Thursday, December 22, 2011

Where does the time go?  I seem to be asking this quesiton a lot lately.  We had a busy time with classes in December, even though I said I wasn't teaching any!!  I love the classes and all my ladies.  We ended classes just in time to get ready for Christmas!!
This group, which was one of the last, was busy creating their December recipe cards.  The cards turned out adorable with a sweet little vintage elf.  Everyone was hurrying to get their cards done because they knew a potluck lunch awaited them!! 
Betsy was so sweet and surprised everyone by bringing a bundle of wool for each person.  What a kind and thoughtful soul she is.  I have already used some of my wool.  Thanks Betsy! 
Lunchtime and YUM!!!!!  Everything was delicious.  I love a good old potluck meal.  There are always recipes you have to have. 
My friend Lynn and I went on a little antiquing extravaganza recently.  We visited several local shops and some not so local.  I fell in love with this sweet little display at a shop called Two Old Birds located at the antique village with Suzanna's.  They have fun vintage things.  I think I have already started collecting the little trees and glassware to go on top.  Just what I needed......another colleciton.  But I love, love the look!! 
These quilts were displayed at a quilt shop in Mooresville, NC.  Both sides of the building had rails with quilts draped.  Of course, my camera died before I could take anymore pictures there.  Beautiful and fairly priced.
This is the front of an old hardware store in downtown Mooresville.  I just love old downtowns and all the shops......reminds me of growing up in a small town where everyone shopped downtown.  We need to support these small businesses as they try to survive in a tough time. 
Look at the old Santa and tree.......history there! 

So here is a picture of some of the "glass" I collected on an outing the other day.  Told you I was starting a collection! 
And speaking of collections, here's my latest......I just love these vintage carolers.  This is all I have so far but by this time next year I will probably have an entire choir!!!!!  Let me know if you run across any of these guys in your travels.  I've only found the one girl caroler.  They said "Japan" on the bottom which means they are pretty old.
We took the girls to visit Santa at The Rusty Bucket.  Reagan looks forward to that trip every year and has been going since she was four.  Raleigh, however, is terrified of Santa (anywhere) and has never had a picture taken (except when she was a baby and didn't know any better).  This year she said she thought she could do it and said she was even going to give him a kiss on the cheek.  We'll see................. 
She did it!!!!!  Look how proud she is.  And of course Reagan is most excited to visit her favorite Santa again.  Look at all the doll babies......they each had their bitty babies and American Girl dolls.  Santa had a full lap! 
Awwwwww...............this is my most favorite picture. 
Even the big boys have to visit Santa.......Markie wanted to make sure Santa knew he had been a good boy too! 
Ride 'em cowgirls! 
After a fun day in Apex, the girls came back to our house for a little craft time.  We were making red and white mice ornaments.  Raleigh made a couple and decided it was time to move on.  Reagan made quite a few and wanted to make more. 
Almost done................
Ta-da.......sweet little mouse ornaments.
From our house to yours, Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. I love the framed piece of work,seen here in the background. Is that one of your designs. I would love to make on ,or do you remember who published that pattern.