For a one week post, this is going to be a long post...
Go get a drink & settle in for some reading & viewing.
This week has been a very busy one as I sew or hook many of my Christmas gifts & believe you me...next year I'm going to start earlier!
I spend time sewing...these two spend time snoring!
I've gotten the wall hanging of Santa's Trip Around the World by Karen Neary done! Well almost done, I've got some ideas for embellishments on the reindeer & the corners of the world.
Here's the quilt together...
I made a lot of these this winter. Elizabeth gave me one as a gift & I cannot be without now. So I made a pattern & shared it with many women this year. The flat piece on the top is where your sewing machine sits & the three pockets are hanging infront of you. Mine holds the small scissors, seam ripper, emery board, small ruler, lint brush for cleaning the bobbin case, the list is different for each sewer...but you get the idea. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing this with me!
Thursday morning's chaos! It was our gift exchange morning...
Deb is into being organized & Bev though that this would really help, it's a label maker. I just chuckled because years ago my girlfriend Paulette told me the very same thing. And yes it does help to know what's in those clear plastic bins! Good luck Deb! I'll be following your progress! lol
Thank you Christine offering to take my pictures, I'm so use to being behind the camera. Glad you stopped in to see Bev!!
How precious is he?!
Now Deb's turn...
Then that same night...
Mibsie with her Santa hat & Rose in a festive mood, add to the excitement of the evening.
It was a fun time had by all!
And to all a good night!
Friday was a special day for me because Bill was arriving home from China, Nick would pick him up at the airport & head home to me.
They arrived in good time so we went out to Canadian Tire for some last minute items, & A&W for supper. Upon arriving home we went through the front of the house & as we went down the hall to the kitchen, you could smell something burning...
OMG the tissue paper on the ceramic stove was ontop of a element that had been turned on recently. Very recently, REXTON was up on the counter & walked over the touch controls on the stove, upon hearing us enter the front door & knowing that is a no no, jumped off & ran upstairs.
Had we had been minutes later... the house would've burned down!
The lock button is now on the stove when not in use.
That kitten is so much like having a toddler around.
I really have a Guardian Angel that watches over me & mine.
The scorched tissue! Mitchell was on the phone just after we arrived home & talked to us during this scary time. He is now a volunteer firefighter in Alberta & told us how lucky we really were. Oh My God, thank you.
The touch lock has never been used but will be used whenever the stovetop is not in use from now on!
That was one bad thing....
When we went out to go to the show the next day...
Both Nick's car & my car had been broken into, I lost a 5 year old Garmin, Nick lost some computer stuff & other things. Luckly none of his tools were taken, he got off quite luck.
Our neighbourhood has a gang that goes around to unlocked cars & takes from them. Both Nick & I thought we'd locked the cars...thought wrong.
Our Crime Stopper friend said, they don't want heavy items to run with, lucky for Nick his tools are heavy. Hindsight will be with us daily on this ordeal!
Onto happier times after that!
Now Rexton's turn...
So this week has had its share of highs & lows.
Tomorrow we're on flight to Alberta & I've packed the camera & lens to get some get shots. Mitchell asked if I'd like to go to Canmore on Tuesday, that should be a good place for some beautiful Canadian shots. Oh this country has so much to offer us, it's beautiful from coast to coast!
Till then I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & health & happiness always!
Thank you for stopping by & there's still no snow yet...it's coming just like Christmas!! lol
Merry Christmas & the Very Best in the New Year 2015!!