wow! Only 7 days before Christmas! It always seems so far away and then all of a sudden its so close.. Im sure this will be a hustle bustle weekend for most of us and we try to finish up the last minute shopping.. decorating and baking and wrapping! I know it will be for me.
I have had so many wonderful things come in the mail from swaps lately and I need to show them to you ... I'm getting backed up! so let me start with the two ornament swaps I did. the two pics above are not from those swaps, but are pieces that I made for a couple friends. I love the first one especially. I would like to make about 6 more of these over the weekend.. but I need more little tart tins! maybe i'll have to do some quick shopping in the morning!
Anyways! Here are the ornies from the 12 days of Christmas swap which I did with an amazing group of talented artists.. which I'm sure you can tell!
On the first day of christmas lori Guerin gave to me... A partridge in a pear tree!
On the second day of christmas Michelle Geller gave to me.. Two turtle doves!
ON the third day of christmas Zhulia Abrok gave to me.. Three french hens!
On the fourth day of christmas Melissa Merrill gave to me... four calling birds...
On the fifth day of christmas Lori Guerin gave to me (again).... five golden rings!
On the sixth day of christmas kathy Lowry gave to me.... 6 geese a laying!
On the seventh day of christmas Joanne Huffman gave to me... seven swans a swimming!
UMMMMMM.... On the eighth day of christmas.. Vivian killed the cow! Yes.. the eighth day was mine. I had a terrible time with my ornie and I hated them so I'm not posting it.. And not only that.. but I am going to come up with a better idea and will make new ones to send to each of the girls.. (it was so ugly and stupid that I hated to mail it!) so.. lets just move on!
On the 9th day of christmas Amy Huff gave to me.... Nine ladies dancing!
On the tenth day of Christmas Maureen Baranov gave to me... ten lords a leaping!
ON the eleventh day of Christmas ... Natalea Kandefor gave to me... 11 pipers piping!
And... finally.. on the 12th day of Christmas.. Sandy Camarda gave to me... 12 drummers drumming!
Arent they all wonderful??? I love each piece and feel like I have treasures! I will make up for the ugly cow .. I' promise girls!
OK.. so the next swap was done between 7 of us that are going away together in june.. we call ourselves the Niagara sisters.. so this was the niagara sisters christmas ornie swap! More amazing talent!
No theme for this one.. just christmas! this first ornie is from Jenny Kapinski ! cute !
This one was done by Amy Powers!
I made this one.. (and wont hide it from you this time!)
Martha Brown made this one....
Sandy Camarda did this one!
Sandy Camarda did this one!
Natalea kandefor did these!
Oops.. these came with Sandy!
SO thankful that today is friday.. I have a canker sore on the side of my tongue that hurts like heck.. ! Figgy is tucked into my bathrobe sitting here with me at the computer.. wish I could stay home like this all day! but today is our big christmas party that we throw for about 200 kids.. with hundreds of gifts (every child gets two!) and lots of pizza and cookies.. (none for me!) and of course Santa Claus, a clown with balloons and music, face painting, a coloring contest.. and prizes! I do the face painting with another girl.. which reminds me.. better grab my brushes!
I suppose I should get a move on here.. I need to go pack my healthy low points lunch! Hey GIRLIES!!!! I'm down 31.2 pounds now! isnt that amazingly awesome?? I'll be back over the weekend to show you more sweet stuff.. plus.. I need to show you alll the elves from the elf swap!