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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

End of Year Catch-Up

Hello Everyone!

Yes, it has been a while, but like most of you out there, it has been a busy few weeks.  We went to a wedding the middle of December, on a trip the end of December and had a big New Year's / 18th Birthday party last weekend.  It would take me forever to tell you about it all.  I am going to show just a little bit of what we did or what I made in all that time.

First off is the wedding.  I made my daughter a dress.  Not just any dress, a velvet and taffeta dress.  I swore I would never sew on velvet again. Overall it turned out great but it did give me a few headaches along the way.
Next is the wedding present I made for the couple.
Kind of hard to see the size but it is a simple wall sign with their last initial and est. 2011 for their wedding year.
Over the holiday weekend, we took a trip to TX. for a Christian camp.  We had a great time but I didn't take any pictures there.  We did however, get to see my new great niece at the end of our trip.
Isn't she a doll.  She was only 5 days old here.
We saw her two brothers and 3 cousins as well.  It was fun to be with all those kids and to see my nieces as moms.

This last weekend, we had a New Year's party where everyone had to come dressed in black and white or something that was black and white.  We had quite the assortment of costumes and dress.  There were little cows, an Oreo cookie, a couple of referees, some salt & pepper shakers, a ninja, a domino, a black & white TV, and so many more.  It was fun to see people's ingenuity.  This was also an 18th birthday party for my young friend Cheyenne. (The one whose senior pictures I took and the one who helped me organize my pantry.) It was a great time of laughs, games and food.  For dinner, we all brought an assortment of finger foods.  
Ham, cheese, pickles and olives made up these skewers that I brought.

My daughter put together these "Smiles" out of apples, peanut butter and mini marshmallows.
Cheyenne's mom made this really cool topsy turvy cake. (At least I think that is what it was called.)

Here is a pic of the hubby and me.
We were going to go as a pair of dice but ran out of time and decided it was too much work. We were going to wear shirts like this under the dice since we knew we wouldn't wear the dice the whole night. We just decided to go with this instead.
Here is one of us and the birthday girl.
Like the balloons coming out of the middle of my head. :)
So that is just a quick view of what's been going on here. I don't have any major projects going right now. I need to start working on a baby quilt but I am going to take a bit of time off to get a little ahead in school with my kids.  We are taking a trip to CA next month and so we need to get some extra school done.
Don't forget to check out the Etsy shop.  I listed a few new things a couple of weeks ago and have a few more to list in the next few weeks.  I sold some old wooden spools today so those are gone but you just never know what might show up there for sale. I better sign off for now. So until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane

1 comment:

  1. the dress turned out great! Wish we could've been there to see Josephine, she is so cute!!