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Friday, December 24, 2010

Peace and joy to you at Christmas!

 

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

A couple of wins, some sewing and building walls

Victoria, whose blog is The Silly BooDilly, had a giveaway of Malka Dubrawsky’s new book, Fresh Quilting . I was the lucky winner! It is a beautifully written book with wonderful photos of all the projects. You can see more of Malka’s work at her blog, A Stitch in Dye.  Thanks Malka and Victoria!

 

I also won this beautiful bunch of fabric from ‘Lois’ over at Lois Creates which will be going to Sarah for her quilt ministry. Tell them both I say ‘hi’ if you visit their blogs, which I highly recommend!  Thanks to ‘Lois’ for the fabric and Sarah for the work she does!

I’ve been playing with the new version of Windows Live Writer which I use to write all my blog posts.  The above photo is an example of the Polaroid plug-in that allows you to use a caption and tilt the photo. Mr. Dotty was pretty impressed with the tilting deal, since it apparently takes something special to get that to happen. Confused smile There are also Emoticons and tables and lots of things I have no clue about.
This is a table!
       

I’ll keep plugging away at it and eventually figure it out.

In January, this pile of fabric will become three quilts for my niece’s kids. We’re both excited to see how they turn out!

I sold a few mixer covers from my Etsy shop, three of which were custom sizes. Luckily, they all fit and the new owners are happy! This is one of the color combinations.

We are working on our kitchen/laundry room remodel, but it’s going very slowly. There are so many things to consider when you change things around in an existing structure. Where is the plumbing and the wiring? Can we move that light fixture or light switch? Is this going to fit there? So, in four days, after going through all the possibilities, we have one wall up. Building new is so much easier!

That’s what’s going on here. I hope you’re enjoying the season! 

 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow in Tennessee

We got a couple of inches of snow last night. It’s so pretty!

6 a.m. view from the front door..

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and from the back door.

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Of course, this much snow shuts down all the schools! The kids better get out and play before it melts:)  I’ll be in my sewing room!

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

A little bit of sewing

Mixer covers (in my Etsy Shop)

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mixer cover 3

A mug rug and Santa ornament for my blogging friend Terri

mug rug 2

santa ornament

Thanks for all the nice comments regarding my last post. Bloggers are the best:)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Sad…

We lost our little buddy last night. Chuck was attacked in his own yard by two other dogs. I rushed him to the emergency vet, but his wounds were serious enough that he wouldn’t recover without a lot of surgery and pain.

Chuck 4I’m angry at people for letting dogs run loose. I’m angry that I was inside the front door watching instead of in the yard with him.

I’m thankful for compassionate and honest vets and the wonderful people who take care of animals every day.

Give your pets an extra treat and hug today.

We’ve had the pleasure of being Chuck’s family for 10 years and he will be missed.