Friday, November 14, 2008

How 'My Doin?

I thought you might be wondering how my Christmas projects were coming along. Here's one from the set of ornaments I made for my mother in law on Monday. The most time consuming part of this project was trying to find good, straight-on photos of all the grandchildren. I ordered the ornaments from CostCo and I've already received a confirmation email indicating the set has been completed and shipped back to me. I can't wait to see them!

On Tuesday I created a calendar for 2009. I would like to have created scrapbook pages for each month with pictures of my ancestors but I just didn't have time to do that. Instead I put together a set of nature photos that I've taken over the last few years at Hines Parkway, a wonderful county park near our home. The tough part of this project was choosing which photos to use. I've taken in the neighborhood of a thousand photos in Hines Park over the years! I've sent the calendar off to a local printer and I'm waiting to get it back. Here are the photos for each month of my calendar.

And I got my Christmas card designed on Wednesday. This was another one of those projects where the time consuming part was digging through my boxes of photos to find ones I could use. I really have to make scanning my photos a higher priority! This too has been sent off to a local printer. Here's a peak at the cover...
The inside says, "... like us!" (When it comes to Christmas, we'll always be kids!) I used photos of each of us in front of a Christmas tree when we were kids. Pretty neat, huh?

I didn't get the book made for my daughter on Thursday. I had web design work piling up that I had to get to. But today is my catch-up day and I'll be working on that book!



  1. I think you are doing remarkably well to get those projects off to the printer. They will make very special gifts and those that receive them will treasure them.

  2. Jasia,

    You are ahead of the game as usual with the bestest gifts in mind. I have some filler gifts like candy and ornaments set aside but nothing major is complete. The Christmas cards to Europe will be written very soon though as extra time is needed for Poland and Germany. Mail to the U.K. is quite speedy. Also have done some cleaning but that is on going and never ending as you know.


  3. Greetings Jasia,
    Your Christmas projects look great! I especially like your Christmas card.
    You have some very good ideas. Thanks for sharing them. I enjoyed the Snoopy cartoon as well.

  4. Your family will love all these special gifts, and your card is excellent, Jasia. Enjoy the season!

  5. Jasia,

    Beautiful projects you have created! It drives me nuts every time I see what your are pulling together... I so miss being crafty, just don't have the time. You do beautiful work on everything you do, thank you so much for sharing with us!


  6. What a beautiful calendar!!!!

    from Dorene in Ohio

  7. You are truly amazing! What beautiful work!!

  8. Gee thanks you guys! Your comments just made my day and put a smile on my face :-)