Monday, December 28, 2009


The weekend has been busy finishing up the gifts. I made the requested coasters and another potholder. Also finished making all the gift bags. In between finishing up the gifts, I tried to clean a little, take my daughter shopping for a specific shirt, had a great visit from an old friend, and a birthday party, before our holiday gathering. So I didn't get a chance to watch the news or go grocery shopping, or recharge my camera battery. I took my recharger with me, and left it there. There are some pictures on the camera, which I will show you another time.

The weather was warm for winter, and most people were out with sweaters instead of coats. We had our holiday gathering. Most people were happy with their hand made gifts - the fuzzy blanket (I did manage to applique a name on it), and the framed name were most appreciated. The person who received the apron gave me and another person an apron kit.

Then, someone said, "look outside." It was a winter wonderland. The snow was coming down hard. The photographs of people who had charged batteries (not me) turned out wonderful. The flash really showed the snow coming down.

Now I can put away all my gift making supplies, and do all the cleaning that has been postponed during Operation 10 Gifts, and have a clean house for the New Year. I've dubbed it International Cleaning Week, since it seems like people all around the world like to start the New Year with clean spaces.

I've added this post, and the others talking about my gifts to Amy Lou's Sew & Tell Secret Gift Edition. Click on the link to see what gifts others have made.


Shari said...

Hi Shasta! Sounds like you had a busy but wonderful time!

Yes, I would say this is a good cleaning week! Out with the old and in with the new for a fresh start.

May your New Year be Bright with many Blessings for 2010.

em's scrapbag said...

So glad you were able to finish. Good luck with your cleaning.

She sews and scraps said...

CUTE pie!
you sound like you have been busy!
Thanks for sharing!

Rene' said...

I scrolled through all your gifts!!! Wow, you did a lot! They are all great. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

You sure did accomplish a lot! Good for you! I especially like the sashiko pillow. Lovely stitching! I'm sure all of your recipients were thrilled with their gifts. ;o)