Thursday, December 10, 2009

Random Holiday Stuff

Is this a busy time of year or what? And don't you just love stupid rhetorical questions? I know I do. The worst is when someone asks a rhetorical question and wants an answer. What the heck?!?

I have no idea where that came from.

Anywho, a bloggy friend of mine is having a giveaway. She's giving away a devotional book at this post, and the pickings are good ones. I like them, at least. I know that if you go over and leave a comment, it makes it less likely that I will will win, but my book shelves are full, so head on over to Cheryl's and say hi, will ya?

In response to Mental P's request yesterday for more on the book post, I'll tell you a little of Connie's story, since there are lots of other stories in the book (a Guideposts book), all true answers to prayer. Geez - I really don't want to give you much, though, since Connie tells her own story so well. Lemme just say that she was driving to her son's ball game and had to change routes because of a major accident. She prayed several times for the accident victims and medics on the way home to get her husband. When she arrived at home, her husband insisted on driving and was clearly very upset. You'll have to get the book - or head to Connie's blog and leave her a comment asking what happened - to get the rest of the story. I just cried and cried. Maybe it's because Connie's already one of the best friends I've never met and I already knew the ultimate outcome. I dunno.

I'm sewing again. Not by choice, really, but yes, by choice. Not smocking. Sad, huh? I want to smock, I really do, but I just don't care for it at the moment. I want to weave baskets. And I don't have time for that right now. So what am I doing? Making a cape for my daughter, Maybelline. See, she reads FaceCrack, but I know she doesn't read my blog, so it's safe to tell you all what I'm doing.

The day after Thanksgiving I purchased 5 yards of black faux suede. Yesterday I purchased five and a half yards of red satin brocade, with an Asian gold embroidery. Black on the outside, red as the lining. With a hood. Gorgeous material. It's one heavy son of a gun. But it will look great with her sleeveless black satin and velvet gown that she wears for vocal performances.

I think I'm about done with Christmas now. I need to mail my SSS gift today - Georgie's Secret Santa Soiree'. It hasn't come together the way I wanted it to, dang it. But it's together and heading for the post office.

I've burned a couple dozen coasters and other things with my cute wood burning tool already. It's much fun, but I need more wood and cork. Even then, I don't know that I have that much time before Christmas to get more gifts done.

There was a Christmas party at my house last Friday night. One of the guests left random origami swans around the house. They're beautiful. Oatmeal Head found a tiny one last night, hiding out on top of the doorbell in the hall. Adorable. No one's fessed up yet, so I've no idea who made them. I kinda like that.

That's about all the random holiday stuff I've got for now. Maybe I should leave you with a random holiday video? I think I should, since you've been so patient and waded through my pre-Christmas mess.

Until I write again ...



abb said...

Would you kindly post before, during and after of the cape. It sounds like it will be gorgeous!

Mental P Mama said...

I really want to see the cape! And please don't tell me her son was in the accident! I think I need this book....

Unknown said...

nooooooooooo you have left me hanging on the story NOW I MUST read this

I do hope you will post pics of the cape...I wish i was crafty like you!

I am sure your SSS will adore thier gift!

Daryl said...

Oh cant wait to see her reaction to the cape ... and I am feeling your lack of motivation ... sigh

Connie Pombo said...

Oh, Flea! I read the story myself this morning. It's funny, once something is in print, I put it away and rarely read it! I don't know why that is -- do you? Anyway, I picked up and read it for my devotions. My heart started racing and then tears plopped on the pages -- one by one. I guess because I was re-living the entire event again.

God did perform a "Miracle on Route 30." Thanks for mentioning it again in your post!



Marguerite said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see the brocade! It sounds gorgeous. I know she'll love it. :)

judi/Gmj said...

I want to see the Cape!! Weell, so does everyone else but I am farther away, mostly.

zobabe said...

Swans? How fun! I wish I had thought of it... The cape is really fantastic, Flea. I've said it before, and I repeat myself - you are an incredible mom.