Saturday, August 17, 2013

Christmas in July and August.

I participated in Val's Christmas in July swap. For me on the receiving end it was in July. For my partner Jill, it was unfortunately today that she got her package. I have had pneumonia along with the cough that never ends and just wears me out. I am thinking if I get rid of it by October I will be lucky. It makes it hard to do anything and I HATE it. Emphasis on the HATE! Anyway so Jill sent me some of the coolest stuff. I love the Holiday Journal with stickers so I can personalize the tabs. She used manila envelopes and then covered them with scrapbook paper for the inside and the back inside cover. I think it is so cool. I have made journals but the pockets really add to it. She also sent me some Christmas recipes. I love new recipes and food is one of our traditions. If I find something really good it becomes a part of the dinner every year. She also made me these pretty and delicate paper ornaments. I have a pink tree and these will look so pretty! She knows about my love of all things chicken, especially my real ones so she sent me a little felt chicken ear bud holder and two cute chickens to live in my garden. The kind that don't eat it! Jill told me that she loves bird ornaments so I made her some for her tree along with some birdhouses. I saw these cute little birdie tags on Pinterest so I made a few. Last of all, because she waited so long I made her a quilted Table Topper with vintage and reproduction fabrics. I liked making this a lot. I just randomly put it together working on it a few minutes at a time. All wrapped up and off it went. WooHoo! I have so many things flying thru my head that I want to do so hopefully the cough will leave soon! Happy Summer....melindaxoxoxoxo

3 comments:

Jen xo said...

oh im sorry to hear about your cough mlinda...it does tire you out coughing all the time...hope it improves soon.... love all your things you are makings still..illness is not stopping you :) and how cool is that file and little pink decos love them....

Maria said...

I do hope you get better soon Melinda
Beautiful gifts both sent and received.

jillytacy said...

I love all of my goodies ! Thank you!