Friday, December 21, 2012

A wonderful win and a finished project

 Good morning friends,it is my hope that today finds you well and in good spirits.There are only a few days left till Christmas arrives.Are you ready, can you feel the excitement? I would like to say that I am all squared away,that everything is ready but I am far from it.This week has found me down with a stomach virus that just won't quit, so there are no cookies baked, no candy made and the gifts, well I had to order them so they are yet to be wrapped.All that really doesn't matter because I have my family and friends and that is all that really counts.They understand as they are all adults,if I had a small child then I would probably be pulling my hair out.LOL!

The last couple of days we have had horrid winds,and rain.I looked outside the window this morning to see the apple tree had lost a couple of big limbs.I am grateful that is all the damage we have encountered.My thoughts and prayers are with those dealing with the winter storm and bad weather.

As the title of the post suggested,I have another wonderful win to share with you all.I have been so blessed of late to win some wonderful goodies from some very talented ladies.Teri of  White Sheep Farm recently celebrated her birthday by having a giveaway with not one but four winners and I was one of  the ladies chosen.Teri is such a lovely lady and shares many awesome tutorials on her blog so please take the time to check out her blog.I know that you will not be disappointed.I received such a wonderful box of homemade soaps and such.Really wish someone would invent a sniff button for the computer as the soaps smell out of this world.Here I will just let the pics tell the story.Thank you  Teri,I love everything you sent!
Love that ginger!
Inside the bag

Two chunky wooden gingers

Look how pretty this soap is girls!I received three of them!
Thank you so very much Teri!

I also wanted to share a project that I finished a couple weeks back.I punched this stocking using an oxford rug punch.The stocking is made with overdyed red wool strips and wool yarn for the toe,heel and cuff.

I made  a chunky braid to trim the edge of the stocking out of wool yarn.It turned out chunkier than I intended but it has kind of grown on me.
That is all for today.Be good to each other and enjoy the season.Hugs,Jen


Hillcresthome Prims said...

Jen, I hope you start to feel better, Matt feel sick with it on his Birthday night he was so sick he didn't have cake and DIDN'T open his presents so you know he was sick, throwing up sick and the heart issues they put him on a different mediction because the other one wasn't working.He has been home since meaning today no school or work!
Lord help ME, I really mean it.
You are right it isn't the gifts it is that we have our family!
I love all your goodies and I LOVE the stocking you made. I always said you could sell what you make.

Merry Christmas and PLEASE let us all have a Happy,Healthy New Year (2013)!
Christmas Hugs,

BumbleBeeLane said...

You've been on a roll with better and the holidays stuff can be celebrated a little late this year.Hugs!~Amy

prims by olde lady morgan said...


Feel better! and go buy a lottey ticket you lucky gal!!! OLM

Cindi said...

Oh Jen you really need to get rid of that icky stomach! I am praying for you friend! I love the stocking, I have never punched anything...well with wool that is,lol. Very talented. Love your win too.
Be blessed,

Bee Lady said...

You poor thing I know exactly how you feel. I had the stomach flu two weeks before Thanksgiving and I hope I don't get it again EVER! But lucky for you to win another give away! I love home made soaps. Very cute stocking. I like the thick yarn on the edging. Have a very Merry Christmas and don't worry, you'll get everything done. Just do what needs to be done and don't worry about the rest. Who needs all the junk food anyway. If you lived closer, I'd bring you some cookies and help you wrap gifts.

Cindy Bee

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Love your stocking!

Barb said...

So sorry Jen to hear that you have been so sick.
Congratulations on all your fun goodies and LOVE your stocking!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mary said...

Hi Jen, so sorry to hear your still not feeling well, will keep you in my prayers my sweet friend that you feel better real soon......Wish I lived closer so I could help you out. I love your new stocking, love the trim and all....wish I knew how to hook, hoping to try my hand at it sometime in the new year. Congrats on all your new treasures....I agree with OLM go get that lottery ticket..hey you never know! hehe
Wishing you feel better soon......and also wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Big Hugs Mary
PS. Thank you so, so much for the wonderful post about your new Santa....I am so glad he is bringing you some smiles!