Monday, November 29, 2010

Secret Santa

Secret Santa Table topper or wall hanging.
This is going to the post office today...hope my secret pal enjoys using it as much as I enjoyed making it!  This has been a fun swap...thank you to Joan and Kelly!  It is fun to see all the beautiful Secret Santa gifts that are in Santa's sleigh all ready!

We got back from Dallas on Sunday morning, and as soon as we got home and unpacked, started putting up the Christmas tree.  This Thanksgiving was spent in Dallas with my sister and her family. It is so much fun to be able to spend the morning in the kitchen with my sister and my mother, cooking, laughing, sampling the food....good memories! 

After five days is hard to get in gear and go back to work!  Especially with so much that needs to be done here at home!  Tis the season to get stressed out...I am trying very hard not to! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday musings

Can it really be mid-November????   Remember when we were children, and time seemed to just crawl at a snail's pace until Christmas?  My sister emailed me with some instructions for Thanksgiving last week, and said ...see ya in 2 weeks!  I hit the panic button, thinking my time is running out on all the things I want to accomplish...guess I need to remove a few things from the list!
Today, I plan to quilt my Secret Santa gift so that I can cross that off the list.  It has to be in the mail in 2 weeks, and I will be traveling for Thanksgiving, so today is the day!  I love Secret Santa projects!
Friday night, I went to my friend's Stampin' Up crop...we made 20 Christmas cards!  It was loads of fun and so nice to have them made.  Hoping I will have time to make a few more, as I bought some new ink and stamps.
Since we will be out of town for Thanksgiving, my children and grandkids, and other family members are coming on Saturday for our non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  The kids requested Mexican food, so that is what we will have!  Anyone have any favorite recipes for Mexican dishes? 
Guess I better get off the computer, and get busy at the sewing machine! 
What a great way to spend my day off!


Monday, November 01, 2010

Monday musings

Halloween has come and gone, the decorations are put away for another year!  These are a few of our costumes for this year. Jack did NOT want to put on his monkey costume...thus the crying fit.  But once he was out knocking on doors and got some candy, he decided it was fun.
 Jim dressed up like the Headless Horseman....some of the little ones were a bit unsure about him.  Our church sponsored a Trunk or Treat on Saturday night...lots of fun seeing all the cute little costumes! 

Today I started on my Secret Santa is a sneek peek!

Off to watch Dancing with the Stars...although I am a bit disapointed in it this year!  Cannot figure out what is going on with the voting and the eliminations?????