Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Great new piggy items made their way to m y house for Christmas. Love the pig fabric!!! Will have to find something perfect for it. Plus a piggy spatula.
|This is Arthur the Christmas pig, he was feeling left out, so I added a Christmas ribbon to him.|
Monday, December 19, 2011
I am so excited that we are out of school for Christmas vacation. I guess I should be politically correct and call it Winter Break, but to me it is Christmas vacation and that is what I am going to call it. Vacation got off to a great start on Friday night with Thimbles. Unfortunately I was too exhausted from such a busy week at work to stay too late, I did get to see some great quilts. Sarah is working on her version of Kitty's Baskets from Pat's book. Her version looks dramatically different from Pat's neutral one.
|Teresa was getting in the spirit with her miniature Christmas hat.|
|Carmen's version of Scrappy Nines, another quilt from Pat's book. She is doing her version in grape and neutrals. I really like it.|
Lynn a new member to our group totally wowed us with her log cabin quilt. It is a gift for her mom. It was absolutely beautiful. She did a really different setting and it looked like stars. If the front of the quilt wasn't enough, when we saw the letters on the back, several of us had tears in our eyes. She and her brothers and sisters had written letters to their mother, and Lyn had embroidered them for the back.One reason I didn't stay too late at Thimbles was I had a busy weekend ahead of me. We were doing Christmas with DH's family on Sunday and I had to do some major house cleaning on Saturday, plus start preparing the food. The menu was lamb, roasted green beans with potatoes, cranberry apple casserole, bread, fruit salad, and an assortment of cookies and candies for dessert. Lamb is a big tradition in his family and not something that I am very comfortable cooking. I wanted to get it in the marinade on Saturday, plus get as much of the food prepared as I could. All in all I think everything turned out ok. The lamb appeared to be a big hit, I didn't eat any of it, that is one meat that I just can't bring myself to eat. After a late lunch it was present time. Way to many presents but it was very nice. DH racked up on the goodies. I got several books that I had asked for plus to gift certificates to the quilt shop up in blue Ridge. Can't wait to spend them!!
|Joe's mom and niece opening presents.|
Friday, December 16, 2011
|Lovely table in Patrice's office.|
|Yummy cornbread to go with Maryette's delicious potato soup.|
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
|I don't do this one justice when reading but I try really hard, a Cajun version of the classic Night Before Christmas.|
|You can't go wrong with Olivia helping out in the kitchen for the holidays.|
|The Polar Express, no need for words.|
|Olive, the Other Reindeer. What dog hasn't wanted to be a reindeer.|
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
|Camo fleece shirt|
Monday, December 12, 2011
|The light orbs that pulse in color to the Christmas songs.|
|Poinsettia Tree in the greenhouse.|
|One of my favorites, the red and white snowflakes.|
|Skyline of Midtown.|
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
|Festive, western inspired tissue paper, what's in it?|
|Oh, boy! A pattern, four fat quarters and a stocking kit.|
|Can't wait to get started on this stocking kit. Too bad it probably won't be finished for this Christmas.|
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
|Here is the tree all decorated, except for the scene and goes under it. That job belongs to DH.|
|Some of my many pillows. I have lots and lots of Christmas pillows, this one is my favorite, All Jolly Old Fat Men Welcome.|
|Snowman peeps add a special touch to hot chocolate.|
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
After coming back from the funeral, I was only home for two days before heading up to our cabin for Thanksgiving. It was great to be away from everything for a few days but I did wonder what was going on in blog land. Hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The new books were very tempting, however I only bought one, the new one from Edyta Sitar, Reasons for Quilts. It is a wonderful book and one that I would recommend to any quilter. The patterns are absolutely out of this world and the stories that go with each pattern are wonderful to read.
|Here is my Primitive Gatherings bundle, plus a bundle called Serenity.|
|Diawabo fat quarters|
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Bloggers Quilt Festival. This is my snowman stitchery quilt that I just finished. I purchased the fabric two years ago while on Christmas break. I usually go shopping with my friends Becky and Kristie sometime during our winter break. Kristie and I both saw this pattern and fell in love with it. I have to admit it took me a while to get going on it, but once I did I couldn't wait to finish it. I love the way Leisa quilted it. I should have taken a better picture of the quilting, she put snowflakes all through it. I had debated on if I should let my mom hand quilt it or let Leisa machine quilt it. Nothing against my mom, but I love what Leisa did. The only thing I have left to do is make a label for it.