Saturday, December 31, 2011

A year of quilts- 2011

A year of quilts- 2011, originally uploaded by denawayne.

Kind of fun to look back and see what was made this past year. I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful New Year and may 2012 bring you many blessings.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Cookies have been made.

And tasted:)

Christmas quilts in the works.
Might get done before New Years, but probably not.

Snowing in New Mexico- again.

Puppy Jack having a party and being naughty.
A night in the hospital for him but he is A-OK.
Puppies shouldn't get into the girls stocking bags.

And Daddy and boys resting on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas to you all. May you enjoy your families and experience God's love.
Sending you lots of love and well wishes.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Handmade Christmas

Teacher gifts this year are handmade scarves with 3D paper snowflakes. The school nurse taught me how to make the snowflakes and you can goggle the many tutorials on making these. Very easy with a pretty result.

Both girls asked if we were going to do Christmas cards this year and I really hadn't had time to think about that. At first I thought that I probably wouldn't send them out. Then one day earlier this week I was like " I can do this" I got cards half off and when the girls came home I plopped them in front of the Christmas tree and made them smile. They are teens and preteens so it took a good 50 takes. But I got one. Ran over to Walgreens and printed off prints in black and white and the next day sent them off. Yippee!!!

Now off for some cookie baking.

EMS Craft Fair

EMS Craft Fair, originally uploaded by denawayne.

This last weekend was the EMS craft fair. This opportunity kind of fell into my lap. I really feel like God has called me into the PTA and that is where he wants to use me. I saw that there was a craft fair happening this past weekend. I called the event planner and asked to raffle off a quilt to benefit the PTA clothing bank. That snowballed into selling drinks and then baked goods. It was a wonderful event where parents and kids could work together for a greater good. We reached our goal of $500.00 for the clothing bank and raised an extra $450.00 for student support. Thank you Lord for giving us this opportunity.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Let it Snow!

This is pure bliss right here. SNOW!! And a snow day to boot. She prayed for this last night and was so pleased when she woke up. She was up early and has been out playing in the white stuff. Not the snow of New York or Virginia for sure. It is like sand and blows in the wind and makes it really hard to see. No matter. She is thankful for it.

Red Converse and no coat- too cool to be cold. It's all about looking good.

Gumdrop tree and balls. We made these over Thanksgiving break and the house is shaping up into some holiday cheer.

The tree is no longer naked. There are even some presents under the tree. I dread going to the post office. It scares me!!! 20 more days- that scares me too.

Now off to bake a whole bunch of cookies- YUM!