Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lots of December News

December went by too fast. My camera decided to take a vacation and I wasn't able to capture all the memories I wanted to, but we still had a wonderful holiday month.

I started the month by cleaning the pantry. I couldn't do any baking or cooking with the mess that was in there. Now I can do more cleaning and organizing in there as my MIL gave me a set of Click Clack storage cubes.
We put up Mr. E's tree on Thanksgiving, but he wouldn't let me decorate it until last Tuesday. Once we had it decorated, he started singing Jingle Bells to it.
We did a Secret Santa swap at work. I made my partner this little wallet to go with . . .
this crocheted project bag. She loves it! So does her daughter, so I'll be making one for her in a few weeks.
My SSCS partner, Jenny, made me this stunning yarn basket and filled it with scrumptious Australian wool.

My Secret Santa partner at work stitched this awesome candle mat for me. She knows I love embroidery and chocolate so she stitched me "chocolate."
Grampa gave me and Mr. E Sesame Street's Yummy Cookies cookbook. You can be assured we will be trying out a few recipes over the next few weeks.

How was your Christmas?

Sweet P

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Remains of My Weekend

My weekend is on Monday and Tuesday. I like having my weekends when everyone else is at work. I can be lazy, run errands or do whatever I need to do with little interruption. This past weekend was full of giggles, yarn and threads.

Mr. E and I made marshmallow snowmen for our afternoon snack. Mr. E got silly, put a pretzel stick in each end and called his snowman a bridge.
I finished a matching hat and cowl for me. I have a pair of gloves in the aqua yarn started as well.
Mr. E loves playing on my iPad ("apple ackpack", as he calls it). Yesterday I found a train game for him. He enjoyed the game while nibbling on cheese and crackers.
Our couch has a table in the middle. This is what the table looked like at the end my weekend last night. Amid the piles you will find my first aqua glove, a cross stitch project I'm working on, our family football pool sheet waiting to be finished for the week, a new book I received in the mail (Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders), a box of tissues and a cup of warm Wassail. And to make my time stitching on the couch more enjoyable, the TV remote and my phone.
What does your work space look like at the end of the day?

Sweet P

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

SSCS Package Arrived

My Secret Santa Christmas Swap Package arrived from Jenny in Australia this afternoon. Aren't the labels cool?
The big package has been placed under Mr. E's tree (the only tree we have right now) and the gorgeous ornament is hanging front and center.
My SSCS package is the first present under the tree. I wonder how many more will be there on Christmas morning?

Thank you, Jenny! The ornament is exquisite!

Sweet P
I wish I could show you what I've been making in the Coffee Time Stitches studio, but everything has been for Christmas gifts. Show and Tell will have to wait.

In the meantime, here's a little video of what Mr. E has been up to this fall.

How are your Christmas plans coming along?

Sweet P