Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas day together.

Safe travels and I will check back after the New Year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A New UFO!

Our Bee plays Dirty Santa each December and there is rarely a gift I wouldn't love to have in any of the bags. Last night I took my turn to "steal" a handmade tote full of neutral fat quarters. But alas it was stolen away from me. So I decided to open another wrapped gift...and what I had was the perfect gift for me. I have never made stockings...and this gift game complete with the fabric to make these two! I think I will hand quilt these and even make the little wool flower hangers at the top. I think its the nine patch for me, and the flying geese for Go Postal. Thanks Salem Stitcher! Good thing I have almost 12 months to complete them!

Monday, December 22, 2008

December Fun

Go Postal and I have really had a busy December. But most of the presents are wrapped (I think all the shopping he has left is me, and I refuse to help him on that one!), we have mailed cards, and have been to several Christmas programs. I have never attended so many in one December but what fun.
  • Calvary Christmas Program (with his Dad)

  • Nutcracker (Buddy,my sister and I)

  • Casting Crowns Holiday Concert

  • Beautiful Star, An Appalachian Nativity (with his Dad)

  • Not to mention the cookie parties, our ski club get together and tonight's viewing of Christmas Vacation with my rowdy quilting buddies.

All have been really special for different reasons. Now its just time for some last minute cooking, a candle light Christmas Eve service and then just kicking back and enjoying Christmas day!

We also treated ourselves to a nice dinner out at one of our local wineries Saturday night. We stopped by to pick up a gift certificate and were amazed they had tables available so we indulged. Sometimes the nicest evenings are those that were not planned.

If you get a chance check out the Century Kitchen at Flint Hill Vineyards located just south of East Bend in Yadkin County. I don't think you will be dissapointed.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Flying squirrels like Almonds! Go Postal came down the stairs proclaiming we should break open champagne Saturday!

(I had to tell my sister this story...but not let on he was checking squirrel traps first, needless to say she thought he had proposed...I am such a mean big sister sometimes)

We caught one squirrel and the bait in the other trap had been stolen. So at least now there is hope of slowly ridding the attic of these guys. Thanks Dairy Queen for the Almonds!


Mrs Goodneedle tagged me to look at my computer and pick the fourth file, fourth photo and publish it. My home computer has been given last shhh this is on my work computer's hard drive.
This photo was taken as one of my friends was taken out to lunch for her birthday. She has moved on now (Pepsi instead of Hanes) but luckily we still get to see each other for lunch! I miss not having her here at the office.
I think most of my other blogging buddies have been tagged now (I am supposed to select four more to keep this post going) but I will tag Sofia's Mom next, lets see what her fourth photo will be!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Got Fabric?

Interested in purchasing a t-shirt. Leave me a note on my comments page or e-mail me at

They cost $10 plus shipping and our proceeds are benefiting the Women's Foundation of Winston-Salem. I have sizes Small through 2XL

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Born to Quilt

Thanks Mrs Goodneedle for sending me this picture. This is our Bee, dressed a little "un-traditional" for our guild pot luck last night. We are selling the Got Fabric? t-shirts to benefit the Women's Foundation downtown. Our Born to Quilt tatoos look great! Our centerpiece was a Santa riding a motorcycle that sang Born to be Wild....he went home with the Marine that was there collecting toys for the Toys for Tots campaign. Tons of Fun!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Mind Tricks

OK everyone can see its a pewter owl. But when you haven't been getting enough sleep you mind can play tricks on you. I was unpacking Christmas stuff last week and heard skittering noises in the corner above the TV. I looked up and saw this back in the shadows behind a speaker (not where it normally is) The noises, the shadows, not enough sleep...I was convinced I saw its head move and was real. I retreated to my room, and called Go Postal who was already on his way and told him to hurry. I thought in addition to trying to seal up the attic he would have to get the bird out of the house. He was very brave, put on a towel to wrap it up and approached the shelf. Needless to say, we then had a good laugh. The noises were real, the bird was not. So far the flying squirrels want nothing to do with peanut butter or almonds. The skittering continues. Not sure if they have another access point or just have enough acorns stored that they can last the winter.