Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Munchkins and Last of Branson

Last night was the beginning of all the Halloween festivities. They had a festival at our church, Advent Presbyterian. This year I have my own little Hermione along with a too cute dragon. Tonight is our neighborhood block party and then of course there will be Halloween night. I love that they get more than just one night out of their costumes. However, just between you and me, I did catch Gentry running around the house at 3 am the other day in his costume... looked like a scene from "Where the Wilds Things Are". LOL! I guess he is getting even more use of his costume.

I decided to give the "video" portion of my camera a try. The lighting was poor and the overall quality is pretty louzy, but the kids loved it so I said I'd share with all of you... (I hope this works, it's my first time posting a video file.)

For the last of our Branson trip... While the wee ones were at the tiny amusement rides, the bigger kids got to have fun on two other Go Kart tracks. Hailey is on the one for slightly bigger kids and then there is the grown-up kid one with Rene' and Gentry. It is quite large and is very bumpy due to the wooden planks... thus the reason it is called "Wild Woody".

And back to the resort, Grand Country, they have some pretty large musical instruments there in addition to really great indoor miniature golf courses.

And finally we were on our way home. It rained the entire time, but I doubt the kids noticed... I think they were a bit tuckered out!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Autumn and Branson Pt. 2

Sorry for the delay in posting, I've been a bit under the weather. And speaking of the weather... Autumn is finally starting to make an appearance.

Here are a few more pics from the vacation. There is a tiny amusement park where Gentry and his cousins (of similar age) spent quite a bit of time. The youngest blonde is Keegan, and the red-haired little lady is Keegan's big sister, MaKinzy And the red-haired boy is Christopher. It was just down the street from the hotel and was a perfect way for the wee ones to spend their time.

I finished my sister's quilt. I don't know if she has posted the kit at her ebay store yet, but you can always contact her directly. I really like the way it turned out. It reminds me of scarecrows, I suppose it is the patchwork. Hopefully it arrived today, but I haven't heard if she likes it yet or not.

The guild's BOM this month was this Celtic block. I have never done this before, so I think it turned out quite well.

I also made this cute pumpkin! No sew, no glue and recycling, sounds great to me. And if I decide I need the fabric later on... no problem, it will come apart very easily. I found the instructions here. So quick and easy. Took about 5 mins from deciding to make it, finding the stuff and putting it together. I'll probably let Gentry make one (or more) for craft time during home-schooling.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Back from Branson

Wow, what a vacation. I'm still trying to recover from all the activity. It was great. Got together with family and did lots of activities with the kids. I have lots of pics from the vacation to post, so I'll probably have to do a little bit each day.

We stayed at Grand Country. They have a wonderful Fudge & Gift Shop! We bought several different types of fudge. It is so rich that we haven't finished any of them yet. I also found this perfect plate and hanger set. You know me and grapes... I had to have it!

They have this great indoor water park, Splash Country, and the kids had so much fun...okay, I had fun too. It has slides, rope ladders, small pools, a little lazy river, and more.

The most interesting thing was this giant bucket at the top of the structure. It would fill up with water and then when it was full it would sound a bell as a "warning" (but it served more like a call to have people gather underneath it) that it was going to dump out. The force and amount of water is incredible. You can just barely make out Hailey among the water.

And yes, I found the LQS there. Found a new book, a grape print I've been wanting, and a couple of pale fabrics to audition for Santa's face for Melinda's Santa Placemats and Tablerunner.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Too Hot!

Spent a little time on the weekend making some potholders to sell at the show. I have a couple of other sets I want to make and then I'll move on to something else.

And yesterday I finished up making four blocks for a Christmas table topper. The ladies from the MB I frequent were holding a Christmas block swap with this pattern. I couldn't commit to being in the swap, too much on my plate, but I didn't want to feel left out either. I figured I could manage 4 blocks. I love this setting, it looks like a star.

Continuing to work on the binding for my sister's quilt. Not a lot of fun having a quilt draped over me with the current temps. Have you noticed that it is October and my Weather Pixie has been wearing a bikini? It was 95 degrees here yesterday, that is so insane! This is supposed to be my favorite time of the year. I wish the weather would change soon.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Old Series That Are Worth Mentioning...

One of my favorite things to do when I need to relax is get some DVDs from Netflix. We don't have cable or satellite for many reasons, but the main one is that there is just too much junk out there for my kids to come across. However, I do miss a lot of series when they originally come out. The plus side is that when I Netflix them, I don't have to wait a week between each episode. Two of my favorite episodes are from across the ocean... Ballykissangel and Monarch of the Glen. I have seen Ballykissangel (all shows) more than once and never get tired of them. I'm on Season 6 of Monarch of the Glen and have loved every minute of it. If you haven't seen these and are in the mood for good quality TV, this is where to look! I wish the TV people here in the US would make series like these instead of some of the ones they are doing. It's nice to take a break from the sensationalisim found everywhere on my current TV and enjoy some relaxing charm.

Friday, October 05, 2007

The colors and fabrics of Autumn...

I'm done with the quilting on my sister's quilt and all that remains is the binding! If you are interested, she is selling the kit to make it....pattern, 16 FQs, 1/2 Yard Binding fabric (seen in the pretty little basket), not sure about the backing fabric (she has this great extra wide Autumn print fabric that is nice) and the batting, but you could ask her.

Just email Cathie, at C and G Crafts, tell her that Kimberly sent you, and you are interested in the Autumn Sassy Sixteen Kit.

I also took time to set up an Etsy store for my patterns... Kimberly Camou Quilts...Divine Inspirations. I get several emails from people wanting to purchase directly from me, maybe this will help with that.

Went to the church on Wednesday for a bit of quilt time. My dear friend, Sandi, surprised me by having finished her Sampler of Psalms top. I'm so proud of her, she did a great job! I did a little bit on my Autumn WH, but not enough to take a new pic. Maybe later on today.

We are having a sew day tomorrow for our guild. Going to make things to sell at the Davies Plantation. Sad to say, I still have no idea what to make. But I need to figure it out soon in case I have to go buy stuff. I'm so slow, it will have to be very easy and fast stuff, preferably inexpensive, but also something that people would like to buy. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Mummy Mambo

Okay, I've been playing with my blog "look" and I'm in the middle of things, so please excuse the overall effect. I promise it will be all better, eventually.

I got a wonderful present in the mail this weekend from my friend Marge. She knows how much I like Halloween and sent me this adorable panel!

I've been quilting like crazy on my sister's quilt... still not done. I WILL be done with that part of it tonight though.

I hope everyone's week is off to a really great start!