Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas BOM

I think I mentioned once or twice how much I love this fabric line, 12 Days of Christmas by Kate
Spain. Blue is usually not in my color scheme for Christmas but I am really liking this shade of blue. Fourth and fifth block finished.

All caught up with my blocks now....yippee!! I think I'm liking the presents block the best so far. They all have a lot of pieces to them and a little bit of a challenge for me, but I do have to say that the directions are VERY well written which makes it fun to sew!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tidbits, but no Sewing

Haven't done much stitching lately. It has been pretty busy around here with "stuff" that doesn't include sewing. Going to remedy that in the next couple of days. Did take some cool pics, so here they are. An empty Bald Eagle's nest....very large and very high in this tree...about 5 minutes from our house!

Our home team won yesterday! Only their 2nd win of the season and they beat the Super Bowl champs, New Orleans. It had to be because I was wearing my team shirt!

This is Oliver this morning with the newspaper. Maybe if you enlarge the picture you can see the headlines.

I love the combination of these two......sweet and salty....yummy!

Jackson got a haircut today and a Halloween bandana.

And this is what I hope to sew tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


These are the last 2 PIFs that I mailed out a couple of weeks ago. I have heard from one of the gals, but not the other. I decided to post the picture anyway. These were fun and fast to have to make myself one!

I am in love with this book. Camille has such a comfortable way of explaining and giving extra kind of gal!
This is just one of the many projects I would love to make.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Thanks to Annie (no reply), I now know where I found the recipe for the pumpkin spice cookies. It was from Lori.....thank you Lori and thank you Annie for visiting my blog!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I made these yummy cookies today. I can not remember which blog where I found this recipe. I hate that, I have to write everything down! If you read this blog, please contact me so I can give you the credit. It is a very simple recipe, my kind. A box of spice cake mix, a 16 oz. can of pumpkin and a cup of choc. chips! Drop by spoonfulls on cookie sheet...bake 350 deg. for 10-12 min. FYI, I baked mine close to 15 min. before they were done. This is a cake-like cookie, not crisp, but very tasty!

Last night at quilt guild it was our month to give a gifty to our secret sister. I was SO excited when I saw what was in my bag.....the makings of a cute Christmas hanging....I just love it! The pattern, fabric to trace the design onto and a charm pack to do the front! I may even sew charms together to make the backing.

She even included the floss that I will need to stitch snowman.

Pardon the glare, but I wanted to show you a close-up of the cuteness!

Going to get this traced tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

I finished block 12 of the jelly roll sampler....finally.

Today I cut the sashing and cornerstones and sewed it all together. Tomorrow I will add the narrow white border and the wider dark pink border. Then I will have to decide how this will be quilted....any suggestions?

I love the texture of this tree that was planted 33 years ago when we were building our home. It is a honey locust and quite large.

I don't think we have had a really good show of color this fall. I don't know if it was because of our unusually dry summer, but there is really not brilliant color around where we live. Typical is this bradford pear tree in our yard....this is how the color is showing, in little spots. Some of the trees in the woods have dropped leaves already and others still have green leaves. Go figure!

And still blooming are these geraniums. I am going to keep these summer colors around for as long as I can!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

You can do it Too!

Several of you have indicated your interest in the siggy of mine. I didn't figure this out myself, that is for sure!! But you can try it for yourself by following Jennifer's great instructions.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My Siggy

Just checking out my new signature.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

In the Mail

My last 2 PIF's from last year are now in the mail.....wish I could show you what they are, but I need to wait until I know that the gals have received them. Will post pics soon.

And again this year my white Iris is blooming in the Fall after a great blooming season in the
Spring....I love Iris!

Friday, October 1, 2010


One down and one to go! Fall cute.

Does any one know what this "pod" is? This area was home to a large yellow and black spider most of the summer. This is in what is left of the web. I missed a week or so watching it and wonder if the spider and/or eggs are in here??? It seems very hard.