Thursday, December 23, 2010


Off the cuff: Impromptu, with little or no preparation or forethought(Creepy hand is a gift for darling daughter.)

Wow, does that describe Christmas in our house this year! The Christmas countdown has begun in earnest here at the Quill. There is a flurry of scurry in my step as I hit the homeward stretch of being " done". I am never " done" getting ready for Christmas but it arrives and declares me " done". I am more than ready for the declaration this year.

I did finish those scarves...And one cuff...(which I am giving myself as a gift, it matches my new sweater, read on to see why I needed a new sweater...)Lest you think only Handy Hubby's closet is susceptible to my occasional crafting needs, not so, the base of this of my sweaters! Me thinks Santa might need to bring us some new clothes if this keeps up, that, or, I really need to get creative with dried oak leaves and a sewing machine!I found out we are having extra guests yesterday so I scrambled out and grabbed some gift cards and hopefully will pull off a little handmade gift to accompany them. I have two unfinished items on the worktable and will get those done this evening,a collage for my step-mother of her great grand children, all precious little girls...I am doing a separate one for my dad (which is barely started!) of his two great grands to match his home office, just a quick scrapbook style collage, I don't have much time left for fancyfying something because I plan to spend this whole afternoon with my best friend in an off the cuff moment of impromptu crafting. We are going to make some jewelry for her sweet daughters for Christmas. I am so looking forward to that!

Well, I'm off to dash out to the post office to get the give away goodies in the mail and to make a Hobby Lobby run for a last minute gift and then Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It is off to craft I go....

Have the very merriest!


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet friend, what a gorgeous cuff Sandy!!!!! And the scarves are so beautiful as well...embellished just perfectly ~ looks like your Christmas is coming together!!!! Have a fun day creating with your friend and I hope you have a beautiful Christmas!!! hugs and love, Dawn said...

You sounds like me, Christmas means making just one more gift, then well, just one more! It never ends, right up till the last minute, does it?

What fun!!

Vee said...

You're brilliant! I am not. I am busy making potholders in the last few hours before getting my grand for the afternoon. I love that cuff and if I had made anything so scrumptious, I'd have kept it, too. Enjoy your wonderful afternoon. BTW, I roared with that last note you sent me. Just roared. What fun!

Angela said...

Your scarves and cuff are beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Sandy who is the clothes robber of the year. ;-) Maybe we can take up a collection for you to buy some new clothes. ;-)

I chuckle when you say you're making a last minute dash to Hobby Lobby, etc. Here...a "dash" is a 50 mile run! LOL! While you're out, treat yourself to a new sweater. :-)

WARM hugs in place of a sweater...

sonya said...

Hi Sandy,
I love your cuff and the scarves turned out beautifully. Looks like you've got another busy day. But I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Sending you warm Christmas hugs and blessings,

Monica@The White Bench said...

What gorgeous cuff and scarves, Sandy! Love, love them. Aren't those flowers addictive? I shared a tutorial too, I can't help making them with all I have on hand ;)
Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas with your loved ones.

Elizabeth said...

You always inspire me. You are so creative. God just gave you a special gene that helps you come up with unbelievable, whimsical creations. I love the scarves the very best.

I'm going to try to be more creative this coming year. I just need to set aside time. I think giving handmade gifts is the best of all.

Have a blessed holiday.

Merry Christmas,

Feathers and Flight said...

Merry Christmas Sandy!
May Peace and Joy Find you in the Coming New Year!
Many Blessings & Hugs

Charlene said...

I LOVE your cuff!!!! And I love that you made your sweet self something! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Congrats to all the winners. I LOVED the Winter Queen so very much!!!! Hope you have a great week filled with fun. HUGS!

Dorthe said...

The scarves, and your cuff, are so very,very beautifull, Sandy, I love the artfullness of the cuff,with all the lovely bits and pieces-embroidery,and in those wonderfull colors. I think maybe your daughters, would love a pair to go with the fantastic scarves--well I would-LOL--
Hugs, and a happy, and beautifull new year ,with lots of joy, and love.

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