Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Today I went outside!!

Whippee I was able to get out of doors for a few minutes this morning.. Went to my car to start it.. Hubby will be going to the ever not so faithful post office.

We were finally able to see the Great Grand Son yesterday. Giving a child gifts two day after Christmas just isn't the same for me. And his gift from His Grandmother still did not arrive. Now I know it was because of the weather, but it still is very aggravating. When it arrives we will do it all again!!
UPDATE: FedEx has delivered the gift.. So now his Christmas is complete!!

On a brighter note I did get to sew a little yesterday. Found an neat Mug Rug tut from the blog http://www.ryanwalshquilts.com/p/my-tutorials.html. pretty neat. And he used the Moda Candy Bar packet.  Well I had some leftover fabrics from a sudoku quilt  I made a few years back. Now all I need to do is back them. These will be a few gifts  throughout the year.

I am hoping for a better Year for me and my family in 2011. Life has a way of changing what we think we will get to do. It is an adventure and we never know what tomorrow will hold for us. I am very thankful I do not put myself  first for anything. And being the last in line has always been where I feel comfortable..LOL

So my hope for you and yours is:
peace where there was none
laughter where there was tears
and many hours of spending time with your loved ones.

Till next time....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Daily changes!!

Good Morning to those who read my blog.

Today will be a hard day for me, I have several things to finish but with my Great Grandson being here
life will be different. Was not planning on me keeping him for the day.  Oh well life goes on around here.

I am not ready for Christmas gift giving. Really is anyone ever really ready? I don't think so. Some just want to pretend they are and not be stressed out.. LOL  I don't know what I have been doing for the last month
but it sure wasn't making cookies or buying gifts. So now I am really down to the wire..

Last evening was my last class for this semester of  Bible College. There was only 19 questions but several had sections. We had 2 hours to complete the test.  I feel a person either knows it or doesn't. So I was done in about an hour.  I do enjoy the classes so will take the next semester class too. To me it is not about the end grade, it is about all that I gain from each class. So much that I only thought I knew. Was I ever wrong!!

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Christmas and will realize the true the meaning of what the DAY is about.
And give thanks for all you have been blessed with just this year...........

Till next time......

Monday, December 13, 2010

Are there rules in quilting or not?

After reading Stash Manacure this morning, I just had to have the clock. As I'm sure many others did as well. In reading what the guest poster said about her way of doing quilts, I felt right at home!! I am not a pinner either.. they get in my way and make things off center for me.. So I don't use them, except to keep my cut pieces together, so a piece doesn't get lost...  As for pressing that just calls for my fingernail from time to time.  Her remark about the lumpy quilts was right on for me. I have a few lunmps in my quilts and my body, who really cares? I know my family doesn't. They have never complained about the lumps at some of the seams. In my way of thinking the things I make are for people to use, not hang on a wall or hide in a closet for later use. Imperfections are a part of being made by a real peron !!! Which is what I am. I do have a machine qiuilting set up but do not have any of the bells and whistles on it. No stitich regulator, no computer imaging nothing but me moving the machine over the top and doing things to my own liking.
Enough said , now I am off the sew for a few then get to the post office.. time is rapidly moving onward to Christmas Day..

Till next time,.....

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello again !!

The days are ticking away and  I have much to get done. I am running way behind with my Christmas list!!
Have yet to purchase the first gift for anyone. And a cash cards seem like the lazy way out! However there are many who will end up with one from Hubby and Me
I did get the chance to sew a little yesterday. Made a couple of Mug Rugs, nothing to brag about. I plan to send these to my Granddaughter for her to use a small gifts to whomever she wants. She is a very giving child and is always thinking of others before herself.  She made a statement to me a few months back, that was well beyond her years. " I am just a giving soul". Not many kids would  say that !! For most it is all about the ,Me, Me, Me concept. I am very proud of her.

We are in a cold snap this morning. School's are closed again today. I'm sure many parents are about the pull
their hair out. Oh I remember those days.

May you have a wonderful day!!
Till next time..............

Thursday, December 2, 2010

23 more days!!

Hard to imagine Christmas Day, as we know it, will be here in 23 days. Reflecting back to my childhood that seemed like a lifetime, waiting days. But the older I get the faster the time goes.
I sent a Secret Santa box off yesterday, only to find out I sent it to the wrong person. Do I ever feel dumb? Yes I sure do!! Thankfully the host of this was understanding and I hope was able to change names with another gal in this same swap. If not I will get another box together.  LOL
I plan to get some decorations up today, if possible. My Greatgrand son will here again today so I may have to wait till later in the evening to do anything. Like all typical kids , he wants one of everything he sees on the TV.
I did manage to get a couple of the ever so popular mug rugs done, last week. Would like to get the other ones I have started finished.  They are not as bright and colorful as others have made theirs, but  i am using real scraps of fabrics. Not cuting fabrics and calling them scraps.. to me there is a huge difference.
What do you plan for the day??

Till next time..................