This time of year is just plain busy for all of us isn't it?!!! ….so here comes my random catch up post!!!
I made these cute count down to Xmas bags for the boys. My daughter in law found the idea on Pinterest and with technical support from my friend Carol, I whipped them up. They are now hanging over at The Dots house over their fireplace, each day a surprise to open. Our Christmas Workshop group had it’s last meeting Monday. Theresa and Joan, as usual, had a great project lined up! I was over an hour late so apparently I missed the major whining time when everyone was told they were to make 30 yoyo’s!!! Once again we had no idea what we were making with all those yoyo’s….but here is
what they were used for. A sweet little tree on top of a candle stick with buttons to decorate it with. We were all thrilled and quickly realized making all the yoyo’s was well worth it…and my friends chipped in and got me caught up on my yoyo making. Great job Theresa and Joan. We want more!!
This week I visited my friend Judy at her cute gift shop, O’Flanary’s Emporium. It is filled with such wonderful Xmas decorations and gift items made from crafters in the area. This place will definitely get you in the
Christmas spirit and it’s a great place to pick up presents for friends and family. You can always find things that you just don’t see anywhere else, and on top of it visiting with Judy and her husband Bob is always so much fun. Judy is one talented lady. She not only owns the shop, she also makes things to sell and you can find her decorating homes and businesses in the area. She is definitely a busy lady this time of year!!
My SSCS parcel arrived from Patricia in Australia. How exciting and how hard not to have a peek. Here is my sweet birdie ornament that she made for me…..made out of the most beautiful Cambodian silk she purchased in Cambodia. I wish you could see and touch it in person. The silk is so pretty. Thanks so much Patricia. He has made himself right at home in our Xmas tree.. Thanks Chookyblue for hosting this fun swap.
Yesterday was an excursion to my LQS with my friend Carol and a meet up with Deb. There were so many things to tempt us there, but have to say we were pretty strong. This Friday is our Sew-In night and my plan is to get the bindings on The Dots Xmas quilts and maybe sew a couple pillow cases to go with them. Thanks to Heidi for hosting the Sew-In, and there's still time to sign up if you are interested!!!
Mr. P. is having so much fun working on the train. There’s now a covered bridge that houses the train when it’s not working as well as an open bridge . Landscaping is going on and plans for buildings are in the works!! The boys (big and little) LOVE it. As soon as the weather warms up I am pretty sure this will be the place to hang out all the time.
So there you have it….a catch up post on the happenings in Polka Dot land. Happy Thursday to all of you!