Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A good time

was had by all. Just got home from a family get-together at my brother's house. There were 24 of us--my two brothers and their families and mine. Ages ranged from 77 (my mom) to 5. A bunch of the cousins had never met. Took lots of photos and ate too much and had a blast.

Here is a photo of my Chreaster cactus--it blooms every Christmas and Easter--hence the name.

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ugh! Cookies!!

Jan has inspired me to show what I did today--DH comes home tonight and I SHOULD be cleaning, but nooooo. I make cookies once a year ( I am NOT a domestic diva!!), so here is the first batch of Russian Tea Cakes. (They are in the Betty Crocker cookbook) They were shy--didn't want to be photographed close up. Just a bright white blob happened. I should probably learn how to use my camera. Then I'd know how to turn off the flash. Oh, well....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday news

Not much happening on the home front---it is too stinking cold!! Notice i changed my profile pic to reflect this fact?!?
On a happier note, Daisy Quilts is having a giveaway--go take a peek!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The tree is up

and this is the latest we've ever been---can't be old age, so I'll blame it on......something!! The last package that needs mailing will go out tomorrow after Ladies Bible Study. And I haven't started Christmas baking yet... Oh my!!! Well, if it gets done, well and good, and if not there will be less calories and sugar consumed. (But DH will voice his objections!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I should have my head examined!!

The stockings are finally done--and it's a little after midnight. But there were necessities of life to be taken care of---my roots were in dire need of attention!! Silver (notice I did NOT say gray!!) does not say "lookin' good!" to me--I refuse to look my age until I have to!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Newest creation

is this Christmas stocking.

We have had the same ones for 20 years---but they were made by my DH's only and much loved sister, so I bit my tongue and hung them up each year. However, the class I took tonight gave me the opening I needed, so I grabbed on with both hands and hung on!! DH said," Why do we need new ones?", to which I replied, "It's time for a change." The old ones were very cute for when the boys were young, but now.... it's time for a change! So tomorrow will see me making 6 more, but since all fabric will be different ( with the exception of future DIL) I will not be bored. (It doesn't take much!!) So hopefully, tomorrow there will be more pictures of various and sundry stockings.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I'm a bona fide

teacher--Not!! I had 4 ladies in my class I'd never seen before (they don't patronize our shop!) and 2 were not sewers. Good thing I was teaching no brainer table runners--no batting, quilting or binding! And all 4 turned out wonderful--they were happy and that's the name of the game.

Tomorrow night after work I'll play student and make a Christmas stocking--hope they are easy, cuz I need to make 7 before Christmas as well as quilt and bind a lap size for the man-child and get the binding done on a customer quilt before Christmas, too. Oh, well, I do this every year, so what's new?!?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


posting after a long week.

Thanksgiving was quiet--only the youngest man child and an older couple from church were here. DH outdid himself again with the meal--I did contribute an awesome yam casserole.

On the quilty front I quilted and bound a lap size for the shop--pics to follow after it is up and displayed. And I'm almost done binding my SIL Christmas gift--a wall hanging:

She raises koi in Houston, so she SHOULD like it! Even DH was impressed with my quilting job--mainly I think because I was sweating it!

Put DH on the plane this morning, so the next two days will be spent in the studio--I have a class to teach Thursday night (we'll see how that works out since I've never done that before and teaching is NOT one of my gifts!) By the way, Becca, let's hear about your Monday night class!!

Ok, I'm off to play!