Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

For Mr H and me, seeing the end of 2011 is a welcome time. The last 6 months have been a challenge and we seem to be moving ahead in a positive healthy way. There were days waiting for tests results that seemed to go on forever. Thank all of you my friends for the encouragement which made times easier for me so I could be there for Mr H. It truly gave me the push I sometimes needed..To those of you who also met challenges in 2011, I do send heartfelt wishes for a better new year.

Now, look at this amazing plant....
It is a Pachypodium. Mr H went on-line to get info and discovered that it is poisonous to humans and animals! The sap is.... but with thorns as large and hard as this plant has, I do not see a problem. It has 3 off shoots or pups as they are called.
And how about my tomatoes...
They are beginning to ripen and I can hardly wait!
But...... the strawberries~~~~~
There were 2 that just had turned red and the very next day they were gone! Someone got them and it was not me! Now we cover them at night in hopes that I will get at least one.....these two are being watched very closely.

My last try at a beaded bracelet ......


Herringbone stitch..... and I did a pretty good job. I am enjoying adding this craft to my list of things to do.

I started to take down the Christmas decorations this morning. The main tree in the living room is all that is left as well as the outside lights. They will remain until tomorrow. As much as I love all the festivities, it is nice to get things back to normal.
Whatever your plans for this day/evening, be safe and enjoy. See you next year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

The week that was!

I have been involved all week in this or that and did not post!What I did was make 2 beaded ornamnets. I know Christmas is over, but htese take time so I will be making them during the year so I can give a few away for gifts next year.

This is my first attempt....this was a bit expensive due to the beads chosen.

This is one I made for my mom...tried not to be Christmas in color as she will most likely keep it out all year.
I really enjoyed beading them and will make several!

I never did post what I sent to Tracey...I was her Secret Santa in the exchange.....

an assortment of things


I loved making this pillow. The print fabric above is the backing.

I am sooooooo behind in visiting blogs and commenting... I will get caught up this weekend.
The decorations come down this weekend also....

Mr H bought a few new plants for the garden. One of them is so interesting... I will post about it tomorrow as well as an update on my tomato plant and strawberry saga.
I am off to work today.... I do appreciate the comments and that you take time to visit. Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Must share my Secret Santa gift!

It was fun joining the SSCS this year.....My Santa was Tracey and  did she spoil me!
 Tucked inside this lovely bag was the fabric...
Look at this beautiful wasll hanging with pockets. Inside each is a gift card that are all designed/photographed by Tracey.
There was also a small tim holding more of Tracey's cards and a wonderful calender that she made....her photos are lovely and the candy bar Mr H already sampled...
 I love this addres book (needed to keep all my blog friends info in!) and a bag pattern. Can't wit to make it using the fabrics Tracey included
Last but not least is a thimble to add to my collection. I love adding to my colloection and now one from Australia! Thank you...thank you Tracey.
Can you stand another picture? Mr H and I do not exchange but he did get me a bag from my fav place Fossil

Love the print.....when folded it can fit into my larger handbag or can be carried alone.
Well, hope you enjoyed the too many pictures but that is what can happen when you do not post for a day or so. Tomorrow I will show you what else I am working on...until then, have a great day.
Thank you for sharing some time with me today.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and hope all your packages were just what you wanted!