Celtic's Lacing and Whimsical Thoughts
This is a blog for those that love all kinds of lace wether it is tatting, bobbinlace, needle lace or any kind of lace. It is also for those that love Irish and Uk things such as history, music, customs and art.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Now to show you what else I got in exchanges. From Carol Amich you can see in the picture that she got me a really cool Scooby Hard Plastic Lunch pail minus the thermos. This is so very cool!! I love it and it already is on my table with my lamp next to my Grandmother's orange rocking chair with tatting stuff in it.
In the next picture you can see what else Carol sent to me. A pair of neato Chocolate themed Dish towels. These I think are too good for drying dishes besides that...I put my dishes in a strainer and let the air dry them natuarally. Also in the picture is a pair of Scooby stick ups. I haven't decided where I will put these yet.
In the package was also this cute tiny metal clasped vinal purse. A minature purse. Inside of the purse was a tatting shuttle that was made by a local man in Mark's area. His name is Andy Anderson. The wood of this shuttle is so light it reminds me of balsmic wood. It has a very pretty grain to it. I love turning the shuttle this way and then that way. In the purse was also some pieces of hard candy in different coffee caffe flavors. I wonder where he finds this candy?
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I am also going to show you my Christmas Ornaments that I tatted and gave away. I do not have one to call my own...all of them grew wings and went elsewhere. Right now I am making an ornament for my Daughter Michelle and then using Dallas Cowboys Football team colors I am making one for my son Ryan. Enjoy looking at all of my pictures and reading the journey of me opening my Secret SAnta Package every day. I thank my secret Santa a whole lot and how she will write to me pretty please with chocolate sauce and a cherry nestled in chocolate whip cream on top of a fudgie brownie.
There was another ornament but for some reason I either didn't take a picture it or I put it in the wrong folder...I can't find it and now it is too late for me to get the picture for hopefully it is hanging on someone else's Christmas tree looking pretty.
Monday, December 24, 2007
I am from the roots of my hair to the tips of my toes covered in flour. I am baking three batches of homemade cinnamon rolls. I have sprayed the floor in flour...my counter in trying to figure out how to use the new mixer...without reading the instructions, I have dough under my nailbeds, and my dish sponge will never be the same after cleaning bowls and pots with the sponge. I have already requested an item for my wish list for next year. I want the biggest metal bowl that can me found. I am right now using my huge soup pot to place my dough in for the final rising before being rolled out....will do that soon. If you want any...AT ALL... I am afraid my family will make them all disappear. This was their request...Mom's homemade cinnamon rolls.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I thought I would share the words to one of my favorite Christmas songs that I use to play alot for my children when they were all growing up. I actually played my album today and was surprised not to hear all the static that I usually hear when I play my old records...I am talking about the old 33 albums. I also happen to have this one song from the album on my ipod. This song makes me think of when my children were younger....and I was also younger. For those that don't know...I love music...and I listen to it just about every chance I get.
Here is the words to "Ding-A-Ling The Christmas Bell" by Conway Twitty.
The Christmas Bell Called Ding-A-Ling
Sung by Conway Twitty on his album “Merry
Twismas” Release date 1983
And I will tell a story of a Christmas Bell
Who use to shine, chime and ring
And why they called him Ding-A-Ling.
One of the famou8 jingle bells is
What he was until he fell,
And broke his pretty harmony.
He then began to ring off key.
Now they call him Ding-A-Ling
Because he has a funny ring,
And doesn’t hit his note too well.
Ding-A-Ling the Christmas Bell.
The other bells met secretly,
And he heard one say in a real low key,
He is sure to ruin our Christmas sound,
And we don’t what him hanging around.
He overheard their secret vote,
And walked away with a lump in his note.
The saddest bell I ever seen.
The Christmas bell called Ding-A-Ling.
They all called him Ding-A-Ling.
Because he has a funny ring,
And he doesn’t hit his note too well.
Ding-A-Ling the Christmas Bell.
The snow was falling in the square,
When the children found him there,
And placed him on the Christmas Tree
For everyone in the town to see.
As Christmas Eve came to the town
A blinding snow ws coming down.
Ding-A-Ling heard someone say..
Old Santa was sure to lose his way.
The thought occurred to Ding-A-Ling
To ring as loud as he could ring.
When old Santa heard the sound it
Guilded him in to town.
Now the children shout and sing
And everyone loves Ding-A-Ling
And everything has turned out well
For Ding-A-Ling the Christmas Bell.
Also a picture of DaY TWENTY of the SECRET SANTA CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE. It is an beaded amulet bag. I was so surprised when I opened up the package. I have some tatted and one knitted amulet bags but I don't owe a completely beaded amulet bag. This was such a huge big surprise ...really big...The days are now winding down...and Christmas is getting closer and closer...some of you the wait will finally be over. I wish I could see all the magic that will be in your eyes as you open your Secret Christmas Exchanges....I know I can't wait reading about them on the list....that is so much fun I think.
DAy number SEVENTEEN of the Secret Santa Exchange Advent Package. It is pay three of the "Sherry's Secret Santa Story". I have to admit that I am so tempted to find the rest of the story now. It is like a book you don't want to put down. I am sure all of you have read a book that was like that. But I will be a good little ( that is questionable) girl and not go looking for the rest of the story. I will be held in suspense just like the rest of you I am sure are. LOL
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
This is day ELEVEN. And here is today's package revealed to you. A ball of black thread. You can read the note my Secret Santa wrote next to the thread I hope. You can also see package day TWELVE. I thought I would let you all play along with me in the guessing game. I don't know anymore than you do right now except I can tell you...when you shake it there is a noise...so something if loose in there...
so what do you think it is????
It has been a busy day here so far...and the end is nowhere in sight as of yet. It started off this morning with moving my livingroom furniture to make room for our Christmas tree which I have up in front of our sliding glass doors that go off to my front deck. In the past lots of years we have been putting up an artificial tree. NOT this year. My son Ryan who still lives at home wanted a real one for this year...I told him if he wants to buy it that it was fine with me...so Ryan and my husband went out to get the tree. It is now up and tied to my slider wood frame to make sure it doesn't go where we don't want it to go...and that is down. I went up to our loft and got the Christmas stuff down. Haven't actually started to decorate it yet for my daughter Michelle wants to get new lights. I really don't think we need new lights...but that is what she wants to do...so I guess Michelle and her father will be going out later on to get them after I get dropped off to my daughter, Chrystal's house for I have to baby sit the boys tonight while they go out and bowl. Right now I am just doing some housework before I leave. The decorating of the tree and house will be later on. I want to do some tatting but I guess I will have to wait till I go and babysit. Too much to do around here today.
But I did take the time to open the Advent Secret Santa Exchange Gift. And ....I was right. A whole bunch of pretty colored pipecleaners. You can read the note that is in the picture. On the back side of the note it says...make something "fun". I will have to think about "fun"....oh my there is that word again "FUN" three times...but who is counting really. I am just having FUN!!
We are getting more yecky weather. I am glad it held off until today so I could go to Hector yesterday, so now I will be worried again about everybody in my family who is driving on the roads. Bad road conditions is deffinately the really ONE thing I do not like about living in New York.
Okay....back to work now until tomorrow.