Friday, December 17, 2010

This Elf Keeps Hoppin'...

We made it to the last day of school and now are off for 2 weeks and a day. The teachers have a work day on Monday, so the kids don't go back until Tuesday. One thing that will be really nice is not having to get out of the house early in the morning...unless we want to, that is. *Ü*

The choir performance went off without a hitch the other night. Yay! The snow that had been predicted moved farther south, so the skies were clear, but it was cold! I didn't know this, but the kids performed by Santa's house. Santa and an elf came out to listen to the choir perform. How very sweet. Unfortunately, my camera doesn't like night shots, even on the appropriate setting, so all the pictures I took are very, very blurry. Oh well. The kids did a fantastic job and it was wonderful listening to them.

I was very excited yesterday when I took a shot and went by the post office to hopefully get the packages I needed in the mail. I must have hit it at the exact right time, as there were only a few people ahead of me and they added a 3rd clerk. Took me maybe ten minutes max. The line was out the door as I walked out. whew! Getting packages out is always a huge weight off my shoulders. Of course, the Christmas cards aren't out yet, but they will be soon, I hope!

I thought I'd share a few more little gifts I've made this season. Enjoy!
My friend Susi told a month or so ago that she was on the look-out for a chain to hold her glasses. She also asked if I'd keep my eyes opened while I was thrifting. I thought it might be a smidge nicer to make one for her. {wink, wink} Those colors are so Susi colors! 
It's a quick and easy project. Well, quick and easy if you don't drop the strand after you've strung it and before you finish it off. Sigh...don't ask me how I know that. LOL
Another beaded necklace. I really like making these. The beads are fun and you can pick colors to suit the personality of the person you are making it for.
Again, a quick and easy project, in theory! I must have gotten a renegade spool of wire in this gold stuff. It kept tangling up on me and getting kinks. So, what should not have taken very long took about three times longer because I was fighting those issues. It might be wasteful, but I threw the remainder of that spool away because I was so frustrated with it by the time I got done. LOL
But, I'm glad I stuck with it, because I love how it turned out.

I hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend. Don't stress and enjoy the season!



Alanna said...

What a great idea to make a chain for her glasses. It and the necklace look fabulous.

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

I LOVE that necklace!! And the chain is fabulous!! I saw a stewardess who had her ID badge on a beaded chain, and I thought that was a great idea, too!

Sharli said...

Wow Jeanne, your necklace and glasses keeper are just beautiful!!! LOVE them!

I love that the performance was a success - it's ok that you didn't get photos, the memory will be engraved in your heart! There are some very vivid scenes like that from my DD's childhood - snatches of the evening, that I can remember as clearly as when I was actually there (or at least, that's my story!). Precious, indeed.


itsabrt said...

Jenn your crochet necklace looks like a work of art it's stunning! Good for you to toss away that naughty wire!

Carolyn said...

Very nice! Your talent amazes me!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, your friend is going to love the beautiful, beaded necklace to hold her glasses. Sorry to hear about your frustration with making the other necklace. It turned our fantabulous! Love the green! Sounds like a good idea to throw the rest away. You Rock!

mE said...

LOL!! That necklace is FABULOUS!!! Yes, soo how addicting those necklaces are? I LOVE THEM!

You are a GREAT little elf! Mwah!

Sparkle said...

These are just gorgeous! Glad the concert went well and you made it out okay at the post office, lol. Have fun during the break!

Jackie said...

Oh I love the glasses holder and the necklace...that is really cool!