Monday, November 23, 2009

A quilt-y post, at last

I decided Sunday was the day I would finish this little quilt for my niece and her new baby girl. The label will tell you all about it. If you click on the picture, you should get an easier size to read. I'm off to see my little K!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A pile of hats

I can't stop! lol Nor do I want to right now. These hats have been a hit with young and old alike. I made these this past weekend. I made another three last night. Once you get the pattern down, it's a breeze. Of course, I get bored doing the same thing over and over again, so I had to find different patterns. I'd like to make maybe a dozen more and then get back to my quilting. For now, I need to use up all the yarn I've bought. Right now, though, I need to get ready for my day job :-) Have a good Friday!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A very lazy Sunday

Kerrington spent the night with Gramma and Grampa last night. Auntie Judy was here until K fell asleep. While she was awake though, Kerrington enjoyed playing with my skein of red yarn. So, this afternoon I made her a red ball with a little black ruffle (to hold on to). I also added, (second picture) about 10 strings of red for her to play with. She seemed to enjoy wrapping the thread around her fingers. Almost as though she was about to start crocheting! LOL

This quilt, front and back, is one that came in Judy's mail on Saturday. Was she ever surprised! I was too, but not so much once I saw it. I remember the bulls-eye blocks and I know how generous my online quilting group can be. Yes, Quilters on Review sent Judy a comfort quilt to use whenever she is missing Dad. Are they not the best quilters in the world? Thank you, all!

It's almost 10:30 and I should go to bed. In regard to the title of this post, I laid down for a nap at 12 o'clock noon and did not wake up until 3! When I woke up, I thought it was morning! It's not that I had a rough night with Miss K because she did very well with us, but I guess I was just tired. I'll do that some weekends. So, I should go on to bed and get some extra rest. Have a good week!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Yes, I am spoiled

Check this out! I have been a part of two swaps this season and here is what I have received. The first picture is an Advent calendar wallhanging. Full of little gifts! This swap dictated that the swappers gather 24 little gifts to be opened by the recipient, one gift a day from December 1 'til December 25. Then there is one big gift for Christmas Day. Wasn't it smart of Tammy in Virginiato send the wallhanging? I got to looking at it and it's also very cleverly jumbled! So, I have to look for each day before I can open the gift inside the pocket. Thanks, Tammy!
This swap was a Stitcher's Angel swap. We were supposed to make three stitched items and the theme was "roses". I told my secret angel that one of my favorite color combos is pink and green. Look what she did! All three pieces are gorgeous! The picture of the green mouse has a title, in French, "the green mouse". I love it! The big wallhanging has dimensional flowers and a butterfly and applique. Beautiful! The little needle holder is too pretty to put to use. I think I'll just hang it over my sewing machine and look at it every day. She also sent me something I've never seen before. Scented floss! Yup. The back of the package says "Hidden in the core of the thread, the aroma is released when you touch it." The scents are chocolate, apple and roses. I can't wait to try them! Thank you, Agnes!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

And the winner is...

Joann at Titus 2 Keeper at Home! Joann, please email me privately with your address. I know I've sent you a package in the past but have misplaced your home address. Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the Bed Pocket! I will get it in the mail this coming week.

Thank you to all of you that visited my blog and asked that your names be entered in the drawing. I was just curious to see how many entries I would get. There were a total of 16. So, your odds weren't too bad lol. This was fun and I hope to do more of it in the future.

Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

November BOM

Here's my adaptation of the Block of the Month. I took the liberty of changing the picture for November. The original pic was a bird holding a holly leaf with a berry. I really wanted a turkey for November, so I made one :-)
Here's a better picture of the pumpkin hat I crocheted for Kerrington. Is it not cute!? I want to make another one.

I spent tonight listening to another Scentsy inspirational webinar. During that time, I was able to get another stitching project ready for stitching. It's 10:30 so I think I'll go to bed. That's earlier than usual for me, but I get too sleepy during the day so when Kerrington naps, I tend to nap, too. I try to work on handwork but I always doze off. I really need to get back to working out.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween 2009

Uncle Henry is a video freak! Here he's captured Kerrington and Grama V. on Halloween night with K wearing her punkin hat that Grama crocheted after work today. Yes, I made it in one hour! I came home and was reading emails when I came across one that had a link to make a crocheted pumpkin hat. An hour later, it was done! I wish I'd had a darker orange yarn, but, hey! This worked.

In this next little clip, Kerrington is wearing her Ladybug costume. Her mama made her wings. Her shoes were a special gift from her Grama Camille (Gramille).

We had a wonderful little get-together at Auntie Judy's house. She made dinner for us..enchiladas, tacos, beans, rice, chips and dip. I made pink fluff for dessert. Those in attendance were Uncle Henry, Aunt Shanon, Grama V., Papaw Jim, Auntie Judy, Uncle Joe, Daddy Robert, Mama April and Baby Kerrington.