Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

May everyone have a






Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I can't seem to get enough.....

You know what I mean ,the Christmas Cottages, I love them so, I can't seem to get enough. I have been doing some private swaps with girls that were not in my group and wanted to share their work with you.
First, I was in Nanette's group but not her "group" she sent a Cottage to everyone, here is mine, I so wish I knew how to enlarge my pictures, but alas, I have to idea. Here is the best picture I could get.
Look at the cute sunbonnet sues....

I also exchange with Eileen who was in Terri's group, look at what she sent me. Some of her fabric is real reproduction,I just love the red bricks......

Also a block from Stephanie, who knows I adore pink....Look at the little lace curtains...

I am expecting three more but would be happy to exchange with anyone else! If you would like to swap just email me at.....

pnkcndy at sbcglobal dot net

Have a Happy Day! Wait, I think the mail is here yippee!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday (Really Wednesday)

Please do not think poorly of me but I am re-posting. I wrote this post before I knew many of you and before I joined Vintage Thingies Thursday. It holds such special memories for me, I thought I would share it again. sorry for cheating!!!

I thought I would share a little bit about my childhood. I loved Barbie, I was born September 16, 1955 and Barbie was born on March 9th 1959. I got my first Barbie for Christmas 1960.

This is my case....

In those days you would get a little booklet with your doll

and I would spend hours looking and hoping for certain outfits. You had one doll, and the outfits were sold separately.

I then was lucky enough to get Ken, her boyfriend,

Midge her best friend

and Skipper her little sister.

One Christmas I received the whole Wedding Party Outfit. It was the best!

I still have my Barbie things and whenever my girls, (27, 24, 12) were sick, they would be allowed to play with my Barbie and clothes. When I was little, I would go to bed and when I would wake up in the morning my Barbie had a new outfit on ,that my Mom had made for me! I know some of the items look old and very well loved and may be worth money, but I would not part with them, not even for a million dollars!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Really I do need to stop.....

Seriously, I really do need to stop buying this Japanese fabric, but look at it! How can I? Every time I see a cute piece, I MUST have it. Here take a look and see if you could resist.....

Now you tell me.....

What's a girl to do!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

What a Mail day!!!!!

Boy oh boy, was Saturday the best mail day ever, I got not one or two but three special packages.
I was lucky enough to be a tester of one of sarah smith’s new products, I am not sure if she needs anymore testers but here is her link and her words on this WONDERFUL product. She sent not one but 6 clothes, yes one is already missing and in the hands of the YD. Go take a peek. Sarah Smith

Sarah's Words"
We have about one hundred test pieces of our new Microfiber Screen Cloth which we think is brilliant at keeping Laptop & desktop screens, LCD TVs, iPhones and all other manner of mobile and digital gadgetry free of smudges, fingerprints and other obscuring goo that clouds the view and frustrates our eyes!No cleaning chemicals needed just a gentle rub with one of these beauties will keep your screen crystal clear and user friendly.Volunteers to give one a whirl should apply with a "Yes please I'd love to test drive a Sarah Smith Microfiber Screen Cloth in a wacky pattern print" to info at sarah-smith dot co dot uk .All we ask is that you send us a little feedback. Don't worry we will send you the questions (probably four of them we like to keep things simple!)A huge THANK YOU in advance! "

Also in that picture are two pink tissue wrapped gifts for people who read this blog, so they will have to remain a mystery.

Number three, I was lucky enough to win LoraLynn's giveaway. She said it was the first apron she ever made, I just love it! look at the pocket and the pot holder. I will be wearing this on Thanksgiving, thank you so much!!.

One more item, I cannot believe that I did not show you the cottages I received, shame on me, here they are and I love them all so very much, thanks girls for all your hard work.

Have a super day.

Friday, November 14, 2008

What a Fun Day.....

What a fun day…
After a long week of village building, I was ready for an outing. Elaine (no blog) and I went to a quilt show about 30 minutes from our homes. There were hundreds of quilts on display, even quilts from other parts of the world, Japan, Australia, South Africa to name a few. Of course I took pictures and would love to share them with you!

This is Elaine (no blog) standing in front of this amazing quilt.

This one was made out of petals…

Look at the quilting…

Someday I hope to make this quilt because I have a lot of 1930 prints…

Can you believe this one!!!

I love Black and White and the little touch of red…

I just enjoyed these..

Now on to the best one there! At least Elaine and I thought so…This quilt was made by a 72 year old woman. It is king size but I only took two close ups. She made this whole quilt out of hexagons, the large hexagons were made up of smaller ones no bigger than a quarter of an inch. It was unbelievable.
This is just a normal close up..

Each one of those hexagons were made up of hundreds of more!!!

After the quilts, a quick snack and on to the vendors! Here are some not all of the fabrics I got today. I needed more Christmas fabric because I want to make more cottages.

My MD who is getting married in 2010 would like a blue and yellow quilt, so I did find some today. I think it is a good start.

I would like to make a pink cottage wall hanging for my office, so here are some pinks…

The quilt show was great but our day was not over yet! We made a quick stop at IKEA, and then Elaine introduced me to the Fisher Nut Factory where they happened to have an outlet store. With pecans, chocolate nonpareils, chocolate sponge candy, sprinkles for Christmas cookies and something gummy, it was time to go home. A super fun day, thanks Elaine.
I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Village Day Three....

Yes, A very productive day. The Dickens village is done!! Yippee!! I am up in my office because my YD will not let me into the living room; she is setting up the North Pole Village, and wants to surprise me. So, I thought I would take you on a tour of our Dickens town…
Let’s start with the cozy home of Bob Cratchet, see his children out front playing?

They live right next door to Scrooge’s nephew Fred. However, right next to Fred is the home of Ebenezer Scrooge, Wait, who is that with him, what you cannot see Marley, only me? Trust me he is there!

Ahh, the counting house, I bet not too many flowers are sold in front of that building! Oh look, there is the Fezziwig’s wagon delivering parcels to costumers. What, oh now you see the Ghost of Christmas past, they are peeking in to see how kind good old Fezziwig was, maybe after a trip to the graveyard, Ebenezer will have a change of heart.

We are now heading into the busy part of town. The train is due soon, but you can get a paper or a pretzel while you wait.

Look, it is Bob, and Tiny Tim, they are going to the tree lighting ceremony.

Wow, the Timbers Hotel (name of the street we live on) is really hopping.

There are lots of specials in town this night, toys, china or clocks. Look there is Mr. Wonderful waiting for his wife who is in Jane’s Quilt Shop.

She promised that they could go right next door for a cup of hot chocolate from the factory. It seems as if the town is full of the hustle and bussel of people everywhere. How grand!!

Day three part two, North Pole Village.

Why is it, I took three days to put up the Dickens Village and my YD took two hours and we even stopped at the store after school to buy a new house for the North Pole? She says I am too particular about where I place things, of course, she is right, and how would it look to have the chocolate factory by the graveyard?!

Well, on to the tour of the North Pole, first stop Mr. and Mrs. Clause’s House. Look at their beautiful tree out front.

The North Pole is such a busy place. Let’s take a walk around town and look at all the factories.

Here we go…

First up our new Snow Bank..

What do we have here…

Why let’s stop to play a game of Sorry or eat some Gingerbread…

Here we can draw, eat M& M’s or Hop a ride on the fun train…

Do you need warm hats or mittens?

Even Elves need to go to school and reindeer's need their rest…

Mmmm, how about a fresh gumdrop and then stop in for a new ornament for your tree…

Oooo !!! the whole street smells like fresh PlayDoh...

How about a fresh cookie with sprinkles from the bakery and a stop at the Barbie factory?

This would be Mommy’s favorite part of the North Pole, an elf playing toss the ring on Rudolph’s nose…

Thank you for staying with us on this journey. I promise, I will not make you go through the mantel setup!!!!