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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We sure have a lot of great friends that sent us some wonderful cards for the holidays.

Thanks for sending Walter & I so many beautiful cards.

Thanks for sending Walter & I so many beautiful cards.

We love all our cards whether they came by snail mail or email.

We love all our cards whether they came by snail mail or email.

As usual our pawrents came a distant second on the card count compared to us but we have to say that most of their cards came from doctors and companies they do business with.

E-card from our pawrents dentist

E-card from our pawrents dentist

Seriously dad...a car care company?!

Seriously dad…a car care company?!

It’s just a little pathetic what lengths our pawrents will go to up their card count. Well here is the final result.

Final Christmas Card Count Board for 2015

Final Christmas Card Count Board for 2015

As you can see we totally kicked butt on our pawrents. Here is a look at all our cards (including our pawrents).

Can you pick out your card?

Can you pick out your card?

Thanks again to everyone that sent us a card!

Thanks again to everyone that sent us a card!

We love participating in the Christmas card exchange and seeing all the beautiful cards.

Don’t forget to start sending us your stamps when you think you’ve received all your Christmas cards. Just leave a comment if you need our mailing address. Thanks to those of you that have already sent your stamps to us.

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Merry Christmas everyone! In case you didn’t get our Christmas card we thought we would share it here.

Front of card

Front of card

Back of card

Back of card

We hope all our friends are having a very Merry Christmas (or whatever you celebrate)!

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Millie Walter - snuggling - lr

Hi everyone. It’s Millie & Walter here. This is a picture from a few days ago. The day before this picture was taken our mom had some friends over and we were still exhausted the following day. We hope you are having a snuggle filled Sunday too.

Sorry we haven’t been around much. Our mom has been working her fingers to the bone with orders from her Etsy shop. We are trying to catch up on reading everyone’s blogs and hope to after the Christmas rush.

We have been getting lots of cards from all our friends and will do an official update on that soon but we thought you would like to know what the current count is:

Millie & Walter

35 Snail Mail cards

10 e-cards

Total Card Count – 45

Mom & Dad

7 Snail Mail cards

2 e-cards*

Total Card Count – 9 7

* Cards from business so they don’t really count

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I want to tell you about another Christmas project I did.

Crochet Christmas Candy Boxes

Crochet Christmas Candy Boxes

I’m the membership secretary for the Genesee Valley Quilt Club and as an officer I meet once a month just after our monthly meeting with my fellow officers. During the November meeting one of the veteran members told us newbys that it was customary during our December officer meeting to exchange Christmas gifts.

Solid Red with Red/White/Green Twist

Solid Red with Red/White/Green Twist

The news of this sent my head spinning. What to get or make for these four ladies? I wanted something that could be practical and fun. I thought about the small box I crocheted for myself a while back and decided that might make a nice gift.

Solid Red with Solid White

Solid Red with Solid White

After scouring my stash of crafting supplies I decided to use up some of the Christmas colored cotton yarn I had purchased last year. I hadn’t used any of it yet so I knew I would have enough to make these small boxes. Each box is made using two strands of cotton yarn held together and is all single crochet. I used solid red, solid white, variegated red/green/white, and red/green/white twist in different combinations to achieve the effects you see.

Solid Red with Variegated Red/White/Green

Solid Red with Variegated Red/White/Green

There are five separate pieces that I used single crochet to sew together. I like how the single crochet seam helps to hold them up too since I didn’t want to use any stiffener on them.  I made them what I thought would be a good size to use for candy or anything you might like.

Red/White/Green Twist with Red/White/Green Twist Variegated

Red/White/Green Twist with Red/White/Green Variegated

As you can see I filled them with Lindt chocolates too. The ladies all seemed to like them, but I’m not sure if they thought the boxes were nice or they just liked what was inside the boxes 😉

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Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been wanting to show you one of the other Christmas decorations we have, our ornament wreath. It’s in our front hall were the lighting couldn’t be worse for photographing it so I kept forgetting to get some pictures. Today I noticed it was as well lit as it was ever going to be so I snapped a few pictures for you.

Our Christmas Wreath

Our Christmas Wreath

Long before Millie & Walter came along we started using a couple of artificial wreaths to display our ornaments for Christmas. The wreath is fairly large and is a great way to keep things out of reach of curious puppies.

A cute Chickadee in a Santa Hat

A cute Chickadee in a Santa Hat

Many of the ornaments on the wreath are of birds and other wildlife we see around our house.

Chipmunk in an acorn bed

Chipmunk in an acorn bed

Some of the ornaments are gardening tools and some Santa’s with wildlife or gardening themes.

Froggie

Froggie

Fox

Fox

Rabbit

Rabbit

Owl

Owl

Deer

Deer

Goldfinches on a Feeder

Goldfinches on a Feeder

If you click on the picture of the wreath at the top you can see some of the other ornaments. I hope you have all had a good start to the New Year and enjoyed our ornament wreath too.

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2013 Christmas card - Millie and Walter - Sm

 

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a joyous New Year.

Love to all our friends and followers,

Millie, Walter, Cindy & Charlie

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. First I want to apologize for not commenting much lately. As I explained earlier I had been crafting my fingers weary and then a few days ago I got knocked out by a very nasty migraine headache. Since I am finally feeling among the living I just finished catching up on all your blogs with a minimum of comments.

With that off my chest I thought I would show you our Christmas tree. You might have caught a glimpse of it in our previous post so I thought I would give you a close up view.

Daylight view of our tree

Daylight view of our tree

Yes it is an artificial tree and it sits on a table to keep nosy puppies away from the precious ornaments. We have had this tree for many years and I love being able to have one up and not have to worry about the pups wrecking it. One of our special new ornaments this year is the angel we bought from Mollie & Alfie’s shop.

First ornament on the tree

First ornament on the tree

She was the first ornament I put up this year. I just love her cute smile. Here are a few of my other favorite ornaments on our tree.

Yarn Snowman Ornament

Yarn Snowman Ornament

This yarn snowman (sorry Frankie & Ernie) is our newest ornament and was part of Millie’s gift exchange pressie from Jacque of My Life With Scotties (more about the rest of the pressies later). He is so cute and just what I needed to represent my obsession with yarn.

Lighted Bird House

Lighted Bird House

This bird house is really fun and I love how you can put a bulb inside to light up it’s Christmas tree and all the lights on its house.

Painted Glass Cardinal Ornament

Painted Glass Cardinal Ornament

This is a very cool painted ornament that I like to place with some lights right behind it. I love the way it looks especially at night.

Whimsical Dog Ornament

Whimsical Dog Ornament

One of the most fun ornaments is this cute dog ornament I received many years ago from a co-worker. It makes me giggle every time I look at it.

Christmas Tree at Night

Christmas Tree at Night

Here is another look at our tree with most of the room lights off. There are a lot of German Shepherd and Rottweiler ornaments to represent our Angels as well as a variety of glass and ceramic ornaments. I like to finish it off with a set of red balls and a red wooden bead garland that looks like cranberries strung together without the mess.

I hope you enjoyed seeing our tree this year. So far we haven’t found any ornaments to represent Millie & Walter but we will keep on looking.

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