Sunday, December 26, 2010

I are a college graduate

My mother informed me yesterday that I should breathe and relax...and learn how to spell breathe correctly. Jeez, that is what I get for writing a post two seconds before leaving on a road trip. Spell check didn't tell me it was wrong.

I am spending Christmas with my Mom and Ben in Oregon, it's a quick trip since I have to be back to work on Wednesday.

My niece, her boyfriend and their three girls were here Christmas Eve. At one point you could not see the carpet in the living room, there was wrapping paper and gifts everywhere. The girls are ages 3, 4 and 5, so they were very excited about opening presents. Everyone was happy (maybe a few over excited tears) and playing until after midnight.

Christmas day Ben's Mom (90) and her boyfriend (81) came over for dinner. My Mom's neighbor Bill (86) also joined us dinner. They all arrived about 2:00 p.m. and were gone by 4:30 p.m. LOL ,very different party.

I'm using my Mom's computer, none of my pictures are loaded. Since I have to include a picture, this is Miss Hissyface, a.k.a. Smokey, my Mom's cat.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


If you are like me you have been running around the last few days shopping, sewing, cooking, packing and trying to get a million little things done. Please take a minute and breath...relax...

Have a safe Merry Christmas and a health New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I feel better

I haven't fixed the disaster from Friday. But I put together this little Christmas wall hanging today.
I bought the snowman stitchery at a rummage sale, it was in a plain wood frame begging to be made into a little quilt.

I like how this one turned out.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

No Pictures

Did I sew last night?


Am I going to show you what I made?



Because it looks yucky.

I made another candle mat, and when I put the binding on it the border bunched. Even the back is bunchy.

Today I pouted about it all day.

Tomorrow I'm going to take it apart.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

I am determine to sew I gotta get to it!

This is a fireplace log holder that I stack quilts in, Fred thinks it makes an excellent bed.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another nice weekend

Karen and I got together Saturday for some fabric shopping and lunch. Karen has kids, I have cats, we have fun trading stories about them, work and life in general. We are two lucky people...

...really, we are lucky. One quilt shop we stopped at was having a holiday open house and I won a door prize raffle.

I got to pick a gift bag of my choice. I didn't open it until after we left the shop. The bag was heavy and I knew it had a ruler in it but I was so surprised on opening it to find a Henry Glass & Co fat quarter bundle of Summertime! Love the fabrics! The ruler is a template ruler to make corner to corner curve squares. I'm not much on curved piecing but I think I'll have to try out this ruler, looks like it would be interesting to use.

The next shop we went to was having an open house also. And had door prizes too. Yup, you guessed right, Karen won! A nice gift certificate which she promptly spent.

Fabric shopping, prizes and friends, nothing could be better.