Monday, November 30, 2009

Turkey no more . . .

We have turkey once a year - on Thanksgiving.  My 'man' doesn't really like it and refuses to eat any turkey leftovers!  I, on the other hand, think Thanksgiving leftovers are better than the first time we eat them.  But, after having turkey sandwiches, turkey salad sandwiches and turkey casserole, even I am done, done, done with turkey!  Even though I didn't wish you all a happy Thanksgiving, I thought about you bloggers and wished in my heart you all had a great day!

On Sunday I thought I would be crafty and made one of these FABULOUS wreaths made out of book pages.  There is a tutorial by Lindsay from Living with Lindsay regarding these and I've seen them all over the web.  Even saw a ball made the same way!  It took me ALL afternoon (I think I overworked it), 2 books (I still have a very hard time tearing up a book, even though it just one of my husband's westerns) and 6 sticks of glue!  But I LOVE it!  I used 2 book pages per roll but one would work just as well.

Thought it might be cute to stick little Christmas balls or greenery in some of the rolls for the holidays!

This is it so far for Christmas decorations (after all, it IS only November)!  The snow is just for show (thank goodness).  It has been a very unusual November for Nebraska.  Temps in the 50s and 60s! 

The tree is up in the house but only has lights on it.  The fall decorations were packed away today so I can start to concentrate on hauling Christmas boxes later this week.  Taxes for our business are due in 2 weeks and I haven't started yet!  But I want to make Christmas stuff!  I want to go shopping (NOT on a weekend and I DEFINATELY did not go on black Friday)!  I want to surf the blogs to see how others are decorating!  I want to make handmade gifts!  I want to decorate!  Paperwork is BORING!

My daughter cut this out from an old disk blade.  She used to be a shop teacher and had access to a fancy welder so she made a bunch of stuff before she left that school.  She doesn't do that anymore and I miss the things she would surprise me with!

Just a note -- Anne at Fiona and Twig is celebrating her 100th post with a giveaway!  And Heidi at Fairy Footprints in the Sand is having one too!  I love me some primitives so am excited to announce that Teri at White Sheep Primitive is offering the cutest primitive angel!  Also, Marilyn at Harvest Moon Primitives is giving away an angel all in white!  All of these blogs are worth visiting over and over!  I wish I would learn how to post pictures from other blogs - the giveaways are always better with pictures!

Gonna go watch Hoarders (have you SEEN those houses - those poor people!) . . .

xo  --  Connie


Fairy Footprints said...

Oh my goodness I love your blog. The creations are wonderful.

Have a wonderful week.

.•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.


Anne~fiona and twig said...

Wow, that wreath you made is one of the best looking ones I've seen. Well done!
Thank you so much for entering my giveaway, best of luck!

Lyneen said...

Your wreath is amazing.... love it... thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway... GOOD LUCK