Saturday, November 27, 2010


The good thing about busy weeks is that they go super fast! We have been keeping a big secret for a few weeks now, and now I can finally share - I've been holding down the fort myself here since Monday, when my husband flew to California to surprise his mom for Thanksgiving and her 70th birthday! Her relatives are all in the area for some other family events, and we thought it would be neat for him to be able to be there too... the Lord worked it all out for him to go! So here I am...... I'm doing fine - just trying to keep moving and keep the kids occupied so the time goes faster.

Thanksgiving went really well with our 33 house guests! It was a really nice time... so precious to be able to celebrate in our own way, our own language, our own super yummy food. Loved it. Oh right - someone asked for the pumpkin casserole recipe - I will share that later in another post.

We put up our Christmas tree in stages this week - got it up Tuesday night then discovered we didn't have any lights... so we had to wait for those, and got the rest up today. I still have to put my nativity set out, but other than that, we're decorated.

In celebration, here's a card from my last CHA batch (while I spend time working on the new batch!!). This is Poinsettia Tree (Impression Obsession), colored with alcohol markers, and I added some French knots in the poinsettia centers with embroidery thread. Bright. Pink. Wow. Here's our tree - I'm liking the LED lights I found! They are white but they look just slightly blue.

That's all I know! Tell me about your Black Friday deals... I did a little online shopping just to get in the spirit....

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a beautiful card and such beautiful colors.

  2. I really love those little French knots in your poinsettias- they add so much! I gotta learn how to tie those! Such a cheery little card!

  3. This is one amaZING and inspiring card. Beautiful colors and just love those knots and all the details.