Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Decorations

Got a few minutes this evening to post and show you a little of our home decorations. There are to many pictures to list them separately so I just put them in a slide show and will leave it up for a month or so. I finished the candy making today and made a couple batches of cookies this evening. Have 11 cakes to bake Monday and Tuesday for customers. It's a good thing I love to cook.
Shopping is all finished, packages are wrapped and now awaiting the arrival of our children. Darrell is going to Tennessee tomorrow to pick up our daughter and two granddaughters, Our son Joe and his wife Michelle will be home late on Christmas Eve, so we will all be together for Christmas Morning. Our youngest Madison is three and this will be the fun, To see Christmas through the eyes of a child is so wonderful. She is so excited, The other is 15 and she still loves it just as much.
We will have Christmas with all of our large extended family.

I hope you have the most wonderful holiday with family and friends and remember the reason for the season. Celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.

I am looking forward to the new year, have so many great ideals in the works for the web site and can't wait to get started. I never understood people who get depressed in the beginning month of the year, I am always excited for new things to begin.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pink Saturday, Better late than never

I am so sorry to be so late posting today, I promise to get back on track after the holidays, I have been so busy making candy, Had one lady to pick up today and she had over 75lbs of candy in gift boxes for an employee Christmas Party tonight. Glad to have that order finished,

Since it is Christmas I am going to share a very special decoration with you today. I inherited this awesome nativity from my Mom. She purchased it about 25 years ago and each piece has been hand painted and embellished with fabric and jewels, The pictures do not do it justice. Was made be a ceramist in Huntington, WV. I treasure it so much and enjoy it so I leave it out all year around. Right now I have it in a garden window in my family room.

Won't keep you long as there are lots of blogs to visit today, just click on the little pink lady on the left and you will be on your way. I bet Bev sure never thought this pink Saturday would become what it has,
Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday with family and Friends and remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
Oh! one more thing, Today is our 39 th. wedding anniversary. I had forgot about it and Darrell came home with a beautiful poinsetta and a Christmas Catus today. He still is truly the love of my life after all these years.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

wonderful family game for Christmas

Really want to share this Christmas game with you. We have so much fun with it. As I have told you before I have a big family with 4 brothers and 2 sisters and we all live close to each other. We are most always together for the Christmas holidays, With all the neices, nephews, spouses and children there are about 40 of up when we are all together, We discovered this game a few years ago. We have all been so blessed in our life and as we grew so large we decided to stop the gift thing some years ago. Just buy for the little children now so this game has worked out great,
We start by each person bringing a $10.00 gift, and trying to see how creative you can get with $10.00. Last year I went to the dollar store and bought $10.00 worth of potted meat and it is 3 for 1.00, you can count. My daughter wrapped $10.00 worth of pennies in a ball of tape. I could go on and on but the more creative you get the more fun. All the gifts are wrapped. You stand in a circle and read the story (below) and follow the directions, The gift you have when the story is over is yours. I promise you will laugh so hard and have a ball.

To play the game have your players stand in a circle. Each will have a wrapped gift. As you read the story they pass the gift each time the word WRIGHT, ( PASS RIGHT) OR LEFT (PASS LEFT) is spoken. At the end of the story the gift you are holding is yours.

Christmas is almost here and mother WRIGHT was finishing her Christmas Baking.
Father WRIGHT , Susan WRIGHT and Billy WRIGHT returned from last minute Christmas
There’s not much LEFT to be done. Said Father WRIGHT as he came into the kitchen.
Did you leave the basket of food at church? Asked Mother WRIGHT.
I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to, said Father WRIGHT.
I am glad my shopping is done said Billy WRIGHT. I don’t have any money LEFT.
The hall phone rang and Susan WRIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family that Aunt Tilly WRIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma WRIGHTS porch.
I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it, she said as she LEFT in a rush.
Father WRIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susan WRIGHT returned Mother WRIGHT, Father WRIGHT and Billy WRIGHT had begun trimming the tree. The entire WRIGHT family sang Christmas Carols as they finished decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents under the tree and went to bed, hoping they has selected the RIGHT gift for their family. Now I hope you have the RIGHT gift for yourself because that is all that is LEFT of my story except to wish you a Merry Christmas. Isn’t that RIGHT.

Let me know if you play and how much fun you had, It will become a family tradition.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Come visit the Craft Fair

Well the show was a bust over the weekend, We did not have very many people to come out on Friday night and then we got up on Saturday to a snow and ice storm so that killed the day for Saturday. If things go as planned this was my last show ever. After 30 years of traveling all up and down the east coast I am ready to park the trailer and stay at home. I still love my work as much as ever just don't enjoy loading to travel and setting the shows up anymore.

These are some pictures of my booth and the one next to me. It was all Christmas and beautiful, I purchased a couple of painted gourds from this lady and they are awesome, I will share them with you later in the week. Also will get more of my Christmas decorations on so come visit me. I love seeing how people decorate there homes and especially at Christmas, I could really be a good peeping Tom just to look at the decorations in a home. Strange, I know.

I am into the candy making big time from now until Christmas, Have 50 lbs to make and gift box for one lady, She is using then for table favors at her Employee Christmas Party. I could use some help if there are any voluntiers.
See Ya Soon

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Last show of the year, THANK GOODNESS

It has been real hard finding the time to post here on my blog for the last couple of month. When you are in the craft business most of your money is made in the holiday season, just like the stores so makes it hard to get anything else done.
Along with my web site, the shows, having a home baking business and teaching candy making class I have been a busy lady. Will crash in January and rest a while.
Had another candy class last night for 10 ladies. Lots of fun and work.

Leaving today for our last show of the season, Will spend the weekend in Huntington WV. with the Lions Club Show. Return home on Monday. If you are in the area be sure to come visit us.

I have found a little time the last few day to start putting up my Christmas decorations, With the help of my dear sweet hubby. Wouldn't know what to do without him. So funny, as he is retired from his work and now when people ask him what he does he tells them he works for me.
I love being his boss. LOL!
Will share My decorations with you in the coming weeks, Starting with a couple today.
This set of Christmas Geese, I painted for my Mom about 20 years ago. She loved them, and every year when I get them out I have lots of memories. As I have told you before I have a big family and Christmas was my Moms favorite holiday, We were always at her house to celebrate.

When My first grandchild, which would be Miranda, was born I started to decorate more. She always loved the animated pieces, This little Mickey Mouse is electric and his arms move. My other granddaughter Madison if three this year so I can't wait for her to see all the decorations. The other snowman I purchased at a show a few years ago from a lady who works with chenille.
I love him, made from a vintage chenille bedspread and has lights in the tree. I will see her this weekend at the show so maybe I will get a new piece.
I promise I will try to post more often so come visit and I will share my holiday season with you.
Off to the Craft show now, Hope you have a great weekend.