Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Today has been the day for taking down Christmas. I am sad to see the tree come down. I could just sit and stare at the decorated tree and it's twinkling lights, especially at night when the rest of the house is dark. Not sure why it makes me so happy, maybe because I only have wonderful memories of Christmas. 
That said, by the new year I am ready to start anew. Get the house clean, year end bookkeeping done and get busy on new projects.
New Years is also a special time for hubby and I. We shared our first kiss after a New Years party. These days we aren't much for partying but we will have a nice cozy night.....happy to be together. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Busy Holidays

I love this time of year! The gifts are all wrapped and there will be a little more baking tomorrow but it's time to relax and just enjoy Christmas. I made 4 tutus and several batches of fudge. They were sent off last week. We will spend Christmas with family nearby.
Soon it will be time to start sewing for a couple of upcoming shows. The ideas have finally started to flow again so I am kind of itching to get to them. 
So... Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 14, 2012

In the Magazine Teddy Bear & Friends

Nick and Nixie are already on their way to a new home. But Nixie got to make a special appearance in Teddy Bear and Friends. 
There is a free pattern to make a small dog like Nixie. And  a nice little article about me. 
 I am very pleased  with this issue of Teddy Bear and Friends. It also includes and article about Joanne Livingston of Desert Mountain Bears. She is  very talented and gracious. Check out her blog post about the article

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nice Garage Sale Weekend

The weather was beautiful and the sales were plenty. I purchased several Christmas items to resell at the flea market. A couple of great finds will be on ebay this week. Some little vintage bone china angels and a vintage cardboard church in it's original box. After a little research, I learned the cardboard glittery buildings are called Putz. Not sure why.
The best find was the Hermann Teddy Bear in the photo. When I picked her up I knew she was a good bear but she was wearing a shirt that covered her tags. She came home with me for $1 and I didn't discover she was a Hermann until I got her home. I'm thinking she might stay here awhile.