Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pre-Christmas Activity

That sounds like I've got a whole bunch of stuff going on, doesn't it?


All is quiet here at the Quilting Condo. Penny is carefully inspecting packages as they arrive. She sniffed and pushed around a couple of boxes, and then finally decided there was one she loved more than the others. When I opened the box, it was a tin full of fabulous sugar cookies and petite pecan pies made by a very dear friend. That Penny! She sure knows how to pick them! She won't get any sweets, but there was something special just for her in the package.

A couple of more wonderful presents have arrived:

This is the "open immediately" part of the secret elf exchange with my online quilting group. There was also an angel ornament that I love. Penny thought the towel and potholder were hers!

There was also a toy just for Penny. It's a bird that chirps when you press the button. I have it on a shelf - and when she's snoozing, I press the button! I love screwing with her head! It's too funny!

This teacup ornament came without a card. That always happens to me! I decided to post pictures in a couple of places and finally someone 'fessed up to sending it! Isn't this the most adorable little thing?!!

Yep, doxies abound at our house!

We're having two four-day weekends to celebrate the holidays. I have several projects that I want to accomplish over those two weekends. There are some pretty significant renovations that will take place shortly, and I'd like to be a step-up on getting things out of the way for those.

Only one dinner to attend next week. I need to scour through my closet this weekend to find something suitable to wear. I'll have to change at work... hate doing that!

What's up with this wind? I've been kept awake for two nights straight because of the howling and things going bump in the night. It's been a bit rainy and very cool. I love the cool part but old Santa can keep his winds, thank you very much! Sounded like hurricane forces last night and it's still blowing! It needs to calm down so Rudolph can find his way without being blown off course!

I hope everyone has a dry, warm, productive weekend. Me? I think a nap is in order!


moonbear_designs said...

Hope those Santanas die down soon so you and Penny can enjoy a nice relaxing weekend.
Happy Holidays! Bear Hugs, Jo

Sharon said...

Those are such cute gifts! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the crowds, and Merry Christmas to you! I hope you take some vacation in 2012, you worked hard this year.

Angie said...

Ah Vicky, that doxie towel and teacup are just too precious!!! Just like that adorable little Penny! My eyes have magnets in them that seek out wienie dogs. My two are trying to be very good in hopes that St. Nick will stop by here. :D Would you mind emailing me your snail mail addy so I can share a wee Christmas greeting with you? :D

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What cute gifts! I love the doxie towel and the teacup is adorable! I hope the winds subside for you~ you need to get some rest! Have a lovely nap. :-) And a happy weekend!

Diane aka cameldiva said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Penny has wonderful taste.

PJ said...

Your little Penny is such a cutie. I love reading about her and what you've been doing. I'm always happy to see when you are back blogging I've missed your reports. Happy Holidays after all the stess you've been going through ... I hope things get back to normal.

Kathie said...

oh looks like someone is getting excited about Christmas :)
Penny is just adorable!
love that ornament, how cute is that!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday and find time to stitch a bit?

Laura said...

Fun presents! Glad you are getting time to nap. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and get time to stitch and show us what you're made in the New Year. I miss your quilting posts!