Saturday, November 27, 2010

Family and Win

We had a great Thanksgiving with family and good food. Of course it was extra good because I didn't have to cook. After many years of cooking it is nice to go to the "kids" for a meal! Some of the grandkids below....

The 2 DD's posing over the mashed potatoes.....

Grandpa helping Graham carve the turkey.....

A relaxing fire after the feast......we were all stuffed....and then it was time for pie!

On a side note, I won this darling pattern from Renee Plains during the Home for the Holidays quilt designer hop. It is still going on and the link is on my sidebar!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

My wish for all of my friends and family is a blessed Thanksgiving Day! Let's eat!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Less than 5 weeks.....

Today I was sewing some more of these.....

that wind up by being these and then will be joined together....2 of them are already....can't reveal anymore at this time.

I did that sewing while I watched this on of my favorite movies, When Harry Met Sally. Don't have to really study the TV too much because I know it by heart! Sorry for the very tiny picture!

This is ready to be sandwiched and quilted....this one is for me!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Winner, winner.....

I have seen this magazine all over blogland and several of the gals I follow have blocks featured here. Vickie at Spun Sugar Quilts had one of the giveaways to win this beauty and I did! Thank you, Vickie, I have several dog-eared already that I would love to make!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Come to the Quilt Show!!

Head on over to SewCalGal's blog and join up with a favorite Christmas quilt, tablerunner, wallhanging. This is so much fun to see everyone else's goodies.

I worked on this small quilt all of 2009 by stitching the embroidery blocks that Gail Pan Designs gave to us as freebies for 9 months. I just started my blog at the beginning of 2009 and I was also trying to start AND finish quilts for the first time! I was determined to finish this for Christmas 2009 and I did....and it hung in my hallway and I am so proud of it!

I am working on Fat Quarter Shop's BOM, 12 Days of Christmas, and hope to have that to show and brag on next year.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Great Stuff

Last evening we had our Material Girls Quilt Guild Christmas party. It is early, but we don't meet in December, so it is on our November meeting night. We had a really nice dinner and a lot of laughter at a nearby restaurant. Our secret sisters were revealed and this is what I received from Judith. A darling wool ornament kit, a gift card and of course chocolate. Thank you Judith for a fun year of great gifties!

We also have a guild exchange. We have a game that we play and the gifts get sent here, there and everywhere. I picked this one and nobody else took it from me. This is the "gift wrap" and one of the reasons I grabbed it.

When we finally opened our gifts, this is what was inside....I was overwhelmed and felt very lucky! Thank you, Carol for your exceptional sewing skills and generosity! I don't really need anything else for Christmas after bringing these gifts home with me!

And on a side note, a girl can never have enough this fabric!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

So Cute

Today I was doing a little chain sewing. I enjoy making snowball blocks.

This is the pattern I am working on. I saw it on Paulette's blog and thought it was so cute. I am making the smaller one.

It turned into this first....

And now it is ready for attaching the wool cute.

Monday, November 1, 2010

That's All Folks

This is all that got sewed today. Three puppets for the sick grandson's language arts group that is due tomorrow and he hadn't started. Very basic puppets....a boy, a girl and an astronaut. That poor astronaut kept looking like a snowman or a ghost, even with the plastic stitched over his head like a helmet. Oh well, he said they are good, so that is all that counts. BTW, I have no clue why these particular anxious to learn the story.