Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We are Santa's Elve's....

I finished the card production yesterday.  Being proactive {for the first time in my entire life} I mocked up a few designs last January.  This process usually begins in August when Skinny Sister is here for her visit... but we didn't get to it this year.  I began work on the selected card the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the help of Eva K.  I am not waiting to the last minute next year!!

Here is a finished card.  It simply says Merry Christmas inside.

There was also a Allen'09 Christmas Card Version 2.0 because I ran out of the pretty red card stock.  I used green for V 2.0 and burgandy for the border... or in some cases... whatever I could find in my stash.  I made 113 cards... and considered shortening my list several times during the course.  If I haven't mentioned this before, Mom and Skinny Sister got me started on the tradition of homemade cards.  They are both big into Stampin' Up.  And... if I can be SNARKY for a minute... Jeanne sent cards from Target this year.  Come on!!!  We have a reputation to uphold sister!

I also managed to finish my nephews t-shirt quilt for Christmas.  Not the most exciting quilting project, but he will appreciate it.  My friend Juna did the quilting and she put her heart into every block.  I should have taken a better picture before I sent it off.

I wanted to give a bottle of wine to each of my co-workers at the yarn shop.  In a brief moment of genius I came up with the idea to take the arms of some sweaters Theresa and I felted and make wine gift bags.  This was a fun project because it will reuse * reduce * recycle, and my knitting cohorts will be pleased with my cleverness.

Again, my photography abilities stink, but you get the idea!

It is snowing, and Eva K is arriving today.  I am going to make chili in the crock pot before work so I better get moving.

Ho ho ho
Ho ho ho
We are Santa's elves.

We are Santa's elves
Filling Santa's shelves
With a toy
For each girl and boy.

Oh, we are Santa's elves
We work hard all day
But our work is play
Dolls we try out
See if they cry out.

We are Santa's elves
We've a special job each year
We don't like to brag
Christmas Eve we always
Fill Santa's bag.

Santa knows who's good
Do the things you should
And we bet you
He won't forget you.

We are Santa's elves
Ho ho ho. Ho ho ho
We are Santa's elves
Ho Ho!


Heather L. said...

Hi Anne -- it was so nice to meet you at the knitting shop yesterday. Thanks for letting me share your great wine bottle idea!!! I hope you have a lovely Christmas and perhaps I'll see you in the shop in the new year.

Nancy said...

Hi Anne!
We were lucky recipients of one of your beautiful homemade cards, thanks!, and the gorgeous photo of Charlie. No cards sent by us this year :-( but anyway, happy new year and hi to your husb too.
Nancy N. in IL
P.S. I will pass along the link for your blog to some of my quilty friends, they will enjoy it.

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