Friday, December 12, 2008

ornament swap

Here I am, once again, playing catch up. Things have been crazy busy around here. I'm sure you're all feeling the holiday crunch too. I just managed to finish up my ornaments for the Ornament Swap. I am a little late, but I'm hoping the recipients still receive them before Christmas! I found this project in the latest issue of Martha. Lucky for me, my mother in law has a small collection of springerle molds, so I didn't have to spend an arm and a leg to buy them. The directions call for paperclay, but Target had crayola air dry clay, so that's what I used. I think it worked pretty well. Only time will tell though, I guess.

I've also been busy with my etsy shop and a craft fair this past weekend. It really seems as though this is the only time of year that I am consistently busy. So my sewing machine has been seeing a lot of action, but between finishing the items and going to the post office, I always forget to take pictures. I've also reduce my scarves from $29 to $25 until Christmas. I have a lot in stock, so I'm really hoping to reduce my inventory. I just don't have the space to store them!

And now a little update on John! He's started his chemotherapy that they administer before the bone marrow transplant to lower the immune system. He's been in the hospital for about 3 days now and has many more days to come. Isaiah and I went to visit him yesterday and we played some games. Isaiah wasn't scared at all (in fact, he was very curious about everything) and was really happy to see John. Hopefully the time will pass quickly. My mom is here visiting for a week and that is certainly helping. John has been able to keep up with his blog. Thanks for all that have been sending well wishes our way. We really appreciate them!


Anina said...

Those are lovely!
Good luck to John once again.

Kathy said...

Good luck with the bone marrow transplant! I hope all goes well, and that the recovery is quick.

Needled Mom said...

Cute little ornaments. I am not surprised that you are behind with all that you have going on these days.

I'm glad that your mom is there to spend some time with you.

Praying that John's transplant goes well and he is home sooner than he thinks.

jacquie said...

very cute! thinking of you and john. hope all goes well.

Philigry said...

thinking of you and your family.
I love, love the ornaments, beautiful!

Unknown said...

Your ornaments turned out lovely!! Don't feel alone, lots of us are playing catch up right now.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Those ornaments turned out great! I'm sure they'll be loved. Best wishes to John and your little family!