A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Three Days…

to Christmas.   Hey, peeps, what’s up!  How’s everyone’s December going so far?

Although there was frost on the lawn and fireplace was crackling this morning, most days have been rather warm.  Another light-sweater kind of December day.  Instead of bemoaning the nearly warm breeze, I got pampered with good friends at Dudley’s (Kristin, Jewel, LeAnn, and Nancy)…warmed up by oh-so-pleasing Toomie’s delectable.  It’s a good day of fun.  Sorry…no picture to show :0(  Er.  Okay.  I just forgot.  Borrowing this one from last week.

The thrifting angels smiled down at me today and blessed me with these goodies:  1) a dress form that turns out to be too large for my use, 2) a silk scarf, 3) a nice wool blazer by Ann Taylor, and 4) a wool fair-isle vest and a silk hoodie blouse for Upcycled projects.  My plasma must be very cluttered.

The joy of thrift shopping is in the hunt, the search and rescue.  There’s no denial–collecting is in my blood with no 12-step program in sight.  What’s a solution?  Gift to someone else?  Sell on eBay or etsy?

Did you go thrifting this week?  Have you found that your Christmas wishlist has changed because of thrifting?

My quilting needle and floss are humming again.  Here is a birdie started out at Jenn’s a couple days ago–embroidered and beaded.

Isn’t she just adorable?

Hand-sewing is so relaxing and rewarding.

A small project like this is a great way to learn.

May I help you get started on your flock!   This a free pattern from Spool.  Enjoy!  (Next photo belongs to Sew Liberated. Her bird wall idea is inspiring fabulous.)

Here is another DIY that would be fun to do, even with young kids 😀   There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature–the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)


Comments on: "Three Days…" (1)

  1. Beautiful birdies!

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