Saturday, December 20, 2014
Christmas "Crush" Time...
Photo heavy post so I shall keep the words to a minimum...hopefully. Short of time and needing more gifts I got out some of my favorite supplies...beads!
In a few hours I had made several pairs of earrings and some zipper clasps. I love these sweet angels.
I needed to sew on my very old "cheapo" Singer which I use only for paper and crafty stuff. What? It felt "Frozen" and wouldn't sew. Mr. C the engineer to the rescue. At first I panicked when he asked for a screwdriver and began "shredding" my machine. I needed to sew a ribbon RIGHT THEN!!!
Very thourough is Mr. C and I just could not be in a rush.
Still researching the problem and me searching for the manual. Does this machine even have a manual?
Back together and sewing just fine. Thank you very much Mr. C. You have saved my day again!
Meanwhile I hand stitched this piece of ribbon and I like it even better for my gift giving.
Here is a pair of Angel earrings on their presentation card ready for gifting.
Here is how I presented the gifts to my recipients. Sweet, simple and unique...just the way I like!
This is a pair of "post" earrings and I am mailing these so to protect the posts I stuck little foam beads on the sharp metal. Much safer for all now.
Ready for mailing and gifting. I really like how my impromptu packaging turned out. Scraps of ribbon and some needle and crochet thread. You could also use some thin 1/8" ribbon.
Now as I review my year end I came across this little acronym that fits me perfectly...
S.A.B.L.E. Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy. I am sorry I cannot give credit as I have no idea where I saw it but scribbled it down in my notebook clear back in June 2013. As Mr. C once again referred to me as a "hoarder" I merely told him I am surrounded by sable. Sable sounds so much better to me!
Life is busy and even though I got my flu shot ths year I just spent two days having a nasty tummy bug. Thankfully it was only two days.
We are continuing to have rain every day and I am very thankful as we need it so desperately. I would truly prefer some bright yellow sunshine to intersperse with all the rain however I shall merely turn on my Ott light and be happy.
Off to catch up and check off my many lists. How are each of you doing this season? I see you are busy decorating, baking, creating and even enjoying some wonderful holiday get-togethers. May you truly be blessed with the Magic of Christmas...