Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Card Swap and More Crafty Moments

Thanks to Amy at Love Made My Home for hosting a Christmas Card swap where we were paired up with one other blogger.  Our mail system is iffy at best but I figured I'd give it a go.  Surely a couple of little cards could wing their way to their proper destination.
My partner was Jo from Liverpool, Home of the Beatles; Jo blogs at Angel Jem's City Cottage
The card I received from her is there on the right and the card on the left is from our hostess with the mostess.  Thanks Jo and Amy!
Yesterday I met a new group of ladies for coffee and crafting.  They are a talented group of quilters who are also proficient at so many other crafts.  Yesterday they were all knitting while Emina and I were crocheting.
Another fun project I've been participating in for December is a daily sketch prompt.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen these, but thought I would share some of the drawings here on my blog.
Day 17: Stocking; Day 18: Light; Day 19: Cheer; Day 20: Red; Day 21: Fireplace.

Yesterday's prompt was "white" and for today it's "wonder" so I've combined the two in this painting of a snowman "Walking in a Winter Wonderland".
Happy Holidays to all!
 

29 comments:

Betsy said...

Such a fun filled post Tammy. I enjoyed every bit of it. The card swap sounds like a fun idea and your crafty ladies get together looks like a wonderful time. Very talented ladies...and speaking of talent, your drawings are wonderful. Your new life of not being employed is agreeing with you isn't it? Merry Christmas!!
Blessings,
Betsy

Mini said...

Very cute cards. I love swaps too. But still figuring out how to do that from Kuwait.
Now i know whom to ask ;)...Get ready for few questions during our next meetup.

Amy at love made my home said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed joining in the card swap and that your mail system worked so well!! That really is great isn't it! Thank you for taking part. I love your sketches, you are a great artist! Happy Christmas! xx

Quinn said...

And very happy holidays to you and yours, Tammy...and a chin-scritch for Jingles :)

Tanya said...

Your description of the quilter/knitter ladies suits YOU, as well. Your quick sketches are pretty fabulous! And, yay for small mail cards - each year I am getting fewer and fewer back, though I send out about three dozen, still. I'm a dinosaur, I guess - I still love getting Christmas cards in the mail. Merry Christmas, Tammy!

Linda said...

Your sketches are great! I don't draw anything without looking at something for inspiration. That's how I've always drawn and as I mentioned before, mine are so intricate that it takes me months to complete a single drawing. I love the look of yours though :) I may complete the pencil drawing I've been working on for the past few months over winter break - key word is "may". ;)

I happily did not send a single Christmas card this year - for the first time in 37 years of doing that tradition. I have no regrets, even though we did receive many nice cards. I simply looked at them, said, those are nice, and filed them in our Christmas card holder and will likely throw them away after Christmas because I just do not have the space to store things in our tiny abode and I'm not into crafts so much.

It's unseasonably warm here today - in the 60s with the threat of severe thunderstorms. We're breaking all the records, since normally the HIGHS should only be in the 30s if that. Very un-Christmaslike for us, but it made for a warm, albeit damp since it's grey and rainy, 4 mile run this morning. Now I'm about ready to get some dough going for gingerbread cookies that my Mom and Sarah are going to help make this afternoon during our annual 3-generation Mother-Daughter baking day. Have a Merry Christmas if I don't check in again.
Love, Linda

Lilly's Mom said...

I love the photo collage of the knitters. And, the Christmas card swap was a fun adventure. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Pat

Kit said...

Look at those stockings and snowflakes. So cute! Speaking of snowflakes, it just started to snow here. Yay! Love the snowman sketch. :) Kit

Laurie said...

Sweet cards! I love that you have a crafting ladies group. I would love to do that, but I stay on the go too much. And your drawings are great, too!

podso said...

Nice cards-- a sweet idea to exchange. I didn't know you drew and painted as well as your other artistic talents. Your drawings/paintings are good! Have a nice holiday!

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

You are such a great artist! You could sell your own card line. Your crafting group looks like fun. Happy Holidays to you and your family. I have been dragging lately and hope I perk up soon.

Tracy said...

I really enjoyed this swap. Great sketches and drawings and the crafty get together looks like fun.

She loves to crochet said...

Love your drawings Tammy, glad your card swap worked out. Have a lovely Christmas. Hx

Liz D said...

I love your artwork, you have so much talent! A card swap sounds fun.

lizzy

Jennifer said...

Hi Tammy, I enjoyed seeing your cards and lovely sketches. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
A lot of warmth and friendship is coming out of such meetings!
Sending you hugs and blessings for this Christmas season of Peace.
Mariette

handmade by amalia said...

I love crafting with friends, it is always so much fun. Happy holidays.
Amalia
xo

Teresa Kasner said...

You're such a busy bee and I adore the drawings. I should do more drawing myself, so you inspire me. Your crafting group also inspires me. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
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Gina said...

What fabulous sketches. You've inspired me to think I must draw more in 2016. Wishing you a very happy Christmas x

Mary said...

Sending love and good wishes for a wonderful Christmas season dear Tammy. Wishing you and your family a healthy, peaceful, and safe New Year full of magic moments.

Thanks for being such a great blogging friend - you are special!
Love, Mary

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Merry Christmas!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I adore your snowman. He has such a cheerful face. You are truly multi talented. :)

Loved the shots of what everyone was doing. Do you knit, too? What is the popular thing to knit where you are at. Here it seems to be cowls.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. :)

Helen Philipps said...

Such fun crafting with friends...you have some lovely making going on there! Your drawings are lovely Tammy. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Helen xox

linda said...

Lovely cards and Sketches Tammy, I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas. :) xx

Mereknits said...

Look at how busy you are and meeting so many like minded people. Love your sketches.
Merry Christmas!
Meredith

June said...

I love to hear of your crafting times with your friends. I wish I would take the time to do this with my own friends. We used to, but then we thought life got too busy and quit. I do love to see all you have been doing. I especially like the idea of the sketching. How fun!
I hope that you are enjoying the season with your family.
Did you get all the cookies eaten? :)))
sending hugs...

Diane said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tammy.

Serena Lewis said...

Great card swap!

Your sketches are wonderful! My fave is the snowman...I'm a sucker for snowmen.

How nice that you had another craft meet-up. Lovely work, ladies.

Wishing you and your lovely family a Merry Christmas! xo

..."E"... Beth Edwards said...

aww, i love the snowman so tall. love the bear too. worn & all. i just hopped over to see your Christmas card swap from "Amy's at Love Made My Home". hope you are well. that you had a nice Christmas. here's hoping the New Year will be a great one for all. take care. all the best to ya. ( :

it really is fun to see all of Amy's commenting/bloggy friends. what a great time.

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