LOVELY Fair and Square friendship squares from the sweetie AmySC. She picked out squares that fit me to a "T" and stitched them in silk...what more can a girl ask for?!
Then on top of those lovely squares she sent me a little Christmas surprise:
Blackbird Designs "LOOSE FEATHER" charts...that I'm *really* wanting to start "collecting" and two skeins of Holiday WDWs threads in the varigated colors "Bethlehem" and "Noel". Thank you Amy your friendship means a lot to me! And it's always a special day when we exchange ideas and e-mails and find our "ideas" are often too large for our wee fingers to stitch! LOL! Thanks for being there!
Then this is my "autoshipment" from DSL I got my last installment of CCN's cottage houses threadpack series and I added Fear Not by Midsummer Night Designs, I all of a sudden have fallen in love with MND's....I have one waiting in the wings to "start" in the new year...Love them!
Why was I so tired last night you ask? Well feast your eyes on this:
It was my yearly Caramel Corn Extravaganza day! This is what the packages look like individually...the little ornaments were made by my children. They are the Christmas presents for their teachers at school.
Here's the whole pile of Christmas Presents...the big naked bags in the back are for my Dad and Mom...I figured theirs didn't need embellishment.
So today we will trek to school carrying 8 bags of caramel corn for the teachers. My kids only have one teacher each, but there are so many people that "help" my kids and I've developed relationships with them, so I'm gifting them too. I already took a 2.5 gallon bag of Caramel Corn in yesterday to the school office for the secretaries and principals. So today it's everyone else.
This week at school has been basically all play and no work for my kids. Last evening Ian told me that he could "get used to going to school if it was like this all the time" !!! LOL! On Tuesday they had the Accelerated Reader Convocation and there were 3 little Pfeiffer kids that were announced and got to walk up on stage and receive their certificates for meeting AR Goals! HURRAY Katie, Ian and Jacob!!! Mom was so proud! WHOO HOO! Today is the Accelerated Reading "Goal Party" - so those that made the goals gets to play BUNCO this afternoon at school. That's a high pressure situation for the boys, because it's a timed game and involves rolling dice and they sort of fall apart when it comes to involving a lot of different motor skills in a short amount of time. Believe me, I know how nervous and stressed they get playing Yahtzee turbo...but we'll have a talk about it being a "fun" time not a "beat everyone" sort of time....Katie just hopes they aren't on her team...LOL!
Well today is supposed to be CdC stitching time...but I don't think I'm going to be able to work it in this week....I just have too much to stitch and not a lot of time....I am DEFINITELY slowing down on exchanges next year, I'm burning myself out.
Until next time, may you fingers dance across your fabric as you stitch!