Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas in the Making

We’ve been enjoying the season, and looking forward to today with great anticipation.

Last weekend I spent the afternoon with The Tarte Family and The BH Boys.


Joe had agreed to teach Cindy and I to make tamales.

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This is not a quick, let’s just throw these together dinner!

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Fun day learning something new,

and  though I was voted least likely to succeed in the tamale making circle,

they were certainly enough to impress everyone who tried them!


Then I tied myself to the chair so I could finish a couple of quilts.

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Thankfully I have been introduced to Hulu and Netfix  so I can be entertained while I sew.

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Wish I had taken a picture of the finished projects  before I wrapped them , but it is hard to think of these details at 3am.

Another reason for starting projects  a little earlier I suppose…

Sweet little babies came to make Christmas special.

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Bringing a message for all,


“give the ones you love a hug!”


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Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Look Alikes

Last weekend I joined my friends for a 24 hour “art fest” slumber party at Terri Brushes’ home. We had a terrific time, it was everything fun, all packaged up and tied with a bow!

One of the projects was this little cutie!


Mine turned out to be a self portrait, that was so fun I made myself a husband…

Such a happy couple.

Let’s just call them,

Dave and Joy…

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They seem to be enjoying the holidays…

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We made boxes and filled them with little snowmen.

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The box is much cuter than the picture shows, but taking pictures of glass is definitely a trick I need to work on!

The second box I used this little one winged angel…

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Proof that you should never throw anything away. Never know when you might need a one winged angel.

A few more Christmas projects I’ve been making.



Hope your making Merry!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

‘Tis The Season

It’s that time of year again.

With lots to do, back to back scheduling is just one if the stress inducers. It takes a lot of creative juggling and everything needs to work just right to stay on top of your schedule.

Today was an example of that kind of day.

I needed to get to Monticello to make certain everything was priced and ready for the show.


It starts tomorrow, Friday, December 3rd at 8 am.

I had all the angels praying,

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I needed to be back in Silverton, for Sam’s Christmas Program by 6:30 at the latest.

It is an hour drive under the best of circumstances, rush hour traffic can be ….

I finished,

but not in time to get pictures of any booths other than just a few of my own.

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Some feather trees dressed with Eiffel Towers.

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A few necklaces.

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But, I was 42 minutes late leaving…

If all went well, the best would be 15 minutes late.

Thankfully I was “misinformed”.

It started at 7pm…

I was early!

That was odd!

Some day Sam will hate me, but this is one of the perks of being the mother.

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He is the “octopus” in the middle.

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Glad I was early.