Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve


It's 10 pm and all is quiet around here now. Melissa, one of my dearest friends, came to visit this morning. We had a nice little chit chat and exchanged gifts.

Gifts for her.

And gifts for me.

I crafted a bit this afternoon. Worked on several things but this is the only Christmas related project I finished. The red netting came with a box of tangerines we bought and I stitched it onto a piece of a brown paper bag that was a doggie bag from lunch out last week. Everything is either recycled or I already had here on hand. I still need to add something brown for the trunk of the button tree.

Our friend Bassam came to visit this evening and brought us this Christmas swiss roll.

I took the decorations off and made this little winter scene in a jar. I saw the idea on a few blogs out there and thought they were just adorable.

The kids unwrapped goodies found in their stockings and then put on a finger play.

An additional treat I tried to make yesterday was the toffee I posted about the other day. Unfortunately, although it looks good and the taste is okay, I definitely do not know the difference between chewy caramel and hard ball stage when it comes to the combination of brown sugar, butter and heat. I thought I cooked it long enough but obviously did not. It set well but came out gooey rather than like a brittle. I'll have to get Leslie to show me how it's done.

Now before I got to bed, I'm gonna read my favorite Christmas story -- Cajun Night Before Christmas, and I'll be thinking about all my Cajun blogging buddies out there.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good nite! Tammy

7 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

Nice picture of you and Melissa. Wish I were there to get in on the gift giving. Love the button tree you made. You are the queen of crafty recycling! I haven't made anything in days... except food and trips to the store. today I am kicking back and sipping some egg nog, doing a little laundry. I am feeling the need for a nap too. Is that cajun book the one my mom gave to your mom many years ago, last time your family was up for Christmas? 1981?
Hope all is calm and bright at your home. Love you!
Gwen

Me....bunny said...

Just wanted to stop by and say

MERRY CHRISTMAS....ho, ho, ho!

bunny

DeeDee said...

What a fun way to spend christmas eve...I got what I wanted for christmas..Snow...A blizzard to be exact...Merry Christmas Tammy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Just wanted to drop by and wish you a Merry Christmas. I love the button tree picture and the decorations in the jar. How lovely that you and your friend could exchange gifts.
I have so enjoyed getting to know you through the blog world.
May you and your family have a blessed and joyous Christmas.

Hugs
Carolyn

Melissa said...

I had a wonderful time just relaxing and catching up on the day to day things that we don't always have the chance to do due to busy schedules. Your gifts were lovely and very thoughtful and of course, you picked my favorite color theme. The toffe is very tasty and gooey. Gooey can be good too:) I see you got busy after I left. The button tree is too cute as is the snowball jar. Very creative indeed. I see the boys finally got their way and got to dig into their stockings. The little finger puppets remind me of the "surprise" they got from their treasure hunt and Sonnesburg Mansion gardens. Been scrapping my Dubai pics, so hope to have them up soon. Hope you had a wonderful and peaceful day.

Love and Frienship Melissa

Anonymous said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day. Any day that includes talk time and presents between you and Melissa is a good day. Nice picture. It makes me realize how much I miss you two when I see you together. Your crafting gets better and better. I love the tree you made on the card, and the snow globe is just amazing. LOVE THEM ALL!! Glad to hear you are having some nice, relaxing days while on break from work. This past week has been VERY busy, but not in a bad way. I am not complaining for sure!!
Hope you slept well after reading your book! Thinking of you and your family and wishing you the most wonderful holiday!!
LOVE,
Renee

Tammy said...

HI Tammy! What a wonderful post! It is so much fun to spend time with friends and family. Love your exchanged gifts. The card you made is darling! I love the jar and the teddy bear photo. Very sweet. Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Wishing you much joy, health and love in the New Year!
Xom
Tammy

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