Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Program

We had our Christmas program for the preschoolers today. It was amazing. My husband and I laugh at our boys' programs, because their music director keeps explaining that simple concepts (like tapping rhythm sticks in time with singing) is a REALLY DIFFICULT concept. Well, if it is than my preschoolers kick butt!

They were all dressed in their most special clothes. They sang their hearts out! It was wonderful! They began the night with a boisterous version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, second they recited a poem with actions called "I am a Christmas Tree," then I led them in the Mele Kalikimaka (sung better than most adults by the way!) After that they recited another poem with actions called " Gingerbread boy/girl." This was followed by the song "Ring the bells" which they played music too, and for the finale they sang the most rousing version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas I have ever heard!

I had plans on getting pictures, but I was far too busy, and my hubby didn't think of it, so it is again a picture-less post, but it was a fabulous night! I am so proud of them!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

My ball has arrived!

My swap partner has received her ball. I'm very glad it got there safe and sound.

I made a felted bag, with the broach on it. I made a kleenex holder, and I made a mini journal.

I also made an amish puzzle ball pincushion
Here's the rest of the things I included
4 balls of super soft yarn
2 darning needles,
4 mini cookie cutters,
sourpatch kids,
sweet tarts,
burt's bees lip chap
mini purple scissors,
post it notes,
striped knee high socks,
mini sharpie,
polka dot pencil,
2 bags of organic pepermint tea,
a fimo covered crochet hook,
some special edition hershey kisses, lindor truffles, and christmas nougat
I think that's everything.
And here it all is rolled up and ready to send. She said she liked it, and is crocheting it out right now!
This was such a fun swap!

Monday, December 11, 2006

S'more Swaps

Well, I had 2 swaps, and both are sent out. Both are out of the country, so I don't know when they will arrive. Hopefully they don't read here, or I may spill the beans just a little.

The first one was an unconditional swap. She requested a circle scarf that looked like this one. Not my personal favorite scarf, but if everyone liked the same thing, the world would be pretty darn boring. So this is what I made for her.

It took longer than I had anticipated, but I think it looks similar to her wish.

The next swap is a magic yarn ball swap. There are tons of these around. I am in one that is through If you don't know what a magic yarn ball is, basicly it's when someone has a ball of yarn that the other person would like, then they re-roll the yarn adding gifts inside the ball. Then as the recipient you get all of these wonderful, hidden, surprises as you unroll your ball. I won't show all of the things I included yet, but I will show you the whole thing rolled up.

If you look carefully you could probably pick out a few things, maybe not. After she receives I'll post everything that I put into the ball.