count down to christmas

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Wish for You.......

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..
Hope you have a great day and maybe even a little you time..

Friday, November 18, 2011

Quilt Retreat

We just had a wonderful quilt retreat at our local cooperative extension office.  Boy did we ever have fun. I got alot completed. Much more than I would have if I would have stayed at home and sewed. I would have had to stop to put in and check on laundry, take out the dog, vacuum the floor, do dishes, prepare meals and on and on........I am doing the happy dance. We worked on our quilting projects from 9:30am.-4:30am.
We had lots of laughs and food.  I am nearing the completion of a quilt called "A Wing and A Prayer".  Will I everrrrrr be glad to get this quilt complete... Yes I will.  It is going to be very pretty, it just has lots of pieces.  I know one thing, when I pick out my next quilting project I will certainly look at the number of pieces in it. Just can't wait to finish and get it quilted put on the binding and get it spread out on my bed.. This will all happen in the near future.. pending day to day situations..
Happy Quilting.....

Saturday, November 12, 2011

knitting photo....

I made this for my granddaughter for Christmas. The pattern is on  it is called Kit's Christmas cape by Cathy Bird.  Ravelry is a great knitting/crochet site. Lots of great people on there.

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My belief.....maybe not yours...

If you don't like it deleat it.  This is America and everyone may not agree, but I think I have a right to say how I believe.  This came to me by email...
Subject: Classroom Socialism 

When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
It could not be any simpler than that. (Please pass this on)

Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Up to......

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What I have been up to.. Well.. In Oct. I went to the Wool Festive in Ky. My hubby bought me this lovely basket.  Have I told you that I love baskets. I love them even more when they are stuffed full of fabric scraps for quilting.  This one on the right has scraps in it. It is a fairly large basket. I think the lady that made this said it was a market basket. The basket below is a yarn basket. Both were made in the USA. 

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Want to know whats pink in that basket? It is a scarf for my grandaughter. She loves pink and loves shiney and sparkly clothes etc.

This is a very pretty yarn. I have started on my christmas gift making. I have some other things to make too so keep checking back if you like photo's of things others make. I have some quilt pics to add also. Just have to get hubby to hold them up so I can snap a pic. Christmas is coming fast. Ya better get busy if you are making your gifts. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave me a comment.