Friday, November 30, 2018

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Ha ha on day 3 I got lollypops.
TOOTSIE ROLL lollypops

Remember the commercial?
How many licks till you get to the tootsie roll center......crunch.  we may never know

A fun little distraction in this stressful time of year.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring........

Thursday, November 29, 2018

On the second day.......

I had mentioned the other day how I felt like having an Italian sub sandwich
Some of you may call them hoagies

Hubs said to me I got your dinner covered
You just needed to heat it in the oven

Wow Two Days of surprises 
How did I get so lucky?
I love the Christmas season

For those asking about Dad
He is doing better

This was yesterday.
He was so happy to be hunting with the boys
And he got one

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me.....

Not sure if it is the first day of Christmas
There are
No partridge in a pear tree

No pears

When I came home from work
My hubs said to me I got you a little present

Of the snowman kind

Thanks sweetie......I love it

I just love gifts from the heart dont you?

Monday, November 26, 2018

Not much done for 4 day weekender

I sewed this into a pillow and need to get fill to stuff it 

Added binding and gave to hubs to use 

Added binding to this one too

Got on my hands n knees (ouch) and tied this one 
Three more to go
Then once i get giftcards i can mail them out
Slow but steady wins the race right?

Linking up with Beth of love laugh quilt

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Its the most wonderful time of the year

You know like the time for elf on a shelf?
Well it is time for tree on a truck for me lol
The red trucks on rugs and red truck embroidery and red truck ornaments
Yeah......they make me happy

Packages are arriving with supplies for the elves to finish up gifts

Finished gifts are being wrapped and put under the tree

Basket is being made for the maintenance man at the park 
Who doesnt love some cookies and coffee and caramel popcorn?

Deer gifts are popping up
Ready to wrap 

And even a gift for my sewing room is being put away until January when I can rearrange my room

Yes its the most wonderful time of the year

Friday, November 23, 2018

The day after

Friday the day after the big turkey fest
As I roll around the room still bloated and full.  Ughhhhhhh
I put up my tree
So I could make some elbow room in the workshop

And someone was watching that tree really closeby
Just in case he could reach things lol

The pile in the workshop
Ugh I think I bit off WAY More than I can chew


These are also at the ready for those packages that need to be mailed soon.......
Time is a tickin.....
Whats going on in your workshop?
Er I mean sewing room?

I REALLY feel like an elf these days
Pointy ears
Funny clothes
And a HUGH workload........

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy turkey day everyone

This is a turkey my brother got years ago 
They had him Thanksgiving and my brother taxidermied the feathers and made a realistic turkey that looked like it was coming at you. 
A customer of his wanted it

This was a cool quilt I saw online and wanted to save the picture for reference 
Isnt it a beauty?

This pumpkin was made by my Mom before 1989
I still have it and put it out in her memory
Love it

Today was up early 
Made sugar free banana bread
Cranberry nut bread
Chocolate cream pie
Turnip and carrots
Pickles cranberry sauce
Dressing or stuffing whatever you call it in your neck of the woods

A great feast
Hope you are having a great turkey day

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful for such smart and beautiful nieces. All 5 of them

Thankful we still can spend time with Dad who is 86

And brothers who look after big sis

And good friends

Who I love to have fun with

So much to be thankful for not just at Thanksgiving but the whole year through

Blogging friends who get my quilting passion 
A husband who tolerates my need for more fabric
Two sweet kitties who make me laugh every day and show unconditional love

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of turkey and family and friends making great memories

Save me a piece of pie
I will be over later.....


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Getting ready

Not much fun sewing going on around here
Hemming pants is about it but it needs go be done
I have a pile of 4 pr to do ugh
One down......3 to go

In other prep for the holidays
One of my brothers is in love with Miss Debbie (sorry Colette) lol
The white Christmas tree cakes are his favorite 

It is funny because I have to have ribbon candy and now two of my nieces are the same
Not Christmas without it 

And more prep
At the joanns early black Fri sale they had these fleece blankets on sale
Got one for each grandkid to have somwthing to open and I will cave thus this year and get giftcards.
At 18,17,13 and 11 it gets harder to find the perfect gift

Look at the back.....hmmm
This one may have to be mine.....
Just sayin

The deal I got was fabulous. There is 4 yards of fleece here
2.50 a yard
Cant beat that deal
Unless of course a good friend bought them for you
Anyone wanna pay my credit card in Jan?
I didnt think I would have any takers
Hee hee

Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy things

What makes me happy?
Helping the kiddos make gifts
These are from a few years ago but how sweet to receive special artwork coffee cups

I miss my butterfly bush
All that is left is a huge stump
Just right for me to trip over on the way to the shed

I miss these too
My little pretties

This quilt is in a quilt frame ready to handquilt
I really need to make a schedule to put in stitches here and there

This is what we had Thurs into Fri
A little less snow than you see here
That big tree is now gone. This is an old picture

Somewhere in this messy room
Are the directions to make these

Because these are cut out and sewed
In at least three colorways 
I think i have red and green and blue and maybe even yellow

Nice additions to next years Christmas box

Sunday, November 18, 2018

What am I doing?

It seems my mind wants to make mugrugs
I just play in the scraps till I have a piece big enough

Remember this guy?
The broken handle and then no pocket
DUH you would THINK after doing so many cup rugs I would get it right
Oh well. I dont mind the handle and lack of pocket for me
So I sewed up the mugrug and quilted it
Ready for binding now 

And so is this one
So Now what to sew?
Hmmmm.....went to temecula quilt to see the next step of the sewalong.....
Not that the other steps are done

And stayed up late because I was so excited
WE are to make TWELVE of these with our parts
Incentive to finish the parts eh?
There are either more parts as sashing coming or i am thinking a border.
We will see.....but I think I am slowly getting my mojo back a little
What are you making?

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Maybe I can fool Santa....

Remember this?
My ornament failure
Well i dont know about you but when I fail it makes me motivated 

to succeed

So i found this small piece of black santa fabric
And a 2.5 strip of black fabric
And made a cute mugrug

Maybe santa will believe me


Friday, November 16, 2018

Amazing what you find when you clean lol

You know how I am SUPPOSED to be working on redtrucks and deer?
Doing everything but
Especially now that Dad is in hospital 
I just dont feel like sewing
Isnt that awful?
So unlike a gal who HAS to sew every stinkin day
Well this is as far as I got with that template play......a top for a mugrug

So do I finish it? I dont
I play with dresdan blades and fabric pieces
Yeah cause I um NEED this. Lol
Dont even know yet what I am making but thats ok

then felt guilty cause I wasnt sewing what I SHOULD be sewing
And cleaned
Yep I know.....what is this cleaning stuff you speak of
And I FOUND a NEW ironing board cover
Who hides a great NEW cover when your old one is so ugly you cant tell the original pattern of the fabric?
Moi does
Hopefully this will go on it the weekend 

And THERE is that book I was lookin for

Maybe I should clean more often.....

Thursday, November 15, 2018

For Wednesday

This past weekend I was on a cleaning spree 
And found these fleece socks in my overflowing sock drawer
So experimented
And came up with 8 outfits that I hope fit Wednesday

And these extra quilt blocks made a cute little cat quilt

Now to get them to the recipient.....