Thursday, November 26, 2015

its turkey day!

remember last Spring? yeah, THIS guy was eating birdseed
like no tomorrow
getting fattened up
but do you think he stuck around for 

hee hee   NOPE!   off he went into the wild blue yonder
looking for cute little turkey chicks
to get cozy with.........
he was a beauty though........
saved by the bell for sure!
Hope you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving turkey
and all the fixings......
we are having turkey,
stuffing, roasted brussel sprouts with onion and garlic,
squash, turnips and carrots, green beans 
then some sugar free apple or pumpkin pie

and hopefully while YOU are reading this,

Dunkin is pooped. he helped MOM peel the veggies and
get things ready

while Phoebe and Daddy rolled over and snoozed some more

Mom is done with the prep and is dreaming
of sugarplums, er um
nope quilts to make
this one keeps haunting me.........

I think I have enough of these
in all scraps
and I think something like blue stars
will tie them together?

and then there are the rainbow ones......
Do I try and make the stars flow from one
color to the other?
so many ideas in this head

and of course I had to write to Santa 
to see if Mrs Claus can whip one of these up for ME
(yeah I KNOW she will.....wink***)
or else I will get a note like last year saying
Dear Dawn. make one yourself as Mrs Claus and I
are very busy making toys for GOOD little girls and boys

hmmmmmm Did Santa Dis me?? was he saying I was not GOOD????

anywho...........this one is on the brain too.........

then reality struck!  yeah how many days to go????
and I have some of these to finish
and some shopping to do

and a purse to make for me

and matching accessories
(hey a girl has to do what she has to do right?)

and some of these are on my list...........

and what can I do with these? any ideas????
have yellow green and pink I think.......

and I never even started trying to make a pattern yet for these.

just shoot me now and get it over with!
I need a 72 hour day 
and some energizer bunnies to help me
to get it all done........

feeling overwhelmed but happy this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family

Dont let me scare  you. just wanted you to see my purty
turkey pin
I am wearing it to work today

and to show you I HAVE made progress.......  this 
one is pinned....and part of the feathers sewn.....

this one has feathers sewn and round body sewn.
getting ready to see about feet and hat and
rest of body
(I think he will be pardoned from the table this year....)

and some "secret" sewing going on
this is the back side
ready to sew, flip and quilt

love these kites.......they are so cute
and make such a quick easy gift

and of course this guy was peeking under the door.
so I grabbed a plastic Easter egg and we tossed it back and 
forth for a bit.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
I am thankful for our health and friends and family
and yes, even our pain in the butt Dunkin
and Pheebes.

Hope you have a great day tomorrow
and have that extra piece of pie for me  :-)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

so many things on the to do list

gotta find some good sales on candy to make a tree for
work for the truck drivers to pick from as they get their tickets

gotta cut some kits to have a pillowcase sewing day........

gotta find these to sew up for me in this one!

gotta look in here and check my list
gotta find out whose naughty or nice.

before we see these.........snowflakes

that turn into this...........gggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrr

gotta get candy for the houses...........

gotta get Thanksgiving dinner behind us.
not sure if neighbor is coming or not........
so on hold for some of it.
with just hubs and I, we wouldnt get dessert......
I dont need it and he cant really have it

gotta pick some greens and make this

and pull these out from the shed 

and grab some warm scarfs.........brrrrrrr

see? I told ya it was cold! LOL

hey Mom.......let me in!
No Dunkin.........Mom is wrapping surprises and you cant see
you are a tattle tale and I wont have you
spoil the surprises!


and that is what is going on at this house.
how about at yours?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

this is what I have been up to

sorry for the bad pics. had to keep them in the room we dont use so cats wont
get at them
these are to raffle at the Association Christmas party on Dec 6
I had to get them crossed off my list
didnt do too bad. the basket here was 2.oo at craft fair 
and there are Christmas snowflake towels and potholders and 
plates and tray and napkins and cookies in here

like my bow with the bling? lol

this one was a star shaped gold wire box that was fun
but weird to fill
I got candy in gold wrappers
to fill this one
some gold truffles and some dollar bill candy bars
and candy coins etc. 

and this basket looks like one of those expensive Longeberger ones
but it too was like .50 at the craft fair
I filled with Milano Christmas cookies and other goodies

I would love to win one! 

what have YOU been up to?
today I will sew with the niece and hopefully get her list done so I can work on mine LOL

Friday, November 20, 2015

tis that time of year

tis the time to box things up
send things out
receive gifts in the mail ordered online.........

check the Christmas box to find just the right gift......

and fall asleep watching Mom sew.......

because it is hard work helping in the sewing room...........

hats to knit..........

ornaments to make............

yep like this one I have from 1988 made in salt dough
and shellacked to keep-it stayed pretty well considering......

more ornaments to make.........

projects to sew..........

letters to write...........

and decorations to put up...........

Yep its THAT time of year............

not much I can show for now on the blog........
so if you don't hear from me daily dont worry
I am just trying to get it all done in time........

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

its almost time to make the gingerbreads

My Andrea was so small   she is a young woman now

and my Emily on the left is in Jr High already

Kayla  is now a mommy with a little gingerbread maker of her own 

and this new guy was telling Grammie he wants to make one soon!

Tyler made a killer one last year.........

and brother Brody is not about to be upstaged

gingerbread making is hard work right Grammie?

and the more the merrier!  LOL
his little minions were falling off the roof
and made us all laugh
but he was determined!

and had a beautiful delicious result

I love making gingerbread houses with my little ones.
so much many memories.

I think I will make mine the day after Thanksgiving.
what holiday traditions do you do?