Sunday, November 27, 2011

Recap

Busy...Crazy...Overwhelmed...I'm sure that many of you are feeling the same way.  Thanksgiving has come and gone (that was a blur) and now Christmas is fast approaching.  Here's just a little bit of what's been happening around here lately, on top of the 12-14 hour days at work.


ART NIGHT
A friend from work invited me.  We talked, ate and then got our craft on.  
I brought this crochet afghan, I haven't touched for over a year.  While
it took me a while to get back into the groove, I'm comfortable with the stitches again. 
Maybe I'll put this on my To-Do List for 2012.



SPOOLS
This is as close to sewing as I've gotten the last 2 weeks, unless you
count the 2 minutes I turned on my machine to fix a tear in a pair of pants.



CROSS STITCH
I used to do this on and off when I was a teenager and recently
picked it back up as I'm working on a gift for the holidays. 



HOOPS
Visited an Antique Mall to help support Small Business Saturday
and found this group of 10 needlework hoops for $5. 


The good news about December is that I have a lot of vacation days, I'll definately need them if I have any hope of getting everything done that I want to.  

How are you coming along with your lists of things to do?


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Vacation cannot come soon enough

Have you seen the movie, Up! 


I totally feel like Dug the Talking Dog right now when he sees a squirrel.  I'm working on a BIG project and need to make sure that all my I's are dotted and T's crossed; but my mind is jumping from one thing to another and I keep making mental lists of things that I need to do. 

I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving break next week
Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day

While I'm thankful everyday that I was born and raised in the United States of America, I'm also very proud to say that my Dad is a Veteran of the Vietnam War (101st Airbourne).

He tells us stories now and again about his buddies, the things they did without and the way that they were treated upon returning home.  We joke around with him now and again when activities like "Laser Tag" or "Hunting for Easter Eggs in the Dark" are brought up. 

Watch out, Dad will go into " 'Nam Mode" 

He likes playing War games on XBox and yells at the screen when the other players do stupid things.

If you did that in real life, you'd have your head shot off

He's still a kid at heart and would give a stranger the shirt off his back.

My family tells me I'm alot like my Dad, and you know what...I'm okay with that.


----- Go Hug a Veteran Today -----
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Giveaway Results & Pillow Arrival

First things first, the Autumn Giveaway that I recently held has now closed and you probably want to know who is the winner of the 1 1/2yds of Alexander Henry Fabric.  Random Generator chose (drumroll please)...



Congratulations Keri!! Thanks for visiting. 
Check your inbox (and possibly your Spam folkder too), as I have sent you an email. 

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In other news, I received my Pillow Talk Swap pillow in the mail last week.  It's an adorably-scrappy little number made with what else, Houses.  This cutie came to me from Debra.

Thanks Again!!!  I love it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall Giveaway

Can you believe that it is a couple of days into November already? 

As most of us "Fall Back" this weekend, I wanted to take this time to celebrate Autumn...
and what better way then with a little giveaway.

I am giving away a smidge over 1 1/2 yards of the below Alexander Henry
print called "Land of Autumn"



***Updated: This Giveaway is closed.***

The rules are pretty simple:
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Giveaway opens 11/3 10:30pm and closes on 11/8 9pm CST...so don't delay

1. Leave 1 comment below telling me something you like about this time of year.
2. Make sure that you include an email address, Flickr or Twitter Handle, etc if you are a No-Reply Blogger.

International friends can comment too!

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Winner will be drawn on Tuesday, 11/8 a little after 9pm (CST) by Random Generator.


If I cannot get in touch with the winner by Friday, 11/11 another winner will be drawn.



Good Luck!!! and don't forget to take a look around my blog if you are a new visitor.


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 6

I participated in the Pillow Talk Swap; Round 6 (my 3rd time playing along).  After receiving my Partner's name and doing a little friendly-stalking, and fabric stash pulling, I had an idea.

I had been wanting to try the block from Schnibbles times two, a book that I had bought on clearance when Borders closed (still sad about that).  I loved the quilt on the front cover and with a little ingenuity figured out how to make it work for a pillow. 

Here is the finished pillow; which was mailed out on Monday.  It's very bright and cheery, two things that I am really hoping my Partner will enjoy



 And here is a close-up of the quilting that followed the X-Shapes.


So Partner, I hope you like this pillow that is coming your way. 
You should have it by week's end.