Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another Year of Blogging!

I always do a collage of pictures from blogging for the end of the year.  When I went through my posts I realized that I mostly crafted and visited friends and family.  So I would say 2011 was a great year. 
I usually don't talk much about it on this blog, but living with cancer is difficult.  I hate it!  The doctors, the meds, the tests, the needles.....hate it all....but with that being said, no one thought that I would see 2012 come in.  But I am!
Cancer has robbed me of many things....time, hair, employment, energy at times, financial happiness.....but it cannot rob me of the love I have for my Lord, life, my family and friends.  And you my blogging buddies, you are truly some of my dearest friends.  You have prayed for me, laughed with me, cried with me....and no earthly words can tell you what it truly means to me.

I hope and pray you each have a wonderful 2012.....that there will be many joys and laughter, and few tears and heartache.....but that is the gift the Lord is giving us...whatever it brings......Another Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Projects of 2011

I knew this party was coming....I remember last year all you crafty girls sharing all your creations....and I had nada!

But not this year! I have been so much busier this year. So here are all my projects for no particular order!!

I decorated a bottle using lace and buttons...
I made an advent calendar with Karen...
I finished a photo album for Bentley...
I copied a Pumpkin picture from Pinterest!
I decopaged ornies with vintage music...
I made every bit of this bracelet at Terri Brush's class!!
and this fabulous house frame....

I put together a memory box...
and embroidered a pillow for a gift....
I altered some note cards....
and a date frame.....
made my husband a love frame....
and a swap gift for Mryna...

I altered a note book for Karen....

and did a floral arrangement...
in a vintage butter dish....
I copied Jane's snowman.....
and made a magnet board....
Karen and I competed for a pillow finishing contest...she won!
I made a little shelf in my kitchen using spools...
 I helped decopage the big 60 for Ro's party...
I made a little snowman ornie for an ornament exchange...

I also started a few items...but they didn't get finished....oh well, there is always 2012!

I do have a BIG project coming in 2012....but more on that later....

Joining in these parties:  Rhoda - Southern Hospitalities
Primp your Stuff @ Michelle's  
Ivy and Elephants 
From My Front Porch

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Family!

 This is me yesterday with my grandchildren.....I adore them!

This is our whole daughter and her two kids, and my son and his girlfriend, and her little boy.  And Bentley!!

BTW, my daughter got engaged yesterday.  So she was quite happy! 

I thought you would get a kick out of seeing craziness at our home....I have this Ms. Snow lady that sings Santa we had a little fun!


Yep...that is ole grandma shakin her hips!

Hope you had a fantastic day, I need a nap!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

and His Name Shall be called Wonderful!

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,  and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room available for them.   And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord."

This is my collection of Nativities.  Each one has a special place in our hearts.

My husband and I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas.  We pray that you have a joyful celebration with your families and friends....and that you are able to take some time to remember the real reason for this wonderful time of year...the birth of OUR Saviour, Jesus.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

You Better Watch Out!

You better not cry...
You better not pout, I'm telling you why...

Santa Claus is coming to Towne!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

On the 44th day of Christmas....

That isn't right?
But, I Gotta Have 44 days!  (She says kicking and screaming!!)
It will take that many to show my Christmas dishes!!

Well, that may be a slight exaggeration!  but really, here we are, Christmas is around the corner, and frankly...I don't have enough time to do all my Christmas tablescapes.

I had to show this one though...cuz, I got something new!  Oh yah!!  BLOG Worthy!!

Ok, Ok...I know I said I wasn't buying any more Christmas stuff this year...but you would  have done it too!!  Yes you would have!!

 The napkins were from Kroger last year.

 I am crazy about these Reindeer....bought about 4 years ago at Basha's Grocery Store.
 Chargers and White plates I have had a LONG time!
 These reindeer plates were after Christmas a few years ago at Target...they are some of my favorites!

 TA DA!  This is what I had to buy.  It started innocently enough...I was looking for some gifts at Target for OTHER PEOPLE!  I just walked by the Tableware and there they were...CEEKAY....we are here FOR YOU!!  Well, I had to take them home....I had to I tell you!
 And some more of my beautiful centerpiece from my, this thing is drinking the water like crazy!

 Just some evening shots!

 Is this technically Merry Christmas Week Eve?

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