Saturday, December 28, 2013

Almost back to normal....

I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas!  Ours was good, but as always, I'm happy when it's over.  It seems it takes forever to prepare and in a flash, it's all done.  I was ambitious enough the day after Christmas to pack away everything, so now my house and life seem normal again......(less the mess on the dining room table so far though.)  I must admit, that I love seeing that table completely bare for awhile.  Poor thing has hardly see the light of day since I bought it four years ago.  lol

Other than that, I haven't really been doing much.  I did get my awaited "Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew" books that I talked about last time for my darling great niece, and I think today I will start drawing envelopes for them....no time like the present, and it will take awhile to design and color 37 envelopes for that series.  That way they'll be ready when I want to send them.  (A word to the wise...postage is increasing in January, so load up on FOREVER stamps now!!  You can order them directly from USPS.COM and have them delivered directly to your door for a VERY reasonable fee.  That way, you get exactly the ones you want!)

Since I'm not sewing yet, and not sure if the "ladies" that are missing have been revealed to the owners yet, I will have to just show you envelopes you haven't seen.  Hope that's okay?





Then........I MUST show you my Toby in his glory!  My friend, Marilyn, from California sent him a new coat for Christmas........poor little guy wouldn't move a muscle with it on.....in fact, wouldn't even move for cheese, which is his biggest love in the world!  Things were really serious until I pushed back the hood.....even then though, he wasn't too happy with me:



I'm telling you, he is such a love and keeps us constantly entertained!  Best dog in the whole world!!  We still think about a brother for him.  And then, look what happened.......my friend's other dog had a litter on the 23rd and there are two boys.  This was taken when they were less than 24 hours old. 


The one on the left might be calling my name, who knows???  Until next time....have a great New Year's Eve and be well!!  I'll see you in 2014!!

11 comments:

Barb and Sharon said...

I love your envelopes! Where do you get your inspiration from for your designs? I bought markers and I want it give it a try.
Barb@Witsend

MariQuilts said...

Glad to hear you had a marvelous time but as same as you I love getting back to normal..

gpc said...

Toby looks adorable in that coat!

beachiesews said...

Oh now that is funny! I remember the first time my little niece wore a heavy coat...she looked like your little dog and could not move either!!! Happy New Year to you and yours! Sue.

Annie said...

Love the envelopes, as usual. Especially the ones that come in my mailbox! Happy New Year Carol!

Lisa said...

We have two dachshund girls and I can't imagine just having one. They are so entertaining to watch!!

Mary said...

LOL! I don't think Santa will quite fit in that chimney. Great envelopes and really cute puppies.

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Rettabug said...

How funny that Toby wouldn't move with the hood on!! DD's black schnauzer did the exact same thing with her hooded Christmas sweater. I wonder why they freeze like that?

Thank you so very much for telling me about ordering Forever stamps online!! I just placed an order for over $200 & got a wide variety that I didn't even know they existed!

Happy New Year to you & Mr. T.!!

Miss Major said...
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Miss Major said...

Your lady quilts are fabulous! I LOVE them! Love your envelopes too!