Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

Bet you're wondering what I've been up to.  Well, it's been a very busy week.  I returned to work last week and we needed to finish painting the kitchen and then there was the tree decorating and, well, you're probably as busy as I've been so let me get on with this post.

Last Friday night we had a downline meeting and here are the wonderful projects that we worked on.  I apologize for the brightness of the pictures.  I took them on Sunday morning after the snowstorm we had.  Boy was it bright inside! 

My downline Debbie comes up with the most fun projects - and fun we did have.  We also had some delicious key lime pie!  Thanks Debbie, for a wonderful night of friends and stamping!

I found a recipe that I wanted to try for some gifts - Rosemary Roasted Cashews

You see them in the bowl cooling off before I packaged them up.  HWNSNBP and I paid a visit to Crate and Barrel and picked up some cool little jars to put these in.  (I'll have more pics of them decorated later this week.)

And this is what you might have seen on my dining room table.

That's one of the Christmas cards I've been working on and here is the other...

I had my heart set on using that dove set for my cards this year, but it was taking too long to color all that I needed so I opted to make half of the one above.  Well, with the ribbon and layers, that didn't take much less time.  I think I'm going to have to start one of those Christmas Card Clubs where I get so many cards done per month beginning in January so I don't come down to the wire again.

Tonight I finished three of the shipping tag bags that I'll need for tomorrow.  I'll show pictures at a later date, it's getting much too late now.

I hope I am able to find time to fit in the Teapot Tuesday challenge today - or at least by the end of day on Wednesday. 

How many of you out there would like an extra one or two more days before Christmas?  I know I would!


  1. What lovely projects, each and every one. The presentation of all those little gift packages adds so much, and I love your Christmas card designs.
    Bright inside - lucky you. It's been so grey and dull here - and we'd never get enough snow to have that lightening effect.
    Funny you think my robins are so fat; they're certainly puffed up more than normal at the moment with our freezing temperatures - when the wind blows you can see the puffed-out feathers ruffling in the wind. But I remember my sister saying how skinny and mean our robin looked compared with hers, back in the Spring.

  2. Merry Christmas Lorraine. If it snows on Friday and we can't get out, we are postponing our Christmas gathering until Saturday. Part of me wouldn't mind because it gives me that extra day even though I know it wouldn't be the same.

  3. Gorgeous cards Lorraine! Love all your projects too!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  4. what great gifts and goodies...Merry Christmas!

    enjoy *~*


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