Monday, December 22, 2008

on the mend...

So far so good today...I'm still blowing my nose a million times and I'm coughing a lot. But I'm not so achy and I feel a bit of my energy returning.

I did not venture out, as you probably guessed, on Friday. For one thing, I'm not sure a sick person out shopping is the nicest gift for Christmas. I'm all for quarrentining the sick, including me.

Saturday morning, however, Rich and I headed out for the quickest shopping trip ever. In less than an hour, and in only two stores, we knocked out 90% of the gifts on the list.

Yesterday, while perched on the sofa taking in all sorts of television programming, I decided to make huge pom-poms to go on top of all the gifts. It turned out to be a great recovery project, requiring little concentration or effort yet offering the happiest of results. I used a clover pom-pom maker, which makes it ever so easy. I only made white ones, to resemble snowballs. I think I made about 25.
I even had enough energy to wrap the gifts. (the rag doll is for Shelby!)

Hope you have a great day.

13 comments:

ferne said...

The doll is sooo sweet and I love the look of the snowball pompoms. You are so creative and thoughtful!

Merry Christmas and stay well!

Cupcake said...

Oh I love the big snowballs on your gifts. What a clever idea. I almost wish I hadn't finished my wrapping.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Scrap Simply said...

Love those pom poms. What a great idea!

Annette D said...

Glad you're feeling better, I had that bug, too. You'll have to tell us what Rich gives you for Christmas off your neat wish list!

Peggy. said...

Glad your feeling better and that you got your shopping done.

Have a great Christmas!

Peggy
http://pegslifeinthebuttonjar.blogspot.com/

Little Fragments said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling better. Love the wrapping and pom-poms! :) Take Care

Clare said...

I absolutely love this idea!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've just strolled into your blog today...what a treat. Those snowballs are the perfect embellishment for any gift.
We've been hit with a snow storm, which doesn't happen very often. So, I've taken opportunity to visit some new blogs. I'll be back this way again.
Sweet Christmas Wishes,
Sara

Me said...

What a cute idea!!! If I weren't so darn busy today and tomorrow I'd make them for my gifts. Next year definitely!

linda lum debono said...

The snowballs are a lovely idea!

Erin Bassett said...

Love the pom-poms! -I've never heard of a pom-pom maker before....might have to get me one LOL!
Glad you're feeling better!!

Brooke said...

Clever idea-love the pompoms!
Glad to hear you're feeling better!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

The yarn snowballs are so nostalgic. They just made me smile. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed 2009.