Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Winter Solstice

According to Wikipedia....

'.....The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradually lengthening nights and shortening days. How cultures interpret this is varied, since it is sometimes said to astronomically mark either the beginning or middle of a hemisphere's winter. Winter is a subjective term, so there is no scientifically established beginning or middle of winter but the winter solstice itself is clearly calculated to within a second. Though the winter solstice lasts an instant, the term is also colloquially used to refer to the full 24-hour period of the day on which it occurs.'

So that means that after today, the days will begin to be longer and the nights will get shorter again, so more sunshine!!!!!! Gotta love that.

So on to some sad news, last week the Guy called to tell me that He won't be home for Christmas. I was pretty disappointed and He knew I would be. But I do understand why He can't come home....work stuff sucks. He did tell me that He would be home for New Years.....and He better be.

On to Christmas things, I have the gifts for Helen and the Girls done....I can't wait to hear what they think of them. I will post pictures after they have all been given. I have most of my stocking stuffers done, but I need to count them and maybe go to the dollar store and menards. I really hate trying to figure out what to get for the mens stocking stuffers or men in general. What I did for the Guy is ready too....of course pictures later.

So I have no pictures for today....sorry, I could have taken some earlier, but my energy level fadded after about 1. Luckily I only have to work 2 days (Mon and Tues) and then I am off!!!! I don't have to go back to work until the next Tuesday!!!! No real plans other than relaxing and celebrating. I do have a Drs appointment next Monday with my new Dr as my old one just up and left.....I hate getting to know new Drs, but I do think my medications need to be increased some more.

I hope to post again this week....but if I don't get back....Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

John Rocks!!!

Thanks for doing the techie stuff that you did for the girls!!!! But now I'm addicted even more.....

We had more snow today....and its so cold that the snow squeaks and moans when you drive on it. I want spring!!!! or at least no wind chill.

My camera batteries died and it was too cold to stop for just batteries (as least in my mind).

Back to the crafting....

Saturday, December 13, 2008

True Blood....

I just watched the first episode of True Blood, Caillie gave them to Meghan and I, and its different from the book, but I expected it to be.

Caillie, you rock!!!

Off to watch the next episode....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday!!!!!

Girls night out was Wednesday. We went to Camilles, had some good things to eat, I had their squash soup and it was delicious! We had a little knitting/crafting time and fun chatting. Its hard to keep up with everyone since we are all going so many different directions this time of year.

I am busily working on Christmas gifts. I am making sewn gifts for several people and am thinking if I have time I want to make some fabric grocery bags to use for packaging.


These are a few photos of the embroidery that I was working on recently....

Made them into a pincushion. I think I will list it on etsy at some point. What do you think of it?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Rants and new bags finished.

I have been thinking about this whole Christmas gift thing. I try to make things for gifts, but I also purchase items, especially when I can get a great deal. For example, at work the gift shop was having a 50% off sale on sea pals that are kind of like webkinz and I picked up one for each of my nephews. So those are what they are getting for Christmas, but I plan to make fabric totes to gift them in that have their names on them.


I remember when I was growing up we didn't have alot of extra things. Alot of our decorations were handmade. Popcorn strung on strings, red/green paper chains, little figures, old glass balls to hang on the tree. We always got something for Christmas. But alot of the time it was a new pair of PJ's and one or two toys and a stocking full of little fun toys, useful items, maybe an apple or orange, and some candy.


I see people talk about not being able to spend several 100$ on each of their kids and I wonder what happened to the true Christmas meaning and spirit.


The truth of the matter is that our country is in a recession. How do we get out of a recession? I don't know the answer to that. But maybe our economy was over inflated. It just goes to the Walmartization our country has evolved to. We want everything cheaply but at the best quality. I'll be honest, I wanted (still want) that too.


But maybe we need to take our country backwards a little and expect less.



I had a good weekend in Omaha and even caught a few pictures...


Oops that is of the dog baths, don't they both look happy?

Dogs drying, still not looking happy.
I do have pictures of the Guy, they are on my flickr for family and friends only. http://www.flickr.com/photos/spinningdoggies/
Just send me a message on flickr and I will add you as a friend.


Large special order bags.



Small special order bags.

Now back to finishing gifties to give....and watch CSI :0)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Crazy Cyber Monday Sale!!!

Crazy Cyber Monday Sale!!

Avoid the crowds, shop online and get your items delivered to your home.

40% off all items in the shop before shipping.

Free shipping on orders over $75.00.



Sale code is ‘cyber’ put in messages to seller.

Sale ends Monday (12/1/08) night at midnight.

I will refund the difference through paypal or request a new invoice.


I will be listing a different sale each day of December in my shop announcements. I will not likely post each day here what the sale is, so check it out regularly.