Saturday, December 30, 2006

Mom and I created my Favorite Gift

This hummingbird ornament is my favorite gift this year.My Mom started making it for me.She got my feathers and went wild .I had given her one of the painted glass ornaments we had made to decorate.She took my feathers and glued them all over the ball.After a while her fingers got sticky and the tacky glue got sticky and everytime she stuck a feather to the ball,one would come off(LOL).She got so aggravated.I finally told her to leave it alone and let it dry , then she could finish decorating it.

Well the next day she showed up and took one look at it and told me she was going to throw it away.She said it was ugly and she didn't know what to do with it.It didn't help that my DH told her it looked like a squirrel ball and kept joking about it.

I told her we were not throwing it away , so I took my feather ball ornament and added some spanish moss to cover the glue and holes between the feathers.I told her it would be cute with a walela (hummingbird) in Cherokee , so we added the walela and a natural twine bow and hanger.She was so excited , I can't believe that ugly thing turned out like this she said.She wrapped it before it had time to dry , but luckily it didn't stick to the tissue paper , she wrapped it in.She was so proud of it after it was finished .

I cherish it because it has alot of memories behind it , many laughs , her proud accomplishment (even though I finished it ) and I know it was made with LOVE.

Decided to take a picture instead of drawing it.

Hope everyone was blessed with some magical memories this Christmas !

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Favorite Gifts

Was planning to post a drawing of my favorite gifts , as Violette had suggested.But I didn't get a chance to draw tonight.So maybe tommorrow.
Curious J kept me busy today.I got him a tickle and giggle Curious George for Christmas and he doesn't like it.He loves to watch his shows but he doesn't want to touch this monkey.Maybe in time he will come to love it.He did love the Curious George tool box I got him.
This is the beautiful card I received from Glitter Sis Pam.
Hope everyone's having a Peaceful day !

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Memory Ornament

This is the memory ornament I made for my family.My Dad loved the ocean and fishing. I covered the silk ball with a shirt he wore to my daughter's wedding. Added some shells , seaweed , small pieces of cork and real beach sand. The fishing pole was made from bamboo we used at my daughter's wedding. Those little fish are from a bracelet I found at the dollar store. A twine bow , little feather and a picture charm added the final touches.They turned out great and everyone loved them.We shed a few tears , but I know they will be treasured for years to come.

Monday, December 25, 2006


This is the ornament I recieved my from my GPS Secret Santa.It looks wonderful on my tree and will be treasured for many years to come. Check out Nicci's art at
Thanks Nicci and Merry Christmas !
Hope everyone's Christmas is full of magical moments and lots of Love !

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas Fun Meme !

  1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate ? Hot Chocolate !
  2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree ? Santa sets them under the tree , not a big fan of gift wrapping.
  3. Colored lights on tree/house or white ? Color , I have some vintage lights from the 60's , on the house and they are very colorful.
  4. Do you hang mistletoe ? Yes , but this year I have fake because of Curious J.
  5. When do you put up your decorations ? Some time after Thanksgiving .
  6. What is your favorite Holiday dish (excluding dessert )? Collards
  7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child ? Going to Grandma's on Christmas Eve to open gifts and see all my cousins.
  8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa ? What TRUTH ?
  9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve ? Yes , we go to my Mom's on Christmas Eve and open gifts.
  10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas tree ? This year I have our traditional tree up and most of the ornaments are gifts we received over the years.Cats ,Native American Angels,Harleys,Owls,Pinecones,Santas and many others.
  11. Snow ! Love it or Dread it . Love to see at least one beautiful snowfall each year.
  12. Can you ice skate ? No
  13. Do you remember your favorite gift ? Pony
  14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you ? Getting together with family and friends.
  15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert ? Banana Pudding --YUM !
  16. What is your favorite Holiday tradition ? Filling the stockings and cooking Christmas Day.
  17. What tops your tree ? A Native American Angel that was a gift from my sister-in -law.
  18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving ? Giving
  19. What is your favorite Christmas Song ? Jingle Bell Rock
  20. Candy Canes ! Yummy or Yuk ? Yummy !

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Creating Ornaments with My Family !

My Mom,Daughter,Grandson and myself had a little get together yesterday to make ornaments. We had fun creating these marbelized ornaments in many different colors.Now we have to let them dry and get together again to add embellishments.Will post a picture of the ornaments then.

Happy Holidays !

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Quiet Sunday

Today has been very quiet.I finally put the christmas tree up and decorated it.Got up before daybreak and started working on ornaments ,I'm making for gifts.I had some of the old silk ball ornaments , covered them with textured yarn and glued some rhinestones on, added a bow.I was pleased with the results.Will post a picture tommorrow.

Hope everyone had a peaceful day.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Secret Santa

I finished my ornament for the secret santa exchange last week. But I've been slack about mailing it , promise to get it sent out tommorrow.

I love making christmas ornaments. The picture is of ornaments I made to sell.

Hope everyone is getting into the christmas spirit.I decorated my front porch today and was going to decorate my tree tonight , but I didn't get to it.Oh well there's always tommorrow.