Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just Stuff...

Not a lot of sewing to report on at the moment.
Some I can not share here as they are gifts!;-)
Other things going on too.
Trying to decide where to put our Christmas Tree.
I had intended to do a nice full big table top tree but
DH wants to put up a floor one.
So will do the 7 ft one.
Still have the mantle and dining room to do also.
Hope to pull it all out Friday and have it done by Sunday!
DH and son still have more work to do on replacing trim and gutters, shutters hung and painting outside.
So not sure when the outside decor will get up.
Have done some cyber shopping and a bit of in store as well for gifts.
Really not to much to do anyway.

I know Thanksgiving is over but had to share this cute towel!
Meet Gobble! He is adorable!
Di of Quilting is Blissful made him for me!
Thanks again Di and Gracie!!

Are these acorns not wonderful?!
They are made to look like old Mercury Glass!
Walmart 2 bucks each!!

Awonderful Tuesday Morning find is these Jim Shore Snowman napkins!

Do hope to get more other stuff done so I can get back into my sewing groove!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giveaway Names pulled from bag!

Thanks so much to everyone who posted the sweet comments on my Candle in the Window quilt top!! I do appreciate all those who visited my blog for SewCalGal's Christmas Quit Show!

I have to say I very much appreciate my followers!!
Here is the promised giveaway for my followers who commented on that post!
I pulled these together from my stash .

Okay I pulled two names!
First one was Lane of That man Quilts? so he gets to pick of which group he would like!
Lane is an awesome quilter in both piecing and quilting.
He also in my opinion is a wonderful writer. I love to read his Way Back Wed posts.

Second name out was Lisa M. of Sun Naturals and Gifts !
Thanks for becoming a new follower Lisa!
I hope you both will enjoy these gifts from me!

Group one is 3 large fat quarters, ten 5 inch charms of some cute snow folks.
The pattern is from Calico Garden and is called 5 Santas. It is for an appliqued runner or the stocking. I used it for doing some stitcheries!;-)

Group two is same as group one only comes with a fun applique pattern for a wall hanging Santa Card Holder.

So if any problem with these folks claiming the gifts I will simply have another drawing!
Thanks for playing!!

So while other folks are thinking of turkeys and such I am thinking Pig Meat.
As in this glorious smoke house cured country ham that is!!
Yeah buddy!! Cooked it today!
Lord does this house smell good!!

Had some sliced with potato salad for supper!!
So yes had to cook the ham today so I will have plenty of good ham pot liquor to cook the collards tomorrow!!!
They came this evening. So pretty and tender!!
We will be spending Thanksgiving Day with family in town Thursday.
All I have to prepare is the collards but now DH ,well he is the roll and dessert fella! ;-)
Our son and wife will be out of town for the day but will be out here on Sunday with us.
We are truly blessed and very grateful for all we have been given but mostly for our family!!

Have a good one!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Candle in the Window

This is a finished top that I have had for a long goodly bit that needs to be quilted and binding (red) added!

Though it is not perfect it means a lot to me .

My sweet Mama helped! I would sew, she would press.

Mama did not sew much and did not want too.. haha! She loved to iron though and help me in any other way she could. When it was made was to be hand quilted now I plan to do on machine, simply. Was just sad for me every time I brought it out to decide on a finish.

We had to put quilting aside when serious health issues loomed for me then with my brother who passed, next my MIL and my BFF who both passed and then my dear Mama herself became ill and passed.

Did use it as a lovely drape on the old treadle machine a couple holidays. So needless to say there is a lot of memories, sad and happy, in this one small quilt top.

This is what the Christmas Season means to me, sweet memories.Though some may hurt your heart a bit they are loving ones none the less.

Thanks so much for visiting me on the Christmas Quilt Show Tour SewCalGal is hosting this week!!

Lots of wonderful Christmas Quilts of all kinds for your viewing pleasure!

If you would like to join in go check out the rules and add your blog post to the Mr. Linky list now till Nov 21st!

Go to SewCalGal’s blog post to see what all is happening! Lots of fun things being given away by sponsors of the show!!!

Enjoy the tour!

As a Thank You to my blog followers who comment to this post only, I will have a draw at end of the show, Nov 22,2010, for a Christmas Theme Giveaway!!

You must be a follower, , new ones or ones already following! Also have a way for me to contact you. So be sure to include your email if you are a no reply blogger! Fabric will be involved and other things I will toss in the bag!!

Have a very Quilty Merry Christmas Show ya’ll!!