Who wants the new Marie Claire Idees December 2007 issue? Tons of great ideas! What about Cath Kidston Winter 2007 catalog? Dear Cath sent more that one copy to share. Isn't she nice? So, how bad do you want these? Well, let me know and I might just pick your name on December 26. That's the day Kwanzaa begins, Boxing Day in some parts of the world, Proclamation Day in Australia and a happy day to the lucky winner!
Last week, I received my Secret Santa Christmas Swap all the way from New South Wales! Of course, I couldn't wait so I opened it right away. Dearest Peg sent me this gorgeous "Shaggy Quilt" she made from Roman Holiday fabric collection by Moda. Loooove it! Thank you very much! Elf Donna did a great job hosting this worldwide swap.
This "huge ass box" is from Sharon. If you're a regular reader of her blog, you definitely know what's in the box. She sent me tons of snacks and extra goodies. Emma decided she should have the first pick! hehehe...Thanks, Sharon!
BTW, Sharon is having a MODA basket giveaway. She's promising to fill it up with tons of goodies! You should check out her blog. Bren on the other hand, is having a Valentine's box giveaway. So hop, hop, hop on over to her Little Cottage and post a comment. You could be the winner!
This is my treetop Annie from Nicole. Stinken' cuuute! She looks like she did something naughty, doesn't she? Stop by tomorrow and find out. Toodles!
Last week Sweetie and I drove up north to San Francisco and he decided we should take the scenic route. Oh boy! Mind you I get car sick. UGH! So I took a pill and braced myself in case of a barf fest. Just because he has a rally car, a WRX Subaru Impreza with an obnoxious fin, doesn't mean the road is his personal raceway! Though he would like to think so. We took Highway 1, the windy road along Big Sur. Thank goodness, we took a lot of stops along the way. I desperately needed fresh air and the open space. Did I mention I'm claustrophobic?
As much as I'm getting used to the color pink (hated it as a kid), I like the usual colors for Christmas - RED, WHITE, and GREEN, and definitely more RED! I decorated and whipped up a few items for the holidays. So far I'm loving everything!
Like these stuffed heart-shaped ornaments. I should make some more. This is a great idea to use up some of your scraps. I like the fabric covered buttons as an accent. I'm soooo ready for Valentine's, too!
I made a pair of matching stockings using one of my CK fabrics. Love it! Wait a sec, do you see anything wrong with this one? Obviously, I wasn't paying attention when I was sewing it. Had to re-do it, of course! Tee-hee!
I started decorating but I'll add more stuff around the house when we get a tree. Yes Monica, Sweetie and I are going to enjoy a live tree this year! We desperately need to breathe something other than smelly smog for a change! Anyhoo, I decorated one of the built-in open shelves in the kitchen. I especially love my collection of paper-mache Rolly Polly santas I purchased a few years back. Sweetie called the pom-pom trim dingle-berries! Umm, sure you can call it that!!!
Look at this! The little gnome is playing hard to get. Emma, my little helper told me to check-in with the household diva before I started decorating. Check!
These are from my Deck the Halls Ornament swap partner, Mary Ann. Everything goes well with my decorating theme. I especially like the cute red 'Doe'. Thanks, Mary Ann!
BTW, I met Sharon and Cheryl yesterday and they were laughing at me because of my attire. In my defense, it wasn't a balmy 60-degrees more like freakin' 50-degrees according to my car's temperature gauge. I trust my car more so than these menopausal ladies with an internal temperature that is soo totally out of whack! LOL! Ok Sharon, so I need to put more meat on my skinny bones. If you could help fatten me up that would be SUPER. Don't like anything greasy, though! Except for In and Out cheeseburger with grilled onions and strawberry milkshake with a side of Mickey-Dee's french fries! Mmmmmmm, YUMMY!!! Love it but not everyday.