Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas to Me!

All the mad hoopla that leads up to Christmas and it's over in a flash. So now what? Since I no longer have someone who wakes up with me on Christmas morning to shower me with gifts, I decided to buy myself a Christmas present.

The king-sized bed that I have has become too big and too empty. With all of the after-Christmas sales at the furniture stores, I decided to go browsing for a new bed. They saw me coming... I ended up with a whole new bedroom set:

This pic is of a king-size bed. Mine is a queen so smaller. Visualize 2 pillows across instead of 3.

The set is called Camilla by Ashley Furniture. Yep, I've been watching Clean House waaay too much LOL!! But the sale was outrageous. The box spring was free with the purchase of the mattress, the full set of furniture was had for $1000 off and I got free delivery and assembly. Can't beat that! It should be here on Friday. I'll post pics of the room redo when it's done.

So... you can't get new furniture without crocheting something to go along with it. I'm thinking I'll make this throw to put across the bed maybe in a neutral color like light ecru or oatmeal:

And of course, doilies for the nightstand and dresser, but I haven't picked the patterns out yet.

So there you have it. Can I spend money or what? No one can ever accuse me of not supporting our slumping economy!

But I don't want to leave you with the impression that I didn't get anything from anybody - that would be sad :(

I got some gorgeous yarn from Sandy - Crystal Palace Moshi Plus in a gorgeous blend of self-striping fall colors, a crochet-knit technique book with some cool patterns, some Ferrero chocolates (have you tasted the white chocolate with coconut? Food of the gods I tell you!) She also made a beautiful pair of earrings and a matching bracelet of pearlized beads and crystals with sterling silver - so pretty! She spoiled me rotten. I've already made a beret for myself with 2 of the 4 balls of yarn, I'm in thinking mode for the rest. I'll post a pic as soon as I dig my camera out of my nest of a computer room.

Nisha sent me some very cool hand-made knitting needles and some lovely hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn that I'm still looking for the perfect pattern for. It's a gorgeous shade of ocean blue with hints of purple in a wool/mohair blend. Very beachy! Again, pics to follow.

And one gift that I haven't redeemed yet cuz her mother gave me fudge that I've been having for breakfast, lunch, snacks... is a 1 lb. box of See's candy. Milk Bordeaux is in my future for sure! Thank you Gretchen :)

From Leisa, a home-made blackberry and apple pie. To die for!

Finally because Kirby always bought me a bottle of Opium, (he made me forgive the French), and 2 Lord of the Rings calendars, I picked those up for myself as well. It made him present in a way, and made having Christmas without him a bit more bearable.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and let's all look forward to a better 2010!


Sandytoo said...

WOW, Mini....that bedroom set is fabulous! I am green. I H-A-T-E my b/f's Scandinavian, teak, platform, ugly, boring bedroom set. Its lost in the 70's and the mattress is as hard as a rock....sigh....

Glad you like the yarn....cant wait to see that beret!

You have a great New Year, too!


Mini said...

Thank you Sandy. Now what to do about your Scandinavian platform set... let me think on it and I'll get back to you with an evil plan.

I'll try to get pics up this weekend :)

Sônia Maria said...

Hi, Mini!
Simply wonderful your Christmas present. I liked the idea of gift-giving. Happy New Year to you and all you love.
Hugs with affection,
Sonia Maria

Kristin said...

Nice bedroom set!
I just found you from a comment you left on the crochet pattern for the "baby it's cold outside" sweater, you mentioned that you adjusted it for a 2 year old? How??? :) I was planning on making one for my 6 mos old, but thought it would be adorable for my 2 year old!

Paula said...

Where can I get a pattern for that throw? It's gorgeous!

Love your new bedroom suite!