Monday, December 31, 2007
I received a gift certificate to Jaimes Country Stitches, a quilt shop in Coral Springs for Christmas. I went a little crazy and purchased these beautiful Moda fabrics. I cannot believe the price of quilt shop fabric. If I didn't have a gift certificate I would never have purchased them, but aren't they sweet? So what am I going to do with them you ask?
Well, I signed up for another HGTV F8 swap, this one is called a Romantic F8 swap. I know, I know what was I thinking? I was thinking maybe I might get a summer quilt out of it. This time I put instructions in with the fabric. I asked that the blocks they make be romantic, shabby chic, feminine, almost blended and that they use only light colored coordinates. I put in caps "PLEASE DO NOT USE DARK COLORS".
I am crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
From Sharon in Illinois
From Christine in New Hampshire
From Bridget in Tennesee
From Lauren inNew York
From Elaine in Massachusetts
From Karen in Mississippi
There is a whole range of excuses the most common of which is "life got in the way". What kind of excuse is that? Did you not know you had a job, a family, a home a life that needed attention? Did you not take these things into consideration when you signed up?
My computer crashed and I lost the list of addresses. Hmmmm, you signed up in August, the deadline was October, it is now the end of December and you couldn't find a computer to use in all that time?
I've been depressed and have lost my muse. Yes, this was really posted on a website. This lady posts this excuse at least once a month and has yet to honor her commitments or seek help.
The holidays got in the way. Did you not know they were coming?
I think what irks me more than these excuses is the poster who says "Oh, it's OK, we will all wait". I am sorry, but it is not OK with me, and please don't speak for me. If I tried to use these excuses with the electric company they would shut of my power, if I turned in my school work late I flunked the course. Why is there now consequences to being late in a swap? How do you say in a post "No, it's not OK that you are late and I am tired of waiting" without being told how mean you are?
Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday as I did. Lots of family, food and fun.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
hobby's is fishing so I thought this one was appropriate. Besides, it was just too silly to pass up.
Did you notice the Disney ornament behind Santa? A neighbor gave me three of them as a gift. I do not remember what year it was but she had purchased them at DisneyWorld when she visited for the first time. That first visit of hers was only weeks after it opened. Too bad the ornaments aren't dated as many of Disney's ornament now are.
This sweet faded ornament is another from my Mom & Dad's collection. My Dad told me he remembers this on his Mom's tree when he was a little boy. Dad was born in 1917 so you do the math.
thru a local tourist type market in order to get back on the ship. As I try to purchase an ornament on all my vacations and I love angels, this seemed like the perfect choice.
I will try to post a few more of these before Christmas. Hope you liked my tree tour.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
but Kate tells me that that particular card was really the Christmas private swap card. Yesterday the snowflake card finally arrived. This picture does not do the card any justice. The snowflake is sort of holographic. It appears and disappears as you move it. The card is covered in beads. It is not noticeable on the real card, but the photo makes me wonder if some of the green beads in the middle are gone. It sure is a lovely addition to my collection, thanks Kate.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Despite entering tons and tons of blog giveaways, I have won nothing. There are no goodies in my mailbox not even when I am told there was one mailed. I would question the Post Office about this, but I get my bills and junk mail just fine. Makes me want to go .......hhhhhmmmmmm...........
My grandchildren had a sleep over last weekend. They are wonderful children and always fun, but not much gets accomplished while they are here. We did get the Christmas tree up and started decorating it, but did not get very far. I have so much more decorating to do and so little time to do it.
I only had 3 takers on my one on one Christmas postcards swap offer. Here is the card I made.
I did manage a little bit of sewing in the past week. This little stocking is my own design and I love to make them. This one is for the gift exchange at work. The little green card peeking out is a Starbucks gift certificate. I have been unable to find a small box that this will fit in, so I think I might try making one. There was a tutorial on Vicki's blog that I think I might try. Don't you just love her work?
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
So I started last week in the bedroom. Everything was removed, vacuumed, washed, and waxed. The Christmas quilt was put on the bed along with the Christmas pillows and nick nacks. The same holds true for the bathrooms, washed top to bottom and out came the Christmas towels, candles, soap dispenser and nick nacks (Oh yes, I have Christmas bathroom nick nacks.)
My house is really very tiny so the bulk of our Christmas stuff is stored in a storage facility. Today, my husband and I did our annual pilgrimage to the unit to get out "stuff". It will take at least the next two weeks to get the tree up and decorated (8 foot artificial pre- lit tree & 40 years worth of ornaments), and the outside lights put up. We both still work full time jobs , so the decorating takes place in between.
I have managed to get a few postcards made this week (I get a little nuts if I don't do some sort of sewing) but I won't show them to you until they make it to their new homes.
There aren't many pictures this time around because I just don't have a lot to show you. But I did get two post cards this week.
L is for Landscape and this one if from Brigitte in France. It has a dimensional flower there in the corner. I don't know why but it just blows me away when I get a card from outside the US.
M is for Monarch Butterfly by Monica in Texas. Monica says she took this photo herself (and a fine job she did of it too). It also has a dimensional flower with yellow beads. Both cards are really lovely.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This crazy Christmas card is from Anne in France. Lots of shiny trims and what an interesting way to do the edging. I'm going to have to copy that technique.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
And so I made this.............................
But this purse (more like a large sack) has been looking kind of sad lately, so I made this............
TaDah! Did you guess a purse? Don't fib, no you didn't. I did cut the pattern down a bit this time and added lots more pockets inside and out. Oh, and in case you might be wondering, it did shrink and pucker like crazy.