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☆

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Getting ready for the New Year

Mr H and I enjoyed a quiet Christmas, football games and a good meal. The weather finally stopped raining and is still cool. I actually had to wear a cotton jacket out to run errands yesterday morning! I have kept busy
finished 3 more Ice Drops....these will be going out to my sis Lynowl this week.  I really enjoy making these pretty things. I plan to keep mine out all year...not sure where/how to display them but I am sure it will come to me. I have another on the shuttle waiting to be finished and a couple more in the planning. All that asked for one got them before Christmas....feel special to know that a piece of me is with family and friends with these tatted Ice Drops. We have a whole group of us tatting them now. It is all Diane's fault....
Alice is started and in the work basket..... this will be the full pattern. I could not wait to start mine after making the abbreviated version for Livi. I am hoping to set some goals and limits for myself for 2017. Not exactly resolutions, but trying to reorganize myself. I am recognizing that I am, as I am getting older, having a few issues and rather than ignore them, I will work with them. The dreaded (for me) 70th birthday is approaching. For some reason this one is bothering me...it has always been just a number. Seems different this time. I have at the ready My Journal Jar as planned by Jacquelynne Steves.
I have it sitting in my sewing room on the book case and all is ready. Pens and pencil as well a cut pieces of paper and the jar to put the notes in. I am using an old canning jar. The aqua tint and the name Leotric imprinted on it. I have the glass lid stored on the side in the metal latch so it will be easier to write, fold and put into the jar without the hassle of the latch. Anything to make it more inviting to do. I have the paper stored in a sugar bowl that is a favorite of mine. Mr H broke the lid recently and I hoped to find a use for the bowl and so I have. I may move the Journal Jar to my computer desk...we will see. So starting January 1st I will try to write a note a day. Click on the link (My Journal Jar) to read about it and get some free labels to print. Thank you for the encouraging words re: my mom being in a rehab center. She does not want to be there, but I know it is for the best. WE shall see what the social worker has to say. So, I have lots to do today but I want to thank you for your friendship and kind words. Always happy to have you vist and comment. Have a great day.