I made a quilt
Here's to you

Good Morning

It's Christmas Eve and I think I am mostly ready.  Mostly means I have a hat to finish knitting and gifts to wrap and groceries to buy....all very doable in the 8 hours I have until we go to church late this afternoon.  My fingers and toes are crossed that my parents and uncle can get here from the land of snow.  No snow here, just rain.  But my new gutters were installed yesterday so I'm okay with the rain.  Don't get me wrong - I would rather have snow.  But I have gutters and that is an improvement from yesterday.


I beaded and sequined these little ornaments for an ornament swap that Linda invited me to join.  Heather, I have so much respect for you and your hearts.  Wowzers.  That is some fussy sewing.  Once I got in to a rhythm, I rather liked that fussy stuff, just to be clear.  I sent off 6 little Joy pillows and kept one for myself.


My paperwhites started blooming Monday.  That made me smile.

Many of you asked about the big spool of red and white twine.  Every time I post a photo with twine in it, the emails start coming.  I should have known better so here is the info a little late.  It came from Tilda's  which Laurie pointed me to a long long time ago.  You can get it in blue and white, too.  I wish they had green, but no such luck.  And the brown paper?  I got that at Target - in the gift wrap section.  I also use just packaging paper which can be found by the heavy duty tape and boxes.

I think that just about covers everything.   I hope you enjoy your holiday, whatever that might be. 

Happy Always and Merry Everything!


TD wool design

sending the same to you. have a very merry holiday!


Happy holiday's to you and yours. x


Oooops and love the ornaments.


Merry Christmas! I'm sure you'll be able to get it all done. Thanks for the link on the twine.


I hope I make your day, here is a link to where you can buy a spool of green and white twine and it is a little bit cheaper, don't be fooled though it is a huge spool of twine. Merry Christmas!!!


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Dawn in NL

Juat dropping in to thank you for your blog which I have been enjoying this past year.

All the very best of the season to you and yours and a happy, healthy 2009!



Merry Christmas Erin!

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Merry Christmas Erin. You look very ready from here. I would like to send you some of this snow, hopefully Fed Ex will delivery your way tomorrow.

No really, I don't need this much, I'd be happy to send you some.

leslie good

the sequins are perfect.
and merry christmas to you, too!

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Have a wonderful Holiday Erin!


merry christmas erin! the ornaments are lovely. are they felt?


I am looking out my window at whiteout conditions right now!! Just an hour before we are to leave for our 3 hour drive to the Farm!! Wish I could send you some snow!
Thanks for all of your sharing! Looking forward to more in 2009!
Have a Wonderful Christmas... white or not!


I'm finishing up a knit hat too as I cruise through the daily blogs I like to read..
Happy Holidays!

Sarah Jackson

Merry Christmas, my friend. I love those little ornaments. Have a productive day today, a peaceful evening and a joyful tomorrow.



"happy always and merry everything" - love it! sums it all up. enjoy your holidays and those beautiful paperwhites! and about the twine - i googled baker's twine as soon as i saw yours and found a site that sells brown and white. i might have to order a spool for next year. xo, molly


Merry Christmas, Erin.I hope you get it all done (I know you will... you're great with time crunches) and enjoy the time with your family.


Merry Christmas, Erin!


Merry Christmas to you!! Happy to see I am not the only one crafting on Christmas Eve (am online to avoid sewing up my last pair of Christmas pyjamas!)
All the best for 2009 - can't wait to see what you inspire us with next year.


Your 'joy' ornaments are adorable! I wanted to leave a comment to say thanks for the great tutorials that you post on here. I just made some pillows and put them on my blog. Your instructions were great and they turned out really cute! I'm not a fan of sewing zippers, but your instructions were easy and it wasn't bad at all! I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas!



Oh I just can't wait until next Christmas when I get to wrap my gifts with pretty red twine. I will be buying some very soon, thanks for the req. Wishing you many blessings this Christmas!


Merry Christmas, erin!
we have rain, too. it stinks. yay for new gutters.


Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great joyous day!


merry and happy and joyous and everything to you and fatty and the girls. big hugs. (rain here too.) xo.


merry christmas, friend! I love your joy ornaments.


merry christmas erin. i am excited to get my paper whites started, i am going to start on jan 1. and your ornaments are super cute. you have such crafty friends. enjoy your holiday!


merry Christmas erin! have a wonderful celebration with your family.

caroline thornewill

Merry, Merry Christmas my wonderful friend! xoxox

Oh, I SO needed those baker's sources.


hope you're having a wonderful day, erin!
merry, merry christmas!


Since I couldn't find the baker's twine in green either, I have been buying the Sugar 'n Cream Twists yarn for the holidays. So cheap and cute and comes in green and white. I still love that baker's twine though and actually wish they had the Sugar 'n Creams in red and white for when I run out of that!

Water Works

I just had to stop by and thank you for the awesome Let's Pack idea. We have a last minute opportunity to spend some time this week at the Outer Banks (North Carolina) and I did a quick list of clothing/ necessity sketches for my 3 kids. Oh what fun they had piling their choices and then all I had to do was approve, substitute a thing or two and pack.



Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and if I don't comment again before Thursday, have a very Happy New Year!


I hope christmas was great for you! I love that, happy always and merry everything. I may have to steal that. Hope you don't mind. :)


Happy holidays to you!

heather smith jones

your sequin ornaments are quite lovely & ever so tastefully "fussy" ;).

and i'm seriously going to have to get some paperwhites!


Oh - I just love the joy ornaments! I'm going to have to make some of those! I love your inspiring blog...

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