Monday, December 24, 2012

A Few Quiet Moments...

As we get ready to spend time with our love ones, eat lots of delicious food, have a few to many drinks, exchange gifts and just share in the happiness and joy of this wonderful season, I just want to take a few quiet moments and count my blessings.  We have a beautiful new home to share, we have all we need and our health to enjoy it.  We will celebrate our 37th year of Marriage this year, our children are grown, and our Grandchildren are an absolute joy to us.  With the exception of maybe Peace on Earth, we could not ask for any more.  We are truly blessed!

I finished the last of my gifts today, cutting it just a little too close for comfort.  Thanks Karen from The Graphic Fairy for the perfect image to put on a pillow for my Sister, Annie, who is a master knitter and who we just re-did a room in her home...the Yarn Room of course!

This is the pillow from the front...I just adore that BIG fat sheep in all her wooly glory!

The pillow above the Sheep Pillow is a pillow I made for myself, (hey I've been a good girl this year too).  The back of her pillow looks just like this one.  I didn't put an image on my back side as the pillow that will be behind it will be much larger and will have another GORGEOUS image from The Graphic Fairy...of course.  I used beautiful antique buttons on both pillows...I just adore Mother of Pearl buttons!

 And some towels made from Flour Sacks...My Mother In-Law is the Queen of Dish Sets and putting together the most beautiful tablescapes ever, so it seemed appropriate to make her a couple of towels with dishes on them.  My Sister was in dire need of knives so I purchased her a set and made a kitchen towel for her with more cute graphics again from... The Graphic Fairy!  I purchased Transfer Artist Paper to do these transfers onto the towels and the very first one was the Bon Apetit towel...and I kind of burned it.  Oh well, it just adds to the aged look...right???  But after that I caught on and I highly recommend this stuff, it's great!

The baking is just about done...I just have to make Swedish Kringler and get the Cocktail sauce cooked for the meatballs and Lil Smokies for our family get together Christmas Eve.  But I'll be back at it getting things ready for Christmas morning breakfast.  We always bring breakfast to our Daughters on Christmas morning and see all the presents Santa brought to our Grandchildren and to exchange gifts with them then, in a more intimate setting.

Here's a little sneak peek of my new craft's still a work in progress, but it's coming along.  After the Holidays, I'll share a little more with you.  I finally got cable hooked up in there this week and Mr. P. knew my Stereo wasn't playing CD's anymore, who can craft without music??  So he gave me an early Christmas present...a new stereo!  Yup, after 36 years of marriage... I think he is a keeper!

Here's my next big push for the house after the TO DO Pile!

Me and Hannah are all pooped out and ready to kick back and enjoy all our hard work and our loved ones for the next few days... we hope you are all going to do the same!

Happy Holidays... from our Home to Yours!



Patty Wiles said...

Merry Christmas Pendra, :)

Karen Watson said...

Such beautiful projects Pendra!! You did a great job with everything, I'm sure you're family will treasure their gifts! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Pendra - you and Hannah really know how to rock a dish towel! I love them and good luck with that to do pile (mine scares me)!! Wishing you a wonderful new year.

Sharon Fritchey said...

Your blog is amazing! I am LOVING your projects!!!!! My to do list keeps getting longer and longer . . .