Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Happenings

Today is the boutique.  I only had a  couple days to prepare.  So considering that, I was pleased with how much I got done.  I dropped off my wares last night at the salon, and before I had it all set down, I sold the red cowl and bloomie, and received a special order for a solid black long cowl and bloomie.

I will be better prepared for the next boutique. 
Yesterday I got to go watch my granddaughter Hannah at her Christmas dance program.  What a cutie!!
Her Mommy brought her some pretty pink roses.  She was so cute when she got them.
Oh my gosh, these kids are growing up so fast!!! 
Eggs!  We've got tons of them!!  My girls are delivering about 2 1/2 dozen a week! 
I got a fun package in the mail yesterday from my dear friend Ally, in New Jersey.  She is in my BBK cooking group, and she and I have shared a very close friendship for many years.
She always sends me some of her home made peanut brittle, and a jar of her home made jam.  She is an incredible photographer, and she also sent me a book of her summer flower photos. 
Among several other goodies!
We have a busy weekend ahead!  Hope to get my Christmas cards in the mail tomorrow.  We also have a Christmas party to attend.  And of course, a lot of shopping to do!  I don't like having so much left to do with so little time left to do it in, but I do love being out and about the weekend before Christmas, when it is nice and cold, and it feels like "Christmas" outside.  Whatever you have on your list of things to do this weekend, I hope you are taking time out to enjoy the Reason For The Season. 
And do something nice for someone when you are out and about.  Like, pay for the car behind you at the Starbuck's drive thru window.  Or bring in your neighbor's trash cans for them.  Or offer to pick up some groceries for a shut in.  It doesn't have to be big or expensive.  Just do it!
XO  Kris

23 comments:

Bethany said...

I've seen other "bloomie" style bits here and there, but yours are by far the nicest--they actually look like flowers!!!!!
Every year I try not to have to race to the finish for Christmas, but every year it does not work....I'm hoping on Sunday to just relax, drink cocoa, and wrap presents.

The Garden Bell said...

I just can't keep up. I so glad to see your cowls are going well. What fun to watch a little dancer. But, I just can't keep up. Then packages of treats arriving from across the country. I just can't keep up. So many new eggs, unbelievable. I just can't keep up. But, I sure will try. Have a great weekend, sweetie.

Neicee said...

Wow Kris..Love your bloomies and cowls. I envy you being able to be off to see your grandkids! They grow so very fast.
PS forgot to say thanks for the Santa face pattern! Love it!

kpaints said...

You sure have been busy...lovely work!

Such wonderful goodies from you friend! Lucky you!

Aren't grandkids the best?

Erika said...

I love that I got my big OL giving heart from you Mom!

Great job on the cowls they're so pretty I want all of them!
XO

~Niki~ said...

Oh, I had that the other day, a gal in the SUV in front of me paid for my coffee and pastry~so nice!
your gd is adorable. These are the moments we need to cherish~they grow up so stinkin' fast! have a great day! oh, and did you read my other comment about helping with my button?

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I wore my bloomie last night over a multicolored scarf and recvd so many compliments. Thanks Kris!

glor said...

What lovely work, no wonder your items sold so quickly! Acts of kindness, what wonderful thoughts. Something to think of especially now and through the year! Have a wonderful day. Blessings.

Sharon said...

Hello Kris,

I thoroughly enjoy your blog and I am also a new crocheter. Your cowls are lovely and I'm wondering what the secret is to crocheting in the round? Assuming you create a fairly long chain and then join with a slip stitch, how do you join without twisting the chain? I think my chain is straight but it always turns. it is so frustrating!

by Teresa said...

Congrats on your craft sale success! I'm off to have lunch at a new indie restaurant called "The Country Cat" with my 2 sisters, exchanging our xmas gifts, and then to see Sherlock Holmes debuting today! Fun stuff!
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Heather - The Good Life said...

What a wonderful package from your friend. Your cowls and bloomies are prettily displayed, I hope you had lots of sales. Enjoy your weekend Kris. Heather

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Kris, You got wonderful goodies from your friend and I still can't believe your a grandmother because you are so yung looking, but they keep you young,that's for sure!!!!!

I love the cowls and the bloomies!!!!BEAUTUFUL!

Christmas Blessings,
Tricia XO back to ya!!!!

notes of sincerity said...

Congratulations on the sales you received!! Do you by any chance
have an etsy shop? :o)
Your granddaughter is so precious. What a dear smile, while receiving her flowers. :o) They grow way too fast!
What generous girls you have!! Our last girl died just recently and we are fixing up the old chicken pen for our next batch in the spring. Aren't they so sweet? Our neighbor's chicken comes into our yard and has made friends with our dog! Can you believe that?
Have a wonderful week. hugs. Trish
ps. Your goodies received in the mail look like so much fun. :o)

Nicolle said...

I love your reminder about the reason for this season. I think it's so easy to forget. We have so much to be thankful for, and a Saviour to thank for it all! Love all of the goodies you received. How fun. Those eggs are gorgeous, and I bet they are delicious. Hannah is a cutie pie, for sure. :)

Have a great weekend!

DaCraftyLady said...

Just all so lovely...I too just got my cards out, it is a chore not to say the expense...WOW...it costs to have lots of friends... :) But I do so keeping in contact...I love your bloomies too. :) Debb

Kerri said...

I thought my Christmas cards would come in the mail today...but they didn't! AAhhh! I'm getting anxious! Your bloomies look so pretty in your basket. Question- is the red basket dish in your picture a bread basket? I use to have the same one in blue and you could even put it in the oven. It broke.
Love your reminder about enjoying the season. Have a wonderful weekend Kris!

deb said...

cool goodies...........hey, I would love to bring my neighbors trash cans in but with this wind...they will probably end up at YOUR house!!!!!!!!!

Mommyblogger said...

Your grandaughter is such a cutie!

Lovely package you received. Homemade Jam is the best!

Hope you enjoy your weekend & get LOTS accomplished :)

Holly said...

Great ideas for giving! The debit machine was down at Circle K yesterday and they were only taking cash and no one in line buying their coffee had any cash so I bought coffee for the whole line. Funny how spending only $10 on random strangers makes you feel pretty good.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Kris, Love your cowls and bloomies. I think I would love to order one. Maybe after Christmas when you aren't so busy. I like being out seeing all the hustle and bustle just before Christmas also. Reminds me of my favorite christmas song, "Silver Bells". Yes, doing small things can make such a differnce in peoples lifes. Thanks for the reminder. Have a very Merry Christmas. Little Granddaughter in pink is such a cutie!

Grammy Staffy said...

Your post brings me smiles. What a fun week you have had. I am happy for you. I hope that you get all the things done that you are hoping to do next week. I am sending you wishes for a very Merry Christmas. Much love, Lura

Ricardo Miñana said...

Very beautiful pictures,
I wish peace and happiness these days,
Happy Holidays!.
a hug.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Kris!!

Sounds like you did well at your boutique ~ WOOHOO! good for you!
Your little dancer is so sweet!! They do grow so fast don't they??

I hope you get all you need to get done this week. After a wrapping marathon yesterday, I am feeling much better about being ready on time.

In case I don't get back here I wish you and your wonderful fmaily a very Blessed Christmas full of magical moments!!! Big hugs across the miles!!