Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hellllllllo, It's This Thing Working???

I'm back and I have really missed all the happenings....BUT, lots of binding deadlines and then a little bug that came to visit took priority. So now for some catching up!

First Thanksgiving.....WONDERFUL!!! My sister in law hosted, and the food was so good and so much visiting and talking and eating, just a really fun day. Our girl was able to come by after work and arrived just in time for dinner...perfect!!! Here's Little Polka Dot enjoying the day....honestly isn't he just the cutest??? That was a very shameless grandma comment, but I just couldn't help myself! Our niece Beth took such great photos of him, and I could show you a trillion but I won't!!! Sixteen months old, so hard to believe and we are enjoying each and every moment we get to spend with him. What a character he is and such a big boy already.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving I sewed at an all day Quilt Till You Wilt event. So much fun and the food......yummmmmmy!!! There was a traveling cowboy chef that came and made the best ever beef sandwiches and again the best ever, ever, ever potato salad....oh yeah..and we quilted!!!! There were three of us that decided to use my friend Annie's pattern using a Happy Campers jelly roll.....those are the pieces to the one quilt I didn't finish, but here's the two I did! Picture in the middle is my friend Beth's quilt and mine. What a great pattern and whips up really fast.

Great mail came!!! My SSCS parcel arrived from Jo Jo in Australia....love the wool snowman
ornament and how am I ever going to resist opening this gift till Xmas day???!!! hmmmm, don't think I can do it, I am so tempted........Jo Jo came to my rescue and said I should go ahead and open it so I can use it this Christmas.....YIPEEEEEEE, love this Santa. She did such a beautiful job making him. Thanks JoJo and BIG THANKS for giving me the OK to open my parcel!

Then there's the binding deadlines....amazing so many beautiful quilts, lots of pieced quilts this year. There will be some happy people on Xmas
morning...just sayin'! Here's a few Xmas ones that I wanted to share. The trees on the left are my friend Carol's. She got the pattern when we went to Houston a few years ago and did a fine job collecting greens, black and whites...someday I'll do this one!!! Then a wonderful snowman sampler and a Lover's Knot toopper ......so beautiful!!!!

Between the Thanksgiving celebrating and the binding deadline thingie, there was this 24 hour bug that came to visit and knocked me on my keester...wow!!! Then it knocked Mr. Polka Dot on his keester except for him, a cold came right along with it. Me feeling very smug that I didn't get the cold part....MISTAKE, then the cold part knocked me on my keester again!!! Finally turning the corner just in the nick of time.....I just get these things this time of year you would think I would be use to it by now!!

Xmas decorating is happening......FINALLLLLY!!! Word has it there's a wild Gingerbread decorating party happening next week, so things better be looking festive! Nice to be back amongst the blog world......15 more days till the the big guy comes!!! Happy Friday (and Saturday in some parts) everyone!!

16 comments:

Lorraine said...

oh...nice to see you back!! wow...little polka dot is just adorable isn't he!!! You have been busy...lots of stitching - cute SSCS gifts!!

Jackie said...

So glad you are back!! You are right, little polka is just the cutest. You have been quite busy. I hope you have some time to rest and enjoy the holiday season.

Carol said...

Andy and I both got the cold bug after the kids were here for Thanksgiving...just getting over it...but I wouldn't have traded all those hugs and kisses for anything...even No germs! LOL! You're a binding wild woman. I love your friend Annie's pattern.

Annelies Dease said...

I have missed you....sorry to hear you have been sick. I pictured you busily sewing away....NOT!!! Glad you enjoyed the pattern. I have barely sewed a stitch since Julian!!! Feeling like I am barely keeping up with life!!! Hugs to you and stay WELL!!! XXX Annie

Allie said...

You sure have been busy! So sorry you've been sick - I always think we should have Christmas in July so we're not smack in the middle of flu season. Little Polka Dot is too darling!!!

Kris said...

Welcome back. I missed your posts!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Little Polka Dot is absolutely the CUTEST! Enjoy every minute!

PamKittyMorning said...

I can't believe how much Little Polka Dot has grown! He looks like a regular kid and not a baby anymore!

Chookyblue...... said...

good to see your not buried under bindings still.........an also pleased to hear your feeling better........

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great to see you back, girl! I think we have all been on the busy track.

Cardygirl said...

Your SSCS gifts are great...JoJo is one clever lady!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Hooray..you are back. You missed my turkey soup post. LOL...I remember how you like my meatloaf. Sorry to hear you were sick. Little mister is simply cute. And I like those goodies you're showing off. FUN

Thimbleanna said...

What a wonderful swap package -- and how fun to be able to open it up early. Love the quilts you've shown. And sure happy you're feeling better -- at least you've got that out of the way now LOL!

julieQ said...

Your post spells busyness to me!! :) and that is just the way I am too. So glad you are back.

Anne Heidi said...

Glad to see you back on here! Looks and sounds like you are staying busy!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW you've been busy. Baby Luke is just the cutest little guy but then you know that.
Nice gifties you got there. Love the santa.
Glad you and Mr. Dot are feeling better.