Sunday, December 27, 2009

A New Year and a new direction

Well folks 2009 is almost over and that means a new year is coming 2009 did not start off so well for my family with the passing of my grandfather on the 2nd of January and then hubby was in the hospital for a week. Later in the year we lost one of our cats and my grandmother had to have knee surgery and then spent time in the hospital for another reason. So here's hoping 2010 treats us better.
With the new year approaching I'd like to take this blog in a new direction. Don't worry I'll still post my creations but I also want to post some recipes, host a few swaps, and tell you a little more about the happenings in my family's life. I hope to even have a giveaway or two. I hope you'll stop by often and say hello.

Now for a bit of Christmas news.
The W household had a wonderful Christmas this year. The boys got all the video games they had asked for and a few other great gifts. Even Mr W. got things he wanted and he surprised me with a ring(pics later). Usually I know most of the things he gets me because it's very hard for him to keep secrets when it comes to gifts. But this year he managed to hold his tongue and I was totally surprised when I opened the ring. I had no idea I was getting it. I love it and have been showing it off to anyone willing to look at it. It's the first piece of jewelry he has given me since we became engaged 18years ago. But I forgive him because he makes up for it in other ways. Hope you and your family had a nice Christmas.

Tomorrow we are off on our yearly trip to Washington PA and Wheeling WV. We go shopping there every year. It's something we started several years ago and it's become a family tradition. The boys really look forward to it and so do I for that matter. The area we go to has really grown in the last few years and we enjoy seeing what new stores have come since we were there the year before. Hopefully the weather holds out. Mr W says they are calling for snow showers. Say it ain't so It can't snow on the day we take our trip. There has yet to be bad weather in the last 5 years so it just can't happen now.

I must go get ready for work now. See you in the new year. Happy 2010 to you and your family. Stay Safe blogging friends.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Snow ornamments and hiatis

Well I tried to stay away but I couldn't do it completely. I didn't expect that many people to reply to my post about giving up blogging. I have decided not to give up blogging completely. I will however take a break and try it again after the first of the year. But I did want to post these ornaments I made today.

My son needed a birthday gift for his teacher whose birthday is Wednesday so I made these cuties.

They are actually a remake of ones I made several years ago.The original ones were made with a styrofoam ball. I didn't have any styrofoam this time so I just crocheted a ball istead. They were made with stuff I already had on hand so they cost me nothing to make. I like those kinds of gifts.
I am thinking of primming them up a bit more and maybe submiting them to a new magazine called Prims by the Stampington company but I'm not sure if they are good enough so I'm going to do some work on them before I actually try submitting.

Before I go I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and I'll see ya in the new year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sorry to say this

I am afraid I am going to have to give up blogging. I just don't have time right now and I haven't really had anything to post in months. I will miss you all am maybe one days I'll find the time t blog again but for now I my say farewell.