Wow Where do I start??? Well first I hope you all had a very nice Christmas.
Thank you so much Carol for my lovely fun Christmas package.
Santas, secret or those of the friends and family were very good to me this year. I guess that means I must have been a very good girl. Can it BE??!!
Here is a picture of my family. They really hate it when I want them to pose for the family picture...but they do it anyways.
My little movie star Girly Girl is now walking. She turned 10 months on Christmas. Here she is...my little movie Star Kiara. This other picture of Kiara is so cute too...I don't think she likes the flash from my camera.
Everybody here knows I love the "Wizard of Oz" movie and I like to immitate the wicked witch around here. Of coarse if you ask Gary my husband he would tell you there is NO immitating of the witch...I am the witch. But from Chrystal and Gary ( her significant) I got the "Wizard of Oz" musical snowglobe with both the good witch and the bad which ...so I have been heard to be saying "Am I a good Witch or a Bad Witch. I love it.
This year must have been the year of the hats...look at the pictures and you can see why.
Michelle got me this very nice hat,gloves and scarf. The hat reminded me of a hat that I saw Sue Hanson wore when she came to my house years ago. It kinda looks a bit Brit to me. I also posed with my head down like Micheal Jackson did in "Billy Jean" music clip so you could see the top band of my hat better. I love it and my kids actually thought it looked good too. I wonder how it will look with my New Jets Winter Jacket though...LOL
But WAIT....here I am in another hat......WHAT!!!! A witches' hat on Christmas you say....but I got this hat from my friend Carol Amich this year. I had mentioned I didn't have a witches hat....can you believe that....me immitating the Wicked Witch of the West without a witches hat...well that will no longer be the case....Here I am posing again in my very own Witches Hat. And take a look at my shirt. It is a skeletal person walking a skeletal doggie and it says Happy Halloweenie.Now this leads me to my other Christmas exchanges presents.
From Carol I got this really cool and I mean cool Christmas witch that she named Chriselda. Isn't she cool??? I told Carol she needed to make me the Christmas elf too that she sent to Karey for her exchange so I could play the "Odd Couple."
Here she is!! And I love the fact she used a plastic Christmas bulb instead of a glass one. I don't have to worry about it getting broken. She will be out and about all year and not packaged away. I keep my gifts that are hand made out all year in displays for I so enjoy looking at them.As I mentioned she also sent me the cool Witches hat. Here is a picture showing whatelse Carol sent to me. Take a look at the hedgehog ring and the heggie squeeky toy.
Then from my Secret Santa exchange from the Tattinggoddess list I got this pretty beaded glass ornament. In the other picture you can see what else my Secret Santa sent to me. I also like that she sent me a chocolate box to store the ornament in...but I will be keeping the ornament out year around. I know I will enjoy the Christmas CD since I am a music lover and the earrings will be fun to wear...and oh I forgot to add the White bark Pepperment bar into the picture...but she also sent me that. I haven't eaten it yet...but I will. Have no fear when it comes to chocolate and me. I wish I knew who she was. All I know is her return address is Everett, Wa.
And yesterday I got another surprise in the mail. A box from Tatman. Wow was I surprised. Anyhow...Here is what she sent to me. Isn't the penquin cute? I have to admit when I first saw the little box I was wondering what that was ontop of the box...and then the lightening bolt hit me right in the hear and turned my hair all which and more wiry than usual. It was the little Christmas tree that he tatted out of that tiny itsy bitsy thread he likes tatting with. So Ha Ha...I have the little tree. HEHe. But seeing a Zales box...I was wondering...does Mark actually shop at Zales...I myself stay very far away from Zales. I can't afford anything in that store...but when I opened the box inside was a cute leaf done in bobbinlace wire. Mark mentioned on his card that he should do more bobbinlace wire...and you know I should too. But I so need more time in my life. I really do!! Mark said I could wear it as a pendant. We will see...we will see...If I had another one like it I could have a pair of earrings. I am also showing close ups of the leaf pendant and the tatted half ring Christmas tree. Thank you so much Mark.
I have been doing some Cross Stitching and I made these ornaments up for my kids this year. I was gong to put tatting around the outside but I just couldn't find the time to do it. These are all Pairaie Schooler designs. They are alot of fun to stitch up. I plan on doing more of them.
From Gary and Chrystal I also got the chart called "Paradise Lost" designed by Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers designs. I am going to so much enjoy stitching this design. I love all the cute elements of the design. Like look at the birds in the leaves of the one tree for instance. Paulette also design the "Tis Halloween" design that I changed into "Tis Christmas" that I gave to Carol Amich and since then I have just finished another one. This time I used metallics in my snowflakes and did the lettering in red and green...then I was thinking I could also do the snowflakes in red and green. I have to say this is one of my favorite designs. IT is so much fun. So here are more pictures.