Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wonderful Husband


Legend has it that the Margarita was created for Margarita Sames, an American socialite of the 1940s, who liked to serve it at her parties in Acapulco...Well I don't know who Margarita Sames but what a gal!!

I came in the door tonight after spending several hours doing inventory with Nook (thanks Nook) and with my eyes crossed, my wonderful husband opened the door and said "I made something for you"...hmmm...I was wondering if he finished up those last Christmas gifts, but no he had made me a wonderful Margarita, and I must say it was tasty....
So......Salute, Cheers, Mazal Tov...whatever your toast is...this one's for you....

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Time is a Flying


Wow the new year is almost here, have you figured out what you want to do with your quilt world next year? is that no you say, good, me neither. I do plan on spending more time on my hand applique, even went and bought myself an Ott light today, very cool, can't wait to sit down at night and do some type of handwork, who knows maybe I'll get my cross stitch out again. Good lighting always makes a difference and with these aging eyes good light is more important then ever.

Before the new year gets here I still need to quilt a wall hanging, finish a candle mat and do a few more things that I can't post because a couple of us from work are doing a late Christmas and I don't want to ruin their surprise.

Dinner tonight, Honey Brined Turkey Breast from Wegmans, I'll let y'all know how it taste.
Happy Quilting

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night.
Kelly, Andrew, Zele, Stella and Izzy B

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sing Along

Here's a little something to get you in the mood for finishing up those last minute gifts. Yes, I know that some of you out there are like me, still quilting that last candle mat, table runner, wall hanging, really do I need to go on. So sing the song below out loud to all who will listen, and watch the dogs cover their ears...



The Quilt Gift Shuffle

Tis the season to be busy
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
So much quiltin’ makes me dizzy
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Gifts to make and wrap a plenty
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
Quilt till midnight, don’t get sleepy
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

Tis the time to get artistic
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Not much time, so get realistic
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Scrappy handbags, easy piecing
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
Prairie points and beads repeating
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

Teachers thankyou’s, Secret Santas
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Quilted toppers, doggie blankets
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Stuffed pincushions, small etui’s
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
Gifts for Betty, Jan and Ruthie
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

Gorgeous fabrics wrapped in laces
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Labels for those traveling cases
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Block rolls tied with satin ribbons
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
Can’t wait to see their smiling faces
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

Love the Christmas Quilt Gift Shuffle
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Made to give a heartfelt chuckle
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Give with love and generous spirit
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
Sing out loud, so all can hear it
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

Copyright Judie Bellingham 2008

I want to give credit where credit is due on this song, so if you share with any of your quilting peeps please give Judie Bellingham credit.

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sewing and Snow

I'm looking for a snow day, yep that's right, me the girl from the south is looking for snow. With a snow day, you can't go out and run around like a mad women trying to get 5 hours of shopping done in 20 minutes.


With a snow day you get to stay home and sew, put on your warm fuzzy socks (lime green) and with a dog under your feet sew all day. Wouldn't it be nice to look outside and see these beautiful trees.

Well, there's no snow just cold, and baby I mean cold. So instead of staying home and sewing, I'll pull myself together and run to Wal-Mart before opening the store. With all of the Christmas shopping I completely forgot to get the girls a bag of balls, bad doggie mom I am.

stay warm and happy quilting

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Yikes

This is what my machines looks like, it's flying off the the table. All the best laid plans of mice and men....I had my time table worked out so that I could get all Christmas sewing done and what needs to be shipped, shipped by the 15th...right, like that's going to happen. I've been putting in some long hours on my machine and just about the time I think I'm getting ahead I spend some quality time with my reverse sewing tool, does that happen to y'all?

Short post today, I'm off and running, Stash Busters this morning and hubby comes home today...wahoooo...
Happy Quilting

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Decorating for Christmas

I love to decorate at Christmas. Opening the boxes that we packed away last year bring back lots memories, mostly because I forget year to year what we have. The tree is up, the outside wreath is on the house and the stick trees are in the yard but the boxes still are in the basement and need to come up to start the decking of halls.

We did decorate the windows at the last week and from the colors we used you can tell who had a hand in that. Think "The Grinch", I just love the green of The Grinch so I managed for find 20 yards of grinch green netting to use and I love it. I went and got some new lights for the window, using LED icicle lights is kind of strange, they don't give off the warm glow of normal icicle lights but with grinch green fabric below they have that same strange kind of Christmas feel. No big tree in the store this year, I wanted to change things up and that tree is so big and takes up loads of space.
Happy Decorating and Happy Quilting