Monday, August 30, 2010

And the Book Winners Are.....

My book giveaway deadline is over and yesterday evening my selection team got to pick the winners.  (Selection team you ask?  They are DH, Son#2 and our neighbour who is a police officer.)  (To tell you the truth they would be hurt if I did not ask them to do the honours, however, I think the cookies I make as their reward is more to the point....)
         A big thank you to my blogette friends/followers who entered!  I loved reading about your favourite place to read and what you munched on, if anything, while you read.  Thank you!!!
Book - A Single Thread - Marie Bostwick

Winner - Paulette at Sweet P Quilting and Creations
Book - A Thread Of Truth - Marie Bostwisk

The winner is - Jen at Punkie Pie
Please email me with your mailing address, and thank you for entering!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Charming Girls - Christmas in August Sewing Party

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This is the post I will up date on Charming Girls! 
I will be back about noon pst. 
WooHoo - It's a Sewing Party!!!

It's a Finish - started late and ending late :o)
She is done! My angel..... 
And I always add a little something or other to the another end of the tea towels - Peace!

Starting on him tonight.  He is as goofy looking as my angel was - they "maka" me laugh.

Interestingly enough, lots of family life was lived and enjoyed while working on this Christmas project, yet the most fun was the back and forth kibitzing that we "Charming Girls" engaged in, 
not to mention all the snacking we did "together".
Thank you Carol and Kelly for setting this up for us!


Update 8:30 am Sunday
Sorry Carol and Kelly - That is as far as I got before I fell asleep watching the end of MI-5.  I will pick up where I left off today.  I will post a finished photo then.
Thank you for the fun, and especially Carol and Kelly  - you two are a hoot.
Thank you

Update - 5:30 pm
Six towels are traced! 
 Someone mentioned I had a lot of towels out on the line - yes, you know me, I have to multi-task and washed the Autumn/Halloween towels in the same load and prepped them for tracing in a couple of days.
Going to clean up my mess now, get my embroidery thread ready, put my feet up and drift off into Embroidery Heaven. 
I love MI-5 on PBS and it is on this evening!  I have no idea what else is on TV tonight but I will be checking it out.  (Our DVD is dead...)  
I will check back in later this evening and show you how far I have gotten with the embroidery.

Update - 4 pm

Got the towels wash, dried, ironed and hanging outside for the final drying in the afternoon breeze.
I also made some nachos while the washing and drying were going on.  I made an extra plate for you.  We girls needs our strength....

While out in the "back 40" I sneaked up on my DH (My Gentleman Farmer) and took a picture of him painting one end of the bauchie ball court he has been making this summer.

OK I'll be back later I have some tracing to do.

Previous Update earlier in afternoon...
This is what I am working on.  
I am sorry that I will not be working on my sewing machine - yet, my reasoning is I have to get these 6 Christmas Tea Towels done for shop samples and our Open House on September 12th, and today is a good day to start them.  They are in the wash machine right now, there I used a machine....  When they are washed and damped dry I will iron them dry to take out any wrinkles.  I will take a picture after they are ironed and before I trace them.
Sorry, I am getting a late start, had a class this morning (Le Jardin) and we are on block #7.  It is so neat and I love the fabric!!!
Thanks for stopping by.  
Oh, an when you pop over I have some of my favourites for you to enjoy, Bridge Mix and Red Twizzlers.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yesterdays Correction

So, yesterday I shared an email funny with you - and with the usual operator error it did not cut and paste correctly.....  You have to remember the learning curve is still happenin' here.... I am sorry that the picture and the caption did not link up to the rightful author.  So, without aude I have typed up the little ditty and given credit where credit is due.  As for the picture, you will have to imagine a little girl in the arms of her grandad.

A little girl ran to her grandfather,
jumped into his arms and gave him a great big hug.
Then she ran her fingers along his balding head and
down the side of his wrinkled face.
"Did God make you Grandad?" she asked.
"Yes, honey He made me."
She felt her own cheek and then asked,
"Did God make me too?"
"Yes, honey He made you too."
"Well", she shrugged,
 "Don't you think,
He' doing a better job then He used too?"

Sandi V.

Best picture I could grab with Tinkerbell and her Grandad.

Got to run - there are blots of fabric to cut and fat quarters to fold and some of the nicest people in the world to help - quilters .....
PS - Don't forget my book giveaway for my followers 
on the Aug. 24th post.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes

A friend sent this to me - I just had to share..... 
(Sorry, this is as large as I can make it - you might have to click on the picture to make it larger.  I have heard the first thing to go is the eyes.....)
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Just when you are excited that they can talk and express themselves...

Thinking of you - and if you are one of my followers check out yesterdays blog post.  


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Books and Books and More Books - Giveaway

Written August 11th - never posted - what can I say - running behind myself......

It is that time of year when I want to sit and read outdoors.  Hot August nights are upon us here and I just want to put my embroidery down and read, read, read.  A while back Kim and I went to a fantastic used book store.  Well, come to think of it, it was the day of her surgery and she wanted to get out of the house for a bit.  You know me, well "OK" and we were off.

There were rooms and rooms like this.
The reason I am going on about this is I was thinking of taking my "used" books there and then I got to thinking, hey, what about having a give away to my follower/blogette friends.  So, I am - having a giveaway!

All you have to do to enter is be a follower of mine and leave a comment on this post by midnight, Saturday, August 28th, (PST) telling me your favorite place to read AND your favourite thing to munch on while you are reading.  Please don't advertise my giveaway - it is just for my blogette friends.  If you have been a "peep" until now, become a follower and enter, why not, I would love to hear from you, and I know you are there peeping....  (I know because I used to be a "peep" too.)
There will be two drawings = two winners.  Let me know your choice if your name is drawn.

A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostwick
A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick

I thoroughly enjoyed each of these books, you will too.  I will post the winners on Sunday, August 29th.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Update on Cowgirl

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Cowgirl needs our help -
 if you can help, I know it would be appreciated.  
You can catch up on the latest at the following links:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Stinky Feet Gang Have Left

Missing the Stinky Feet Gang!

Those of you who do not have sons or daughters and their chicklets near know the feeling.  Over the next bit of time I will "entertain" you with slide shows, etc. with the "odd"  comment.  We had a wonderful time and my hat is off to my sweet daughter-in-heart!  Wait until I tell you about her new "I Once Was A Shirt" Apron design and about the classes she taught at my quilt shop Bearpaws and Hollyhocks!
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Got the toys and art supplies all packed away until their next visit.  The dawg has been sleeping for the past two days.  He was going the whole time with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell....

Catching up with my blogette friends and all the exciting things that have been happening in the past weeks.  I have missed you and am having fun reading all about your thoughts and comings and goings and quilting heaven visitations and accomplishments.  Please accept my apology for not responding to your enjoyed comments.  I was getting better at returning a thank you and a little chat after your comments.  I will do better.  Fresh start here.