Thursday, December 8, 2011

So Much Fun Happening!

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 is011
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 002 Emporium.  It is filled with such wonderful Xmas decorations and gift items made from crafters in the area.  This place will definitely get you in003 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 004talented 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 Cambodia013.  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 FNSIButton 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 wh062en 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 weath063er 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!


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You are keeping yourself very busy, Cheryl!!

Allie said...

What a darling idea to count down for Christmas! I bet the excitement is really building at their house, lol! I love the little yo-yo tree, and that shop, oh those pillows on the shelf...That silk bird is just beautiful, what a lovely ornament. I really, really want to come play with that train, Cheryl, that looks like so much FUN! I've always loved small railroads and would love to have a layout like that!

Chookyblue...... said...

always so much happening at your place........your ornament from Patricia is lovely........enjoy........

Sue said...

Lots of good things to share. I really love the little yo-yo tree. What a cute idea.

The shop looks like one I'd love to visit. It's always nice to go to a place that sells different things from any where else.

Merry Christmas,

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

OMGoodness - you have been such a busy girl :)! I love those countdown to Christmas bags -and I want to visit Judy's shop :)! Can't wait to see more of the train, too!

deb said...

is that the shop where I met you that time???? it looks so festive....maybe I need a visit to it....
wish I had your energy, I havent even cleaned up my sewing room yet and its been in my to do list for the last three days!!!! I WILL do it today!!!! OH and I had to drive BACK out to Stars cuz one of the kits I bought didnt have the pattern....lololol...AND I ended up buying MORE stuff!!!!!

Carrie P. said...

Lots going on. Love your little count down to Christmas bags. Cute idea.
The boys will love it.
Cute yo yo tree too.
Merry Christmas!

Thimbleanna said...

Is that train outside? Wow -- that's going to be sooo cool. Looks like you've been really busy. Those advent bags are ADORABLE!

Kris said...

I want to know where your friends shop is????

Terry said...

Love your yo-yo tree! And that ornament from your swap partner is beautiful :0)