Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunny Side Up and Dogs. :)

I found this Sunny Side Up fabric when I was at Fabric Depot last summer. I bought a yard of it and figured I'd make a quilt someday. When I got home, I realized I hadn't bought enough of this egg cuteness. So, I ordered more and finally got it out and made this quilt. I call it "sunny side up". :) The "egg" blocks are Greek Cross or Churn Dash blocks. I like making them since they're pretty easy. I quilted the egg blocks in a random little scrambled stitching. I quilted little suns on the big blocks.

I had some fabric left over and I didn't want it to go to waste, so I decided to dig out my BH&G Quilts and More to find Monica's (yeah, I'm name-dropping. She's a famous magazine contributor) pattern for a super easy pockety bag. Here is my version of her wonderful bag. I'll be using it and making everyone jealous. :) I might have to get more of this darling fabric and make a few more. Hey, Monica, I LOVE this pattern. I made my bag bigger just to use up all the egg fabric. :)

My friend Lacey asked if I would make a quilt to raffle off for the Boxer Dog club. I said yes. I've known about it for a long time, but she just reminded me the other day that she needed it on the 1st of Jan. I work better under pressure. I started this Thursday, finished it Friday, sent it Saturday and it arrived at her house yesterday (Monday). :) Whew! Now I have to find something else to work on. I have a few ideas. Keep watching! :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'm still alive

I haven't posted in a while. I can't believe Christmas is tomorrow. I have to go out today (in the snow) and get my Christmas dinner stuff~ nothing like the last minute. :)

Winter has hit us in a big way. Here is our backyard full of fluffy, beautiful snow. I love the snow. Still not tired of it. I know we've only been here for 3 winters (and this is our last), but I don't think I'd ever get really sick of snow in the winter. Travis gets mad because it's here for so long, but he's had fun with the snowblower lately. I am usually the one to shovel the driveway because I like to do it. I get done with ours, then hit the neighbor's driveway, then I do trails in the backyards (mine and the neighbors) for the squirrels and Ami. Ami lives next door and goes to visit Lou (behind me) often. They're both older ladies and I don't want Ami to fall in the snow. We might never find her in some places....It's so deep! :)

Here are the girlies dressing our little Christmas tree. I love the little trees nobody else wants. This tree happens to be quite tall, but it's kind of crooked and it doesn't have many branches. It's pretty soft, tho. The needles don't poke you and make you bleed. The girls dug down and got all their own ornaments and went to town decorating. It looks beautiful. :) The only problem with it is that it doesn't have a scent. Last year we had a very fragrant tree, but we like this one anyway. We had to tie the angel to the top since I didn't want to cut any off. Good old fishing line! :)

If you remember from last year, I love taking pictures of snowflakes. I catch the little beauties on black paper and then you can see the details of each one. Some are broken, but most are pretty little decorations. Here are a couple of pics of some that I took recently with my new camera. Travis got me a new camera for my birthday and I figured this was a good thing to play with. Little, tiny decorations from the sky! :)

I'll leave you all with this video of the little hamster, Sugar Ham, we're babysitting. She's a little Robo Hamster and she's hilarious to watch. If you watch the entire video, you will probably be laughing out loud by the end. Non-stop entertainment~ :) By the way, this is real time, not fast motion. Her legs actually DO go that fast.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

TSO ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last night we went to see Trans Siberian Orchestra . All I can really say is THEY TOTALLY ROCKED! The lights, the music, the hair! tee hee We went with a couple of other families. We did dinner and a show. It was very fun. In honor of the band, I'm posting a Youtube video of this guy's house who did a light show to TSO's Wizards in Winter. It's very cool. Watch, listen and enjoy! :)

Christmas House

Monday, December 08, 2008

checkin' in

Hi all. Just a quickie note to let you all know, we're under a Winter Storm Warning effective until Wed. a.m.!! They're predicting 9-12 inches here. I'm TOTALLY EXCITED!!! The girls are hoping for a snow day, but the SB schools don't call snow days for just any snow storm. It has to be SUPER COLD before they cancel school. I'm predicting there will be a late start, tho. Since they have to clear the roads for the buses and parents/kids to drive in. I hope my squirrels are tucked in warm and cozy...it's gonna be a long, cold night.