24 October 2008
WEW!!!! IT HAS BEEN ONE BUSY WEEK...
FINISHED MY CHRISTMAS COTTAGE BLOCKS. ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW IS GET THEM TO THE POST OFFICE! WHAT A FUN BLOCK TO DO! I THOUGHT I WOULD EMBELLISH SOME OF THEM, SO TRIED TO TAKE CLOSEUPS OF THE ONES I PUT LITTLE SWAGS IN THE WINDOWS...
ALSO, ALQS2 IS ALL CUT OUT AND STARTING TO PIECE, HAVE A PICTURE OF THE FIRST THREE DONE, THIS QUILT IS NOT MACHINE PIECED, I HAD TO HAND PIECE AS IT HAS TO MANY Y -SEAMS (I THINK THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE CALLED), BUT DIDN'T TRUST IT TO MY MACHINE SKILLS, SO AM DOING THIS ONE AT NIGHT WHILE WATCHING TV. HOPE TO GET ONE ROW DONE EACH NIGHT, THAT IS MY GOAL!
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! LOVE FRIDAYS!!
17 October 2008
13 October 2008
THIS PAST WEEKEND, OCTOBER 20TH WAS 15 YEAR OLD'S HOMECOMING DANCE! YOU WOULD THINK THAT SHE WAS GETTING MARRIED...THE UPDO, THE SHOES, THE FLOWER FOR THE BOY...OH MY...THE EXCITEMENT! LUCKY FOR ME SHE WORE MY NIECE'S DRESS, SO SAVED ON THAT BUT SPURGED ON EVERYTHING ELSE! HERE ARE PICS OF THE DANCE AND BOY "FRIEND". OH AND OF COURSE BROTHER AND SISTER HAD TO GET INVOLVED IN THE PICTURES...AND DAD...AND ME AND THEN THE BOY "FRIEND" CAME. HE WAS SO CUTE, SO EMBARESSED BY THE ALL THE PICTURES I WAS TAKING, SO HERE ARE JUST A FEW MORE OF THEM, OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE 15 PICTURES IN ALL POSTED, BUT WON'T BORE YOU...THEN 21 YEAR OLD WAS HOME FROM COLLEGE, SO HER BOYFRIEND PICKED HER UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS TO GO OUT AND YEP... I SNAPPED A PICTURE OF THEM!! 21 YEAR OLD HAS BEEN DATING CHRIS FOR ABOUT 6 YEARS, THEY MET IN H.S., HE IS LIKE MY OTHER SON TO ME. WHEN WE GO ON VACATION, HE COMES TOO! I JUST LOVE HIM!!! A REALLY GOOD AND SWEET YOUNG MAN!!
OH SOOO MANY THINGS GOING ON OVER IN MY HOUSE. 19 YEAR OLD BROUGHT HIS GIRLFRIEND HOME TO MEET US SAT NIGHT, BUT DIDN'T WANT TO EMBARRASS THE GIRL, SO I DID NOT TAKE A PICTURE OF HER (YET)! WILL GIVE HER SOME TIME TO REALIZE THE CRAZINESS THAT GOES ON OVER HERE, BUT I REALLY LOVE ALL THE CRAZINESS...WHEN ALL OF THEM ARE OUT, IT IS WAY TO QUIET AROUND HERE!
AND OF COURSE, HAD TO ADD PICTURES OF COOPER IN HERE. YOU WILL BELIEVE THIS, BUT ACROSS THE STREET LIVE 5 (YES I SAID 5) LITTLE ONES UNDER THE AGE OF 8 AND THEY COME TO CALL ON "COOPER" EVERYDAY TO SEE IF HE CAN COME OUT TO PLAY, SO TOOK SOME PICTURES OF COOPER AND HIS PALS (ONLY 3 WERE OUT THAT DAY)...HERE COOPER IS TRYING TO GIVE THE OLDEST GIRL, HIS PAW, (OH HE IS LEARNING VERY FAST HERE WHO TO GIVE HIS PAW TOO WHO WILL THEN GIVE ME HIM A TREAT)...TYPICAL MALE!! SHE IS THE SWEETEST LITTLE GIRL AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER, SHE IS LEGALLY BLIND, BUT HAS 4 YOUNGER BROTHERS WHO NOT ONLY LOOK UP TO HER, BUT WHO LOOK OUT FOR HER!! IT JUST MELTS MY HEART!! HERE ARE MORE PICTURES OF HIS PALS THROWING THE BALL FOR HIM TO CATCH, THAT IS THERE FAVORITE GAME... AFTER 20 MINUTES OF RUNNING, HE IS WIPED OUT...."OPPS, NO I AM NOT, JUST TAKIN A BREAK" MOMENT!!! "WAIT, WHERE ARE THEY GOING, OH...THEY ARE WIPED OUT, NOT ME!"
AND FINALLY, SOME COOL PICTURES OF FALL I TOOK ON FRIDAY...FALL IN ILLINOIS!
I AM NOW CERTIFIABLE, BECAUSE I RIDE AROUND WITH MY CAMERA TRYING TO CATCH THE TREES CHANGING THEIR COLORS. OH I REALLY LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!
NOW TO CATCH UP ON 2 DEADLINES (2 SWAPS), I MUST WORK ON THESE TODAY!!!!
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT MONDAY,
LOTS OF HUGS FROM WARM (82 DEGREES) ILLINOIS.
08 October 2008
MY LITTLE QUILT CAME HOME TODAY!!!!! Oh, Amy ("The Calico Cat") has sent me my Little Quilt from Swap 2. I just adore it! It is soooo beautiful, I was so excited when I opened the package, I immediately went and put it on my table, which is just inside my front door, so everyone can see it. Thank you again, Amy, I really, really, love it!
And it does have a Primitive Look to It, did I say I just LOVE IT!!!
Thank you, Amy, you just made my day!
Lots of Hugs,
07 October 2008
Just bought THE cutest Pumpkin by Jim Shore for a centerpiece for my table. But, after looking at all the DETAIL on the Pumpkin...wouldn't this be an adorable wool stitchery. The motors are starting to turn in my mind, and I thought this would even make an adorable table runner, picture this....cotton or wool one piece, then add all this detail somehow to the pumpkin!! Inspirational right?
Where do you get your inspirations?
Also, picked up these pumpkin candles...aren't they cute! Almost good enough to eat! Oh I am so excited about Fall...the swaps...the leaves falling and ofcourse HALLOWEEN!
Happy Tuesday, everyone