Dec 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow, what a year!  It has been one wild ride.  Katherine (aka Quilter Going Bananas) took the words right out of my mouth...I too want to wish everyone much happiness & good health for the coming year.  In my opinion, as long as you have those 2, everything else just falls in place.

Dec 29, 2009

Most Charming Girl of the Year Award for 2009!

Kelly, our wonderful group leader has given me that title...along with some cool bloggy bling (see picture/title to the right), a Make Life...jelly cake & a tiara! Ok, no tiara but I feel I have one on. LOL!

Thank you Kelly for starting such a fun & warm group where we all can get together! I truly am blessed to be surround by such amazingly awesome women...I'm a lucky gal!  I'm anxious to see what the new year will bring all of us!


I've been out of it for the last several days but I'm hoping to get back into a groove - SOON! LOL!  But I had let you know, there's a sale going on at Cotton Charm Quilts.  I just found out - that's how out of it I am.  Anyhoo, a little window shopping couldn't hurt...right?

I hope everyone had a wonderfully, magical Christmas! We did.

Dec 23, 2009

Christmas Memories...

like everyone, I have a lot of them.  But it was only about 4 weeks ago, the most bestest, sweetest Christmas memory was made.  This is the first year my son really understands Santa.  He's even learned all the words to 'Santa Claus is coming to town'.  So several weeks ago, it's bedtime and he goes to his room to go to bed.  Not even 30 minutes later I hear something coming from his room - an odd sound.  I couldn't tell if he was screaming or having a nightmare - it was just an odd sound.  So I (& DH) jump up and run to his room, swing the door open and there he is - singing...Santa Claus is coming to town! We don't go in his room, we closed the door and stood there listening to him sing.  All at the same time, we're standing there listening, giggling and trying to figure out if he was awake.  Then before you know it - silence.  We crack the door open and he is out!  He was singing in his sleep.  It was a sweet moment.  I NOW have the video camera ready - just in case.

He is soooo excited about Santa coming, he can't stand it.  And to tell you the truth, neither can I.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Dec 20, 2009


Well, thank goodness I started this back in August! It was the only project I listed to complete in December for the CGQC.  Just to let some of you know, it was a top secret mission because it is a gift for my son.  I'm just glad I had those moments when my DH took our little guy grocery shopping.  There were several times I've stayed up til 1-2am to work on it and it just reminded me of my 20's (BIG GRIN on my face) when I could stay up late or later & bounce back in a blink of an eye (I don't bounce like I used too)...those were fun times!  And just for the record, I was always the designated driver - 95% of the time.  Sorry, I digress...back to the quilt.  I didn't label it but instead I sewed the date & some special words into the quilt.  I can't wait to see his face when he opens it!

Well, Christmas is right around the corner & my Mom & sister are coming sooooo, that means my time is just for them.  I probably won't be blogging for the next week or so, but I will be checking in on what everyone else is doing/saying.

So, I hope you have a wonderful & joyful Christmas!  I also want to take this opportunity to wish Jesus a 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!'


Dec 19, 2009

My Secret Santa...

is AWESOME! & the sweetest when it comes to gift giving.  I am the LUCKIEST girl.  Carolyn of Lakeside Quilting, had my name.  And this is what she gave me...a beautiful card.
 The prettiest tote...the fabric is soft & much prettier than the picture...
 And then all of this...

Everything was wrapped, in that pretty tote...and the small quilt kit (in the brown bag) is AWESOME! When finished, it will measure 15 x 18! How cute is that?  As I was going through my goodies, I couldn't help but (for a brief moment) feel like that cartoon character - Daffy Duck.  There is an episode where Daffy is holding onto something, yelling 'It's mine! All mine!'.  I really feel like a little kid, I can't stop giggling!!!

Carolyn...(again) thank you for all the wonderful gifts.  I can't wait to make that quilt.  I really am a lucky gal!  Merry Christmas!

Dec 18, 2009

CGQC December Tag...

Our co-leader, Joan, has tagged us. We are to show a few of our favorite Christmas decorations.  I have quite a few decorations that I have acculmulated over the years and I adore them ALL.  This is the first year I didn't put EVERYTHING out.  So here are a couple of my favorite...

I just love seeing kids (& adults) giggling when they see the wreath on my makes me laugh!  It's one way I spread Christmas cheer!

Dec 15, 2009

Pre-Christmas Clearance SALE @ Cotton Charm Quilts!

I know I've said it before but I'm going to say it again - I love a good sale and Cotton Charm Quilts is having a Pre-Christmas Clearance Sale!  Ok, so I've checked out the sale & Gobble Gobble, Glace, Panache and other great lines are in it!  And it's my duty as a girlfriend to tell my girlfriends about sales - right?  It doesn't hurt to look! : )

Dec 14, 2009

Dear Santa...

It's been forever since my last letter.  I stopped writing because it's more important for you to focus on the little ones so I just stopped.  But don't take it the wrong way - I will always BELIEVE!  So the little helpers over at the Jolly Jabber suggested that we write you and tell you what we would want from the Fat Quarter Shop.  Well, I only have one thing that I would want...and it's the CAMPING UNDER THE STARS QUILT KIT!  I've attached a photo and link so you can find it faster...

As you can see, it's the most wonderfulest quilt in the whole wide world and I would love to make it!  Hope you can make it to my house...

ps...if you can't make it to my house - I won't be bitter.


Dec 10, 2009

And the Oscar goes to...

I mean Moda Sampler Box...

 The Nostalgia honey bun goes to...
The Schnibbles DECOY pattern goes to...

Like I said, I'm feeling really festive so I thought I'd give a little nibble to a lucky 4th person...

Congratulations! (sorry for the so-so pictures)...thanks to everyone for playing along...this was fun!!!  Ladies please email me your snail mail so I can mail your prize. 

Dec 8, 2009

Christmas Quilt Show

SewCalGal is hosting a virtual Christmas Quilt Show.  AWESOME!  And what do you know? I just happen to have completed my first Christmas wall hanging.  I completed the Half Pint a couple of weeks ago.  I was in a quilt along with some great ladies.  I used The Caroler by M.E. and even though the colors are not the traditional colors, the more I sewed with it the more the the colors grew on me.  Now I can't wait to make something else with that line.  Ok, now if you have a Christmas quilt & you want the world to see need to go to SewCalGal blog & sign up...hope to see ya there!


Dec 5, 2009

Rachelle Writes - Storage Cabinet Giveaway

This is really a neat could win an EZ View Desk Top (it's the first picture).  But there is more, there are 11 more ways to win this and there will be a chance for a charity that helps abused children to also win one.  There are a lot of details so if your interest please go check Rachelle's blog.

but The Original Scrap Box has other amazing products like this...

Dec 4, 2009


Some freak has hacked into Joan's, our co-leader of the CGQC, email account & is asking for money.  Joan is not in England.  DO NOT SEND MONEY.

Dec 3, 2009

100th Post Giveaway!!!

Ok, so technically it's my 94th post but does it really matter?  I'm the kind of person who likes to be a little early for an appointment - so why not this?  Anyhoo, I'm just so excited to have this blog to talk about quilts and meet other ladies that have the same interest.  I just love the part that I can talk, talk, talk and talk and no one can do anything about it! HA! HA!  So to celebrate the occasion, I'm offering two...nah how about 3 treats!  3 treats for 3 people who would like the chance to take home a prize! I'm feeling very festive!

Prizes: 1st The Moda Sampler (yummy!), 2nd Nostalgia Honey Bun & 3rd Schnibbles Decoy Pattern

Rules:  Very simple - leave me a comment and your entered.  The cut off time will be 6pm CST on December 10th. I will pick the winners that night.

***For those of you who have tried to leave me a comment in the past but couldn't - I've changed my settings so NOW anyone can leave a comment. I didn't realize this until it was brought to my attention...sorry.

BONUS ENTRY -  For Joan, Katherine, Stef, Allie, Beth, Samplus4k, Mel, Melody, Esther, Jonelle & Wendy - I want to let you ladies know that I appreciate you keeping track (following) of me. So all of you get an extra entry.  And I would think everyone would agree that - that is fair.

Times more comments.  I'll be back later this evening to announce the lucky winners!

Dec 2, 2009

A CGQC December Project.

My list is short.  There is only one thing I want/need to get done this month and that is the Dinosaur Uproar quilt.  I hope to quilt & bind it within the next week & a half.  If I get anything else done - it'll be icing on the cake!

Dec 1, 2009

SALE @ Cotton Charm Quilts!

I'm always window shopping...but who doesn't?  LOL!  Anyhoo, Cotton Charm Quilts is having a sale and just in time for Christmas!  I just love a sale...not that I 'NEED' anything but like that really matters.  If you still have some Christmas shopping to do, I'd go check it out.  I doesn't hurt to look - right?  Don't wait too long it ends on Dec. 7th (?). I really need the Boutique fat quarter bundle???