Monday, November 28, 2011

Got those Shop Samples done!

 My sweet cat looking soooo relaxed on my daughter's bed!!!
It's market review time again at the quilt store where I work.  We make samples of the new patterns that we will be selling starting Sunday and this is one of them.  Great pattern for a focus fabric.  It was a lot of fun to make and also quick!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Some Stockings!

 I have two sons that attend college 1000 miles away from home.  They came home for Thanksgiving Break!  It was so wonderful to have all the chickens back in the nest.  We had an awesome week together and I am extremely thankful to have them here.
 They go to a military college and their rooms are a bit spartan at best.  One of my sons asked me to make a Christmas stocking for him and his roommate to bring some Christmas cheer into their lives for the last few weeks before they get home for Christmas holiday.  He helped me choose fabric and this is the combination we came up with.  I whipped these stockings up in an afternoon.
Now I have to get moving on some serious house decorating.  Got to have it looking beautiful for when they return in two and a half weeks time.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Tree Prepped!!!

Hello folks!!!  Hope this blog post finds everybody well and getting into the spirit of the holiday season. We put up our Christmas Tree yesterday - hauled it out the roof, dusted and fluffed the branches, tested a bunch of light strands (the most UN-fun activity of setting up the tree) put the lights in the tree, wound the tinsel and now it is ready for the ornaments.  The kids never enjoy this process of setting up the tree, so my husband and I do it and then the kids come along to decorate.  I have to say that two of my boys tested the light strands, so give them their due!!!
Tonight we will make hot chocolate, put on some Christmas music and decorate the tree!!!  Can't wait.
The bauble in the first photo is a decoration I made for the tree this year.  Finished it last night.  It is made from yoyo's using the Clover YO-YO maker (small).  Lots or corsage pins and some pearls from the craft store. The yoyo's are pinned into a foam ball - I prefer these to styrofoam balls as they can be quiet messy!  I also use an ornament glue to be sure the pins don't wiggle out of the ball!!  Not sure if it is necessary, but I do it anyway!!!
Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gobble, gobble, gobble!!!

 Hello!  I don't know what happens to the days.  They sure do fly by!!!  Yesterday felt like Thanksgiving to me.  You see, my two sons came home from college for Thanksgiving break!!!  It was so good to go to the airport and fetch them.  I had a pot of Chicken Noodle soup ready - made from scratch!!!  It's a tradition that they started when my oldest started his first year.  He missed my chicken noodle soup the most of all the dishes I make.  They reckon it can grow back a limb it's so good!  Anyway, this is what the table looked like before we left for the airport!!!
I also finished my turkey penny rug!  I think he is really cute.  It's good he is done because the Christmas decorations are about to come out in a few days time.  Now I can start some Christmas decorations.  That is an activity I look so forward to every year!

Monday, November 7, 2011

There is Progress on those Hexies!!

 After vacuuming and washing the floor today, I decided to put out my double diamond hexagons, to see how far I am getting with the project.  That is not the only reason though.  I need to choose my color for the connectors.  I want a solid as the Kaffe's are extremely patterned!
 I have e-mailed these pics to a very talented girlfriend of mine for advice.  I would love to hear what you think!
Hopefully you are having a really good Monday so far.