Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Finally!!!

I FINALLY DID IT!!! I finished the ornaments that I started last year for my friends and family. They were much more time consuming then I thought and when Christmas was just hours away, I knew I wasn't going to make the deadline. I decided to accept defeat and put them up until 2008. :o( I "thought" I started them early enough but I thought wrong.
But here is the finished product.....

The pattern was free from the internet. The designer is Renee Mullins and I love the way she creates her adorable characters. I might've been able to get these done last year if I had a smaller family!!!! These are the ornaments ready to be signed.

We'll have my family over on Saturday for our exchange and I will give my sister's their ornaments then. We usually do a little something for each other and then do what my OK friend, Linda calls Dirty Santa. You know, the game where everyone brings a gift, you put it in the center of the room and you get a number to pick a gift. You can either open one or steal someone elses. It's fun and with no little ones around, us old folks have to do something for entertainment. :o) I have to do my baking but will just do a few things for the family gathering and then do the rest for neighbors Sunday and next week. Man, I'm excited just thinking of all this frivolity. hehe

10 comments:

Kelley said...

Yay!! You're all done! Finally finished...did you do a big ol' sigh??

Angela said...

They are gorgeous! I know you are feeling so relieved!

Michelle said...

Those are soooo cute Liz! You are a talented woman!

greetingarts said...

Oh goodness, those turned out so incredibly well! Bravo!

And have you ever tried playing Dirty Santa *with* little ones? I took my girls to two holiday potlucks (knitting guild and school board) where we did that, and basically you just have two gifts that are automatically out of bounds. I mean, who is going to steal from a kid who is clutching a snowman candle holder to her bosom with puppy dog eyes and make her cry?

Conni said...

Hooray!! They're finished...and beautiful!! I'm sure they are worth the wait!! You are talented!

Carla said...

Those are adorable! I used to paint like that and I know how time consuming it can be. You did a great job and the best thing is...you're finished!

Laura-IH said...

Wow, Liz! Those are gorgeous.

I tagged you on my blog! Check it out! : )

Deb said...

Those are so beautiful Liz! Can I con you into making one for me and bringing to retreat in may! Jingle, jingle, extra fabric money!

peggy said...

OMG, look at all those ornies :)
sure wish I was a family member LOL

Oh and Liz...LOVE the look of your blog.....

Peg

3anklebiters said...

the ornaments look great! everyone will be pleased.