December 19, 2008

Getting Lots Done!!

So much so that I am actually posting a new entry in less than a week!!!

I managed to get a treeful of birdie ornaments done in time to give to the ladies at our last patchwork group before the Christmas break. I like the way they turned out and kept a few for my own tree.
A Flock of Birdie Ornaments

I also had a knitathon last night, got on a roll till 2am finishing up bath scrubbies as teacher gifts... Tried to go all Martha Stewart on the presentation... I liked em! I gave the teachers some soap I got in Oregon this summer as well...hope they like them!
My fancy packaging for teacher gifts
Aisling's main teacher gift Knitted Scrubbies for teachers

I also finished 3 little elves I got as a kit when I visited Sweden 2 years ago. It is nice to clear out some of my boxes and get the few kits I have had for a while made and being used!! I think they are cute, might keep them and the soft trees out after Christmas, lol!!

Big excitement for me this week was receiving my angel from Kris in the Netherlands. Barbara hosted an angel doll swap and look what landed on my doorstep: this gorgeous angel with its windmill trim and wooden shoes. Not only that she spoiled me with chocolate, tea, some yummy fabrics , and a nice needle case with quilting needles.
Amazing Angel Swap goodies

And before I go....don't tell Cathi, but here is what "Dave" got her at the local lady who sells fabric (it is a pretty decent quilt shop for running out of her garage, despite crazy prices!!) How amazing he picked out just exactly the right poison green and cheddar orange civil war repros for her and all the little goodies she wanted to try that could fit in a stocking!! He also got her a new filofax there, she is forever trying to get herself organized!
Shhhhh! My stocking stuffers "Dave" got me!


Anne Marie said...

You have been busy!!! I love the three little elves!! And what a great Husband, amazing how he was able to read your mind LOL!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Oh, what wonderful festive goodies! Love that bird tree - must remember that one! :D

Evelyn said...

Busy, busy indeed - hopefully you have everything done now so you can just relax and enjoy the coming week! Everything turned out great. I have 1/2 a sock left to go. I've always had birds on my tree - love your version! Oh - and my DH & I never exchanged gifts until we had our son so now every Christmas I shop for the stocking stuffers - that Santa knows exactly what to put in my stocking too, LOL!

Karen aka Grammy Mac said...

I wish I was...Getting Lots Done...Looks like you've been very busy and have had great results. Your Martha Stewartness shows...very lovely presentation...I'm sure the teachers will be delighted...and the elves are just adorable;)
Merry Christmas to all;)

paulahewitt said...

what a clever man - how he knows exactly what to buy in a quilt shop ;)
merry christmas

ruthsplace said...

You have been busy! Love the elves and the birdies.

My local quilt stores run out of garages with huge prices too, I feel your pain. What a great haul your hubby got your for Christmas :)

Mary said...

The birdies are very cute! I saw a pattern on a blog a couple months ago but I can't remember where I saw it.

We're going to be in Dublin just 3 and 1/2 days but I'd love to meet for coffee if we can work it out. The trip isn't until April and I'm going to start pulling out my books and I bought a couple more today.

Karol-Ann said...

Well done Dave! Least you've been shopping!!! Mark is yet to go! I'm not bothered as I have a SS under my tree (or 2!) and I internetted for the rest of the family LOL

Karen said...

The birdie ornaments look great. Merry Christmas!

Sarah & Lilly said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for your brother. Portland was requiring all cars use chains to drive on city streets for a couple days. It is very strange to have this much snow in the NW!
I love your Martha Stewartish wraps :) Of course they will love the gifts!
Can you tell us more about those wonderful felted elfies???

Carolien said...

Hello Cathi,

Happy New Year! I follow your blog from time to time ... you made such nice cats and pillows now ... and I always love to see pictures of your beautiful daughters!

Greetings from Holland, Carolien