Friday, November 21, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

As the magician in Frosty the Snowman said, that's just what I've been. I've been working on the quilts I'm giving for Christmas. I have 3 quilt tops finished, one nearly finished, one started, and one planned. Not bad, huh.

The other night our PBS station showed a documentary on the artwork of Dale Chihuly. I've always love glass, and have a collection of Fenton baskets. But the work of this talented man just leaves me breathless. Check out some of his work at The colors and shapes are just incredible. He has a team of blowers, and does little glass blowing himself, but the designs are just amazing. I think I'll bookmark this site for times when I need some inspiration. Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, Monday - Again

This weekend Rod and I were to leave Saturday AM for a night away for our 34th anniversary. I was so looking forward to it, but on Friday afternoon, Rod called and said find us a room for tonight and pack your undies -- I told the Bossman I'm leaving for my anniversary weekend early. I'll be home at 3:30. What a great surprise. We left the house at about 4:00, and made a quick stop at our favorite bakery to pick up a few goodies for the trip. Soon it was dark and very rainy, and we missed a turn. The trip which usually takes 2-1/2 hours took 4-1/2 hours, but we laughed and had a good time. Our trip was awesome, we visited stores we don't usually go into. Had a lot of good food, and a very relaxing weekend. And of course, I visited a fabric outlet. After all, what's a trip without a fabric purchase????

Yesterday we took down the Halloween decorations and put up some turkey things. Thanksgiving is Rod's favorite holiday. After all, he says, what's better than a weekend of family, good food, and football!!! And, of course, we throw in a little Black Friday shopping. We aren't the early birds since I don't like crowds. Last year we left at 4:00 pm, still found the bargains we wanted and no crowds. Guess everyone else was shopped out. How do you spend Thanksgiving weekend? We put up the turkey quilts, and today my sewing room looks like a tornado went through. So, now I'm off to put things away and try to find the half finished project that is my next victim. Have a great week.

Friday, November 7, 2008


It's another Friday and with each one that passes, we are closer to Christmas and I feel more pressure to get things done. This morning I've been trying out a Bear Paws block for DSL George's quilt. I love the block but I think it's too complicated for the time I have left, so I may just go with a Log Cabin in homespun plaids.

Finally got a picture of the Lion King Quilt. Doesn't look too bad, does it? Well, Bubby is calling me from the living room -- probably to watch Blue's Big Musical for the fifth time in the last two days. Good thing it's Friday!!! Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day and Gratitude Tuesday

Wow, it's finally election day, and I'm so thankful. Hopefully tomorrow will end the bombardment of political ads, phone calls, and opinion polls. What will all these people do when this is all over??? Will you be going to vote??? Please DO..

Well, they're here -- photos of the grandpuppies in their costumes. Do you think they look positively humiliated?

I've started putting Kristin's quilt together -- cutting sashings and squaring up the blocks. Looks pretty good so far. This Saturday will be our 34th wedding anniversary, so Rod and I are planning a night away to celebrate. Hope to get another hand-pieced block cut to take along. We're going to Amish Country Ohio, and everything there closes as 5 pm, so I'll want something to work on. I guess this weekend is their holiday open house so I'm looking forward to that.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Another Monday -- New Month

Wowser!! It's November already. And I still have 4 quilts to go before Christmas!!! Better get a wiggle on, as my granny used to say. We had trick or treat night here on Friday. All the kids left together from here with the grandkids and grandpuppies. I don't have pictures of the puppies, but the black lab went as Darth Vader and the chocolate lab went as Yoda. They looked as though they were totally humiliated!! I do however have photos of the grandkids.

Krissy's birthday party was Saturday evening, and she loved the quilt. I didn't honestly think I would get it done, but I did. Slow and Steady -- that's my motto. It really turned out well, and I'm pleased. Now I'm making some 9-patches for a quilt for Jimmy and I need a break from all the thinking on those character quilts. I'll post a picture of Krissy's quilt as soon as Mary gets one to me. Have a great Monday.