Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Secret Santa Reveal and My First Giveaway

Yesterday when I got home there was a little box sitting on the kitchen counter. I was so excited. I always get excited to see little packages on the counter because that means it mine.

I looked at the return label to see where my little package came from. It was from my Secret Santa. Did a little happy dance right there in the kitchen. I wanted to tear open that little box so badly, but I stop a moment and got my wits and I thought it would be very impolite to open my present when I have not mailed mine to my Secret Santa. It's finished , it's ready, it's waiting to be put in a box and addressed to be mailed to it's new home. So that little box sitting on my counter is giving me motive to get my act together and get my box in the mail, because after it is dropped in the box I can tear into, I mean open my present.

Saturday and Sunday I made 80 jumbo muffins for my cousins daughter class at school and a few of those 80 will be left at my house and my parents house for out of town Thanksgiving guest. My sister and her husband are coming from Buffalo NY, my niece, her husband and Miss Sophie is coming from Cleveland, OH. My nephew, his wife and baby Vinny are coming from Charlotte, NC. Can't wait to see Miss Sophie, she will be 3 month old and Vinny will be 3 weeks.

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and is able to spend time with family and friends. I love tradition, leave a comment about your family tradition and I will have a drawing for a "little present" Nov 29, just in time for the holidays. And you too can do a happy dance.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Give away

The nice people at Burgundy Buttons are having a give away. Go over and visit They have a great on-line store. I have purchased several times and always been pleased with the selection amd the prompt shipping. Have any questions, they are prompt to help with that also.

I should have some eye candy tomorrow. Finishing up some items to share.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I have been working on my Secret Santa and some very cute table decor for Thanksgiving. I bought the pattern from Sweetwater for a little house that you put your silverware in. Very cute. My family is coming to my house for Thankgiving this year. I've never had Thankgiving dinner at my house. Everyone has always gone to my parents house.

This year is different... we moved within 10 minutes of my parents, into a new house that I just love. Until last May we lived about 1 hour from my parents. We had a beautiful house that we built. I don't mean we had a contractor, I mean we built it. We built a log house, everything except plumbing, HVAC and roof. Everything else we did. We lived very far out in the country, our closest neighbor was a 1/2 away. We had 138 acres. Wildlife galore. I loved it there, but (always a but) the drive was awful, I needed help with my son who has Down Syndrome after school, his zoned school was not real good, so he went to a school out of zone and it took us 45 min to drive to school. It was real hard after my husband became disabled. He was not able to help take care of it and it was just too much for me to handle. So we sold it right as our new house was completed.

We moved into our new house the weekend of the Nashville flood, May1-2. That's another story that I will share one day.

Need to go sew, talk later

Friday, November 5, 2010

Picked the one to use

How do you like this? This is Christmas Magic by Moda. This is what I am using to make my Secret Santa exchange. I really like the colors. Sorry I can't share what I will be making it's a secret. I will be making more than one of everything cause I want to treat myself too. I wanted to get started tonight but I cannot find everything I need in my stash. I just hate it, but I guess part of my day will be spent at the
fabric store. LOL what better way to spend the day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I finished it!!!!

I finished my great nephew's baby quilt. He came into this world Nov 2 at 6:02 a.m., 8lbs 2oz and 21 inches long. Can you say basketball player? He is just a tease.... acting like he wants to meet everyone and then just quit. His poor mother, but I don't think this will be the only time he tests his parents patients. Anyway, tah dah eye candy for you.

I actually pieced it back in August and was so proud that I has it ready in time for the baby shower but....... Pure yardage had not made it to the stores yet so I could not finish it. Pure hit the stores about a week after the shower but then I had school starting and then my son's Down Syndrome Buddy walk. I finally got back to the quilt but the little guy beat me.

Pretty simple piecing, a coin quilt. Didn't really follow a pattern.
I couldn't take the pictures outside, I was at work, so I had to take them in our conference room. And look at my cute little label.
I ordered them from Sweetwater and I just love them. Next time I order I might leave a little more room to write in the date and a name.
Hope dad, mom and baby like it and enjoy it.

I am goingto start on my Secret Santa exchange. I have so many ideas so I will have to narrow down what I want to make. Post a comment so that I know I not just talking to myself. OMG I just notice I put the label on upside down, too late now, FedEx man has it on a truck headed for Charlotte, NC, maybe they won't notice. That's what I get for rushing this morning before work.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Baby Boy has arrived

Congratulations to Dave and Kate on their new baby boy.
He finally made his appearance after weeks of false labor.
(They have a cuties name for that now but I'm old school so it's still false labor to me)
8lb 2oz and 21 inches long.
Everyone is doing fine and resting at home. Kate went for the midwife and water birth, it's my understanding she had a rough time. Baby boy was delivered at 6:02 a.m. and they were home at 9:00 a.m.!!!!
I spend more time at the grocery store than that. I thought he may be giving his slow great aunt time to finish his baby quilt, but oh no, he had to enter this world right on time.
Good news is I'm almost finished and can FedEx it to them tomorrow. All I have to do is finish sewing the binding, about 24 inches, wash it, wrap it, box it,and wait for the FexEx man.
Oh and take a picture for all to see.
I found a new way to sew binding down and it is sooo much quicker and looks so much better. I might be the only one who has never tried this but I am so happy with it. Instead of a slip stitch, or what I call a slip stitch, you go under the binding or through it, come out with needle and tack it down then go back in where the needle came out and continue. Stitches don't show and it is so much quicker than my old way.