Hi everyone, glad you could visit me.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

What a nice snow day. I should be getting my snow shoes out but it is so much warmer in side. I will do better tomorrow. I spent the morning working on my Christmas cross stitch and watching a movie. Then I headed to the sewing room for the afternoon. I added some boarders to my Busy cartwheel.

Then I put togeather Clue two to the Mystery Quilt that I am doing from Lindy's Threads. Now I am waiting for clue number three. There are sixteen of these blocks.

Clue number one
I am not sure how this is going togeather. Maybe clue number three will fit togeather. Interesting
I am leaking up to Barb at Cat Patches for the 2012 NFO as I have joined the 2013. This is what I have started for the month of December.

Friday, 28 December 2012

A Busy Cartwheel

I didn't get as much sewing done today as I planned. Sometimes the day just slips by. I went and had a really nice visit with my friend Marjorie. But this is a little something I am working on. I saw this block on The Way I Sew it, A Busy Cartwheel. I thought it was so cute that I had to try it.

I think I will make this as my center block, add a couple of boarders around it and then add smaller blocks around that. I had three charm packs called Salt Air by moda that I wanted to do something with. Hopefully by the end it will look great.
I also bought a new camera for my husband for Christmas. The pictures so far are clear and I think I will be able to take better pictures of my projects.
It is windy and cold here today and a great day to stay in side where it is warm.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

What a great day. The kids were so excited. Dinner was great, Our son bought us lobster so we had it for supper and my grand daughter is spending the night so we went to the sewing room later this afternoon. She received this doll to sew and then she decided that she would like a blanket also.


This is my grand daughter Sara. She is getting a room make over for Christmas so she is here for a couple of days until her room is finished. I could think of better things to do than painting a bedroom on Christmas day. We hung her new light a couple of days ago while she was at her grand mothers on PEI. She should really like it.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Eve dinner.

Christmas Eve is here. The pies are baked, the vegetables are in the pot, the turkey is in the oven and the table is set. Thanks to my husband we had everything ready by 10:30. There will be 15 for supper this year, a little smaller than usual. Its a beautiful day here but a little cold. I think I will bundle up and go for a walk. The kids should be here by 3:00. Have a great day everyone.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone.

This is a little cross stitch picture that I did last year and since this is a quilting, sewing blog I thought it fit. It is a really cute picture.
Merry Christmas everyone. When Christmas is over I have great plans for the sewing room. It is going to be a great holiday with all my family and friends. I am all ready except making the pies this afternoon. Christmas Eve dinner here tomorrow and then my work is done. Hope everyone has a great Christmas and that they get lots of material for Christmas ha ha.  

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

It looks like Christmas

Had a great day today even though we had no power. My grandaughter Lauren came and spent the day. Now that she is eleven she doen't come as much. We spent the day Christmas cooking.

 Just got the sugar cookies on the pan and the hydro went out so she just covered them and put them in a cool place. I got my Peanut Butter Balls dipped in chocolate, finished my Cherry Balls and made Almond Bark. I can cook on top of my stove but can't bake. Now that supper is over with we have Ginger Bread cookies to bake but when you sit down it is hard to get back up. But they need to be done. Off to the kitchen we go.

We had lots of snow so it sure looks like Christmas. Gifts are done, Christmas cooking almost done and just a little wrapping to do. I am ready, just need to cook Christmas Eve dinner. My son Ryan wants to have boxing day breakfast at his house and take all the kids to the movies. Mark thought that was a good idea and then go to my mother's for her dinner. We are off  to my husband's family for Christmas dinner. Three turkey dinner's. That should be good for the scales.

Monday, 17 December 2012

The Last of the Christmas gifts.

Three sets of place matts, the last of my Christmas gifts. Now to finish the wrapping.

Now all that is left is the Christmas baking. My grand son Owen and I started today and made a few dozen Peanut Butter Balls. I will dip them in chocolate tomorrow. Then I need to make a few dozen Cherry balls. I am not going to do much baking this year. I give most of it away anyway. My husband dosn't eat it and I don't need it. But it dosn't seen like Christmas without the baking. I will make a few Christmas cookies for my grand children. I just need to get my son to make his famous Rasberry cheesecake for Christmas Eve. It is so good. He is a great cook. Both my boys like to cook, but Ryan loves to bake also.
These are my snow babies that my friend gives me every year. They are one of my favorite Christmas decorations.
I am getting quite a collection. Thanks Norma.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Just came home from a Christmas Concert in Salem .  The children did really well. My four year old grandson started hockey this year. He had a hockey tournment this week end. Three games. They did really well.
 I also won the 50/50 at the third game and won $73.50. That was quite a surprise. My granddaughter Sara was there to buy the tickets and I told her I would share if we won. She was pretty excited.

 Sara also went to the Hopewell Hill nursing home with her grandfather to play for the patients. My husband said she did so well on her violin. She had a great time and the patience loved her.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Is it Halloween or is it Christmas time...

I did this cross stitch for a Christmas gift. I was going to frame it but when it was going to cost $60.00 for the frame I had to make a pillow. The pattern was made into a pillow so I went that way.  I was quite happy with the way it turned out. I don't know weather she will see this but if she does Merry Christmas.   I think I have just two more gifts to finish. It sounds like a snow day tomorrow so should be able to get back to the sewing room. I give up on getting my quilt finished before Christmas but will keep plugging away at it. January is a good month to quilt. 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas tree skirt.

Another project done. One I have been working on for awhile. I was nervous to do the free motion quiting on it. I got brave and was quite happy with the result.

It is called Tumbling stars. It is the same material as the Christmas socks. The more I do with the quilting the easier it gets. I still will be awhile before a do a larger quilt but it is fun doing these smaller  projects. I didn't do many of these smaller sewing projects because I would have to hand quilt it. Now with the free motion quilting I am all set. Fun, fun, fun.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

The Winner is||||

I am doing the draw for the winner of my give away. I hope you enjoy this Christmas sock and the surprises in it.

And the winner is Charlotte from Grammie Q's. Congratulations and I will have in the mail just as soon as I have your address. Thanks to everyone that came to visit me and left comments on my Holiday Lane pillow. It was so much fun.