Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Fall Giveaway Wins

This is a belated post of two lovely giveaways that my name was drawn!
I did send my Thanks out to the wonderful givers but did not post about them on the blog!

First was a nice box stuffed full of this lovely pile, yards, of fabric from Laura Nownes!
These will work so well on gifts for the modern gals in my life! I love the yellow and blue myself! New tops maybe for summer! Thanks again for sharing Laura!

Next was this lovely Fig Tree by Moda  honey bun roll and book from Elisabeth of Brown Bird Designs.
This may have to become a pretty new runner for Spring!
Thank you again Elisabeth!

Hope you will check out both of these lovely ladies blogs and websites!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Enjoyed a Lovely Christmas Day

Here is our sweet grand baby Olivia on her very first Christmas morning! Her bib was made by a cousin's wife with a new Bernina machine. She is also a new Grandma so when doing bibs she made these up to share with our grand baby too!
Yes we got up very early and off we went to their home along with DIL's parents.  Changing the tradition of having Christmas morning here.
Kids put on a nice spread. Enjoyed it all so very much!!

We all had to pack up and head to DH's sister's home for dinner. We had prepared our portion day before. Fixed two desserts, Pumpkin Roll and mincemeat pie, along with a butterbean with corn dish.
I did sew  up a couple quick gifts for our two nephews. I made the Rice Heating Pads. They both seem to have more aches and pains these days! Close to and turning 50 can do that to ya! :-)

We still have more baking and treats to get together to mail out or take on visits.
Hope to do the visiting across state soon. DH promised to help son, who has week off, do some kitchen remodeling. This will give me time to finish up more sewing too!
Still have the pretty decorations up. Will save the take down job for later!

Friday found us just laying about, sort of wore out! We babysat Olivia Christmas Eve day and then had late supper with nephew, wife and our sweet grand niece Hollyanne. Course all the traveling Christmas Day too! Did do some sale shopping Saturday. Was not to bad out at all. Crowds must have been out of town!
Found a few good bargains for next Christmas. Popped into AC Moore with my 20% off coupon. They have nice name brand fabric regularly for $6.99 yard so used that coupon! Enjoyed lunch out. 
When we got home we once more just kicked back relaxing!
Kitties were so happy we were home again. They did not like us being gone so much!

Today had to do some home chores. Yes on Sunday. I normally do not do that but we needed clean clothes and bed linens changed!! So two loads later that was done! Did the fridge clean out and trash was taken off. DH changed oil in his truck.
I really have to keep checking the calendar to be sure of the day! Any holiday that comes on a week day can mess me up! Like Christmas day felt like Sunday!!

Do hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!!
Here we are close to another New Year's Day!!
2015...WOW seems like we just turned over 2014!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hey Ya'll !!

Been a bit busy around here since I last posted!! Lots of year end appointments and of course Christmas preparations!

We had a family and friends gathering here at our home to kick off the season. Was so wonderful enjoying the time together! Loads of good food and fun times!  Not a lot of pics to share. Thought I had loaded them up on my PC so deleted them off the camera!!!!!! Santa please bring Lola a new memory function for Christmas!

 We have been busy baking and making candy for our gift boxes. For a few days our home smelled better than any Yankee Candle you could want!

 These are the large containers!

Delicious pound cakes DH makes that are asked for every year. They are wonderful!
 Need to pack up the tins and boxes! We will be delivering most ourselves this year instead of mailing!

Why??? because DH retired on Dec 5th!! 

His office group gave him big send off with a yummy pot luck luncheon party! So many folks wishing him well on his new adventure!!
Was so wonderful to see how they all held DH in such high regard! He will be missed by many.
DH and I also celebrated 40 years hanging out together!!! OH MY GOODNESS! Time is moving on for sure!

Needless to say my days are now no longer my own! Having to learn a 'new normal'! ;-)
 DH was always on vacation for 2weeks during this time of year. So after the Christmas and New Year holidays are past... the big change will sink in for sure!!!

Hope to get more pics posted but not sure when that will happen! Crazyville here these days!

So I want to take this time to wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Big Christmas Hugs to all who take the time to read my posts!
I appreciate you all very much!