Sunday, December 19, 2010

yellow shawl

I finally finished my yellow shawl that I started last year! It's so warm and soft. I don't remember what the yarn is but I got it at Hobby Lobby on clearance so they probably don't carry it any more. I knitted it on a loom. I like loom knitting I think it's fun and easy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yo-Yo ornaments

I like putting a little something in the Christmas cards that I sent out every year. This year I didn't get anything made. But I didn't want to send them with something. So as I was making yo-yos one night I thought that would make a cute little ornament. So I just glued a ribbon on the back of them to make a hanger and they were done. Everyone seems to be enjoying them!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul

Cora and Simon work together everyday but not until meeting in a bookshop do they begin to really see each other.  When they find tickets to a magical Christmas ball in their books will love bring them together?

I really enjoyed Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul. I didn't find it overly preachy. My real problem with it was the romance. Cora and Simon's romance seems to revolve more around his sister than each other. But she's very likable so I overlooked it. It's a fun fast read.

Favorite quote: "Maybe we can invent the monkey trot."

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

4 our of 5.

author website: Donita K. Paul

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Your Room: a Decorating Guide for Real Kids by Janice Weaver & Frieda Wishinsky

It's Your Room: a Decorating Guide for Real Kids offers a nice overview of decorating your bedroom. Written and illustrated for kids it seems seems more aimed at teens who have a lot of freedom to do what they want.

3 out of 5

author website: Frieda Wishinsky Claudia Davila

Monday, December 6, 2010

Button Wreaths

In the holiday issue of All You magazine. They have directions for making button wreaths. They were cute. So I made three of them for my own Christmas tree. I put the bow on the large one because I didn't think it looked like a wreath. And the bow made it just right.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snowflake Salute

Isn't he adorable? It was a fun quilt to make. The pattern is in the December/January 2011 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts.

Stinker Update

Stinker's getting better. She's not limping this morning and when she was sitting she had her paw on the floor!  She took the medicine yesterday like a pro. I think she's surprised that there is so little of it.