Monday, February 15, 2010

It a Monday Update!!

Hello, Happy Valentine's and Happy Chinese New Year!!  All is well in our little patch of Texas.  We spent the weekend visiting my MIL in Amarillo.  It was so good to see her after missing Christmas with her due to the blizzard in North Texas and Oklahoma.  My hubby and I are not big on Valentine's, the most we exchange are cards.  I did make Valentine's for my kids teachers and classmates but that was it.  As for Chinese New Year we took the kids and MIL to eat Chinese, a family tradition.

Stitching Update

I managed to work on a few projects this week, but nothing to brag about except the lovely biscornu I recieved form JeanieBeanie in a Swap-Bot exchange.  It is so beautiful, I love the colors.  Thanks, Jeanie.

More Swap-Bot

I particpated in a Tea, Bookmark and Coaster Exchange and posted a picture of what I was sending in my last blog post.  Here is what I got from Renee in California.  A really cool handmade bookmark, three types of tea and two bar coasters.  I was very happy with this exchange. 

Basket Weaving

Here is a my latest basket weaving project.  This is a Friendship Basket.  I have made many of this basket with the ceramic base.  It is a very easy basket to weave and it makes a great gift.  This is the first one I have made with the Sunflower design.  This will be a teacher gift for the end of the school year.  Now I only need to make 5 more. 

Other Stuff
Tomorrow I start my temp sub job at a local elementary school. I am looking forward to working at this particular school and with this special group of kids.  Because of the job I have really backed off with my swaps and exchanges.  Plus I need a break there wer times I had a few too many crafty irons inthe fire, if you know what I mean. Not to mention we will be going see the Lippenzaner Stallions, a rodeo and Monster Jam next week.  With that schedule who has time to craft, thankfully I can stitch in the car--can't read in the car, I get violently ill, but I can stitch. Go figure!

Anyway, I am tired and the Olympic are on so I need to go. 

See ya!!



Carolyn NC said...

Wow - you've been busy. Exchanges and basket are awesome. Enjoy the job!

Mylene said...

That's a lovely biscornu received from the exchange and great job on the basket weaving, another beautiful one.

Sherry said...

Sounds like you have been busy! I love the basket and all the swap-bot goodies! We are not big Valentine people around here either. The most we do is a verbal Happy Valentine with a peck. Enjoy the job.

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

The basket is lovely! Did you paint the base yourself? I Love the biscornu. Have a great day teaching!

Meari said...

That biscornu is beautiful, and your basket... very nice! Glad you had a nice time with MIL.

Debra said...

Pretty basket.

Vickie said...

What a fabulous basket!! The tea/bookmark exchange looks fantastic!! I love the little bisquit...