Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Break!

I participated in a Secret Santa Exchange at school this past week.
It was fun to write poems with clues and collect gifts for the person whose name I chose.
However, my Secret Santa gave me the most awful gifts every day.
Awful, but funny ... and in the end, it turned out to be someone who knows me well.
She definitely had fun teasing me with tacky gifts.
With the final reveal, she gave me a bouquet of cakepops.
Along with woodland animal house socks and pajamas.
Both of which will get a lot of use now that we are officially on winter break until January 6th!
We've had lots of rain the past couple of days.
Perfect weather for tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
And in between a bit of cleaning, I have been crocheting.
In my pajamas, of course.
A snowflake gift bag.
A little pouch.
And simple coasters.
I love being at home.

Happy holidays!

28 comments:

Sangeetha said...

I love the snowflake gift bag. Winter is setting in here, maybe you could pass some of that lovely soup this way. :-)
Love.

~*~Patty S said...

your secret gift exchange makes me giggle...that is quite a treat you got in the end :)

lovely that have more "you" time dear Tammy

Happy Winter Solstice and turning of the wheel
oxo
p.s. AND you certainly are the Crochet Queen!!!

Abacaxi & Hortelã said...

Dear Tammy,

Aren't Secret Santas the best ;)
I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a wonderful & blessed 2013!

Love, Chantal

by Teresa said...

Fun story about your Secret Santa! I had lunch yesterday with 2 of my local blog buddies. I'm about to do a post on it. Fun times!

❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jan said...

Nothing says 'cozy' like tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. YUM

That little devil ~ setting you up like that! Love her sense of humor, tho! And she made up for the 'tricks' nicely!

Have a lovely break, Tammy! Surrounded by yarn, good food, and family. And that includes Jingles.

Hugs
Jan

Mistea said...

Lots of lovelies you have been making there.

Enjoy your break.

Terra said...

Your friend sure teased you and then came through with fabulous gifts, those socks are very cute and the cake pops. I like the gifts you crocheted.

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy, I had fun reading the story of your "secret Santa" :o)))
Your Snow-flake-Bag looks so nice - perheps you would prefer snow instead of rain? Look: Here you can build a snow man:
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Now I wish 'to you and your loved ones peaceful last days of Advent and a wonderful holiday season!
Cordial Rusty-Rose-Christmas-hugs by Traude

Serena Lewis said...

What a lovely Secret Santa gift and I too had a giggle at trick Secret Santa played on you. Love your crochet goodies as always. Enjoy your time on break...what fun! I love the idea of PJ days! :)

Lorraine said...

I noticed on your side bar recently that your temperatures have really dropped. The tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich looks perfect! Very cute snowflake bag too.

Sam I Am...... said...

Aren't those cake pops so pretty?!?!?!
There was another blogger that just made some too..it must be the thing. I've never seen one in person or tasted one but they remind of the petit fours my Mother made once but they were lots more work I think. They do look like a bouquet of flowers too!
I love those socks...they are great! House socks...I wear socks 24/7 (in the Winter anyway)!!! LOL!
Enjoy your holiday at home and with your family and your yarn! LOL! I see you're already fast at work. Are you sure you're not related to Santa's elves?
I love it when you're home too because I get to see all your handiwork and there's lots of it when you're on vacation. Have fun!

Diane said...

Very fun cakepop bouquet. The secret Santa sounds like fun and so does sitting in your pajamas crocheting! Diane

SusanLotus said...

Those cakepops looks delicious!
Happy Holidays!

Yvonne said...

Fun stuff! The cake pops are so cute and I bet they taste good too. Secret Santas are always fun! Glad you are having a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy that rain!

Claudia said...

You've been busy! Love all your crocheting! And that grilled cheese sandwich looks pretty tasty.

xo
Claudia

Createology said...

Time for yourself to enjoy what you love doing is so very important. Love your crocheted creations. Holiday Blessings Dear...

Susan said...

I love being home, too, Tammy. It's such a blessing.

Hope you liked your cake pops. They were very colorful.

You really crochet quickly and so beautifully. You should open your own business! Susan

Wanda said...

You Secret Sister sounds like a fun gal. The cake pop bouquet is really cute and I bet tasted good.

All your little crochet's things are so nice.

We had Chili and cornbread tonight.

La Tea Dah said...

Happy Holidays, Tammy.

How funny that your good friend gave you all sorts of awful gifts --- and then you got that wonderful bouquet of cake pops (yum) and such pretty socks and jammies. It's fun to have friends who love you so much!

Your crochet things are beautiful! You are so creative and come up with such good ideas.

Enjoy your holiday! Hopefully you'll get some nice chilly weather (one can only hope, right?).

Blessings to you!
LaTeaDah

Mrs. Micawber said...

Enjoy your winter break, Tammy. Those cake pops are hilarious - you'll have something to go with your tea for days now! Very cute socks and crochet projects - I like those coasters. :)

Hindustanka said...

Those candies look nice:) very cheerful.
yes, I see now that you have same sky as we had few days ago. Love the gifts you made, especially a gift bag!
Have a nice day and enjoy your holidays with family. Warm hugs,
Anna.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your secret santa exchange sounds like it was a lot of fun. I love those woodland creature socks. :-) The kids I work with would think those were really fun.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a fun week you had!
I love the secret Santa things.
Your crochet pieces are wonderful Tammy, I really love the dish cloths and little pouch - you're a clever Christmas fairy!
Joyeux Noël
Shane ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

Your secret Santa friend was quite original and funny!! :) Love that!

Enjoy your holiday!

XO,
Jane

Catherine said...

Enjoy curling up and keeping nice and warm Tammy, that is one of my favourite things about Winter. You're always busy crocheting up something lovely, the snowflake bag is beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful holiday. x

Kit said...

Wow! Look at those cake pops! So cool. Enjoy your vacation. Mine started today also. We get till the 2nd here. Yay! Time to wrap and do some baking. Kit

Yarni Gras! said...

What fun with the tacky gifts....love that idea and may have to steal it.
I love busy cozy days too and am wondering WHERE you got your washcloth pattern? Want to share?

Melissa said...

I miss Secret Santa. My next mission will be to make cake pops to satisfy everyone's palette. Enjoy the comfort of your woodland footsies.

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