Monday, December 30, 2013

My Last Design Wall Post......

......For the year 2013. 
These last couple of weeks was a steady pace of pre-cooking ~ baking ~ cleaning ~ laundry ~ shopping ~ wrapping and all those 'must do' things to get ready for our family Christmas Celebration.
We had a wonderful time of course.  Like we do every year.
My kitchen was filled with enough food to feed an army.
I'm not kidding!!  I cooked soooo much and the girls brought their dishes to add to the mountain of food.  Topped off with the traditional sweets and cookies.
Oh yeah ..... we were all stuffed.

And then the FUN really started for the kids.  Opening the presents.
And then..... that excitement was topped off by our traditional "Christmas Clue Hunt".   I've been making up clues for 13 years now.
I start by reading the first clue for the oldest.  When that clue is found the next clue is read to the next child and then the next child on down to the youngest.  When all clues have been found.... it's a race to the stockings to find out what's been added this year.   

Since this is the end of 2013 I thought I'd share all of the Christmas Snuggles that I made for the girls this year.  Some of them you have seen.  But several I didn't want to post about because they might read my blog.  So here's the run down......
Alivia's Snowmen
Bethany's.  There was another 2" green border on this. 
This is Gina's. 
And Jessi's. 
I gave this one to Evelin because she loved it so much last year. 

So that's the show.  All seven of the girls now have a Christmas Snuggle made by me.  I was going to do the same for the boys next year.... but after a few discussions with some of them they assured me that maybe I could save some fabric and a lot of work and think of something else.  LOL 
Gotta love my guys. 

I sure hope you all had a wonderful 2013 and wishing all the best to you in the New Year. 
Now I'll be linking to Judy's Design Wall Monday for the last time this year.

Happy New Year!! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hexie Update.....

Here's a quick short update on my Hexie project.  
I haven't worked on it as much as I had planned these last couple of weeks but I did manage to get these four 'blocks' made.

 I've gotten a lot of basting done and I've sorted some of them into groups for the 'blocks'.   Eight more ready to go. 

And still more ready to be sorted.  This is where I store the basted hexies until I get ready to work them up into the blocks.  

I'll be linking this to  HELP for Hexie-aholics over on Sarah's blog.   But I might have to wait until she gets the linky posted.  

Back to Christmas preparations......
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Monday, December 16, 2013

Design Wall Monday....

I finished my Easy Street top last week and now I'm working on a border that I want to put on mine.  I didn't want to just slap a piece of fabric on it and call it good so as I was sewing the blocks I started pondering what I could do.   It didn't take me long to decide so I'm hoping it won't take long to get it sewn together.   This top (so far) was so big that my design wall wouldn't hold it so I had to lay it out on my dining room floor.  Once I get the borders added I don't know where I'll be able to take a picture.  Oh well I'll figure that out when I get there.

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Back Home....

Last Wednesday we went to Joplin to spend Thanksgiving with our daughter and her family.  Of course the day was filled with fun and lots of yummy food.

This year our oldest granddaughter will not be coming home this Christmas because she'll spend it with her fiance's family.   So I took her Christmas snuggle quilt to her so I could give it to her in person.   Now that she's seen it I can show it here.    Yeah she loved it!   (I had to giggle when I saw this pic with her peeking over the top).

Jessi & Grant's wedding will be next Oct and she wanted to wait until I came down so I could share the dress hunt with her & her mom.   See the little pink paper heart in the center/top of the picture.  Behind those mirror doors is her dressing room.  It didn't take long at all.  #4 was The One!!  She looked so beautiful!!

The next day Deb had scheduled a pedicure & manicure for us.  Believe it or not but I have never had either one before.  I've always done my own nails and have never polished my toes.  How Fun.  Made a believer out of me.  haha  I will absolutely have both again.   First was the pedicure then came the manicure.  What a sweet little gal that worked on me.  
BTW.... see my feet?  Those are called flip flops now.  NOT thongs!  (As those of us of a certain age used to call them).  I cracked everyone up as my daughter corrected me.  LOL  
Now we're back home and I'm starting to get back into the groove.  Spent yesterday doing a bit of cleaning.  Then back to my studio to sew on a binding.  One more binding to do today and I'll be ready to get all the snuggles washed and wrapped for Christmas.  

It's been a wonderful week.   Glad you stopped by.....Linda