count down to christmas

Friday, September 24, 2010

Goings on.....

Today I made (2) 16.5" square friendship blocks. I will try to get a pic of them and post it.  I was in a hurry to get them completed (for guild meeting on Oct. 4th) and out of the way.  My mom and step dad  are on their way to my house from Michigan. The will be closing on a house here on Monday, and then Wed. or Thurs. moving in.  Everyone will be busy but we want to get it done before the fall rains set in or the snow starts blowing.  I know they are excited about getting to come back to Ky for they are both from Ky originally.
Have a great day.....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Another great product..

If you love using natural products here is a great lady with a great product.  She makes the best soap that I have ever tried. She also has great body butter. http://mapleridgesoaps.com/www.mapleridgesoaps.com/Welcome.html 

I done no quilting today but I had a great day. We had our grandson for a few hours. He is such a joy. Always smiling.... Hope you have  a great day or night depending on when you are reading this.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Great product..

I have used Burt's Bees lip balm for a long time. I have recently found that our Wal Mart has several of their other products as well. They are great..I have tried their toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soaps and I just love them.  I don't work for them, I just wanted to let others know how wonderful their products are and they are natural.   Check out  http://www.burtsbees.com/ If you give them a try I don't think you will be disappointed at all.
 Now on to a quilty blog post....
I have been doing my snowman embroidery and sewing some half square triangles together for my "Grandmothers nine patch star" quilt it is done with 30's fabrics. If you want to see the fabrics I am using go to my old post "June4, 2010".  I will post a pic of it soon.
I try to sew everyday. I am the kind of person that has to accomplish something everyday or I feel down.. I know that is silly sounding but it is true.  I have to stay motivated. I keep myself that way by visiting quilting blogs, especially http://quiltville.blogspot.com/  and  http://quiltville.com/ I love Bonnie's blog and site. She gets sooooo much done and it just seems to have a way of posting things about quilting that just is so high energy and contagious. It's worth checking out..
I am off to get some things done around here....yes sometimes we must do house chores..boo hoo...
Sewing will come a little later..
Happy Quilting.....

Monday, September 20, 2010

My latest project...

Well of course it's snowmen...




this is from crabapple hill

2nd block completed
1st block completed

Warm, dry fall day...

Yes it is a warm 89 degree fall day and very dry. It is so dry here in Ky where I live that the leaves are not colorful. They are just drying up turning a ugly brown and falling off the trees. No orange, yellow or reds here.  Boo hoo! Not a pretty fall at all. At least it is not humid! I am very thankful for that..
Our morning glory flowers are just beautiful..Although we have had no rain hubby has been watering them. Look behind the flowers and you can see our yard is just dried up..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cooler weather...

Here it is mid Sept and still a warm 85 degrees. I am ready for some cooler weather. I love fall and winter. I feel that fall is a relaxing time. Looking forward to Thanksgiving and being together with family.







Then on to Christmas my very favorite time of the year. I love snow, snowmen and christmas lights. I don't think there is a more pieceful time....just to sit and enjoy soft lights. Here is a tree topper that a friend made. It has a scarf but she didn't have it with her to show me.. Yes I will have one for my tree this year! I just wish it could be Christmas year around (without the stress of course).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cutest baby quilt......

I was visiting blogs that I go to often and came across the cutest baby quilt. Here is the site...... http://corgitoquiltby.blogspot.com/  go to Sunday Sept. 12, 2010 and check it out.. It's just too cute...Let me know what you think.

Give away is over

Renea you are the winner.  Please send me your snail mail address(by posting a comment because I can read it and not publish your comment so that your address doesn't show) and I will mail it to you.
Thanks for visiting my blog and entering.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My first Give Away

I made this quilt, some of the blocks are here on my blog. It is a pretty quilt. I don't have it quilted yet but all my blocks are sewn together. This is not a hard quilt to make it just takes time. Of course I had (and still have) a zillion other projects going while I was working on this...  Anyway for one chance to win this all ya have to do is tell me your favorite quilting blog and for two chances send a friend to my blog.  I will put everyones name that responds in a basket and draw a winner.  This will end Sept. 14, 2010                                                      

Friday, September 3, 2010

Busy Summer

Summer is quickly changing to fall. Canning almost all complete. 
I hope to get back to downloading pics and more blogging.
I have some plans in the making for a giveaway soon so please check back often.
I have the item picked out but haven't figured out how to go about it yet as this will be my first giveaway.....
until then have a great end of summer.