Being very inspired by Twyla and Lindsey's red and pink Sugar Kissed Christmas, I've been wanting to make pink and red stockings to hang on the mantel of my newly painted fireplace, and I got one of them finished yesterday during my hibernation day.
The stocking is now hung by the chimney with care... on one of my wonderful new hooks. I had an inspirational idea while in the Dollar Tree the other day! (Most of my ideas are not original. I'm quite the Copy Cat.)
But I saw these Purse Mate hangers that are made to keep purses off of floors in public places. You get two of these handy-dandy hooks for a dollar! The statement on the box claims the hooks will hold up to 30 lbs! Thinking about my yet-to-be-made Christmas stockings, I thought, "Ah-Ha, the perfect solution!" Now this may not be a new idea to all of you but I have not seen them used for this purpose before. In fact, since I don't watch TV and never see commercials, I didn't even know these little things existed until my trip to the Dollar Tree.
Here's the top of the hanger, all cutesy and with a diamond even! I know, no one can see the top when it's hanging on the mantel, but it still makes me smile to know I have diamonds on my mantel.
The bottom has this non-slide stuff so that it will stay in place even when the stocking is filled with goodies. Now I've just got to make sure that Santa gets the message that he can't put more than 30 lbs in my stocking. By the way, do you think 30 lbs of chocolate would fit in my stocking?
With one stocking made, and not wanting to start the next one yet (my ADDness kicked in), I moved on to the next fun attraction without leaving my warm room. Deciding to visit some of my bloggy friends...
...I get yet another cup of coffee and throw open the doors to my computer cabinet, where I go door-to-door checking up on my Blogland friends. I probably came by your place. Sorry I didn't leave a comment, but I had so many places to visit before getting back to my projects. I'll try to stay longer and chat the next time I drop by.
After visiting, I spent a little, just a little, bit of time over in my reading corner finishing up with...
....one of the best books I've read in a looooong time. Really! Check it out, I highly recommend it!
After peering out my back door for the thousandth time at the dreary landscape (even the birds in my birdbath were a dreary black!), I decided to do something about it. So, putting on my heavy coat, gloves, and wrapping my scarf around my face I venture into the front yard with pruning sheers in hand...
...and snip some cheery bright red berries from my Nandina bushes and relocate them to a grapevine wreath I had hanging on my backyard garden bench. Yes! Much better!
And then today, I woke up to a 13 degree morning! Oh, but I have more puttery plans to carry out in front of my fireplace and they include these:
I really need to bundle up and head to the grocery store for a little food before our wintry mix gets here tomorrow. What is a wintry mix anyway?
I've enjoyed our visit today. Come back soon, and don't forget to leave me a comment, so I can return your visit. Hope you have a great day and stay warm!