Thursday, December 29, 2011

My message to you!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holidays!

From my family to yours...
I wish you the Happiest of Holidays!
May all your dreams come true.

See you in 2012!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen!!

Our youngest daughter turns 16 today!
Wow, how time flies!
She brings such joy into our lives.
There is not a day that goes by that she does not make me laugh!!
And yes this is where we are heading!!
The DMV!!!
Attention all drivers there will be a new girl on the road and she is an amazing driver!!

Happy Birthday Sweetie, we love you so.

(no honey, we are not buying you a pink car)!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What I am working on....

I am very lucky; all my Christmas Projects are finished!!


What did I do?

I started a new one!

But, this one will be for next year.
Even though you could easily finish it this year, I am in no hurry.

It is the new pattern
Sparkle Party by Stephanie from Loft Creations.

I love the black and bright version, but I am stealimg, coping, using, making mine in the Christmas Colors she has posted on her blog.

I love polka dots and this just makes me so happy!!

You can read all about her pattern HERE and purchase it HERE.

Here is what I have accomplished...
Break time!!
Now for some fresh shortbread cookies and a cup of joe'

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Sneak Peek Reveal!!

I can show you a Christmas Gift!!
This is something I made for a very special friend and since it is now in her hands I can show you!!

I was on  verykerryblog where I saw this pattern. Not only did she designed the pattern she entered a contest and WON a new sewing machine!!!

I just knew I had to make this for my friend!!

This was the Sneak Peek...

My Rendition of the project.....

I am so happy I am getting to share a Christmas gift with you today!
I am sooooo very bad at keeping presents a secret!!!

A huge thanks to Kerry and her very fun pattern!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Kindness of Others!

I got them!!!
After searching and searching I now have pieces of
Kei Kerchief Girls!!
In all the colors!!

Thanks to the kind ladies that helped me acquire these fabrics.
I have a special quilt in mind.
Will have to wait until the new year.

Hey how about a Wonky House Swap?
Blocks not due until MARCH 1st.
Tons of time!! Details on my side-bar.
Happy a happy one!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

There must be a trick!

There must be a trick to taking a picture of your lighted Christmas Tree!!!
This is what I took!!

Are you kidding!!
Anyone have any hints for me?

Friday, December 2, 2011

MMM....So Good!!!!

A fairly new tradition has begun in our family. Thanks to one of my son-in-laws we have discovered the wonderful taste of Zabar's, Babka, and Rugelach!!He introduced us to these amazing tastes a few years ago.

Hence a tradition was born!!

We live in Illinois and Zabar's is in New York (thank Heavens or I would weigh a ton).

So, Once a year around the Holiday's I order Babka and Rugelach for everyone!!

Chocolate, because as said on the Seinfeld show "Cinnamon is the inferior Babka".( Not true also yummy). This year I also got the  good old black and white cookie, yes, also delicious!

So, time for me to go as my coffee is getting cold!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stitchery and a Sneak Peek....

I am a little behind in my Birdie Stitchery! I just finished September and December is due out tomorrow!! I am going to finish I LOVE stitching these soooo much!! I so hope there will be another!!

I also finished another block in my Winter Wonderland Quilt.

and now for a sneak peek at a Christmas Gift!!
That's all you get!!

Still time to join
The Wonky House Block Swap
Blocks Due March 1st, so something fun to work on after the Holiday rush.
And feel free to add the button and link to the post, the more members the merrier!!

Click the house for more information.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Now this is what I call a rest!!!

Wednesday---shopping, lunch, shopping

Thanksgiving---The New Muppet Movie ( yes, GO SEE IT), dinner, cyber shopping

Black Friday---Shopping, lunch, shopping, Gingerbread house

Saturday---Christmas Decorations, Christmas Parade

Sunday---Christmas Village, laundry (boo)

Today--- Announce the new swap I am hosting!!

The Wonky House Swap!!!

Comments will be closed on this post.

Click the house and go to my new swap page.

You will find all the details you will need to know on that page!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I Would...

I would Like to Wish Everyone a Very, Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.
I am going to take some time off to spend with my family.
See you soon!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

So Lucky!!!

I Won!!

For the last few years Stephanie from Loft Creations has had a green and red polka dot giveaway.
I won!!
I am so excited, not only do I love Polka Dots but all the other goodies she included.

Of course polka dot fabric, green and red paper clips, greens and red buttons, M & M's, cute socks, note cards, note pad, tissue paper, gift tags, an ornament, a key holder, ribbon.
Look at the darling mat and pincushion!!

Everything and anything a girl would love and want.
Just like Christmas came early to my home!!
Thank you Stephanie so very much!!

Tomorrow I will be guest posting on
I sure hope you stop by for a visit!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I have just been "binding" my own business!!

Yes, That is what I have be doing all weekend;"binding" my own business!!
Hmmm, binding, not my favorite part of the quilt making process, but this weekend,
 I bond four, count them four quilts!!
Can I show you?
Noooo, not yet!


I can show you the flimsy I also finished.
The Dr. Seuss quilt for Little T.

I used the pattern Happy Hour.

Here is interesting thing, this little guy loves quilts with fuzzies on them. That is a quilt that has been tied. So, this will be tied with a super soft backing to keep him all snuggled up this winter.

We also had our family portrait taken. No rain, warm, but very windy!
I sure hope you had a wonderful weekend too!!
I sooooo need to start to Christmas shop and make my cookie baking list!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wanna' Trade?

I am slightly obsessed with the Kei Kerchief Girls... Just a little OCD about them!! Dear sweet Ayumi from The Pink Penguin had three prints. I now have pink, brown, black.

All I need is a 5 to 10 inch piece of the other colors , I do not even care if it is square.
If you have any of the other colors....How about a trade?

One ball of Finca Thread for the piece of fabric.

I hope someone out there may not need their scrap but would love to try the thread!
Thanks a ton.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What is the problem!!??

What in the world is all this Ghastlie stuff!! I mean can't you just leave us alone!

We are just like everyone else!


We so enjoy each others company. In fact once a month we all get together for dinner.  This month was my turn to make the main dish.
So I donned my apron and got right to work!

Mmmm, spaghetti, see, normal, just like yours!!

I was able to bring it nice and hot in my casserole carrier!

(pattern from 2 Little Hooligans)

I also brought the aunts a treat, they need to move into some other craft besides knitting!! This cute little basket filled with  Presencia Perle Finca  should do the trick!

This was the first time in months that we were all here so what a wonderful opportunity for a family picture.

See, we are no different than any other red blooded family!!
Who am I? Hmmmm, that will be my secret!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Woo Hoo!!!!!!

I did some sewing I can show you!!
Dr. Seuss Blocks


Did you know that there is going to be a Ghastlie Blog Hop?
Did you know that I get to participate?
Did you know that 54 people will be showcasing Ghastlie projects?
Did you know there will be prizes?
Did you know it all starts


I will post all the participating blogs here on Sunday night so you will not miss a single one!
54 people!

October24th through November 4th!

Now that is a

Woo Hoo, we can shout about.

I also added my Scary/Fun/ Halloween music to my blog.

Another Ghasterlie Sneak Peek

I also started to follow this wonderful blog
she has this picture posted

(curiosity of Kerry's blog)

I cannot tell you how badly I want these fabrics in all the colors
but, as the saying goes...
I am a "day late and a dollar short"
insert very sad face here :0(