Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Post Christmas Sniffles

Well, I finally got it. The dreaded cold that has been going around at work that I have been trying oh so hard to not be subjected to. I guess it was inevitable working in a hospital and all. So, all jacked up on Tylenol Cold Daytime, I managed to get the house in order for a visit from my sister, brother-in-law, and niece and finished up some last minute Christmas projects for those I have not celebrated with yet. After that, I spent most of the day surfing the net for Christmas decorating ideas for next year and also for crafty blogs that I have not read yet. So, this is the blog roll for today:

happylovesrosie (it may take it a minute to load)



pyrexlove (I am freaking out over this blog!! I saw a TON of this Pyrex at an antique store with my mother last weekend.)

posy (I want to LIVE in her house!)


I also pillaged my book self for crafty books and happened across Vintage Style by Cath Kidston. I completely forgot that I had this book! It is great. I think my grandmother may have given it to me years ago. It has given me so many new and fresh ideas.

Books I can't wait to purchase..some of which I just discovered today:

Anna Maria Horner-Seams To Me

Jane Brocket-The Gentle Art of Domesticity

Alicia Paulson-Stitched In Time

Lena Corwin-Printing By Hand

Deborah Needleman-Domino The Book Of Decorating

Sometimes it is nice to be a bit under the weather. It gives me an excuse to be lazy and lay about all day. I often times find myself buzzing around going 90 miles a minute. Even though my nose is stuffy, my eyes are watery, and my head is pounding....I guess it could be worse and really it is not so bad.

Oh, I almost forgot, here are some of the Christmas goodies I made that I was not able to post until after Christmas:

Oil Cloth placemats for my mother:

Recipe card holders with my favorite recipes for my Aunt. It was her hostess gift since we spent Christmas Eve at her house.

Oh, and during the Christmas crafting, I got hungry. I owe my brother-in-law more of his favorite candy...I ate it in the midst of gift wrapping. Since he won't be arriving until tomorrow evening, I think that gives me plenty of time to stock up. Oh was it tasty! I now know why it is his favorite.

Since I have been crafting so much, I guess I felt like I could not stop. So, after Christmas day festivities with my parents, I came home and recovered the kitchen table chairs with left some of the oil cloth I had left over. I love it!



This Christmas was very special indeed. Everyone was so generous, I was just not expecting that for some reason. So much thought and effort was put into everything.


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