Monday, November 29, 2010

Mugz on Monday

Christmas Mugs - 2010
I couldn't decide which one, so I got both.
Bone china, bought at Big W.
Tomorrow is Christmas Tree Day...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my North American friends.
May your day be filled with love and laughter with family and friends.
Try not to overeat... ha ha

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ornaments

Bird

Bird and Bells

Bird and Bells and Penguin
One week to Christmas Tree Day...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Something New to Look At

Something new to look at while I'm on my blog break.
(I should be making binding right now.)
These are the floor tiles of an historic church in Albany.
From our holiday there last January.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Quilter's Night Before Christmas

A.K.A. The Dream of the Mad Quilter's Ball...

Forget cupcakes.
You have got to read Mary's latest post at The Curious Quilter.
It is just too perfect and you will so enjoy it.
Come back and tell me what's on your 'to finish before Christmas' list.

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Beginning to Be That Time of Year

Something new to look at while I'm on my blog break.
Made by an amazing young woman at my church.
P.S. They were very very yum...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Wall is Back

Got a wall to climb... back soon.
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For a little pick me up, go here.
Click anywhere on the black.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Something Amazing

So I had a visitor tonight. My niece-in-law Louise. Mother of the great, great-nephews mentioned here. She came by to pick up the little quilts for her boys. And she brought something to show me. And I just had to show you. Look what she has tackled for her first-ever quilting project, using a pattern and instructions from a very old craft book (circa 1970's). The instructions are incredibly limited. She used a bit of plastic from a binder divider to make her templates. It's sewn by machine. It's a little rough around the edges, and she's planning on adding something to it but not more arcs. She bought the fabric at either Spotlight or Textile Traders (can't remember which). I am just so proud of her. She was so inspired by the work we did together throwing the little Wiggle quilts together that she felt like she just had to do some quilty thing. I told her that double wedding ring was a pattern that many quilters put in the too-hard basket or plan on getting to it 'one day'. She said it was a good thing she didn't know it was hard... lol - here is a close-up of one of the arcs. I had to use flash as it's evening and she was off again and that was the photo op.
We had a great couple of hours together talking all things quilty. She is a beginner and trying to wing it. I gave her a beginner's quilting magazine which highlights different methods and easy patterns. And it came with a dvd so gave her that as well. And I gave her a few other little bits of supplies and wadding etc. And some fabric. I told her she needed to shop at "Auntie Shari's" before spending any more money. How's that for stash busting?
Well, the enthusiasm was a little tiring and it is time for bed. Hope you all had a very nice day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Giveaway Winners

So I should be working on this...

Which is the companion to this...

Or even on this... which is a prize for this giveaway... for small quilts with simple quilting I use my long straight pins to baste... works great...

Second prize for this giveaway...

October is the month for my second blog anniversary. I hinted and mentioned several times this month that a giveaway was iminent/happening. So here's how it worked. I only wanted people who regularly visit to be entered - hence no big fanfare. Anyone who commented on any post in October was entered. Only one entry per person (not per comment). In total, 19 different people commented on my blog in October. I went old school and printed out the names...
Cut them apart and put them in this epic teapot...
See...
The winners were drawn by my epic #3 daughter... thanks H!
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Winner of the small quilt is Laura of 3 Doodles and a Dog.

Winner of the Moda Charm Pack is Em of Em's Scrapbag...

I appreciate everyone who visits my blog and leaves a comment. Sharing our ideas and our lives is so rewarding and helps to make the world a better place, in my humble opinion. I really mean it when I wish you all a very nice day!

Maukie - the virtual cat

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