Monday, December 22, 2008
The Herd Has Been Delivered
This is short and sweet...I need to be packing and getting ready to get out the door in the morning...I picked up mom this morning and she's all ready. I'll be almost to Birmingham tomorrow at this time. I'll be back the 30th...Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday everyone! ENJOY!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Christmas Mail Goodness
Sharon you thought of everything! Thank you!
Saturday, December 06, 2008
The Herd and Hospice Quilt
Friday, December 05, 2008
Keeping My Promise
All done and we're all telling him how cute he is...look in the mirror...His dad and his Mamie taking pictures.Before she could put the Pixie Dust on his head...he had to check it out.He's officially Pixie Dusted...
It was such a fun day...I'm so glad that we got to be part of this big event. Mom was with us too and she just loved it.
I'm going to try and post again tomorrow...I have all the dog blocks done and I'm putting the rows together...and I'm taking it to the quilter on Sunday...so I'll take a pic tomorrow when it's all together. I also will take a picture of the Hospice quilt that came back from a very giving and caring quilter. It is awesome! See you tomorrow!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
All I Can Say is.....LIFE!
Look at these birthday goodies from Tammy...Sorry for the glare on the picture...It is sooooooooooo cute...all wool...and look at this little bag full of goodies...here's what was inside...Coasters, a snowman notepad, a bookmarker and stickers for holiday fun. And also in the package was this box...OMG, if you live near a Trader Joe's, love Oreo's and candy canes...I'm telling you, run, don't walk, and buy yourself some of these YUMMY cookies. I have them hidden in the pantry...I did give one to mom, but I hid them from Josh. Thanks Tammy!
Monday I went and got mom and brought her home to await Hampton's arrival...they got in around 10 and the excitement began. We tried very hard not to get him too wound up, but you know that wasn't easy. We got him to bed so that we could celebrate his birthday on Tuesday...little Hampton is 2! Hampton loves acorns...so when I was in Williams-Sonoma and they had this wonderful cake pan that made acorn cakes I didn't even have to think twice...acorn cakes for Hampton's birthday breakfast.
This is my good friend Carol Ann's daughter Anna holding Hampton so he can blow out the candles. Anna and Carol Ann stopped by to wish Hampton a happy birthday.
Hampton loves Handy Manny from the Disney Playhouse...so we had to go see him at the Disney Studios...We actually saw the character Handy Manny, but Hampton was a bit overwhelmed...but he sure loved the show and the picture on the side of the building. When we got home Hampton opened his gifts and I'm just going to share this one...opening his Wild Things quilt that I made for him...Where the Wild Things Are was Josh's favorite book when he was 2, so this was a must along with the book. He loved it. One last picture...Hampton with his Handy Manny birthday cake...Josh baked it and Katie did the decorating.It was a wonderfully fun day! This post ended up longer than I planned so I promise I'll be back tomorrow with Hampton's first haircut day...see those curls in the back...they won't be there tomorrow.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Simply Sophisticated Month 2
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I Came Back
Isn't he a cutie!
Monday, November 10, 2008
I had the Best Intentions
We had a scare Thursday...Katie called to tell us that Hampton passed out while they were at the Botanical Gardens...they took him to the pediatrician immediately...she checked his blood sugar and it was quite low...he hasn't been eating much the past couple of days...he's getting his 2 year molars plus his canine teeth all at the same time and his mouth hurts...she felt pretty sure that was what it was, but sent them over to the Children's Hospital for an EKG...we're waiting to get the word from that. I've talked to her many times since Thursday and she says he's acting just fine now and back to eating again. Poor Katie...scared her to death...she said he was out cold. She scooped him up and ran with him to the front of the gardens and there's a little cafe there...the seating hostess is a lifegaurd and she took him from Katie, put him on the ground and did something with his arms and he came right around...OMG I can't imagine. The EKG report is supposed to be back today, we haven't heard anything yet, but I really think it his blood sugar was down...no more scares!
Here's the recipe if you'd like it...it came from my friend Debbie Busby...
PUMPKIN SPICE CAKE
1 package spice cake mix
1 package (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger(optional)
1/2 cup nuts (I put mine on the top)
MIX all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour mixture into a lightly oiled cake pan. Bake for 32 min at 350 degrees. Frost with Fresh Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.
Fresh Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese at room temp.
1 stick butter at room temp.
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tbs orange juice
1 tbs orange zest
MIX cream cheese and butter in bowl until creamy. Add powdered sugar. Add orange juice and zest. Beat until mixed well. Spread on the cooled cake. ENJOY!
We worked in Lynda's sewing room...I love her room...
Lynda and her SIL Donna just working away...I was slackin'...taking pictures. Our friend Jeanne was here too...but somehow she stayed out of the pictures.Look at all these cute fall goodies on the top of Lynda's computer cabinet.
Donna made us all these cute tomato pin cushions...they're wool and she filled them with alpaca wool...oh my pins are going to be so happy.Lynda made us all the cutest snowman ornaments...I forgot to download that picture from my camera so I'll post that tomorrow along with a picture of the quilt top that I am going to finish...it's a quilt for our local Hospice's big fund raiser of the year.
See you tomorrow...OK I've committed! I'll be here!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Katie just sent me the latest Hampton pictures and so I just had to share...Here he is in his Halloween costume...have you ever seen a cuter Dumbo?
He found just the right pumpkin...He loves stickers...I love to send them to him...Remember the car I took him when I went up in June? He now thinks it's the most wonderful to go really fast, and up and down the hill in their front yard...
Josh says that he would do this for hours, except mom and dad get tired! Doesn't he just look like a little race car driver...
So now he thinks he's ready for the real thing...LOL! I'm not sure where this is...sure looks like an oldie.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Half a Herd Plus 1
Nine more blocks and I can start putting it together...it really is a fun one!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Where Did the Week Go?
Jeanne quilted my table topper that we worked on when we had our sewing time at her house...she sent it to me on Wednesday and I got the binding on Thusday and on the table today. Thanks so much Karen for your inspiration!
I started working on a Christmas gift for the "visiting dogs" mom and dad today...it's a Buggy Barn pattern from their book Crazy Dog Days...I haven't done a Buggy Barn pattern for while and I'm having lots of fun. Andy leaves for Utah on Sunday and I'm hoping to get all 18 blocks done while he's gone. Here's how it starts...cut and shuffle
Then sew the pieces back together. It's like a puzzle.I'll post more pictures when I get the blocks done.
Enjoy the weekend!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
2 Posts in 2 Days...WHEW!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The Boys are Pooped
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A Light Bulb Moment
After my last post when I mentioned that Blogger wasn't playing nice and wouldn't let me download anymore pictures...Tammy e-mailed me and said that she downloads 5 at a time, and then just moves them where she wants them. Well, I was scratching my head trying to figure out how she did that, cause when I downloaded pics I would get all this Html gibberish...I was clueless...we decided maybe I had an older version of Blogger...so I started going through the Help tabs, checking Frequently asked questions, after about an hour of fiddling around this I gave up. I went to the "Create" page and I happened to see 2 tabs at the top right...Edit Html and Compose...now for most of you out there, this is a no brainer, for me, the not at all techno girl, I realized that if I clicked on the Compose tab and downloaded a picture I could see the picture, no Html gibberish. OMG! The lightbulb came on...now I ask you? How in the world have I blogged for well over a year...189 posts and I never knew that. I am just a pitiful techno girl.
We had the "boy's" friends over the weekend...here's my man getting ready to walk the "'herd"...I actually walk 2 of them and he walks 2 of them, but he had them all waiting for me...I had to get the camera. We are going to St. Louis in the morning for Kelly's wedding...Kelly used to watch the "boys" when we went away, so they're going to their friend's house for a sleepover. Susan and Ray will have our two through Saturday...the "herd" will be at their house.
I was reading Christine's blog...she was telling about a project that she is working on...Home of the Brave...making quilts for fallen soldier's families. What a wonderful project, sad that it has to be done, but wonderful...so I've been making 9 patches...I put some in the mail today and I'll be doing blocks for her each month until she doesn't have to do these quilts anymore.
Have a fantastic couple of days while I'm gone...I'll be back late Saturday.
P.S. I added pictures with no Html gibberish for the first time ever...OMG! Was that ever easier! I am a very happy girl...thanks Tammy for getting me on the right track!
Saturday, October 04, 2008
I'm So Excited I Could Pop!
Now, here's what I was going to post this morning before all the excitement...I was cleaning in the sewing room again and came upon some older, out of print fabrics that would love to go to someone else's house, where they'll go into a quilt.
As always, I'll just charge you whatever the shipping will be...just send me an e-mail.... email@example.com
22 Fat Quarters of Ella's Linen Closet by Blackbird Designs $33
SOLD- Thank you
29 Fat Quarters of Aunt Luci's Cottage by Blackbird Designs $40 SOLD-Thank you
2-2/3 Yards Aunt Luci's Cottage $15 SOLD-Thank you
I want to share the wonderful gifties that I got from my swap group...I showed my wonderful angel from Darlene several posts back...there was a delay in posting the others until everyone got their packages. This darling little quilt came from Judy...she used the leftovers from our swap fabrics...
Look at this tote bag from Wendy...
And Sharon made us all these little bags... I have my stitchery tools in mine...it has a zipper so I never have to worry about anything falling out...I'll never lose another pair of scissors.
Thank you so much girls...this was an absolutely wonderful swap and I can't wait to get my quilt together. It's going to be beautiful and full of lots of good memories.
Blogger's decided it doesn't want anymore pictures for now...so I'm going to say "Have a great evening!"