Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Doxie Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from two sweeties: Sweet Pea and Tumpy! These two like to find their spot on the back of my couch and snuggle together. What better way to spend a cold winter day? Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas... hope it's everything you have hoped for and more!
Merry Christmas from Pen Pen!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas goodies

This Santa mug filled with candy canes is a "classic" Christmas decoration for me. I have always wanted one and found this one at Wal Mart last year. I used it on my desk at work and our employees loved it. I no longer have the desk (yay!) so I am using it in the kitchen this year. My children are enjoying it now. Our church is putting together gift baskets for the widow ladies in our church. (men too) Each lady was asked to bring items to help fill the baskets. I made chocolate covered pretzels and have them packaged up in little bags like the one below.
I also bought clear glass votive holders and put an apple scented votive in each one. Each bag also has two extra votive candles wrapped in tissue paper. Very little $ spent, but will help add to the basket fun!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fa la la la la la la la la!

It's beginning to look like Christmas at Pen Pen's... here are a few pic's to share. I added a new gold bow to the wreath this year, but everything else is practically the same as last year.
A dear friend painted this old window for me, as a gift, a few years ago. Isn't he cute?

My December stitchery, finished this morning, and quickly put inside the frame! whew! Notice the little black penquin on the right... my daughter made this while in high school when she took a pottery class. We live in pottery country and I thought it was very cool that she got to actually make pottery in high school.

The top of my Singer sewing table that I bought myself for my birthday!

And the tree... and if you look closely, there is a dog underneath. No presents under the tree this year... no way!