Friday, December 31, 2010

Today the world lost a great woman

Today has been a sad day for me.  My ex mother in law  went to be with the Lord this morning a little after 8:00am.  She had been battling colen cancer.  Although  she was my ex mother in law  didn't make a difference.  I had knew Ella Mae  for 40 years  and she was the grandmother to my 3 sons.

She was a great christian woman and was one of the kindest people you would ever meet.  I met her when I was 12 when she and her husband  and children  decided to start coming to our church. She was the kind of person who would have given you the shirt off of her back.  And she always  wanted you to eat.  Great cook  and very loving mother, grandmother  and mother in law.  She will be so missed  by so many people. but I know  she has been reunited with her husband, sister, brother  and lots of other family and loved ones including my daddy.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I sold my first blog banner


I have been working on some blog banners  that I hope to list today  after I do some running.  Well Joyce of Sweetybird09.etsy.com  ask me to make her a new shop banner for etsy  and she also bought a blog banner from me too.  Thank you Joyce.  When you click on the pics  you can go to her blog  and go to her shop  where you can find  some  great  and beautiful knitted items  and get this  she is also having a 20% off sale too.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

First White Christmas since the 60's


It has been decades since we had a white Christmas here in NC.  It has been snowing all over the state.  I now here in the triad we got between 5 and 6 inches  and more towards our mountains  and believe it or not even more near our beaches.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

So now the rush begins

So much to do in the next couple of days,
 the grandson's are comming today  and I am taking them to Borders for books and hot chocolate,
then cakes to bake  and carmel corn to make.  A couple more trips to the grocery store.
 A Christmas party tomorrow night  with family and then home to snuggle with hubby and watch a Christmas Story with  yes more hot chocolate. 

Then on Christmas day  a ham to bake  and red velvet cake
 and by evening they say  the snow will be falling

So  wishing you all a very Merry CHRISTmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Linus tells us what Christmas is all about

I love this. Every Christmas  I have to see A Charlie Brown Christmas  and this is my most fav part of the whole show.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Let's keep Christ in Christmas

I remember growing up in our home it was always Christmas. So one day  I saw that someone had taken Christ out  and put in an x.  I was confused  so I went and ask my mom  what does that mean  why did someone use an x instead of Christ.  She told me  that they had taken Christ out of Christmas.  Well that has stayed with me  thorough out the years  and have found it really bothers me  to  see Christmas spelled  that way.  Is it because  people are in a hurry  and don't take time to write Christmas.

And Happy Holiday  well that dosen't work fo me either,  it is Merry Christmas  and if you tell me Happy Holiday  I am going to say back Merry Christmas.   And I have a Christmas Tree  not a holiday tree.  How sad  that we have became a nation  that feels like that if you tell someone Merry Christmas  you might offend them.  I will say Merry Christmas  till the day I die  and you will NEVER see me take Christ out of Christmas
after all  He is the reason for the season

Friday, December 17, 2010

Another animated Christmas picture share...Let it snow

This one I made when I was first learing how to do some animations  but still so pretty  and makes a great desk top backgound, check out the others I have posted  through the week and snag away. Remember to click on the picture first  to view  the animation

Working on a quick and easy scarf for my mom and will post a picture and pattern in the next day or so.

Todays Twitter tree is hosted by.....   http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

1996 Cabbage Patch OlympiKids Regine Monique in box

http://cgi.ebay.com/130465306498 #Bluebird
Let me design your large banner and avatar for your shop or blog

http://tinyurl.com/3xe8fd6 #Bluebird

crochet wire bracelet with beads and magnets
http://etsy.me/hQxyfL #Bluebird


You tweet one or all of them.
You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below
I will post what I tweeted for you.
By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.






The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A shopping we will go

It is 15 degrees out  and my mom and I are going Christmas shopping and out to lunch.  can you say brrrrrrrr?  and we may be getting some snow tonight  and freezing rain, don't care for the freezing rain to much.

Here is my picture share this morning another animated one

and today's twitter tree is hosted by  http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Christmas tree by Gavyn

Yesterday  with it being so cold here in NC  after lunch I decided to pull out some goodies for Gavyn and I to work on.  We did a festive Christmas tree  and he thought it was so much fun especially  the glitter.  We then put together a little wooden bird house that was in a kit, now it is still a work in progress and when it is finished I will post a picture.

Another cheese ball recipe: I have to make this one every year according to my neice and it gets crushed

1 small can of ham spread (not potted meat or deviled ham unless thats what you want)
1 package of cream cheese
1package of hidden valley ranch dressing in the packet not bottle
parsley

Let your cream cheese soften,  add the ham spread  and the dressing.  Mix well
form into a ball on a plate  and cover in parsley
let chill and serve  so simple and so good


another picture share of a praising angel.  click on the picture  to see the animation and then right click and save it

and todays Twitter tree is hosted by  http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 13, 2010

I will not let Christmas beat me this year

I know  that in the past I have let Christmas beat me down.  Through stress  and exhaustion.  It was a non stop rush  that left me with migraines, lots of stress  and by the time Christmas came I was to tired to enjoy things.  Well I made the decission  that I wasn't going to let that happen  and so a new tradition is born.

My family loves to eat, so with that in mind  I am doing the gift of food.  I am baking everyone cakes this year  so when they get up Christmas they will have a cake made by me to enjoy for Christmas day. I have 7 to make and really looking forward to it.

Cheese Party !  this year I decided that since we are cheese nuts (don't think I have ever met a Cheddar I didn't like  even the sharpest)  and my hubby and kids agree  so we are going to have a cheese party, all different kinds, with a variety of crackers and bread.  Followed with hot chocolate or coffee  and of course cheese cake

When my boys were little  they loved  the cheese ball I always made  so here is how simple it is and yes it will be at the party
ingredients:

cheddar spread
cream cheese
blue cheese
1tsp garlic salt
1 T Worcester sauce
crushed pecans
parsley (optional)

Let you cheeses come to room temperature. In a mixing bowl mix  the cheeses  and the garlic salt and Worcesters sauce.  blend well.  Form into a ball on a plate and then cover with pecans and parsley.
put in the fridge  to firm back up  and then serve with crackers or bread

Don't forget todays twitter tree  hosted by  http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Here is a picture to snag today Enjoy  click on the pic to view the animation

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It is better to give than to recieve

The other day I was doing some cleaning  and discovered I had lot's of change in my pocketbooks I had not carried in a while.  About 6.00 worth.  Well I got to thinking that perhaps I should put all that change  in the Salvation Army kettle.  So I figure if  alot of people did that  thhink of the moeny that could be raised to help others.  So dig around  and see what you can find  and make that donation . No matter how small  it all adds up in the end  and relly it is the season for giving.

Craigs List-- Through the years I have found i have lots of Christmas decorations  as you know we usually make or buy some every year.  So if I am not using all of them I decided to share.  I put a free listing on craigs list  and gave them to someone who needed them so they could decorate for Christmas  I am sure if you dig around  you will find that you have some extra's too  so share the extra's

Try  and buy 1 toy and donate no matter how small you might think it is  come Christmas morning a child is going to smile

Now from me to you  Some Christmas gift tags.  Just save the picture and print and use on your gifts
remember to click on it first to make it larger

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Twitter tree time

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

Knitted fun and funky noodle scarf

http://tinyurl.com/29zoqgc #bluebird
Purple Crochet pocketbook with beaded granny square pocket Free Shipping
http://tinyurl.com/2fvxoap #bluebird
You Print Fairy at the North Pole Christmas cards
http://tinyurl.com/293sawn #bluebird
You tweet one or all of them.
You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below

I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/


Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Fairy at the North Pole Christmas cards

I designed  these and decided to list.  They print out so wonderful as I did them at a high resolution Just click on the picture  to go to my shop  and purchase.

Such a busy day today. my sister and niece will be here soon  to watch Eclipse  and cooking some chili.
Then  the grandson's are spending the night  and  that is always never a dull moment.

Friday, December 03, 2010

A little Girls Christmas wish and the winner is.............

Yesterday  I was looking on craigs list  and came apon something that caught my eye.  A little girl has a Christmas wish.  It is a simple one.  She would like to recieve  100 Christmas cards  this year.  Now being a mom and a grandma  I can see how a child could make a wish like this.  Wouldn't it be great for her wish to come true  and to recieve cards  from all over.  If you would like to send her a card let me know  and I can send you her address.

Now  the winner of  yesterdays Christmas banner is....... Sweety Bird!!  Let me know what uyou would like wrote on it  and I will send it right to you

Todays Twitter Tree is brought to you by  http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday and a Christmas banner give away too

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

2 beautiful glass black and marcasite buttons

http://tinyurl.com/34p8e8v
Beautiful Hand crafted Necklace and earrings set
http://tinyurl.com/2djtfxf
Desmo orange leather handbag

http://tinyurl.com/32j52nn


You tweet one or all of them.

You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below


I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.





Now  the Christmas Banner give away.  When you comment today  for the twitter tree  you are entered for a chance to win this banner  and avatar.  I made this yesterday  and it is ready to go  all it needs is your shop name.  So tweet  and get tweeted  and get a chance  to have this banner for your Etsy shop.
I will announce  the winner in the morning !

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Check out this wonderful BNR on Etsy

Here are some wonderful handmade Christmas Gifts  for under 10.00.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to this wonderful treasury of handmade gifts

Todays Twitter tree is hosted by
 http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/