Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve!

Twas the day before Christmas and all through the room the whirr of the sewing machine creating a gift to be wrapped soon. :) I mentioned that I was going to shrink some sweaters and make some hats and mittens. I just finished up the last pair of mittens this morning so I thought that I would show my handiwork.  I had a terrible time taking pictures, but you can get the general idea. :) I think they turned out very cute. :)

Amber's new coat is green and gray...a deeper green, but I think they will go well. If you can't tell, the hat and mittens are creamy white, grey and light green with brighter green and purple buttons and embroidered accents.

Brianna's new coat is turquoise and gray so I used the creamy white and gray and a bit of black and went with an owl theme. :)  I made appliqued owls on the left mitten and a branch on the right so when she puts her hands together it looks like the owls are sitting on the branch. hehe.... I hope they will like them!!

The other thing I've been working on today is trying to clean our shower. I HATE cleaning the shower, it makes my back hurt. I just can't seem to find anything that works well that I can stand to use without coughing.  AND, I get soaked and the cleaning stuff all over me. I found this recipe: Equal parts white vinegar and Dawn dish soap: heat the vinegar in the microwave then add the Dawn, stir gently then put in a spray bottle - spray on, let set for 10 minutes or so, scrub and rinse off.  It seems to work pretty well!! I'm going to do a wall at a time.And the only fumes are from vinegar. Yay!!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!
"So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town.And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David, to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough-because there was no room for them at the lodging place. In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.
 This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough." Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!"

May you have a blessed Christmas!

Zuda Gay


Julia Badgley said...

I'm sure your gorgeous gifts will be well-received!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Zuda!!!!

bananaorangeapple said...

Those hats and mittens are just gorgeous, you are very clever.
I wish I could see them with the new coats.

Colours and Textures said...

Lovely mitts and hats!
Have you tried lemon juice for cleaning off lime scale marks? Works just as well as vinegar and smells nice.
I smear the wet side of an already juiced lemon on the kettle, leave it for 10 mins then wipe clean with a bit of detergent on a wet cloth.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin