Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap up


Did you have a good weekend?  Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!  We ended up staying home Dear Hubby was not feeling good at all - he has an upper respiratory infection. 

I had a very productive weekend  -- I decided to work on Bonnie from Quiltville newest mystery Easy Street -- here are the fabrics I picked out -- she is using gray where I am using the yellow -- I like a little cheery quilt and I am pink instead of torquoise.  I think I will be happy with this quilt, I love all my fabrics.  

Here is part of part 1 -- we need 192 4 patches and I have almost 100 done and the strips sewn together for the additional 4 patches I need to make.  -- I like it so far -- we get a new clue every Friday -- should be fun!

I did alot of decorating -- and cleaning -- here is my little gingerbread house village -- my mom and I made the 2 on the ends -- they are unfinshed bird houses -- she painted them and we glue on all the decorations.  I have added some other items like the cone trees - and I need to make a runner for it to be on.


Here is my gingerbread tree -- it is a 4 foot tree and it is in the dining room -- full of gingerbread people -- I just love it.

Here is my Christmas Village this is just the center of it, I could not get a good photo of the entire village -- it is in our entry way.  I just love looking at it and making my story -- this  year there are 2 ladies on a bench quilting outside the quilt shop -- such a story I can create about them.  It is nice to use your imagination.


 I did go shopping at 4:30 on Black Friday -- I made several stops and got everything on my list and saved so much money -- here is my best deal $47.99 for 82 piece Onieda silverware set at Kohls -- they say it would sell for $159.99 -- I don't really think so  -- but not only did I get the great price, I got $5 off with a coupon and 15% off with another coupon and I am so happy with it -- our silverware really has become so mismatched over the years and this looks so nice in my clean drawer!

  And of course it is the House Walk in my town - starting Thursday and I am going to have my items on display at a friends house.  Here is something I finished up this weekend -- Love those faces.

And I decided to make some stocking stuffer type items, these are decorated Hersey Bars -- I saw something like it on Pinterest.  So I got these done this afternoon.

I did get our big tree up also and all the fall stuff in the basement and the outdoor Christmas decorations up too!  Dear Hubby finally felt better on Saturday so we did go out to dinner -- it was nice to go out - and so happy he is feeling better.

Tomorrow it is back to work - next 4 day weekend in 4 weeks!

Happy Stitches

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good Morning!

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Turkey day!  Our plans have changed a bit, we were going to be heading to Dear Hubbys family in Iowa for the day -- but he is sick, coughing and hacking sick, the had called the Dr on Wednesday for a Z-pack but it does not seem to be working as quickly as we would like.

So plan B - we will be staying home and I will be doing some sewing and decorating for Christmas.

I hope you have a great day!

 Illustration of Image and Illustration composition for Thanksgiving invitation or greeting card with Turkey flower vase, 3D text, Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Stitches!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Next Truck

Good Evening!

I just saw this  posted and I just told Dear Hubby this will be what the back of my next truck looks like!  I just love it!!


Have a good evening
Happy Stitches!

Friday Night Sew in and Saturday's Card party

Good Morning

WOW it is has been awhile since I have blogged!  Lots going on -- Last Saturday my Sister in Law in Wisconsin had a Card Making party -- I went with my other sister in law who lives about 1 hour away from me and then off to Wisconsin we went!   We had a blast!  Here are the cards I made -- Leslie (my sister in law who had the party) PRECUT everything we needed.  That was so AWESOME!  We made 10 cards 2 of each you see here and then she even had a few more pre cut so we will be making those on Thanksgiving when get together with more of the family in Iowa.     

Last Sunday I was in a a craft show at the local high school -- it is one of my favorites to do -- I split the booth with one of my friends and it is non stop people that I know all day long  -- fun to catch up with everyone.

This past week, the computers at work were barely working so it made for a long week, and Dear Hubby was celebrating his first week of work off for the winter by starting to clean the garage -- organizing his tool bench winterizing the tractor, the edger and rototiller and Saturday was my day to help him clean it out -- we started at 6:30 AM yesterday and finished up at 4:30 yesterday afternoon -- we moved everything out -- swept and vacuumed -- yes vacuumed the garage -- Dear Hubby has a shop type vac that he just got and it mounts on the wall with a huge hose so he was in hog heaven using his new vac!  We pitched a ton of stuff that no longer works and rearranged  so after trash day I can park my truck in the garage for the winter -- that will make life a lot easier this winter - no more scrapping!

Friday night was Friday Night Sew in and I headed to Quilting Moms house -- she is one of my best friends moms and she is an extraordinary quilter - and my friend goes to her moms every Friday for dinner and sewing, so I was lucky enough to be able to join them on Friday night -- I need to go more often,  because it was a blast and certainly the right thing to do, since I was going to be helping in the garage all day Saturday!

So here is what I accomplished -- in between eating and laughing and talking -- The Bee in Your Bonnet Row 6 -- I only have 3 rows done so far -- I am doing them in no particular order as you can tell.  I was just happy to get a row done -- well almost done I have to add the top and bottom white fabric to it.

Then last night Dear Hubby and I ran some errands and of course we stopped at JoAnns -- he was THRILLED!! LOL - and I bought some white tulle -- I am going to make a wreath today -- I saw some at a craft show awhile back and have been thinking about making some -- so today is the day!  But I have another story while at JoAnns -- this lady in front of me in line had a bill of $85 the clerk asked her is she had any coupons for some reason this lady as nice as she was must have just landed her from Mars -- because she had NO Coupons -- I know how crazy is that -- well I happen to have 2 flyers and my bill was not going to be that much so I said -- I have a $15 coupon if you would like to use it -- she was so thrilled to save $15  -- and it sure made me feel good to help someone.
 Happy Stitches!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Remember to Vote today

Good Morning

Remember today is a very important day -- Voting day!  Please vote!


Then when you watch the results tonight, make a quilt -- in 2008 a friend and I made our election night quilts -- I made a bow tie quilt as I watched the results.  This year I am going to be working on table runners for a show this weekend.  

Happy Stitches!