Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

We had an absolutely magical day at Fairchild Gardens in Miami. This wonderful place has a mission of preservation and education. The sculptures were striking. The guide was hilarious. I can't wait to go back.
Pretty, but not so comfortable.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Traditions

This Christmas started out like all the others-with Mickey's Christmas Carol. Before Mickey's Christmas Carol came out in the theaters I used to listen to in on record. This year Mark watched with me. :)
Then we went for a walk, read, ate lunch, and napped.

Since we're down in Miami visiting wonderful friends, we decided on a movie and our favorite Chinese food restaurant for dinner. Dinner was fabulous-as expected. We went to see True Grit before dinner. This movie was beautiful. We laughed (a lot) and were all so moved by the film.

We are now sitting on the bed watching Scrooged, with Bill Murray. I've already had my ice cream and am thinking that is has been a wonderful Christmas spent with people I love.

Happiness and love to all!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ornament Exchange

Our exchange party was on the 10th and it has taken me this long to get a post up! It's been a busy two weeks. But, it was great to get together with wonderful friends and have some fun. Here are our finished ornaments-
Sue's Tree
My Partridge in a Pear Tree
Dianna's Turtle Dove
Dawn's French Hen

Lori's Calling Birds

Debbie's Golden Rings
Ashley's Geese-a-Laying
Stephen's Swan
Anna's Maids-a-Milking
Jessi's Ladies Dancing
Marion's Lords-a-Leaping
Joyce's Pipers Piping

Bethsabé's Drummers Drumming

Monday, December 6, 2010

Getting ready for the Ornament Exchange Party

My friends and I are getting together for our first ever ornament exchange party on Friday. Yeah! We decided on the 12 Days of Christmas theme and I chose "a partridge in a pear tree" as my verse. After cutting out and firing the birdies I took them home to paint.
I decided on a cold finish technique because I didn't think I cold wait to them to fire again!


All I have to do is sew them onto the tree part of the ornament and I'm done!