I have always loved the image of the Victorian ice skate so I decided to work with that. I printed 13 small images and stitched 4mm silk ribbon roses, three petite black beads for buttons, a pink vintage forget-me-not and stuffed it like a pillow with fragrant dried lavender buds then edged it with a vintage lace that reminded me of snowflakes which my sweet friend Leslie of MI gave me then stitched on a metal snowflake which used to be my trademark (Winter/snowflake) and put a pin on back.
I chose to offer my lavender filled brooch to one of my blogger friends the other day and I gathered the names and let DH draw one. The name was...........SUSIE W!!!! Susie's favorite song is "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus." Congratulations Susie!!! I actually know Susie, and had the pleasure of meeting her in California earlier this year. By the way, White Christmas came in first place and it is my all time favorite song with Silent night coming in second. It was my dad's favorite and we would listen to the LP and drink eggnog every year as I examined the white album cover with Bing Crosby wearing a Santa hat with a holly sprig on it. I also love John Lennon singing ,"So this is Christmas" because it seems to wrap up the year. Although I could cry each time I hear it???? I thank you all for playing and I will be having another drawing for New Year...just not sure of the giftie yet! Susie, please send your address and I'll mail your brooch tomorrow, thanks!
Along with Christmas there are several other important events taking place around the Winter home. I always forget about what all will transpire before Christmas actually arrives. I think this is a survival mode kicking in,LOL. Starting with yesterday, the 17th of Dec, this beautiful woman....
.......turned into this 81 yr old beautiful woman!
I bought this little tatted wreath brooch from an etsy shop and pinned it on her package bow.
Linda Price for offering these lovely tatted things and for such fast shipping!
Today Angell has a birthday, she asked me not to tell her age (almost 100 in human years) but she sure doesn't look it does she? She is feeling her age these days with arthritis and allergies. Thank goodness they have meds to control her pain. Some days she will run through the house and others she hobbles like me lately,LOL.
Tomorrow is our Anniversary. We will be staying home because of my leg. Almost 4 weeks ago I woke up to a sore knee and couldn't put weight on my leg. I didn't fall or bump it so I have no idea where this is coming from. I saw the doctor two weeks ago and I was supposed to go back last week but it was feeling a little better so I put it off. Not smart. I'm hoping to get in this week and get an ultra sound. I know it isn't the bone so it must be a torn ligament or something internal behind the knee. Whatever it is, it is irritating when I have so much running to do and can't. I tried to shop Thursday and walked into Carson's and forced myself to make a few purchases before leaving for home. This time of year is not the time for injuries or illness.
The carpet for my son's old room arrived early and is installed. Whew! DH set up my exercise bike to face the window and my iPod is laying on the seat waiting for me. Tuesday the furniture is supposed to be delivered. If it wasn't Christmas time I would be searching elsewhere until I found something closer to what I really want. I bought the Cindy Crawford set which I am happy with. I will add a few colorful pillows (CQ) to add some of my style.
With Christmas being a week away, I might not blog much this week. I have another project that must get done and a bit of decorating if possible. I'm not used to sitting with my leg up, perhaps this is why I'm not healing? I have never been a good patient.
I hope you are having a good day and keep enjoying those Christmas songs!