And all thru the house. We are running like crazy, to finish that mouse...and table topper, quilt, potholder, dishtowel, those PJ's, oh the baking, and the tree...and and and and...........
Oh but one smart Samm, came up with a way to make it all happen! With help from a very special little "ELF" Marlene, we are going to have a few extra moments this holiday to sit back and enjoy! Thanks you two, for all you do!
I received my package from Brandy over at Pampered Pettit.
Where to start, where to start?
Is it with this adorable little bag, with quilting peeking thru that just makes you smile?
Lets face it...would be absolutely perfect for anyone.
Makeup bag, child's toy bag or pencil case, a project tote for quilt class.
Best yet it's personalized. Is that the greatest?
I know I'm going to be busy, making up these little treasures for my quilting buddies.
Is it this delightful toffee?
Oh, I'd love to tell you I will share...
but that just isn't happening!
I have no idea where they all went. They were on the plate, then they weren't.
Could it be that I ate them all!!!!
I contacted Brandy, and she is willing to share the recipe for this yummy toffee!
And I might add that yummy just doesn't do it justice. It's wicked good.
English Cracker Toffee
(From the kitchen of Joan K Harris, my cousin)
1 C butter
1 C brown sugar
1 pkg saltine crackers
2 C chocolate chips
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a jellyroll pan with foil, spray with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter. Cover with crackers (~40). In a sauce pan bring to a boil for 3 minutes the butter and brown sugar. Pour over crackers and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, you may need to spread the toffee over the crackers more evenly at this point. Turn oven off. Let cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over crackers, place back in oven for 2 minutes, or until chocolate is softened. Remove from oven and spread chocolate evenly over crackers. Cool in fridge or let set overnight to harden.
She even shared the link for the free pattern for the little tote bag.
You can find it right Here.
This little card just about says it all, doesn't it?
Thank you so much Brandy. What a great package to receive!
Now I started a quick little project for the holidays...
This little mug rug was from Angie's Bits and Pieces Christmas in July patterns.
I talk about Angie all the time here. She has the cutest darn designs!
Some how I fell off the wagon of quick gifts!
You see the Grinch is one of my favorite holiday characters.
As I was stitching up the mug rug, I have visions running thru my head, but they were not sugar plums!
Oh no, not at all. They were much more Grinchy than that!
After all, if he can steal one ornament, then why not 12 more?
12 little mug rugs stitched in a row, to make one big quiltie to warm toes below!
OK, so I'm no poet!
What can I say?
An online search for coloring pages, found find this handsome guy!
Just what my quilt needed.
I finally reeled myself in, and did a few more quick gifts.
I love these fabric key chains.
They are so easy to find in my purse.
The wrist strap is great if your
not carrying a purse!
You can find the tutorial HERE
Thanks to The Idea Room.
These hand sanitizer holders, are just perfect for this time of the year.
Elastic, that buttons onto anything, makes them so versatile.
You can find the tutorial for these HERE.
Thanks to The Inspired Wren.
Lastly, a little bit of relaxation...
I recently saw these "over the shoulder" rice bags. I rushed right home to draft one up, for myself.
I just can't tell you how wonderful these feel when they come out of the microwave. Oh so soothing on your neck and shoulders. It's wonderful to wear when your stitching too!
Tomorrow, I will post a little tutorial for you, so you can make your very own.
And trust me, you are going to want one!
It's give a way time, and I have a gift for one of you...
Leave me a comment telling me about your best Grinchy memories, and you just might be the winner of my Grinch mug rug! (cup not included) It just won't fold up and fit into an envelope, but who knows what other surprises might!
I will pick my winner on Nov 21st. The last day of the hop.
Till then I will be watching for all your great gift ideas.
Make sure you visit my fellow bloggers today, after all what's better than watching
everyone open up their gifts online!
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