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