Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Great Christmas

Hope everyone had a great Christmas...ours was very laid back this year. Since Josh, Katie and Hampton were not ready to travel yet, it was Andy, my mom, Sue (my right and left hand person at the shop and more like a sister to me than I can even imagine), Howie and Zack (our 95 pound Labs) and me. We had a light breakfast, opened gifts, talked, laughed, ate turkey dinner with all that goes with it, laughed some more and called it a day. Before we went to bed we looked at our tree and realized it was getting very brown. So...down it came yesterday morning with some help from the boys.

I'm off from the shop today so I am planning a sewing day...ALL DAY! So I should have some pictures to post tomorrow. I'm working on a Snowman quilt for Hampton which is way out of my color comfort zone, but I'll do anything for him...I have shop block of the month blocks to do...and I'm working on our Spa Day quilt. So upstairs for me! We'll talk later.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas to You All

Wishing each one of you the very Merriest Christmas...and I'd like to thank you for allowing me to become a part of your Blogland Quilty community...I feel like I have so many new friends. I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2007 with lots of quilting! Merry, Merry one and all!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Relay for Life is a Flimsy

I am just thrilled to report that the Relay for Life top that I've been working on is to the flimsy stage. It is a Buggy Barn pattern called Circle of Love from their book Around the Bend. Not the typical Buggy Barn pattern where you use the freezer paper and cut and shift...this one has tons of pieces and they all had to go together correctly to form the hearts. It was way more work than I thought when I began the project, but I love the end result. I can hardly wait to get it quilted and give it to them. Andy loves it and said that I would have to bring it to the office and give it to them...he knows they will all cry. I said I'd mail it to them :) I switched to BETA this morning after not being able to comment on anyone's blogs for 2 was a light bulb moment and with Libby's (Simple Girl) help I got it done. So far, so good...I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The hardest thing has been keeping my sign in name and password right. I keep going back to the old one and they keep saying it doesn't exist any more. I am so techno challenged, but this has taken me to a whole new level. Off to the grocery to get the ingredients for some Holiday Mix (white chocolate, pretzels, M&M's, peanuts, Chex and Cheerios) for Andy to take into work and I'm going to take some to the shop. Everybody just loves it .

Monday, December 04, 2006

Deck the Halls with....

Andy and I spent a very fun Sunday together...we went to get our tree...I love real trees, the wonderful smell and even though they cost a ton of money down here in Florida we wouldn't trade it. We spent the day together geting out all the Christmas stuff, and decorating after a quick stop at Starbuck's for a Gingerbread Latte to get us in the real mood. Here's the tree and a bookcase in our living room that we empty to fill up with our Santa collection. Up on top of the bookcase is our Nativity...I just love it. I'm looking at these pictures and I think I must be a little tipsy this morning :) both seem a bit askew but you get the idea. I don't feel like I got very far on my November goals but there were some interruptions (very happy ones though and I'm thrilled to have given up 2 sewing weekends for our little Hampton)...I am going to be very conservative with my December goals since I don't know whether I'll have to head to Chicago to help out. In November I did get the Relay for Life quilt cut out and mostly sewn, which I'm thrilled about. That wasn't a goal but I got going and decided to just get it done. Hopefully by the end of this week it will be put together and I will post a picture. I also did do some handwork in November...some wool applique which I did for samples for the shop and forgot to take pictures of. So, the goals didn't get crossed off as they were written, but I did get quite a bit of sewing in this month and I think that's a very good thing and we had our first grandchild and that just is the best of all!