Friday, November 18, 2011


This morning when I went out to run an errand I heard a bird call that I don't remember hearing before.  I spotted this guy in the tree and then hopping onto the feeder.  I have seen plenty of these types of woodpeckers, but don't think I have heard his "chirp" before.  Time to keep the feeders really full with that nasty white stuff coming soon!

Julie has relocated to California.  She is a great designer and has the best patterns.  She is living near Eleanor Burns' shop, Quilt in a Day, and will be teaching there this winter!  Julie had a giveaway of this quilt kit for a BOM  that Eleanor is featuring.  I won!!  I don't know whether I will do the pattern or not, but the yardage that came with it is fantastic.  What a stash builder.  Thanks Julie....good luck in California!  Thanks Eleanor for some great fabric.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

Hubby and I attended a wonderful Veteran's Day program this morning at granddaughter Mia's school.  The music, essays, pictures and speaker were great.  Thank you CIS and thank you Veterans also!

Most of the trees in our yard look like this.

But the Cleveland Pears (two of them) and the Bradford Pear have their brilliant colors now....Autumn is still hanging on!

Last night the Material Girl's Quilt Guild had our Christmas party.  We dined at a really nice Italian restaurant and had our gift exchange and Secret Sister reveal. This is the cute container that I gave my secret sister, Heather.  It contained earrings and a gift card.

I made these (well, not the mug) for my gift exchange.

I received this gift from my secret sister.  The mug reads To Stash or Not to Stash....that is the Question.  We all know the answer to that one!