Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Today, I am making my filling, Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin Pie.


Every year since we were married (and that will be 40 years come spring) everyone cane to our house for Thanksgiving.  We would have a big house full every year.  Now that we moved to Tennessee,  it is just the 4 of us.  I kinda miss it, but surly not the mess.  So to all those cooking tomorrow, my advice is      :)



I wanted to share with everyone our adventure.  This month our Quilt Guild went on a Field Trip.  Oh what fun we had.  First stop was a Quilt shop (of course)


"Back Yard Fabrics"
This is a great little quilt shop that has almost everything you need. 




When we were finished looking in every nook and cranny we were hungry. 
So we all headed to "Patty's.


"Patty's" is a country restaurant located in Kentucky at a place called "Land between the Lakes".  (Between Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake)  The inside has a little country store and is decorated beautifully!   Check out the ceiling!


 They are well known for their Pork Chops.  (One order, one pork chop, will feed 2)   They do not skimp on anything they serve.  Just check out this piece of Lemon Meringue pie and the Apple pie:


Now, Patty's is open year round and at Christmas they decorate everything.  Here is the outside ppravillian.   They even got Santa's seat ready.


Their Water Wheel...



Also around the outside of Patty's there are the neatest little log cabins.  Inside are little shops, a jewelry shop, gift shop, dress shop, etc.  (You can get unique gifts.)



I couldn't resist a picture of the bird houses.  I thought they were adorable. 


We had a lot of fun, did a lot of laughing, lot of eating, (lot of spending) and made lots of memories.   

I hope you enjoyed seeing my pictures and hearing about our adventures.
For now, I got a dinner to prepare for.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!











Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Twas the Night, my turn

I must say, this is one of the best hops I was ever in.  A BIG HUGE THANK YOU to Madame Samm and Marlene for coming up with this great idea to exchange gifts with other talented quilters.



The gifts we made for each others and those on our Christmas lists, were to be made in 3 hours or less.



First, let me show you what I received from Leah at Quilted Delights.

Everything came in this beautiful bag:



2 little hand "snap" coin purses:


Inside were these mouth watering chocolates:


A cute needle holder,




3 cute scrubbies,
(I seen dishcloths, but these are smaller, and work so much better)


And...my favorite candy, how I'd you know Leah? 


Here are all my wonderful gifts together:  
(Minus the candy...I couldn't help myself)


Thank you sooooo much Leah.

I myself, had a rough month, but I did get a few wallets made:


And a few small wallets for our neices:


I am working on making each of our neices a Christmas Stocking.  (A Santa, a snowman, and an Angel)  (believe it or not I have been working on them for almost 2 weeks, yup, it's been a rough month) 


I did get some pincushions made.  I could hand sew these while sitting in my chair.  


I also want to make each of our neices a doll.  I chose these fabrics.


I made these small dolls the day this hop was announced.  They didn't  turn out quite like what I wanted, so I plan on keeping them for samples.  These were like a test run...now I know just how I want to make them.


Now let's go see what others are sharing this Season.


Before you leave, I want to introduce you to my new tool.  I LOVE IT!!!   That is my "Beam n' Read".  The BEST gift anyone could get.....


I could tell you all about the extra wide personal light from 6 LED's, that DON'T get hot and will not disturb others.


I could tell you how you can switch from 6 LED's to using only 3 LED's and about the adjustible strap.


I could tell you how you can plug it in to household currant (which the cord does not get into your way at all) or use 4 AA batteries (that can last up to 50 hours) and go anywhere with it.  Oh, and how it comes with a large acrylic magnifier and 2 clip on filters for night vision.

BUT....

The best part to me is that with my bad eyes, I can see.  Now, that is what means the most to me!
I now can do any close up work and see.  Whether it be my embroidery or painting.  I can see like I did when I was in my 20's!  All I can say is Thank you Very Much!!!!



Now, come join me and see what others are making for Christmas.     I don't  know about you but I am getting so many ideas as what I can make.  (YEAH!)

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!



Monday, November 10, 2014

Another Job Done

I am ready and excited for tomorrow.  It is the first day of "Tis the Season" hop.


I can't wait to see what was made.  This is a great group of quilters, that do magnificent work.  I do hope you join me.

Today I am quilting.  I made a few gifts already and have a few more to go.

I took some time off quilting this weekend and have been doing my fall house cleaning.   Believe it or not, I had some fun.  I put my Christmas music on and turned up the stereo. (This was always everyone cue to get out of my way or help, lol)



I love cleaning and organizing, then look back and see how neat it looks.   My cabinets look so neat and organized.  I wonder how long it will last.  :)

For now, off to my room I go......

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE! ! ! 















Monday, November 3, 2014

November already? plus, Winner announced

I can't believe that it is November already.  The leaves on our trees are only starting to turn that pretty orange, yellow, red, and rust colors.  Most are still green but our nights are getting colder so it is just a matter of time.


I hate seeing  my flowers die but on the other hand, it is nice to get into the cooler weather.  It was a hot summer.

On another note, I am really happy with myself.  Last week a good frind of mine taught me how she does her paper piecing.  She does it kinda different then I was showed originally.   I practiced a couple sample blocks, then finished what I was doing.  I got out my new fabric and started on my first paper pieced quilt.    The blocks will take time to make, just learning.  But I am having fun with it.  (Guess that is all that matters).

One of my blocks:


I am using Christmas fabrics and hope to have it finished before Thanksgiving so we can enjoy it this year.  (I will show it when it is finished.  I just have so many other items to make for Christmas)

For now I want to announce the winner to my giveaway I had during the Black Cat Crossing"  hop.  

The pattern "Grace", she is 18 inches tall.



The Winner is: 

MARY


Congratulations!!!

I will be contacting you shortly to verify your winning.

Till next time.....

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE! ! ! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Black Cat Crossing w/Giveaway!

Good morning, and what a GREAT morning it is.  Today is my day to show what I have made for the "Black Cat Crossing" and I am so ready.



I want to thank Madame Samm and Wicked Wendy for all their hard work putting this all together for us.  I must admit, I love these "Spooky" hops.  Thanks guys!

Well, I got out my trusty pencil and paper and started to draw.  Oh, this time  I came up with two designs this time.

First one is this little guy:



I needed something narrow and long to put on top of my table where I keep my one plant.  (The table looked so plain.)

I found some skeleton fabric that seemed to match.  (Unfortunately, I  didn't get to purchase any of those beautiful Maywood fabrics.  I used what I found in my stash.)

Here he is....All ready for Halloween:




I used my fabric paints to help set him off.
(Check out the glittered glasses)

 

Then I drew this little guy:


I machine appliqued them both with monofilament thread.


I didn't have a lot of the orange fabric, so I used both the orange and black for a small boarder.


(Again I used my fabric paints)


Oh, I got just the spot for him for Halloween.

Ok, now that you seen mine...let's grab some treats,


And check out what the rest of us "goblins" have made:


Still with me?  Didn't  get scared off yet?
Well I got a giveaway (Treat) for
one of yous.


This adorable pattern for "Grace".  She is an 18 inch Angel.  Brand new, (I took her out of the wrapper to get a clearer picture.)

Rules, you ask???
Just leave me a comment.
Everyone is eligible, I will ship anywhere.  Just make sure I have your e-mail address so I can contact you.
Contest ends November 1st.  That is when I will announce a winner.
So, good luck 


When Witches go riding 
And Black Cats are seen.,
The moon laughs and whispers
It tis Halloween!



HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!