Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
I'll see you in the New Year!

More christmas widgets at Widgia.com
Happy Quilting

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cristmas Sweets, 2

I have spent the last 2 days baking and frosting a cake for #1 daughter's class party.  There is so much powdered sugar in my kitchen, I think it is actually hanging in the air!  I can gain wait just by breathing!  It turned out really cute.
Tonight is the
Quilt Guild Party.  I can't wait.  #1 daughter made her gift for the first time this year.  (She's only 8!)  We added a little something to it as well.  I hope it is well received.

I finally have a picture of the trees all lit up.  They look great.  We are now at 6,500 lights.  That sounds like a lot of lights.  But it takes 6 strands to wrap around the limbs of out large trees.  That's not counting the tree trunks.  We have another strand of 300 lights we haven't put up yet.  They are icicle lights, and we are not sure where to put them. 

I am working on the 3 Wise Men to add to our Nativity.  They may be finished by Christmas Eve.  But I wouldn't hold my breath!

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a PINK Christmas.....

yes, I said Pink.  Actually, Pink is one of my least favorite colors.  So of course my 2 girls LoVe Pink!  I made this quilt for a QA Calender COntest (it did not win).  Daughter #1 wrote the letter to Santa!  The girls love this little quilt ...I would hang it in their room, but the have a bad habit of taking things off the walls!  Then they are never to be seen again!

Meet the Frosty's
My Sweetie Pie is a woodworker.  For the last few years he has been making me snowmen.  I have to do the painting, he does the carving and turning.  He didn't like the one he made this year (not pictured).  So he still owes me one!

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Deck the Halls....

I came home today  and a little elf dropped this off at my house...
This cute little Christmas tree forest is covered in lights.  I can't wait for nightfall!  This brings the light count to 6000.  Although, I have to be honest 4 strings have gone out on the side.  A case of 1 light going out and the whole link goes out!!! We have to fix that:)

We have been decorating inside as well.
I love these "vintage" little angels.  The second tallest one belonged to my Great grandmother.  The others have just wondered into my house over the years.  Most people think they are a little tacky, I think they are sweet.

Here's a closeup of my tree.  The silver egg in the center bottom is a real egg.  My sweety pie and I made those our first Christmas.  While were on the giving season.  Run over to A Little Bit Biased.  She is having a great giveaway.  A layer cake and a pattern.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Mail Day

I received my ornament in the mail last night from Quilt therapy.  We were in the HoHoSwap from GenX quilters.  It looks great on the tree!  Thank You Quilt therapy!

Yo-Yo's are sew much fun!!!

I have a little quilt to show.  This is for the QA forum challenge called "It's My Nature".  I'll let you decide if I'm the volcano or the Hula Girl!  This was fun to make.  It started out being just a landscape with the surf, sand, and volcano.  I had all of that done.  Lots of thread work on the volcano.  But there was all this empty space.  SO I thought....a Hula Girl.  I had insomnia that night and couldn't sleep.  So I got up, quickly drew her up and started fusing and sewing.  An hour later I had my Hula Girl, named Coco.  Later I used silk ribbon and wool thread to make her skirt and lava.  The whole thing was machine quilted and bound.  I don't like the binding, I usually do it by hand...but it is done now!  Hope you like it.  The quilt is called "Caution:  Prone to Eruptions"

Happy Quilting