12/12/2017

I have been so crazy busy in the craft room, and I’m so excited with the projects that I’ve finished.  I’ve made at least fifteen items to give to my friend for her assisted living facility, and then I started making book marks for her as well.  I made at least six book marks, and made a date to meet my friend for supper on Monday to deliver the goods.

But on an even bigger note, I FINALLY mailed all of the boxes to Puerto Rico.  I know it sounds like it’s not that big of a deal, but I had those boxes so full of goodies, I think they will be amazed at how much was crammed into those boxes.  They each weighed at least five pounds, and every one had it’s on one-of-a-kind card from me, as well as a typed letter explaining who helped put it together.  I’m really proud of the project and I realize it started a couple of months ago, but the end result is that these eleven ladies will get their boxes in time to play together before the holidays.  I’m so happy and relieved that they are in the mail.

It seems like I had something else that I wanted to talk about, but just can’t seem to remember what it was.  My craft room is looking a lot better, because I’ve gotten the luggage closed, and I’m happy to report that I feel like I have a handle on all things Christmas (finally.)

One of my closest friends will be coming over in the next couple of days and we’re going to make traditional Christmas Crackers.  It’s like a popper, but it has a crown (which all traditional crackers have), as well as a joke or activity, a treat of some kind, and of course the popper.  I’m making mine with the New Year’s Eve style popper, where you pull the string and confetti comes out.  I have notes on how to insert it into my cracker to make it work and not blow confetti everywhere.  I’m hoping we’ll be making these in the next couple of days, but have so many videos, that I’ll have to rearrange the order of them, to make sure people have time to make these before the holidays.  So many projects, so little time.  I always say I’m going to start my Christmas videos a lot earlier in the year, but never get inspired until after Halloween.  Maybe 2018 is the year, but I doubt it.

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