Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Fabric

Okay, one of my New Years resolutions is to not purchase any new fabric. The only exception is when I need something to finish a project. But since it is December 28th I can still buy some fabric. I purchased 2.5 yards of the Tonka fabric to make Nephew pajamas for next year. I just liked the snowmen and snowflakes.
I have made several other purchase but you will have to check them out on my other blog

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

I have already shared with you the new t.v. that my parents gave us. Bo and I got two GPS systems one from Brother and SIL and one from Bo's Dad. I guess both of our families have gotten tired of us calling them and asking them for directions when we are on a trip. We don't need two so we had to return one, but we will put the other one to good use when we go to New Orleans for New Years. We are going to the Sugar Bowl.

I wanted to share with you the books I got for Christmas. My FIL gave me bend the rules sewing, simple gifts to give, pretty little pincushion, and big a-- book of crafts. Big A-- was on back order. Hopefully, I should get it this week. I gave Bo a list of books that I would like and he picked them out and ordered them for my FIL.

Then I received a Barnes and Nobles gift card. I had so much fun looking for exactly what I wanted. I was torn, but I ended up with Seams to Me and Simple Suppers.

Bo's cousins gave me easy comfort food from Create and Barrel. I love new cookbooks at the beginning of the year.

I also received another gift card, this one was from Books-A-Million. I made my dollar stretch as far as possible. I was torn again but I ended up with What can I Bring? Cookbook, Last Minute Christmas magazine, and Better than Mom's Slow cooker Recipes.

Now, I hope to use all these books to there fullest.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

We had a verry Merry Christmas

Bo and I had a great Christmas with both of our families. I finished my dad present midnight on the 23rd and didn't get it wrapped until Bo was loading up the car for us to leave on Christmas Eve. But my dad liked it just the same. If only it would cool off so he could use it. Man I hate a warm Christmas. I hope everyone else had a good Christmas. I had a great one I'll share some of my gifts with you tomorrow. Now we are headed back to Bo's families and then onto our house.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Decorations II

Today I wanted to share some of our favorite Christmas ornaments. We have many, but I will just share four of them.

The first one is from Disney World. My parents took my brother and I there in 2002. This was the summer before he got married my parents, my brother and I have always been close and this trip was great fun! It would have to be favorite family summer vacation. Great memories. I would love to go to Disney World now with my parents, Brother, SIL, Nephew, and Bo. Maybe one day.

My In-laws gave me this ornament last year. I just think it is just adorable, and something I could actually make something similar one day when I have time.

Bo had this ornament before we got married. When he was at an accounting firm one of the partners gave this ornament to the entire staff including the other partners. It is the Hallmark ornament that commemorates the new millennium, and something Bo would have never bought himself. He admires this ornament every year. I guess now that 2000 seems so far away it was really a big deal.

This one was our first Christmas together ornament. My friend Deborah gave us this ornament and it goes on the three every year. I actually bought a backup in case something happens to this one.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Decorations Part I

Since this is the week of Christmas, I thought I would share some of my favorite Christmas decorations. Today I'll share handmade items.
First up: This is one of those plaster items from either Wal-mart or Michael's. I don't know which one. My mom painted this and gave it to me. I just LOVE it! I think she did a great job with the colors. They are very muted. These pictures don't do it justice.

Who doesn't love Snoopy? My grandmother, Maw, made this throw rug for me several years ago. Since Bo and I have gotten married it has found a place at my back door. I just love it and I think Maw did a great job. She made it from a latch hook rug kit. She has terrible arthritis in her hands, but her Dr. has encouraged her to knit and do latch hooking to keep what mobility she has left.

This is a pillow I smocked for Bo I actually made it to match his Christmas stocking. It is suppose to be snowflakes, but think they look more like little UFOs. His stocking is the plaid and the pipping is done in the red. It is so nice to use scraps to make coordinating items.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Bakeoff

Bo and I spent the day baking. We filled up our dining room table with cookies and we weren't even done. We made Tole house Chocolate Chip, Sugar, Peanut butter with a Kiss, Snickerdoodles, and Butterscotch and Oatmeal. We hope to pass most of them out tomorrow and Tuesday.

Bo was a huge help. I mixed the batter and he would take them in and out of the oven. I couldn't have do without him.

Bo is batting a 1000

Last night when I was sorting my A.C. Moore goodies I asked Bo to get me a plastic bag. We have like 6 million in the kitchen and above the dryer in the laundry closet. It couldn't be that easy. No, he had to go into my sewing room and take the bag off his surprise Christmas present that I haven't wrapped yet. Then this morning when I noticed it he told me, "I didn't even notice what it was." I just can't believe this!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

AC Moore is closing

I have one more day to shop at A.C. Moore. It is really really sad to go shopping there. Even Bo thinks so. I did have the opportunity to fill a bag with as much as I could for $10.00 today. This is all the merchandise that I could fit into the bag. I don't know if I got anything good, but I got as much as I could stuff in there. I even tore the bag, but I still keep stuffing. I'll sort threw it and then I decide what I want to do with what I don't want.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Yes, BLAKELY, there is a Santa Claus

As a child I loved the editorial Yes, VIRGINA, there is a Santa Claus. Thinking about Santa Claus I thought I would share how I grew up thinking of Santa Claus.

My parents always told us from the time we (my brother and I) started asking where the presents came from that they purchased our gifts then they sent them to Santa. He would wrap them and deliver them on Christmas Eve. (He was a very nice UPS Man.) This way we wouldn't ask for anything that they couldn't afford. I know that this is a different way of looking at Santa, but it was what I grew up knowing. Bo grew up believing in Santa differently.
It wasn't like Santa wasn't apart of Christmas. He just wasn't all of it. My mom always took us visit Santa at the mall. My mom even collects Santa's. I never had one of those devastating moments when I realized that Santa wasn't real. Knowing me I probably told some kids that he didn't bring the presents. I just don't remember. I also know that it wasn't Santa who watching if I was bad or good. It was my parents and they knew ALL. I know other individuals viewed Santa differently when they were little or what they tell there children is different. I also know that when Bo and I have kids that we will have to come up with our own idea of Santa for our children. If you would like to share your views on Santa I would love to hear them.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sewing Scissors

Which one of these scissors looks like they should be used to cut paper and which one is used to cut fabric? The fabric ones are the orange and grey and the paper ones are the purple ones. Bo did not realize this and cut the wrapping paper with my sewing scissors. Lets just say I wasn't happy in the least. But I think that we now have an understanding that the sewing scissors are not to be used to cut paper. I think what ticked me off the most was when Bo said, "If it makes you feel any better they didn't cut the paper very well."

I wanted to show you our Christmas present. My parents gave Bo and I a 32" screen t.v for my Christmas this is in my sewing room. This room is also were Bo playes video games so we can be together doing while working on our separate hobbies.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Tree

I though I would share one of our Christmas trees with you. Bo set this tree up in the sewing room for me. I just love it. It fits my personality to a tee.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

We're back, but not for long.

Bo and I had a great time at Disney World. It was unseasonably cold for Orlando like in the mid 30s one night. The day we left it was in the 80s. You got to love that kind of weather.
I still have two more gifts to make. I won't be able to post them because they are for family members who read my blog. Today, I am off to finish my Christmas shopping, then we are celebrating Bo's birthday with his family, and tomorrow we are celebrating my mom's birthday. December is a big birthday month for us.

Friday, December 5, 2008

See Ya Real Soon!

We are off to visit the Mouse. I'll have plenty of pictures to share with you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Why Oh Why?

I leave on Friday for Bo's Disney World Birthday trip and I have a sinus infection! I went to the doctor today and got a shot and a prescription. Bo went to pick it up my prescription and the pharmacist couldn't find it. I guess I'll have to deal with it tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stopage of Time

Apparently, I thought that I could stop time. Bo and I are leaving for Disney World on Friday and I haven't even started to pack. Some how I got distracted from my plan to start packing and doing laundry to get ready. I went shopping for three hours tonight after work instead. You know those last minute stuff for a trip. Then I had to make sticky buns for my boss' b-day party tomorrow.

I really wanted to make a mickey mouse scarf, hat, and gloves to take with me on my trip. I can't stop time and I can't make this before I go. I'm sure I'll have fun anyway.

Monday, December 1, 2008

What Happened to Blakely?

I bet you have wondered what I was up to. Well, I can tell you it wasn't anything to exciting, and I haven't been sewing or crafting either, unless you count wrapping Christmas presents.

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Mine was great. I went to CVS to get some deals and then I headed to Bo's family farm to eat and have fun away from it all.

A Thanksgiving at the farm is not complete without shooting skeet. I got 2 out of 9. I'm also sporting some ear muffs that my father-in-law gave me last year for Christmas. They work great.

Bo did much better than I did at shooting. He got 6 for 6. No one wants to shot after him.
After all of this we headed an hour away and spent several days with my family. We went shopping. Bo and I were both up and at Walmart by 4:30a.m. on Friday. This is the only day that Bo will agree to go to Walmart. He absolutely HATES Walmart and refuses to go there.
Bo went to the Iron Bowl and I watched it at my brother and SIL new house. I had loads of fun even though Auburn lost and Bo hasn't rubbed it in to much that Alabama won.

Bo and I have also decorated the house. We have three Christmas trees up in our 1500 sq. ft. house. It may be just a bit much. Here are a few pictures from outside.