Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

After returning from the frozen North I am enjoying the much warmer weather. I had forgotten how truly cold 0 degrees can be!!!

I am staying in tonight, having some wine, working on some cross stitching. I used to do a lot of stitching but not so much anymore. Had to dig out the magnifying glasses! So it's a quiet evening here with the boys.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Goodies in the Mail

Early arrivals for Alex's retreat had the opportunity to gather at In Between Stitches for a sew night and shopping the evening before retreat. There was a beautiful quilt displayed on the wall that several of us fell in love with, of course the kit was sold out. Since so many of us wanted the quilt kit Melissa kindly consented to making more up and mailing them to us and she even paid the postage. So that's one more on the list to have finished by next years retreat. The fabrics are beautiful - can't wait to get started. But--- I have a few things to finish first!! Today's agenda includes getting a couple blocks made for Marlene's quilt. They WILL be in the mail on Monday along with little Dylan's Christmas present. Guess it doesn't do any good to get the shopping done and not mail the presents. I also have to finish 3 small customer quilts and I am hoping to get Arlena's I Spy quilt at least put together this weekend. I'm going to be busy!! I still have a few fabrics to get for the I Spy but I did have quite a stash left from the one I made for Mason a couple years ago.

I also have to make a decision. I found a dog sitter for next week and may go back to Indiana for Christmas. I just can't decide to go or not. Whether I stay here or go I won't be with any of my kids for Christmas and it's cold in Indiana. So - just don't know.


Warm Feet

The slippers are finished and mighty warm. They have felt good on these nippy nights we have been having. Carol

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I have been playing with pictures instead of doing all the other things I should be doing. I put together this grouping of some of my family from their visit this past summer. It's mostly Mary's fault - Mary Quilts. Com. I have been reading her blog and admiring her great pictures. Now I must get to work, I have quilts to quilt!! Carol