Every year around this time I get into the race, the ornament making race that is. Last year unfortunately I messed around and drug my feet and ended up not making anything, even after the wonderful Barb went out of her way to mail out some great christmas ornament directions she was using for herself. I still remember the amount of envelopes she had to send out LOL
So this morning I decided it's now or never, I dug out the fabric I wanted to use, I got out the directions and started cutting. I'm making the Be Warm Snow Man Pillow Ornaments.
I've decided to go with a country look this year, so all my backing for the snowmen is out of fabric swatches I have laying around. I'm probably going to make a tree skirt too, not sure yet.
By the time I had stopped messing around with all these ideas and getting everything ready, I realized that it was way past lunch time and though I had given Nicholas his lunch, I was now starving. So I sat down for a quick light meal, nothing like some freshly baked Portuguese Rolls, some smoked ham and swiss cheese and some veggies on the side with ranch dip. Oh and the Diet Coke, can't forget the Diet Coke, sheesh!
Here they are all cut and ready to be embroidered, sewed and filled. That's what I plan on doing this weekend and since the kids want to help, I've promised that they get to do the best part, filling them in.
BUT that is not all I'm going to be doing this weekend......I'm also going to be making some gift jars for friends and family. I'm going to be using pint jars to make Flavored Cocoa Mix and Creamy Cappucino Mix and then next weekend I'm going to pull out the bigger quart jars to make some Minty Holiday Candy Cookie Mix and Cranberry & White Chocolate Scone Mix. YUMMY!
But switching gears now, I have to tell you I must have the kid with the weakest immune system on earth, literally all you have to do is look at Jasmine and whisper the word "cold" and she's done.
Yesterday afternoon the kids went outside to play, everything was fine, but within 30 minutes there were clouds in the sky and the wind seemed to have picked up. Now I'm not talking COLD blasting wind, I'm talking a little breeze that felt wonderful, people......well apparently that was enough for Jasmine. She woke up this morning with the sniffles and now she's got a full blown cold, coughing and fever and congested.
It's going to be ONE of those nights!!! So she's in bed, asleep, waking up every few minutes to cough or moan or ask for some water. She's determined to beat this cold real fast because Sunday they have a birthday party to go to, obviously if she's not any better they'll be staying home, I just can't afford to let her miss another school day.
Just seems that everywhere I turn there is someone sick, it's that time of the year for sure.
And that's it for me, you will I'm sure notice that I started this post just before noon my time and it's now 10:30pm when I'm finally ending it.
Life just does that to you, between crafts, sick kids, house chores, cooking and cleaning and taking out dogs and all that other fun stuff, I completely ran out of time for blogging. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
Have a wonderful friday night, I'm off to climb into my warm comfy bed, prop myself up on the pillows and watch Most Haunted and then fall asleep while I dream of a white christmas, too bad I'm in Arizona and the only white I see is the Salt Factory just across the road LOL