Sunday, August 24, 2008

Secret Santa Swap

I was just sitting at my computer thinking (recovering actually from a day at the lake with all DH's family) about the Secret Santa Christmas swap I signed up for this year. My partner is a new to me blogger and I am trying to decide what I should make/buy for her. I am very excited to be a part of this swap. This got me thinking about who might have me and how it might be a good idea for me to talk a little bit about some things I like (and maybe some I don't like so much too).

My favorite colors are blues and greens especially in the aqua or teal family. I like bright cheerful things. I love animals especially cats. I love water and all water related things. I am a HUGE fan of all thinks Celtic (my heritage) and love everything related to king Arthur. I love quilts, bags, pincushions, needlecases, notecards (oh heck who doesn't love all that!) I do some embroidery, although I am not very good at it yet! I love Halloween and Christmas. Anyone that knows me knows I am pretty lively and cheerful.

I hope this is somewhat helpful for my SS!! I think anyone in the swap should put up what they like too, c'mon you know you want to join in!!

Just a quick note to you all. I don't know how much quilting I will be doing for awhile. I was out in the back yard with the dog and she was running and her rope caught me and brought me crashing down in the yard (I'm fine from that) but the rope was wrapped around my arm and I have a HUGE rope burn across the inside of my arm right where it bends. I feel so silly but it hurts like crazy. It is difficult to bend it with out a lot of pain tonight. I put some Neosporin (with pain control) on it and took some Ibuprophin but it is pretty swollen and sore. I can't leave it uncovered as it burns like crazy then. Any suggestions to make it feel better? I will listen to all suggestions. Then to add insult to injury DH made steak for dinner (it was so good) and I was going to clean the kitchen but he needed help with the boat so I went outside to help with that. Well, when I opened the door the dog slunk away and that means only one thing, she put her big dog choppers all over my leftover steak and ate it ALL!!! No leftovers for us. She knows she is not supposed to do that but she does it anyway. I was so mad.

Anyone want a dog??

11 comments:

Natalie said...

And... she is generous and thoughtful, talented, a good friend, funny, bright and beautiful.

Faith said...

awww I get like that with Jims dog when shes being such a cow so I can understand shes a food pincher too. If the skin isnt broken Id recomment witch hazel or arnica you can get them from the pharmicist, they are really good for getting out the bruising Im afraid rest too though it would mean not stitchin but it would only be for about three days.
Thankyou for your comment I keep working every day at Witchy and Hallie, take it easy nowxxxx

Vicki said...

hey, that reminds me of the time my dog pulled the Christmas tenderloin off the platter and started to eat the end of it. Well, I cut that end off and for the 100$ we paid for the meat I cooked it a little longer and we ate. Do you remember the movie Christmas Story. Yes, dogs. Hope your feeling better soon.

Jacquie said...

that's a really good idea to give our partners some help. so sorry about your arm...no suggestions..just take care.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Yikes! I have one dog already, my quota. You take good care... keep the wound clean, and open, for it to dry out. That's such a sensitive area for healing to be speedy. I'm thinking about you Pam, so sorry for your down time.

Cher said...

good to let your SS know so much about you- ouch! on the rope burn-nasty when that happens..can't offer more than what you have already done. Food like that left available? I don't know many dogs that would not eat it up-just one of those hadzards of dog owning.

Natalie said...

I missed this sad, sad update. Ouch. How about some aloe vera? It's worked wonders for me. The dog owes you BIG time.

Gretchen said...

How awful! I am sure the dog didn't mean it and it's very sorry. Sometimes it's hard to be a dog and do the right thing when your instincts tell you something else :( I recommend aloe too--it works wonders. Speedy healing (and forgiving...)

Jeanne said...

Oh, Pam! You should be wearing protective gear when out with the dog. I hope it heals quickly. How exciting that LTW has a new Statler! I'm sure you'll be keeping her busy.

Tanya said...

Wow, that burn looks bad! Good thing you didn't break an arm in the process too. I don't know why these dogs can seem to read us so well but then go ahead and do the very thing they KNOW we don't like. Hope you've got a good supply of Neosporin.

Lovely little needle holder. Are you thinking of doing a tutorial on that? I can think of a few people I could make that for...

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Ouch...that sounds painful! Hope it heals up soon (((hugs)))

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