Merry Christmas Everyone

December 25, 2008

I hope everyone of my blog friends is having a wonderful Christmas.  I would say don’t eat too much but that’s part of Christmas. Stay safe and warm wherever you are.


Holiday Goodies

December 23, 2008

O.K., I’m sure some of you have done some holiday baking. I’m going to share what I have done and would love to hear from you.

Here is the pecan pies, Lynn’s favorite and a butter pecan cake, my youngest son’s favorite.

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Tomorrow I will make the coconut pies, my oldest son’s favorite and fudge for everyone. How is your holiday preparations coming along?

Some of you know that I am starting a Scrappy Maple Leaf applique quilt. I got to work on it some today. Here is a couple blocks.

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I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas, Stay safe and warm wherever you are.


Long, picture heavy, Sunday Post

December 21, 2008

I hope all of you are having a great weekend. It is cold here but it’s a beautiful, sunshining day. I finished my Eleanor Burns quilt this week and waiting for it to be picked up. I love the colors in it. I quilted it with the panto, Fantasia by Hermoine Agee. I really love how it looks. I used Maxi Lock Snomoon.

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I hope you can click on them to enlarge them. I used Randi’s tip but if anyone can mess something up it is me.

Here is pix of the Logs and Swirling Leaves quilt I made for my son’s in laws. I love how it turned out. I quilted it in freehand swirls but I made them big so they look like spirals. I used Maxi Lock Mother Goose.

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I love, love, love how it looks on the back.

A few days ago I responded to a post from Vicki about some garment sewing I had done years ago. She suggested I post about it so here it is. When my niece Tabatha Leigh Cooksey, was a little over a year old I picked up her one day, which I did alot, dressed her up in a red velvet dress with white pinafore that I had made and took her to get her picture made as a surprize gift for her Mother & Grandmother for Christmas, 1984.

Isn’t she a doll?

cornerstones-009 She still is but now she has to little boys of her own.

To show how big a surprize it was, look at this.

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That is my dear Mother on the left and Tabatha’s Mother, Judy, on the right. I think they must have been catching flies as wide as their mouth is.

Here is the tears picture. We did not know when this picture was taken that less than 5 years later my Mother would pass away from cancer at the too young age of 57, the age I am now.

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I also made a dress for her to wear to my Brother’s wedding. It was just a simple A line made from blue dotted swiss. I then attached lace and ribbon across the shoulders and three layers of wide lace on the body in a fake pinafore look. I couldn’t get it to hang like I wanted to until I washed it, then it looked exactly how I pictured it. You can’t really see it in this pic but I thought it was cute anyway.

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My sister’s oldest daughter, Cheri Renea, is on the left, Judy and Tabatha.

Here is a pic of my brother Steve and Tabatha taken the day of his wedding, April 21, 1984.

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My brother was killed August 10, 1991, in a 18 wheeler wreck in Nashville, Tn, the day before my 40th birthday. He was just 30 years old.He left behind a wife and 2 daughters, age 5 and 3. They have become beautiful young ladies that he would be very proud of.

Well, I guess that is all I have to share today. I hope I didn’t bore you too much. Hope all of you are ready for Santa and stay warm, wherever you are.


This and that Saturday

December 6, 2008

I hope all of you are having a good weekend. I have been working on my turquoise and brown Cornerstones quilt by Eleanor Burns.  I am getting it ready to quilt. I sort of have an idea what I am going to with it.

I don’t know how how you decide what quilt to do next or next or next, there is always a next quilt isn’t there?  Mine are usually decided for me cause I see it and know that is what I need to make. Here is a pic of my next project, like I really need one.

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For some reason this quilt is calling to me and I have already got my fabrics picked out.

When my BIL died the fire department that my nephew belongs to sent a basket of plants. My nephew wanted us to have them so we brought them home with us. Here is the basket.

 

plants-0022Now I am hoping that some of you smart people can tell me what this plant is.

 

plants-0012   The long, spikey red and green leaves have me stumped. I have no idea what it is.

Now just for some fun, I wanted to show you my new houseshoes. I don’t really consider myself a pink heart and sequins kind of person but they were just calling my name as I walked by.

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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and have some fun too.