Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day Four After Christmas

My Christmas cactus came through once again. I counted 10 open blooms and at least 20 little tight buds.

I love this little reindeer ornament and fat quarter from Carrie. It reminds me of Carrie, so talented and non-pretensious but absolutely charming. Check out her blog to see the high quality of this very talented lady. Thank you - I love it and I can always use a good neutral fat quarter.

D#1 was just here to collect the Dude for a day of cleaning his room. He is supposed to be back tonight. She cut some strips to put a pieced border on a table runner while she was here. After she finishes the top, she'll be back for help with the batting and backing. She does well, she just needs the confidence that she can do it - comes with practice (lots of practice).

I made an envelop pocket for my new e-reader. I read that there were millions of these e-readers sold for Christmas, that sounds like a booming market for these enverlop pockets. Hmmmm! This is the envelop pocket I made for the Dude's e- reader. He has a Kobo and I have a Kindle but they are basically the same size.

Big T is back at the PC. He is bound and determined to beat my high score on Bejeweled. He plays strategically, lining everything up for the most points. I play fast and take all the little ones I can get and they add up. It's the same way we play Chess (or anything else) - he thinks it all out and develops a good long-term strategy and I play lightening fast for one move at a time. Blows his mind at Chess because he is trying to think through why I made the last move. (What he doesn't understand is that I usually don't know either.)
Hugs - Marie


  1. Great e-reader cover. I love Christmas cactus and your gifties are sweet! Hope you had a great holiday.

  2. I had a Christmas Cactus once. Don't think it every bloomed and I probably killed it. Plants and I don't get along :)

  3. Marie, I saw your comment on mamacjt- about mosaics. Send me an email and I will try ot explain it. Suz

  4. Happy New Year, Marie ~ What a darling little reindeer ... & that cactus is gorgeous, but then of course it caught my eye, you know that pink eye thingy I have ... chuckle!

    I think I am going to get myself another cactus, Marie ... I so enjoy them & you can force them to bloom for any season you wish. I used to have a huge variety of amaryllis & cactus ...

    Thank you for a wonderful friendship & lovely year with you, Marie. I so look forward to many more wonderful moments ...

    TTFN ~ Hugs,

  5. Your cactus bloom is beautiful. I just love them.

  6. SOO jealous of your Christmas cactus. I left mine in Boston with my Mom because I didn't think it would survive the trip when we moved 3 years ago. I miss it terribly but she sends me pictures of it from time to time. One of these days I need to buy a new one.

    What and adorable ornament :) I went back to your previous post and I terribly envy your sewing room!!!!

    HUGS and Happy New Year!!!

  7. Such kind words about me. thanks. Glad you like the ornament and fabric.
    Great cover you have created.
    I have a little cactus I am waiting for it to bloom one day.


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