Friday, December 26, 2008

Hope your Christmas was merry and Christmas Swaps...

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. I am sorry I have been MIA the last week or so.I just needed some time to get a few gifts ready and a little down time.Christmas day was quite at our house this year.Adam and I went to our grandson's house for lunch and to give him his gifts.Then we came home and kicked back for the rest of the day. My sisters and their hubbies and kids and my Dad are coming this next week to do our Christmas together.It will be wild then.

Here you can see Ryan in his new night shirt and pillow that I made him.He loves these and did not want to take the shirt off.So cute....

This year I was involved in 3 Christmas swaps on-line.One was a rug hooking swap,one was a ornament swap and one was a secret Santa swap with a rug hooking on-line rug hooking group I am part of called Wool Snippets.

Pictured here is the beautiful ornament that I got from ?????Oh no!!!!I can't find the box this came in so I can tell you who I got it from.I love it and wanted to say a BIG thank you...You know who you are ...please let me know.

This hooked Santa face is so cute and he came all the way from Canada.Della thank you so much.He is hanging from the fireplace and looks great.

For the last 4 year I have been part of the secret Santa swap on "Wool Snippets" and this year I almost missed it.I am not getting my daily post so I was late getting my name in.I don't even know where to start telling you about this gift.It came from Rita from Ohio.It was a rug hookers dream with 5 kinds of wool,a sweet little hooked reindeer pin,great hooked tree,washcloths and scubbies,coffee and cover notebook.And that was just to name a few of the things.Thank you so much Rita, I love everything.

I love getting and giving gifts to people I do not know.Making new friends on-line.

Live Deeper,Vicki

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Starting to look like Christmas here...

Well, I have my tree up, or should I say trees. I have 3 skinny trees that I am using in a group.Each is decorated diffident but having them stand together makes a whole.I like this look very much and I think I am going to look for more skinny trees.I want a forest now.

I don't think I have told you that I collect baskets.I have about 40 I think.Some of my favorites are the very small ones,so I used them on one of the trees.All the things on the trees are handmade .
Here are a few of the ornaments I hooked a few years ago and are just now getting finished.Anyone else like that,start something and then put it up for years? This is going to be the year that I go through and finish everything I have started in the past.

I sent a few of these off as gifts this week.I really like the stars and I think I will make some more of them.I am trying to make all my gifts this year.I love it when someone makes something just for me.

Live Deeply,