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Another week

Well another week has flown by...just where does all this time goes that flies through the air.  I had a blast reading all the comments during the Mistletoe Make and Bake blog hop, thank you so much if you left one.  Normally I try and answer all comments personally but y'all overwhelmed me, thank you for the kind words....and btw I am not responsible for any weight gained during the making and baking of the hop...just sayin'....

WOW....another Thank You to everyone that brought in panties for our Pantie Raid, when I left on Saturday we had 62 packages and I'm not sure if we got any on Monday...if we did I'll update the total over on my Facebook page, what's that??? you don't follow me on Facebook...well get on it...we have loads of fun over there and you don't want to miss out.

We are a day away from December and I still haven't started my Christmas gifts but that's no big surprise to those that know me but this year I need to get my fanny in gear.  We'll be taking a few days off and driving to North Carolina to spend a few days with Andrew's side of the family so where normally I can be sewing on Christmas Eve...well unless they let me set up on the dining room table I'll need to be done before we go.  Have you started your Christmas sewing?  Finished?  or are you just gonna hit your local shops and buy your Christmas this year?

Until next time...
Keep Sewing...
and let the countdown begin....
26 days and counting...
Kelly Ann 


  1. The year sure has flown by. I'm still limited with the driving, so it may be gifts cards this year :-( Well at least it's the right size ;-)


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