautiful sunshiny day here in Ohio!


Maria said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the New Year Celebrations...Love the scarfs....can't imagine the online present was any better! Maria

The Barn Door said...

LOVE the scarves!! I work better under pressure too!!

acorn hollow said...

the food looks yummy and happy birthday tad. Glad your Christmas was a good one.

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Great scarves! I definitely work best under pressure.

Kim said...

Great scarves. You are so clever. I'm happy you had lots of family fun. Tell Tad happy birthday from your blog buddy. I love the jacket story. It made me giggle because what mom likes one day she doesn't like the next day.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lucky Susan ~ the wool looks yummy. The scarves for the girls turned out very sweet.
Hugs :)

Mouse Droppings Folk Art said...

I am tickled to have one some of your wool & I am just now in the middle of planning my next rug...sooo your wool will be put to good use. Thanks so much & I want to wish you all the best for a wonderful New Year. I will email you my mailing address ASAP. Hugs Susan

woolmaven said...

Happy Birthday Tad! You are very special, and you have a great mother and stepfather.

weaverpat said...

Hi, Tad! Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

The scarves are cute and funky! I never imagined using felted sweaters to make scarves or anything else, and I've felted quite a few nice lambswool ones!

Your desserts look yummy! What a talented husband who can make pies! He's a keeper!!!

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