Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blizzard Quilt...

Thank you all for the love of my last post :)  We are very happy and excited!

The kids had Tuesday and Wednesday as snow days, and we were all hunkered down in the house nice and cozy.  I decided it was time to make another quilt. A nice and light colored Spring/Summer quilt to hang on the family room wall.  This was not going to be a two day quilt, but I did expect to finish it up today. (it has lots of machine quilting on it, which is taking awhile). Unfortunately, that will not be happening:(   Last night, when I went to pay our neighbor for plowing our driveway, I slipped on ice and fell down about 6 wood stairs by his front door.  It hurt so bad and I was in tears. I mainly got my left side, my ankle, thigh, and butt. And now I have a huge lump on my left "cheek". It hurts to walk and I can't sit on it.  So I won't be completing my quilt today. No way I can sit and sew.

Here is a peek of it from yesterday morning.  I took my inspiration from the Suburbs quilt by Allison Harris over at Cluck Cluck Sew.  

And I'm sure you all are sick of snow pics, but here are a few from me....

We are expected to have 4 to 8" more tomorrow, it will be a really short week if we have another snow day!

With love,


Tuesday, January 27, 2015


My Dr. gave me the thumbs up yesterday to announce :)  Would welcome all your positive thoughts and prayers.
Thank you kindly,

Friday, January 23, 2015

This Little Piggy....

It's that time of year again, and I participated in Sarah's Valentine Swap.  This year I decided to sew something, and what is better than a bunch of flying little piggies!!??

All packaged up and ready for the mail.  I can't wait to see what ornaments I get in return. It's always fun to see the creative things that people come up with.

Happy Friday!!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

First Sewing Project of 2015 and Bulletin Boards

It's the middle of January and I definitely have cabin fever.  The days are dragging and I'm just really bored.  So I decided I needed to sew something. I had no idea what, but I had this fabric in my stash for a few years(it's Story book two by Birch) and I really wanted to use it.  I ended up making a small quilt.   It doesn't go with the decor of the house, but the kids can cuddle in it and it is a good size for a car blanket.

Here is the front(prewash)...

And the back, just used a solid piece of the coordinating print...

And after washing, it didn't pucker up as much as I hoped it would after washing, but that is probably because I only did horizontal quilting on it.

I'm pretty happy with how it came out and it only took me two days to make(one morning to cut and iron and another day to sew )

And I'm still doing the bulletin boards at school, here are the last three months worth...



And January...

Hubby and I had a wonderful dinner date for our anniversary last night, but I ate way too much!

Have a lovely weekend,

Friday, January 16, 2015

22nd Wedding Anniversary!!

Our special day, 22 years ago I married the love of my life.

We are still growing, learning, and loving with each other.  Thank you dear for being here for me and loving me through ups and downs, joys and trials, and everything in between.  I hope we have another 50 years together.  I love you with all my heart. Happy Anniversary.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Gingerbread House Party(better late than never) +vote

Yes, it's January 8th, and it has been over a month since I had my annual gingerbread house decorating party, I totally forgot to share it with you !  In my defense, December was a very busy month and we had lots going on, still do... 
So, to be honest, I've been short for words lately, I don't have much to say and what I do say seems to come out in a jumbled mess and I sound incoherant at times(maybe my thoughts are just in a chaotic mess).  Don't know whether I'm coming or going at times.  
Anyway, I planned on doing something different this year for the party, I had grand ideas of making pretzel log homes. Ya, that didn't turn out well.  So two days before the party I went down to the basement and sawed wood door hanger houses that we would then paint at the party. I think it went over well, and now everyone has something they can keep for years...

 I had small turn out this year, only 6 friends.  I promised I would put their houses on and let you judge which one you like best.  So leave a comment with the number of your choice....

House #1

House #2 

House #3 

House #4 

House #5 

House #6 

Thank you all for putting up with my haphazard posting, I really don't know what is wrong with me lately.