Saturday, November 15, 2008

ahhh to have the weekend OFF!!!

...spent a bit of time today tweaking a stocking i'm doing for a project...Still need a couple things added but it is pretty much done!!!


i added some wool felt snowflakes and some handrolled organza roses...

the rose fabric is rachael ashwell...from the shabby chic line...

..and miss maddy had to model with the stocking so everyone could tell the size...

....and speaking of miss maddy....she was awarded...CITIZEN OF THE MONTH!!!

had some window art fun with maxx the other day...

(DISCLAIMER... we don't use chemicals to clean the no maxx's were harmed in this art

My nephew has returned to iraq...(see below Nov 6 for family photo) My niece has sent off some ideas for holiday cards for his brigade....some soldiers receive nothing for the holidays...

here is part of her message...

... Ben's brigade has set up a website to send Christmas cards to everyone. This is a great inexpensive way to show your appreciation. If you buy cards in sets and you have any left over this would be a great way to use them!

If you do want to send anything to Ben here is his address. He can also hand stuff out to other soldiers if you wanted to send stuff for other people too that might not be getting anything.

SGT Benjamin Fiock
2-25 Bsb B Co Mse
Taji Iraq APO Ae 09378-1785

big hugz...and love til next time!


Dragonlady said...

I adore your Christmas Stocking, I love the shabby chic look of it....its beautiful!...and seeing Maddy holding it really shows how large it in too....

I will be going over to teh website and try to get some cards out to our soldiers..

Dragonlady said...

I meant to add a COngratulations to Miss Maddy!

Jackie said...

Thanks for posting this! The stockings are awesome too! You are so crafty.

catieann said...

hi sweetie
what a darling stocking so big!!
I have been away and haven't been online since my laptop died am using my daughter's while we are here enjoying our new grand daughter. I love your new header as well

Villa Luftslottet said...

Hei, lovely must be a princesses dream i guess;)
Lovely pictures, and a lovely new design on your page:)

sandee said...

Is this "the stocking" for you know who???

And, I love the grandkids....always put a smile on my face!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Your blog is AWESOME, love it. I couldn't tear myself away from the music! I think my dinner is burning... so gotta run (LOL)...not kidding! I have a meatloaf in the oven!

I'll come back and visit soon!


misspvc said...

Oh Barb this stocking is SOOOOOOOOOOO adorable! Ohmigosh!!!!!!!! Oh me oh my shabby and pink AND green oh my!!! What a lucky recipient!!!! Oh what a lucky girl!!!!
and HUGE congratulations to Miss Maddy! No SURPrise she is a star!!!'huge hugs
Patti V

jillian said...

What a gorgeous stocking!! I'm so excited that we were paired up for Vivian's snowman swap. It's going to be fun!

peggy gatto said...

Your stocking is gorgeous AND big enough to hold lots of gifties!!!
Congratulations maddie!!!!!

vivian said...

barbara that stocking is beautiful! great job! now you have tofill it with wonderful things!

Patti G. said...

Barb, I am visiting and sending a big hug your way! Your stocking is bbbbbbbeautiful--but little Maddy! :0) But she is soooooooooooooooo adorable!:0)
Hoping you are has been a while since I touched bases! I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you!
Happy Holidays doll(the are so close) Hugs,Patti

Kai said...

That stocking is just ELEGANT, Barb! Truly! And what pretty children!

Fran said...

I LOVE your stocking. Love the colors. I'm working on stockings for a few of my grandkids. They look forward to Grandma's stockings.

Dawn said...

1. Love your stocking.
2. Who awards Citizen of the Month - well done Maddy, and what did she get it for?
3. I will sort out some cards to post to the soldiers.

hugz back at ya!

Barb said...

Cute Stockings.
Thanks Ben, for serving our country.
God Bless America.
Blessings to our soldiers.

Barbara Jean

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