November 7, 2011

Finishing Up

I've only got a few more things left on my table to finish painting. I promised myself I'd stop mid-November so I could be stress-free for my family and my own 'peace of mind'. 
These are some of my items I've just completed.
I take them out in flat boxes and spray them down (with Krylon Matte Spray) before assembling. I still have another 4 boxes to finish up and then I'll drag my 'feet' on the assembly part for a few days, at least!
I've also completed all of my sewing and am now 'stuffing' and 'clothing' my pieces.
Primitive Ginger men, candy canes, Santas, Turkeys, and the Holy Family are all in this box and being completed for gifts. I might save one or two for my Etsy. We'll see.
I'm still battling a cold and loss of voice. While it's annoying to me, my family is loving the quiet. I am a LOUD person and seem to be the last one to realize it! I think it goes along with being so darned TALL!
Hope you're getting your Holidays organized and not fretting over them. It's just not worth it to you or your family to carry that burden at a time that we should be giving "Thanks" and celebrating.
I'll have my last Giveaway in another week so.......
Stay Tuned!!



Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Hi Vicky! I hope you get well soon!

Autumn Blessings from Jessica

TheRustyThimble said...

Why just look at all that sewing you have done up, I am so impressed and just tickled that you are sewing!!!

Big hugs
Stress FREE??????????? I want some of that can I buy it at a store LOL


That little snowman and santa and turkey look like they will be so adorable. Can't wait to see what the stuffed pieces will be. Have a great week. Cyndy

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gosh you have been a busy girl and what a great plan to do it all by mid-November so you can enjoy the season, think I might have to adopt your plan too Vicky. Seems we wait for this holiday season all year long and then wind up being too busy to enjoy it, you are a very smart girl! And I LOVE your little red-nosed creation I am spying in your box, he is looking adorable already! Hope you are feeling better soon and in fine VOICE to go along with your height!! Thanks for sharing your pictures and your friendship! {{Hugs}}, Deb

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Vicky,
Hope your feeling better soon.

Yes, want to see everything done and dressed!!!!

Have a great week.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Your box of body parts looks very intriguing...can't wait to see what they look like finished up....And....hmmmm....I thought it was the vertically-challenged folk who always had the loudest voices!! Hope you get to feeling better soon! Have a great week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

NancyD said...

Well this post is such a tease!! LOL Can't wait to see everything finished, looks wonderful! Are you enjoying the sewing as much as the painting??
Get well...look after yourself and the rest will look after itself. :)

Ladybug said...

Hi Vicky
Hope you are feeling better soon...
So agree about being Stress "Free"
after all these "Country Sales"
I'm just relaxing and enjoying life
too and take a break!! Got some really cute things in those boxes
That's alot of stuffing heee...
You are so right it's a time of giving Thanks for Big and Small
blessings.. Relax and Enjoy...

Cheryl said...

Hope you are feeling better! I just love your crafts!

Hugs to you :)

Tolentreasures said...

Love all of your items! You do really nice work. I love your idea of finishing early to enjoy the holidays. Dec. 8th is my deadline to have it all done....I am working through it, I refuse to be stressed this year!
Have a great weekend, get better!