Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas Giveaway winner

Cheryl of South Caroline won the Riley Blake 5 yard bundle of Christmas Fabrics.
Congratulations Cheryl. "Oh, I am so excited, thank you so so much!!!  I would love the cream, thank you!" Cheryl

I bought this quilt at a garage sale some time ago. It needed one more row and borders. I was able to get the row on but I was helping my daughter with her project this last weekend. She is making a memory quilt out of her husbands uncles shirts. You should have seen (I forgot to take pictures) the pile of shirts cuffs, pockets blocks that was all over my sewing room. It was crazy for a few days. I need to buy material for the borders. I don't have anything to match the cheddar color or the navy blue.

I am sitting at home waiting for the snow plow to come open the road. The neighbor has already been stuck in the snow this morning, so I decided I would wait and see. I don't particularly like getting stuck in the cold. Actually I worked from home yesterday so maybe I might have to again today.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

This the Season for Giving

The is the time of year for showing gratitude for the blessings in our life.

I am grateful for my children, all seven of them and their spouses.
I am grateful for the 23 grandkids they have given me.
I am grateful that my husband is my best friend.
I am grateful for the birth of Jesus Christ and the hope that brings to so many people.
I am grateful for the bounty of this earth that I get to enjoy.
I am grateful for my many friends.
I am grateful to be employed.
I am grateful for challenges and growth opportunities.
I am grateful for my mother and glad that she is being well taken care of.
I am grateful for my siblings who are taking care of our mother.

I have many more things I am grateful for but I am only going to list the 10. Take a few moments and think about what you have and show gratitude by giving of your time and talents. This is the time of  year to help others, to give back for all that we have, and to enjoy the season.
I hope that all of you have a happy and peaceful Christmas Season.

PS. I am going to giveaway a Christmas 1 yard bundle (of your choice) from Riley Blake. Just leave me a comment of what do you do to give back at this time of year. What service do you perform for others? If you haven't done a service think about something you could do with with 5 yards of Christmas fabric for someone else and let me know? I will choose a winner next weekend December the 11th. Happy Saturday to you. Here is a link to a list of giveaways sponsored by sew mama sew.