Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Never Enough Time in a Day

I can't believe how long its been since I last posted. We've been super busy around here and things seem to have slowed down a tad. We had my oldest SIL stay with us through the long Thanksgiving weekend and it was simply wonderful! She is such a creative lady. She brought along some crafting projects for us to try and introduced our wild man to watercolor paints! It wasn't that bad! We covered him with one of hubby's old tee shirts and plastered the table with newspaper. Then we let him go to town! Here he is with his creation, isn't it wonderful? He really has a good eye for color!

She also introduced me to the wonderful world of beading jewelry. Wow, I never knew it could be so much fun or so expensive!!! Of course I gravitate to the good stuff so I had to pay for it! I made my MIL a lovely Christmas present from the wild man. Check it out! (Don't worry, she doesn't read my blog).

Yes, those are Swarovski I said the good stuff, right? If I'm going to do something, I'm going ALL the way! I also made myself a beautiful pair of earrings. Photos another time.

We also learned some origami - making boxes! We made these lovely boxes after watercoloring our designs on the top paper. I lined mine with self-sticking felt.

Hubby made several and the little man did one too! We are going to use them to give our gifts in. I'm telling you - this woman should run her own crafting business. She's done everything from beading, candle making, clay polymer, origami, painting, and photography to woodworking and welding and everything in between! She's great with kid friendly ideas, too. She really brings out the best in me - I have to think she's my creativity muse. Nothing comes out right when she's not around! We also stamped some cards and that carried over to my PC group on Tuesday morning. I made these during group:

No progress to report on the "green monster." My new term for the never ending hubby sweater. After having to rip out the sleeve I lost my ambition for the project. So right now I'm finishing up the last sock for my SIL and have wound my balls for the slipper project. Today I'm ordering the leather slipper soles. At least I'll have everyone else's Christmas presents done even if my poor hubby doesn't get his sweater then. I haven't given up on it. I'm just going to pick it up again after Christmas. I do want him to be able to wear it this winter season!! It's my goal to finish it before I start any other large projects - like the swallowtail shawl. The palindrome scarf is hibernating for now. I'm a third of the way done but I have more important projects to finish first!

Well, that's it for now. I'm going to get the wild man dressed so we can head outside and get some fresh air. It's really lovely out today!

Ciao and Happy Knitting!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
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  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

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  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
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  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
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  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
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  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

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  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
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  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
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  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
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