When I opened the package I was greeted by this fabulous sight. An absolutely fabulous huge handmade stocking. It is divine. Tanya had a very good friend of hers make it for me. Love, love, love it. Yes, it is on my front door for the photo, but fear not - that was only for lighting purposes.
Inside the front pocket was a sweet silver spoon engraved with the monogram "S". "S" is such a popular initial that I rarely ever find it. And, since my initials are "SS" - I am pretty much out of luck if I can't find my first or last initial!
Inside the stocking was a plethora of goodies including this old slide ruler. I told you she knew me, right?
Everything you need to felt! Can you believe how sweet she was to send me all this fabulosity?????? Three nice pieces of handmade felt, roving, a felting tool and a wonderful book chock full of felting projects. I am just in awe.
So, thank you Tanya, thank you so much!
I'll leave you with a quick little project I made the other night. It took me about five whole minutes, but I really like it. I had purchased a box of very old Christmas Cards a few years ago. Usually I clip them on an old window frame or on a Christmas Tree shaped card holder that I have in the living room. We have a bay window that stretches across the width of the living room and it has a weird wall that sticks out above it. I was looking for something to fill up that space. 'Cause you can't have any blank wall space, ya know.
I sorted the cards by size, color and style so they were laid out big, small, big, etc. I used my trusty hole punch and punched two holes in each card - one on either side at the top. Then I strung a ribbon in and out of the holes until I had a ten foot banner. Very simple, indeed, but I like the look of it and how it fills up that weirdo wall. (Those are the curtains that I only put out at Christmas. They used to be our everyday curtains, but we got new ones several years ago. But they don't match the Christmas decorations, so I whip out the trusty old gingham curtains. Why am I telling you this? They probably look normal to you, but they look outdated to me since they are the "old" curtains.) I digress. But, what else is new?