I hope you and your families have a wonderful day. Both of my older kids have to work today so that puts a damper on the day. But I am going to try and enjoy it. Going the spend the day cooking and deciding where to go shopping tomorrow!
Evelyn of Lee Hall Primitives has already sent me my package for the Create a Christmas Swap. We had to send a something to our partner to make something with. She sent me so many wonderful prim goodies! She used the material I sent on a prim doll. We also have to use a thrift item. Her thrift item was a cheese grater with she made into an arrangement. She is so talented. I love everything she made!
I received my package from my secret stitchery angel. She spoiled me with so many wonderful things. She sent a needle book, patchwork pincushion, yummy chocolate, Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine (I love Australian sewing magazines!). She also sent a Canadian notepad and keychain. She made a fantastic sewing organizer with goodies inside the pockets! Thank you Peg. I haven't heard if my partner has received her package yet. I hope she has and is enjoying it.
Our local quilt shop had an early sale because the owner is about to have foot surgery. 40% off everything. I was in heaven. I wish I had more money to go back. lol But I do have to buy presents for my family members. Making some ornies today. I am finishing up some candy canes right now. I am using the free pattern from Char of the The Pickled Pepper Patch. I love how they are turning out.
I bought a cabinet and tried to organize my fabric. I have tried so many different ways and think I have finally won! lol But I still need another cabinet for my holiday fabrics. It was so hard to see the fabric in the storage containers and it was always a mess. Hope this works! It still could be neater, but it is so much better.
I found this advent calender panel at the quilt shop and made it for a swap. It was alot of fun to make. I can't wait to make another one for my kids. I also got a wooden one at Michaels to paint. My older kids had one when they were younger and loved it. They felt special getting a little something every day.
I didn't get a chance to post a pic of the Annies I received in Halloween swaps. I love Annies and can't get enough!
The first Annie is from Rebecca in Aunt Pitty Pat's Halloween Annie swap. The second one is from Sandy in the Trick or Treat Blog swap. THe third one is from Angie from Thimbleprims Annie swap. So many cute annies!
Well, I can finally drive down my street now without floating away. They finally allowed my daughter to close the store at 8 and by then I couldn't even get to the store. She had to walk a block in waist deep water. She was not happy. It was a nightmare. Had to drive all around just to get home again. While I was waiting for here, the tow trucks were busy towing cars out of the flooded street. Now we are only having scattered showers. I am so tired of this rain. School was cancelled again. The post office is even closed. We went for a walk during a brief moment of no rain. The neighborhood is a mess. They have been cleaning it all day, but there is alot to do. The sheriff's dept showed up with some inmates to help. Hopefully, tomorrow there will be sunshine!
The street below is the one that was completely flooded yesterday
I am finally feeling better. I have had an cold for the past week and a half. I have so many things to finish. I am finishing up some ornies. Today is the perfect day to do it. We have had the nastiest weather for the past two days. We are in the middle of a Nor'easter from Hurricane Ida. We seem to be getting the brunt of it. School was cancelled, the tunnel is closed, traffic is a nightmare. My daughter just informed me I have to watch the baby because nobody else can make it into work at Blockbuster. My oldest son works at Walmart and when he came home last night, his feet were shriveled! He works in the parking lot, and he has to work today also. It is supposed to be worse later. Below are some pics of the neighborhood.
In the picture below, the water is waist deep. All the trash from the river has washed up. That is one way to clean it!