Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Random Fun

My son called today and asked if I could watch my granddaughter for an hour. Of course, I said "yes" and we went to work on sorting my scraps. I have been meaning to get her over here to help me because she is the perfect age for color sorting and loves to help.




An hour was not nearly enough time, but we sure had fun talking and laughing.


And when she found this strip of fabrics pieced together she decided she needed a headband, so a  piece of elastic was added and a little snip with the pinking shears and a headband was made.



These two angels also showed up at my door this morning.


This is a twenty year tradition I have with my best friend and it has a funny story to go with it. 20+ years ago we were at a Christmas luncheon and everyone was to bring a small gift for a gift exchange. We played that game where a gift can be stolen up to three times. I had opened a wonderful set of cheese spreaders and it really was a fabulous gift. It was getting near the end of the game and they hadn't been stolen yet and it looked like they were going to be mine. Well, guess who stole them? Yes, my "best" friend. That's her, 2 years ago. She showed up at a Christmas lunch wearing one of the painted sweatshirts we used to make and sell in the 80's {my craftiness has improved since then, I hope}

she doesn't look like one of the Glamourous Grannies in this photo, does she?

So back to the story. A few days later I sneaked into her house and hid these angels in a place on display, but where she might not see them for a few days. Sure enough, a few days later I got a call, "You B***H", I think were her exact words. Each year since then, we have sneaked these ugly angels back  and forth into each others homes at Christmas time. It's a silly but fun tradition. Oh, and she went out and bought me my own set of beautiful cheese spreaders  that I still use to this day.
I love you, Jennifer!

11 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

What a great Christmas tradition you have going! They aren't the prettiest angels going around, are they?!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

How fun with the granddaughter. I loved the story about the angels it made me smile :)

Katy Cameron said...

And here was me thinking child labour laws prevented this sort of thing ;o)

Love the sneaky angel thing!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Your grand daughter is such a cutie! Aren't they so much help? I love it when mine come to visit. And, love your angels story. What a great friend you have. :) Merry Christmas!!

Dianne Neale said...

Please could you send her over to me!
Scarey dolls! We have a disgusting mermaid sculpture that I won in a raffle, which we give as a prize when we have get togethers. It always seems to end up with me though!

Lisa said...

I looove this angel trading tradition, made me giggle.

Annabella said...

That's hilarious Di!! So wonderful that you get to spend time with your grandchildren. x

Cindy said...

What a fun angel story you and your best friend share. Wish my grandkids could help me sort my scraps. Looks like she had fun.

suemac said...

Nice tradition with your friend. I moved away from my friends so for the last few years it has just been my best friend/husband and I.

jeifner said...

Hahaha, great tradition!

Chase said...

I am screaming... I think I need to get all the scrap fabric out and play like your little ones and sure S will join me! :)