Monday, December 15, 2008

Ice on the way....

Well, the ice storm is on it's way. Hailey will be getting out of school 2 hours early. Gentry was already home from being sick. I tried to sleep late today. I was up until close to 5:00 working on Christmas stuff and checking on Gentry over and over again. Thankfully, he is doing much better now...having gone from "listless" to "bored". LOL! I honestly think that the more "fun" things I do with them, the more bored they are during down time. I cooked and baked all weekend long. The kids decorated some gingerbread cookies for themselves and I made and decorated some reindeer cookies for gifts. I still have some wonderful friends (and a very few family members) that still appreciate handmade gifts. I also made my own version of Santa's White Christmas Snack. I call it my own version as I originally made it with what I had on hand instead of what the recipe called for. It turned out well though, so I'm keeping it like that. I made a few other Christmas treats as well. I spent the whole weekend in the kitchen. Would you believe I'm still not done yet??? I did manage to make some more ornaments while cookies were in the oven. However, I haven't finished trimming the tree or decorating the house, and I'm seriously behind on the wrapping! I've been going non-stop since before December, and I'm still not done. I'm not complaining, I'm just perplexed! Well, I know in the end it will all be done, but this year I'm wondering if I'll be too exhausted to enjoy it. LOL! As you can probably guess, I didn't find any time at all to quilt. I'm really missing it right now too. I would love to work on something right after I post this, but it will be time to work with the kids on their homework. That's okay though, they only have this week left and school could very possibly be cancelled tomorrow. :)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

We Have A Winner...Mystery Solved!

Congratulations to Heather AKA Peachy for solving the mystery!

Peachy said...
You're getting your own shop or an enormous
new sewing room! An 18x22foot room of periwinkle painted creative space?
I have a wonderful quilt studio now! I did paint the walls periwinkle, it is 18 x 22 feet, with a nice view, where I hope to create wonderful things! My plan to was that by the time someone solved the mystery, I'd have pictures to show. However, that hasn't happened. I am still a great deal of time away from having the studio organized and all set up. I promise to share pics though as soon as it is all finished.
Peachy, send me your mailing info and which pattern you would prefer.
In the meantime, I'm working on three quilts simultaneously. I have to as I can't decide which one is top priority.
The kids have really been getting into the Christmas spirit by making ornaments for all their school and church teachers. Aren't they adorable little elves?!
I've also made some ornaments. Here is one I did for the guild's Christmas exchange.
'Tis the season....

Monday, December 01, 2008


I swear, I feel like I'm in slow motion today! I'm amazed at how much time is flying by and I'm not being nearly as productive as I had planned.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The kids even made some ornaments for their teachers. We started a tiny bit on the shopping, taking care of a few great sales.

Sadly, I didn't get very much done on the quilting side of things. I did do quite a bit sewing at the guild on Tuesday night. We are making some quilts for a less fortunate community in the Appalachian mountains. My back was so sore for the next couple of days, but it was worth it and I was more than happy to do it.

The only little thing I have to show at the moment was the last BOM. I just love doing these tessellated blocks!

But for now, I hope I can manage to find the time to work on the Christmas quilt today. Kids will be home before we know it and then homework will swallow up the rest of the day. So, wish me luck.

We got Elfed again!

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