Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Packing, Sorting ect....

missing my roses
I will be taking a short blogging break to help pack and sort my sweet daughter out for school. She will be going back to uni on this coming Monday, so I want to spend all the time I can with her without worrying about trying to blog and take pics for the blog. I will be back sometime next week after things settle down here. In the meantime have a wonderful week/weekend.

A Year Ago...

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I was in a mini swap over a year ago and the theme was "Flowers"...my little mini was kidnapped by whales in the crossing...so my partner Michell said she would make me another as time permitted as she was in the process of a move...I had totally forgotten about it, now fast forward to last week and this little jewel arrived in the mail...I am in love! I don't know what the original one looked like, but this is so beautiful...the tiny stitches she made is wonderful and I love the rose fabric that she chose to use...I am one happy camper...Thank you so much Michell for my little quilt...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Post 2...

This is my SSCS post for this year...I have participated in this swap every year but one I think and it is always so much fun. This year was no different...my partner to me was Melanie and she sent out this wonderful little pouch for me along with a cute pair of earrings...I love it and it will come in handy when I travel about. Thank you so much Melanie...and this is what I sent out to my partner...it was dark and rainy on the day I had to make the pic, so not a very good one...hope my partner makes a better one...this is a pocket to hold lace, notes or whatever she would like for her sewing room...
Thank you again Chooky for another wonderful year of swapping! I always enjoy this swap immensely...

Christmas Post....

 Cookbook from Mobile, Al....(did you know I love cookbooks)
 A new coffee maker and enough coffee for 6 months
 A new leather coat and a fur coat from my parents, but it has been hard to take a good pic of it because of all the rain
 Season 4 of Downton Abbey
 A tablet that I am learning to use, which will be great when I travel for conferences and such...much easier to take on a trip

I am finally able to make my Christmas post after a very longgggggg weekend...we had three different family celebrations to attend, actually (four if counting just ours)...this is the first time I have gotten on my computer in nearly a week! Time surely flies when you are so very busy...we had a wonderful Christmas here and I hope that all my readers did as well...this has been a good year in the south, even though there were a few road bumps...our family had a wonderful time gathering together and having fun as a family...of course there was plenty of food and sweets thrown in as well as our favorite dirty santa game...loads of goodies were given and received by all...I was so very blessed and spoiled once again...my new favorite kitchen item is my new coffee maker, love it! Now off to make a quick cuppa.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Wishing each and everyone of my readers/followers a very Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with much love, happiness, joy and peace. May your time with family and friends be all that you want it to be. And as we each start our day of celebrations may we take a moment and reflect on the true reason that we celebrate Christmas. May the joy of Christ's birth bring each of you a warm and wonderful feeling of love. And please take time to remember those who are serving our country in the military and are not able to be home with their families. Say a prayer for safety over their lives while they sacrifice being home with family for our continued safety. To each person who is now serving in our military and is away from home, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family while you put your life on the line for us. May God bless and keep each of you in HIS embrace this holiday season.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Mail...



My birthday gift from dear hubs has finally arrived...when I first ordered they were out...then they were at market and no orders were being filled...finally I was able to place my order and have now received my book a starter pack of papers and the templates to cut the fabric with...this will be my hand project this coming year...I am so excited about this...I also ordered the fussy cutting template for the Lucy Boston POTC which will make fussy cutting for them easier...I had been using a card stock template window, but this will be much better...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Santa Sack 2014

Yesterday was opening day for the Santa Sack swap that I participate in each year...this is what I received from my partner...thank you Sherry I love what you sent out to me...a wonderful tote, needle case, doily, bookmark x2, two small fabric baskets, pin cushion, candles, tea and hot chocolate...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bling Cloth










I have worked some more on the bling cloth adding more bumpy bits, beads, knots, buttonhole stitch, silver bullion, bullion loops as well as bullion knots, gimp and square beads...this is coming along nicely and I am almost finished with the titivations. More to come soon I promise. I cannot seem to fix the gap between the first two pics today. Blogger is not playing nice today. sigh...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

SSS Swap

My swap parcel from my partner in the Secret Santa Sack Swap hosted by Cheryl has arrived...now to wait until opening day!
 This is my sack and goodies that I sent out to my partner...we can choose either a stocking, sack or tote and my partner has plenty of totes, so she opted for a sack this year...this one is made of non Christmas fabric so that she can use it throughout the year per her request...I have enjoyed making gifts for her and hope she enjoys her new sack...
 Also my parcel from my secret santa in the SSCS which is hosted each year by Chooky has arrived as well...my santa is being very sneaky as there was no name on the envelope or on the inside to give me a clue as to who they are...so santa, if you read this my package has arrived safely...
This has been a busy time for me and my blogging has suffered for it...with the holidays as well as planning and getting things ready for B to go back to college the first week of Jan. it has been busy around here...Now we are sorting, buying supplies and packing up things for her to take back with her...I also have a bit of sewing to do yet for her in the form of pillow cases...busy times around here...

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