Friday, December 28, 2012

A special project...

Red Panda Beads is part of the Snowflake Project for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The plan is that the "new" school will be decorated with snowflakes. I signed up with Red Panda and received my wire form and got to work.
This is my snowflake...What a privilege is is for me to help these children on their first day back to school. Can you imagine all the different snowflakes they will see. Other groups will be donating paper flakes and other crafted flakes. This goes in the mail tomorrow and the generosity of Red Panda Beads is making it possible. I had not used the wire forms before. They sell them in a variety of sizes and several to the package. I plan to order and make these to make for my home. I can see them hanging in  a sunny window glistening in the sunlight. Maybe a few for RAKs!
We are finally in our winter mode here in Arizona's Valley. The overnight temps have been around 40 and the day around 60's. Still, it is lovely. Flowers are still in bloom and my tomato plant has a few on the vine.  Mr H can't seem to locate the little fish in our pond, but I think because of the colder water it is hiding at the bottom or along the top under the rock edge. Since I have never seen it, I will take his word that it even exists! Getting ready to finish up my first RAK for our exchange group. I do not make New Year resolutions...but I have told myself this is the year to finish try to finish some of my WIPs. I seem to have a few!
So glad you took some time to stop by. Have a great day....

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Oh My!

Just look at this beautiful exchange from Anthea .....
She was my partner in this year's SSCS exchange. and this also was in the package...

The above tote is beautiful! Big and plenty of pockets for project stuff. I love the front detail ... the embroidery and the buttons and the yo-yo flowers. The table runner is so pretty and already has a place on my mantel. Little did I know that I would have hexagons of my own! I had admired the hexagon projects on her blog. 
 Tomorrow I will tell you about a special project I participated in.... so for now, thank you for visiting with me and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Oh Santa baby!

It has been a few days since I had time to post. Saturday was so busy  at work and then at home with things to do and get at the grocery store. But here I am to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and look what Santa gave me...

A new Hyundai Elantra! Now when Mr H said he did not know what to put into my stocking!.... I said impossible. I am easy to please. We stated to look for another car, not necessarily a 2013, but our PT Cruiser has been asking for more $$ input. When your vehicle starts asking for money, time to send it driving elsewhere.  Mr H took me to the dealer on Sunday to see what this looked like...well the one he showed me was nice, but then he left me alone on the lot and this...this (Desert Sand is the color) drew me like a magnet. When the salesman came over without Mr H who was I do not know where, I told him I want this! Finally Mr H  came back and next thing I knew we were sitting at a desk and we were writing our names to papers. Oh no! the salesman popped out of the office and said "you know you won't be driving this"..... my license had expired and I did not know it! So Monday I was the passenger...but bright and early yesterday we were at the AZDMV to renew my ability to drive.  Notice I have not mentioned stitching... there has been none! We spend a very quiet day on the holidays, so probably today will be a good day to resume stitching. A few telephone calls to chat with family.... Mr H is roasting turkey and I am or should say will be baking Cherry pies and Chocolate Cream pies... I hope Santa was good to you, but more importantly, you are all being good to one another. Tomorrow I will show you what special project I just finished.
Merry Christmas my dear friends.