I was in my sister's driveway picking her up to hit the after Christmas sales.
We shopped till we nearly dropped -- 4.5 hours and only hit four stores.
I bought everything from a black blazer and pink shirt at Penney's to these cookie/food ornaments (also at Penneys).
We spent a lot of time in Joanne's fabric store. I bought some bronze fabric to make a tree skirt for next year, 12 big bronze poinsettias, and a ton of little gifts to use for next year's party presents.
My sister didn't buy nearly as much as I did, but she gets the prize for the most unique item. She bought a talking fly swatter. Yes, after you swat the fly, it says things like, "hasta la vista, baby!" and "today was not your lucky day". LOL. She says her husband will love it. I guess he is always swatting flies.
Yesterday afternoon I cut fabric for the binding for my "Starry Log" quilt that I pieced last winter/spring. It's a king size and let me tell you, that's a lot of binding! Just look at it
It goes all the way across the dining room table and back to the family room entrance. It's about 37 feet long. I worked on it a little last night and for about an hour today. I am halfway done.
Hopefully by tomorrow night I will be sleeping under that quilt. That will be two quilts finished in the past week.
It's a record for me!
We had fun this year with my new treasure hunt game. Here is one group looking for "a green pear candle Here's mom looking for her last item -- a humming bird sipping nectar from a pink flower". Everyone had a tough time finding him. I don't know why, as he was right out in the front!
I think most people had fun with it and I will probably do it again next year.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.