Sunday, December 28, 2008
.....to Nan, for my sweet bag, stocking ornament and quilting angel that will hold a place of honor on my year round tree in my kitchen window to remind me of our friendship!!
......to my friend Gloria who is not only an amazing quilter, but painter/crafter!! I love the journal, and those star beads...too, too cute!!! I am working on her having a blog!!!
Most importantly thank you to my wonderful sweet family, and my "other" family of in laws, sisters, brother, nieces and nephews and the great nieces and nephews, for such a wonderful and fun Christmas, where so many new wonderful memories were made and with the wonderful addition of Baby Luke! Love you all bunches :-)!!
A couple more days of Merry, and then back to the real world!! Warmest thoughts to you all!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
And whoo hoo ....look what the generosity truck brought me!! When Sharon went to Houston she snagged me a big old haul of quilty wonderfulness!!!!! A wonderful green cupcake Moda bag, the new Minick and Simpson fabric..Flag Day Farm--jellyroll/charm and cake layer combo, a cute little Swing Bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs, a sweet zippered quilt purse, a wonderful stack of Farmhouse Blues by Windham Fabrics - wowie, a ton of Hatched and Patched patterns and great scissors. I am one lucky quilter - thanks Mrs. Red Geranium :-)!!!! I think I have plenty to keep me busy with this big old pile of patterns! Now if all that wasn't enough I was the very lucky winner of a giveaway from Kris at Dandelion Quilts, some wonderful Christmas towels, soap, apron book and fabric..... again I am very lucky!!!
Have you heard the news? Lisa at Spoonful Of Sugar has some of her great recipes featured in a new cookbook, Du Jour, and will also be a regular contributor to a new Australian lifestyle magazine, Silver. The first issue will feature 12 of her fun and easy Christmas crafts. Her blog is just brimming with such creative ideas, and talk about eye candy. Way to go Lisa :-)!!!
And speaking of creative .....have you visited Monica at The Happy Zombie?? Her Pennie Pockets are so darn cute, and she has a free pattern so you too can have some hanging in your own home!!! And again, major eye candy over at Monica's!!!!!!
Our very own Elf Donna, someone we all hold near and dear, lost her whole harvest in a storm. Please know Donna that we are all thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our thoughts. In the midst of all that she is going through she is moving forward and is even celebrating her 400th post - amazing and as always you are an inspiration to us all.
So who are some bloggers that have you inspired? It's amazing all the talent that is out there, and all those that are so willing to share with the rest of us. Gratitude for one and all. Happy first week of December bloggers :-)!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
And look!!! A wonderful box of polka dot goodness from my secret swap partner non other than Cucaroo Deb!! Megan was here and we tore right in to it. It wasn't till after everything was unwrapped I realized I forgot to take a picture of how beautifully everything was wrapped...I was in an unwrapping frenzy!! Look at my goodies. Isn't that the cutest polka dot and rick rack Annie you have ever seen? If you click on the picture you can see her up close and personal!! A so sweet spots and dots book for Baby Luke, beautiful blue and brown rick rack. So nice the website is on that package because I will be visiting there very soon. Some wonderful vintage candy(hey I ate this stuff when I was a kid)...Dots, Candy Buttons, Candy Corn and Tootsie Rolls. I know, I know you are thinking, I don't see any Candy Corn and Tootsie Rolls?......well Megan and I torn in to them and eat the whole bag!! Also a so cute polka dot pen and a blue and white polka dot case to hold credit cards/ money, and I am thinking a cute place to tuck in sewing notions for handwork.!! Also, some bath fizzes and a bag of wonderful smelling perfume goodness from some of the most wonderful perfumers! Deb, thank you, thank you...everything is so wonderful! And Deb we are all wishing you the most speedy recover on your recent hand surgery!!!!!
I am please to announce my Stuff Who quilt is done, even with the binding. Two plus years to get this small wall hanging done is not too bad :0(!!! Nancy I actually found the pattern, so I will be writing you. And the nicest person emailed me the other day about the pattern, I accidentally deleted your note. So sorry, but if you email me again promise I'll get the info to you. UPDATE-Kathi was the nice person that emailed me so here's where you can get the Stuff Who pattern http://www.quilt-n-stitch.com/!! Thanks Kathi, glad you checked back!
Baby Calvin's quilt is also finished and Megan is delivering it to him! I won't say I have had major production, but finishing up things here and there sure feels good. My binding business is really picking up now so that's my focus. I will be attending a quilt camp in another week...four days of uninterrupted sewing-YIPEE!
The kids along with family & friends host a huge Halloween party each year so our girl will be coming home. All the kiddos around, oh happy, happy, joy, joy!! Grandpa and I will be watching Baby Luke and having his first sleepover Saturday..what happens at Grammies house stays at Grammies house :-)! Wishing all of you and your families a very happy and safe Halloween. See you later alligators!!