Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm back!

*completely exhausted*

I feel a little like I've just spent two weeks on a treadmill, well, at least my body does~ I shipped the last 5 signs on Saturday, at least the one's that "had to be there before Santa!"

I never dreamed I'd be as busy as I've been with my signs~ all a very good busy though! Just wished I had planned a little better, but that's what New Year's resolutions are for, right?

Here's my star I promised to show you....made with vintage sheet music and german glass glitter, modeled after the one in Pottery Barn...

without the flash...then with the flash... the tree is so hard to photograph!

Here's the whole husband loved the star but..."couldn't it be lit up?" he asked.
Yes, it could, I told him--next year!
Just use your imagination honey, same with the sign hanging there that I didn't get to finish...imagine it with beautiful script in the banner- 'Joyeux Noel' perhaps, some distressing and lot's of year!

I spent yesterday doing some Christmas shopping...oh, the people, the traffic, the lines!!
Despite the Christmas music playing in every store and the employees donned in their 'santa hats' - everyone looked so tired and miserable. I kept thinking, 'why do we do this to ourselves?'
I finished, got what I needed and got home fast before they could infect me with the
"bah humbugs"!
This year we opted for a little different Christmas card. Usually we take a family photo, (since all our family is either in the midwest or in New England and we don't see them often enough.)
I had seen this on etsy and thought it would be the perfect photo for us since we spend so much time at the beach, even in the winter ---

not perfectly written but it's the message that counts!
Hope you all are having a good week with the countdown getting so close-
try to keep the 'bah humbugs' away!


The French Bear said...

Paula, you are just the sweetest!! I love the unfinished projects....that is so like me, I keep the ones that need to be done and ship out the rest!!!!
Ha ha....I love the sign, and I thought it said Joyeux Noel...goes to show you!!!! Have a blessed holiday, Merry Christmas and keep well!!!!
Margaret B

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Paula Sweetie...
Now that has got to be the most beautiful star I have ever seen. It is absolutely gorgeous sweetie. Next year you should make a few of these and sell them. Absolutely exquisite.

I love your Christmas card. So precious. Perfect coming from you. Christmas from the beach. A perfect sign.

I have had so much fun blogging with you this year sweet friend. May God bless you and your family this CHRISTmas season with all of his finest blessings. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Think of all the people that are going to be SO happy to get one of your FABULOUS signs!!!

LOVE the Christmas card!

Merry Christmas!!

Lou Cinda :)

Julie Harward said...

I love your star and the tree is so pretty! A great way to do Christmas cards I say! Have a great Christmas! :D

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Love the star, but the tree itself is GORGEOUS!

And the card photo is perfect. You wouldn't want perfect penmanship when you're writing in the sand.

Merry Christmas, Paula. To you Mike and the kids!

Victoria said...

Your tree is gorgeous!!! You certainly have been busy but that's a good thing:) Your signs are so gorgeous, I get so much enjoyment out of my lavender sign and tons of compliments too:)

Have a lovely Christmas Paula!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful Christmas tree, Paula! And I really love your card idea, too! Hoping your holiday is full of love and joy!

xoxo laurie

Lisa said...

I love the star, and I had to giggle at what your husband said, because I could hear my husband saying the same thing. Your tree is beautiful!
I do plan to order a sign, but I have to wait, which will give you time to re-coup!
Be well, and have a wonderful Christmas!
The card is perfect!

xxx's Lisa

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Merry Christmas Paula. Love the Polar Bears.