Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our family to yours, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

and to our family that's not here, please know you are loved and missed!! 

to all our friends,  we are truly blessed to have good friends! 

There is so much to be thankful for this year, well, every year.  Bruce and I are so very blessed. 

lots of hugs on this very special day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

American Girl Doll Clothes

WARNING:  LOTS of pictures!

Hi everyone, Last week was Thornberries.  Barb had show and tell.  Big time!!!  She is making American girl doll clothes for her two granddaughters for Christmas.  Enjoy the show!  BtW,  those shoes she made with foam.  Aren't they the cutest things!!! 


Friday, November 21, 2014

A New Sign

Hi everyone!  I have this chalkboard sign in my living room, as you walk in.  I am not good about writing something current on it.  So, I have decided I will let the grands do it! 

Last month Lexi did it.  no picture!  poop!!!  this month it is Zoe's turn. 

They love doing this.  Yeah!!!  Andrew will do it next month.  Then Gunner.  Thank you Zoe for helping Grandma out.....


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Some eye candy!

Hi everyone!  a friend just told me that every 3rd Saturday there is a free Handiquilter class at Sew From The Heart  What?  it's free!  What?  I am so there!!!

I don't know anyone's name, so I can't give credit.  But there quilts were wonderful.  I learned a lot.  I will go again next month.  Thank you Gloria, for telling me about this.......

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Andrew had a birthday last month!  My goodness, he is 11 yrs old.....

Happy guys

 Hudson kept trying to hug the waitress.

Zoe was there

and Gunner won the tic tac toe game on the menu!

Happy birthday Andrew, we love you kiddo!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A little late....

The other day I was running errands.  In fact it was on Veteran's Day!  this is what I saw while stopping for a stop light. 

Can you read it?  it says:

thank you VETERANS for your service.  God bless our troops.  God bless America

whoever placed that sign, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  It made me smile. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Stash Report 31

Hi everyone!!!!

bobbins used this week: 1
bobbins used year to  date: 78
Thread spools emptied this week:  0
Thread spools emptied year to date:  14
Fabric used this week: 1
Fabric used year to date:  53 3/8
Fabric added this week: 2 1/2 yards
Fabric added year to date:  47  1/2 yards

Well I didn't get a quilt top loaded.  it turned into a very busy week.  But, I did get a top done! 

it looks like it's glowing!  I love it.  the pattern is called in grannie's dream.  the squares are 2.5'.  Vicki and I are making this together.  Her's has been done.  Her other Halloween top is done too.  I am still making 16 patch Halloween blocks. 

I worked on the Arkansas Crossroads blocks that I am trading with Thornberries.  I finished 2 months worth.  so I am done there. 

wish me luck in loading a quilt!! 


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gas Prices

Is gas going down for you where you live?  it is here!!  yeah!!!  I get my gas where I do my grocery shopping.  we also get our prescriptions there too.  So it all adds up to a discount price at the gas pump!  So 90 cents off per gallon!  it was under $2 a gallon. 

I love it!  made my day!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014


My granddaughter Lexi is playing volleyball at the YMCA.  she loves it!  This was her last game.  I can't believe we only got to one game.  He team - the pink panthers!  won 2 of the 3 games.  They really did well...

Way to go Lexi!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Andrew was here the other day and surprised me by bringing his violin!  my goodness I didn't know he was taking lessons! 

Andrew played several songs.  no screeching, I was amazed.  can't wait for his concert.  I think we might have a child prodigy!!!  he really did well...

thanks for the music, Andrew! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Another Vanilla story.......

I shared I was making vanilla extract for Christmas.  I kept looking at my two quart jars that are full and brewing my vanilla.  Is that going to be enough?  Will I get any?  I think I need more!!! 

Sigh.... So I have to buy some....  I am at the grocery store, walking down the aisle where all the beer and alcohol is.  In my mind I am thinking, please don't let me see anyone I know!!!  This is silly I know.  but I don't drink, I know nothing about vodka or rum.  I finally find the vodka.  there is a man looking also.  He asks me, "what are you looking for hon?  I reply the cheapest Vodka!  So he helps me find what I need.  then he starts sharing with me about screwdrivers, and other drinks you can make with Vodka.  My eyes start glazing over.  I just want to buy it and leave as quickly as possible!  I tell him, I am going to make vanilla.  Vanilla? as in cookies?  Yes, Vanilla extract that would be used in cookies.  I tell him thank you and continue shopping.  I covered up the vodka with groceries..... 

I see this man again several isles later.  he asks Vanilla extract?  made with Vodka?  Yes, told him how to make it.  He just shakes his head, muttering What a waste...... 

It was on sale.  I brought home.  made my vanilla!

I cut of the ends of the vanilla beans to hurry up the process.  My hands smell like vanilla.  My home smells like vanilla. 
I did have to explain why there was a bottle of vodka on the counter! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Stash Report

Oh my, the holidays are descending!  are you starting to feel the pressure?  I am!!!  birthdays, thanksgiving, Christmas, more birthdays!!!!  I need to focus!!!! 

Nothing finished, but lots worked on......

bobbins used this week: 3
bobbins used year to  date: 77
Thread spools emptied this week:  0
Thread spools emptied year to date:  14
Fabric used this week: 1
Fabric used year to date:  53 3/8
Fabric added this week: 8
Fabric added year to date:  45 yards

well glad I still have used more than I bought!!!  yeah!!!!  but I better hurry and finish some more projects so I can still be on top of that!!! 

I know I said I used 1 yard of fabric this week.  Well.....  I didn't, but my granddaughter Eva did!  She has wanted to learn to sew something forever. we finally had an hour or so of just Eva and I! 

ta dah!!!!
She was so excited!!!  she is ready to make another..... 
I spent a day over at Toni's to see her new machine for quilting.  yikes no pictures!!!!  but she did help me out with a project I needed a jump start on. 
pattern is from the Red Button Co.  love that place.  I could buy everyone of their kits!!!! they are just happy, happy, happy!  this is part of picture of hers.  I finished all the embroidery on mine.  Thank you Toni!!!!  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 
Do you follow Bonnie Hunter?  I do, she always has something fun going on.  Love her scrappy quilts!  I haven't ever done one of her mysteries.  I always kick myself in the pants that I haven't.  When I start seeing the end results, I want to cry, because the quilts are beautiful!!!!  Well this time, the colors really intrigue me.  There is pink!!!!  The colors are brighter than what I generally use.  But she gives you the paint chip numbers so you can see the colors.  I think that is why I have a problem with mysteries.  I get worried about my color choices and it stops me dead in my tracks!  Well, Toni talked me into it.  I am going to do it.  Bonnie will post the first installment on Black Friday!  the day after Thanksgiving.  On December 1st, We will get together and cut and trade to get more variety.  yeah!!! 

the white with black dots is going to be my neutral.  All my neutrals are too dark.  The yellow will be the same throughout the quilt too.  Doesn't it look happy? 
I also finished another Dear Jane block!
and the primitive August Block.  I have started Septembers. 

I have worked on my Grannies Dream Halloween top.  Vicki has her top done!!!  Oh, and I finished my Arkansas Crossing pieces for Thornberries next week.  AND started on next months.  I am doing good. 
Goal for this coming week:
1.  load a quilt
2. quilt the snowman garland table topper
3. work on the Arkansas  crossings pieces, in grannies dream Halloween, and Halloween 16 patches.