Sweet Goodness Holiday Sister Swap Continues!

I am still participating in the holiday sister swap with paula from
on a rainy night. It has been so much FUN and of course I have made another wonderful friend. The month of november we were supposed to send a 'holiday' garland and some christmas gift tags. I actually took some pics this time.

Paula is so creative and talented. She hand drew these gift tags for me and I want to keep all of them but they are going on the gifts for our sweet grand daughters.

The biggest surprise was her garland------vintage tinsel and vintage thanksgiving postcards with ribbons!!!! This blew me away. I opened the box and could not believe it!!! I was saying Oh MY GOSH all day long!!!

Here it hangs on our fireplace in the dining room. It got so many 'oohs and aaahs' at THanksgiving. So thank you Paula for your creative generosity and contribution to our Thanksgiving day with Family and friends.

I hung it up the first thing and the reason I was "oh my goshing' so much was that I made a VINTAGE POSTCARD Garland for her as well!!! John came home that night and said "oh you made another one honey. I like it." I said NOOOOO that was what Paula sent ME. Isn't that the coolest thing? We hadn't talked about them or anything. In fact I was doing a christmas themed garland for her when I was working on my Christmas cards. I always make them with my old vintage post cards.
I thought hmmmmm why not use up my vintage thanksgiving cards instead for a garland. and there you have it. She collects turkeys and I happened to have most of them with turkeys on them.
I was so thrilled about the 'coincidence' I had to call her and tell her how we are so much alike or intuition was working in warp drive!
We had a wonderful phone conversation. She is terrific and I am so glad I called you Paula!!!

Isnt this a sweet loaf dish? It was another gift. I made up the pumpkin bread loaf as an appetizer and served it with cream cheese-------yummy.
a thanksgiving themed pot holder and do I need new ones! She also sent a leaf cookie cutter and some ornamental corn to help my table decorations. Paula thank you so very much. We have one more swap the month of december and I am still working on her birthday gift!!!

The following are things I sent in Paula's box: Isn't this the funniest turkey hat? I found it at the 50% OFF CARD SHOP and just had to get it!
I wanted one for here but it was the only one they had....darn.

And this is the garland I sent to her on vintage tinsel garland and embellished with 'stuff'. I thrifted this turkey and thought she was adorable!
and also thrifted this turkey sugar bowl or jam pot I can't remember.

I had thrifted two other turkey items as well but put them away and couldn't find them!!!! You know those 'safe keeping places' that are so safe even you can't find them? HA!!!!!! The salvation army was having a ten cent turkey day!!!!! So you know what I bought!!!!

I am working on Paula's december swap box but am wearing a hat so there is no esp going on here!!!! I still think it is the best thing and have to tell everyone about it. About 20 people heard the story over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Paula has also just become a 'retired from the work force to open a home day care MOM' to enjoy her job a lot more with lots of hugs and kisses for and from her little 'puddle ducks'.


Swaps Lift Me Up!!!

Happy after Thanksgiving to everyone! Recently I was in a mini paper doll swap with Karen from Bluemuf's Corner,
Rachael from the Rose Room and Liz from Lizzie.
this one is made by Rachael and is made out of fabric, part of a vintage linen and beads and a vintage button. it is sooo pretty. You can tell she has been making them a while. Thank You Rachael.
Liz made her paper doll dress out of all fabric as well with a cute kitty print, kitty cat buttons and a variety of ruffles and lace bead trim. So adorable. Thank You Liz and thank you for noticing I love my cats!!
karen sent this cute little fan as well and liz added the decorated clothespin magnet for me. both so darling.
Karen sent me this sweet 50's style dress in pink gingham check paper and lace and tiny bead trim. She does amazingly precise work as well.
all of the dresses were backed with vintage sheet music or vintage print paper. I loved trading with all of you sweet hearts!! You will have to click on their sites to see what I sent them. Once again I sent mine off without taking pictures of any kind. I will get better at that!!! Hope all of you lovely ladies are busy with exciting new projects. Check out their sites to see!!!!


Trouble For Tigger!!!!!!!!

okay this is me on halloween night..... At five oclock I got into this outfit with much difficulty...it has a zipper that is only part way down the back to the back of the head. When the neighbor brought her grandkids over I had her zip me up.. The trick or treaters loved it and all had something to say. I was having such a fun evening.
Meanwhile John was stuck doing late cases at the hospital and kept calling to say he was going to be still later. That was fine. But about 8:30 I realized I reallllllllly had to peeeeeeee! I could NOT get to the zipper! My lack of mobility in my arms would not allow me to unzip the zipper far enough to get it down no matter what I tried to do.
One of our neighbor boys is now married with 5 children and he usually comes by with the kids so I thought i would just have them un zip me no problem.
Well wouldnt you know it---------------------------------- the first halloween they have missed in years would be tonite!!! At nine I realized no one had been to the door in about an hour and all the neighbors had their lights out. MY oh MY made me want to go even more because I couldnt!!!!!!

My daughter 5 hours way called me about then and I told her the dilemma I was in. SHe laughed and said well guess you will have to get a pair of scissors out Mom. We really laughed over that.

I kept thinking John would arrive any minute. By ten I was really uncomfortable thinking back to all the liquids I had had that evening.
I told myself if he wasnt home by 10:15 I would get in the car and drive up to my moms who lives a few miles away and have her unzip me!!!
At five after ten I heard John pull in the driveway and was so relieved.

When he didnt come in the door I went out to the porch and I said :
WHERE ARE you??????????????????
He came around the corner of the house and said "I am putting the garbage cans out."
NOOOOOO come in here quick YOu have to come in right NOW HURRY

John set the can down ran in and was so frantic What what? Did something happen? are you all right? he was so upset.

I said honey please unzip me quick I have to pee so bad!!!!

He laughed so hard but only after he unzipped me!!! He kept teasing me all night and the next day he told everyone at work and they all thought it was hilarious.

The moral of the story is to make sure you always have someone with you when you are going to be 'tigger'!!!!
I hope everyone had a great halloween week