Monday, December 21, 2009

Is it Christmas yet?

'Cause it sure feels like it in my mailbox! One of my BFFs, Michelle, sent me a box full of Christmas cheer! Thanks so much Michelle!

She also made me a great little snowman candle mat, so I'll keep that out on our table into February of next year!

Here's what my coffee table looks like this time of year! Can you tell I love candles? LOL

And of course what would a post be without a mystery update!! Here is what 52 Fox and Geese blocks look like along side 48 Poinsetta blocks! I will be setting these in the next week, definitely AFTER Christmas!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blowin' and Driftin'!

Well it looks like we're going to have a white christmas after all! We got socked pretty good with this snowstorm that blanketed alot of the northeast...

Can't get out the front door...

Can't get out the backdoor...

Looks like there's not much left to do but sew on that mystery quilt!!! Here's some completed Poinsetta stars, and some in progress!

The management company still hadn't come to dig our block out yet as of this evening, so I might just have to stay in and sew tomorrow if I can't get the door open ;) What a shame, eh? LOL

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mystery quilt steps 3 & 4!

I haven't given up on the Quiltville mystery quilt, Carolina Christmas, I just got a bit distracted with the Christmas decorating and whatnot ;) I'm continuing on with the mystery and here are the results! Steps 3 and 4 are now on to step 5!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some Decorating for Christmas!

It's that time of year again! This is our first year decorating for the holiday in our new home! We put our tree in the front room and realized that next year, we really need a taller tree! LOL
I also got these wonderful glitzy pieces at Sam's club and Kohls...they really compliment the room! I just love a little Christmas bling!

Here is our formal diningroom, and again a bit more glitz with the wonderful BIG centerpiece..Bill has a "thing" for big centerpieces! LOL

This is the quilt rack that my wonderful dad made me several years ago! It looks tremendous in our stairwell and really showcases my quilts and our nutcracker collection!

And in our bedroom, we have a little spindley christmas tree with all my handmade ornies on it! I think this is my favorite decoration of all since everything on it is made by my quilting friends! DH Bill is always asking to sleep with this tree lit up through the night! LOL He really is a little boy at heart ;) Maybe we'll try that during vacation when we don't have to get up early the next day! LOL

Hope you are all ready and decorated for the Holiday season, and hope you enjoyed the little tour of my favorite holiday decorations!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Mystery Quilt continues!

I'm SO happy that I am keeping up with this mystery, that I HAD to post about it! LOL here are my step 2 units and the bin with step 1 and 2 units in it. Funny how all that hard work and literally about 2 yds of fabric compact down into less than a shoebox! LOL

I am SO curious to see what this all becomes too ;) I think that's half the fun!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Better late than never!!

That about sums up how I've been feeling about alot of things lately! LOL Well at least as far as quilt projects are concerned! I finally finished my Halloween Wool BOM and put the blocks together into a top!!! I'm a little overwhelmed with how nice it came out..can't wait to get it quilted and ready for next year!

I also finished up my 3rd block of the Berry Picking BOM! I am currently still 1 block behind on this one, but I hope to remedy that soon! I just love how this came out too ;) if I don't have enough other things started, I've decided to join in on Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt from, Carolina Christmas! I have selected my fabrics mostly from my stash..the only new addition is the 2 yds of gold, and finished all the units for step 1! I'm pretty excited to do this mystery quilt and even MORE excited that I've completed the first step before the next one's been published! LOL If you've never checked out Bonnie's website, DO IT!! She's got a tremendous amount of valuable quilting info and a wonderful scrap-management system for those of us who are overwhelmed with scraps but want to make something from them!

Here's my fabs choices, and my step 1 units! Can't wait for step 2 to get published!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

In Loving Memory

On October 10, My MIL Angela passed away at her home, in the care of her family, after a 6 week battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a loving mom to her two sons and DILs, and her extended family. Angela's greatest passion was for her family and home, and she always made you feel like family, even if she had just met you! She was a lively and spirited lady and will be greatly missed...
If you would like to learn more about pancreatic cancer, or make a donation to research, visit here!

Friday, September 25, 2009

I can't believe it!

Would you believe that I forgot to post about my finished mini? It's been finished AND hung up on my sewing room wall for about 2 weeks now! What was I thinking? LOL
So is it all done! I think it came out great, and it really adds to my sewing space! Now to get moving on mini #2 ;)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Giveaway and a NEW Free BOM!

NO, I'M not giving anything away..and NO I'M not publishing a new free BOM, but Dorothy Baker is!! So please follow THIS to her giveaway or use the button on my sidebar to see her new BOM! I am SO into embroidery lately and I will definitely be doing this BOM!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More finished BOMs...

Here's a few more finished Block of the Months! This is block #2 in the Berry Picking BOM and it's just as pretty as the first one, but alot quicker to stitch! LOL

Here's the first 2 blocks joined together! I am just thrilled with how this one is coming out ;)

Here is block #3 of my wonderful wool Vintage Halloween BOM! All that buttonholing was a tremendous amount of work, but definitely worth it!

And here is block #4 of that same BOM! Love how it looks, but that cat gives me the willies! LOL Two more blocks to go still on this BOM and I intend to have it finished before THIS Halloween!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

A beach weekend and a birthday!

Last weekend we went to visit my dad in MA for a little beach getaway to celebrate his 75th b'day! My sister owns a condo at Hampton Beach, NH and we borrowed her digs while she's away on a Mediterranean cruise! We had a great time even though Hurricane Bill did cause some high waves and rough surf ;)

here's my 2 favorite men!

And my dad's neighbors, the Pimentals, set up a little surprise for his 75th b'day while the rest of us were up at the beach..they gifted him with a 50" LCD TV and snuck into the house and set it up for him! Brian Pimental owns The Home Theater Company and did a great job of planning this wonderful suprise for my dad! I think he got the biggest b'day surprise when he walked into his own livingroom after our trip back from the beach, to find his neighbors in his house and watching his new TV! LOL They had a great cake for him too! I think having neighbors like the Pimentals is the best gift my dad could ever have IMHO ;)

So here's the youngster and his new TV!

Many thanks to Brian and Kirstin for being such great neighbors and really helping to make my dad's b'day super special!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

A couple more "almost" finishes!

They're "almost" finishes 'cause one is a mini top that's not quilted yet and the other is a single block of a new BOM! I am just so proud of myself for finishing this embroidery block BEFORE the next one arrives! woohooo! Liz, Peg and Michelle are all doing this BOM with me too..the more the merrier! I am just thrilled with the embroidery and the beautiful fabrics!

And the other finish is a little montly mini which Michelle and I are doing through Temecula Quilt Company. Each month features a mini in Civil War repros..this month was a Lori Smith pattern! Again I am THRILLED that I got this one done before the next one arrives! Well almost done..I still have to quilt it ;)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Webshop Grand Reopening!

Angela of The Country Cellar is having a grand reopening party! Who doesn't love a party??? She's a very talented prim go check out her website!

Another Saltbox Village block!

Here's my latest Saltbox Village block from a BOM offered by Farmhouse Woolens! It came out really cute and worked up fairly quick! It has bits of wool on it, so that fed my wool addiction very nicely ;) LOL
I have a few other projects I've been working on this week so as soon as I have 'em finished I'll be posting about 'em!