Friday, December 30, 2016

Busy hands

I have indeed been busy. On Wednesday afternoon I had a few ladies over for late lunch and wine...just nice friendship and good conversation. We had Baked Ziti, Antipasti lettuce wraps, Shrimp with cocktail sauce and some Orange cranberry cake and of course Sparkling wine; Raspberry and a white. I think all enjoyed themselves.  Yesterday while out getting a few needed household supplies I bought another
small coffee maker. Mr H does not drink coffee, so this size is just right form me as I prefer to make one mug at a time. A few aisles away....this popped into the cart
they knew I had to have purple/lavender gems so I could make an Ice Drop for Becky....we worked together at Jo Ann's until my retirement and her moving to Texas. I did make another new one this morning...
The one on the right has LA Colors 3446 nail polish (glitter) painted on the front of the clear gem and purple beads and the one on the left is made with Recollections Rhinestone stickers that measure 3/4 inch. I stuck 2 back to back and voila, a pretty sparkly Ice Drop. These little tatted ice drops are very addictive. The possibilities are many. I have a couple of packages ready to go to the Post Office next week with ice drops ..... the fun is sharing them with others. Not everybody tats.  Another cloudy day here in The Valley of the Sun! Rain expected for the weekend. Mr H and I do not go out to celebrate but I do feel bad for those who do. Two last days before another year begins. I know many of you feel the same, this year has certainly passed quickly. For some of us there were ups and downs but we made it through. Most of all, I am so lucky to have your friendship and kind words, Thank You! I hope you have a wonderful day.....See you in the New Year☆


Julie said...

Your tatting is always so beautiful.
Happy New Year to you both

diamondc said...

Happy New Year Gracie: I love the fact you bought a small coffee maker, my Mother has one that size just right for her.
The Ice Drops are so pretty.
I love getting together with my Lady Friends and chatting or stitching, I am glad you had a wonderful time.
Time does fly.


Tiffstitch said...

Happy New Year and beautiful ice drops!

Shelly said...

Happy New Year to you and Mr. H! Those purple gems are going to be so pretty.