Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Wow 2013 seemed to have come and gone in a whirlwind. Where did the year go and what did I do with it? I will be a year older in January and that might explain why I can't remember what I did with it. As far as resoultions go, I won't remember so why make any.

How about a book review to start out the New Year?

Susan Taylor Propst, best-selling author of Beautiful Blooms and Another Season of Beautiful Blooms, presents a gorgeous new collection of nature-inspired appliqué designs. Discover a stunning array of practical items for gifts and home décor.

Choose from nine beautiful small projects--all celebrating nature--with appliqué designs ranging from daffodils and tulips to hostas and ivy.

Find step-by-step instructions showing how to make place mats, tote bags, carrying cases, a neck-roll pillow, an elegant swan wall hanging, and more.

Use hand or fusible appliqué; or, make the projects using theme prints or preprinted panels instead.

This book along with many others are new in my store and they are on sale.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas is 4 days away!

I have been under the weather so I haven't done much decorating for Christmas but I decided that I had better do something today. I think only one of the kids is coming but those grandkids should not see grandma being a scrooge. So I bucked up and did the tree, just a little one with bears. The cross stitched angels my youngest daughter did for a Christmas present a couple of years ago. I love them.
Then I had this brilliant idea to put their presents in a stocking (they were in a box waiting to be wrapped) and have a little stuffed animal peeking over the top. It just makes me smile.
Do you see the cowboy ornaments on the floor, their legs move, so cute and fun.

Well so much for that, I am wore out and need a nap, but have much to much to do, to rest now. Dirty dishes, dusty house and laundry to do. OH MY!!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Elves a working!!

 This is the bed in the spare bedroom. You see 5 rows, for 5 of my seven children and their kids (22 grandkids). I have two of the kids stuff boxed up and ready to be sent. I need to get finished with 3more by Monday, and get them boxed up to send, that will leave 2 and hopefully they are coming to my house and picking up their gifts. I am getting close to being done with presents and need to do cards this weekend. I got the lights on the house today but no extension cord, I think their is a elf that keeps walking off with them. So fat lot of good it did for me to hang them, well Wally world here I come (on Monday).

A friend wants me to make about 4 of these for her for stocking stuffers.So quick and easy using Red Heart Sashay Yarn and there are lots of instructions on the internet how to do it. Sewing and quilting have taken a back seat to Christmas right now, and the rest can't be  put on my blog for now, otherwise the gifts wont be a surprise. ;)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Block

Hows your Christmas sewing going?

Tomorrow is the City Quilt group meeting. We decided to bring treats and share, instead of working on a project but I still needed to make the December block.  We make a block every month and bring, then someone in the group takes them home and puts them together and finishes it. We sell some at the City Museum and we donate some to the police department to put in their patrol vehicles to use in an emergency.
It is called the Baton Rouge Square and you can find the pattern at McCalls Quilting. It looks like a package with a bow on it, especially when made with Christmas fabric.
Baton DIV