Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year

Here is to a 2010 full of Happiness for you and your family. I reflected on my bucket list this evening...and for 2009 I get to check off two.

Learn to play the Mandolin (I have a long way to go, but I have started) My nephew and I are playing Jingle Bells for the family next may be my first and last performance.

Learned to oil and clean my sewing machine

Considering I had a lot of time this year you would have thought I would have gotten to more of them, but they all seem to reqire a lot of $$ too.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Wonderful Suprise

Presents are always fun, but its even more fun when its unexpected. A friend made this great Log Cabin wallhanging for me this year as a thank you for getting her hiking and biking again. It was all my pleasure, and I look forward to many more adventures with her.
Doesn't this look great with my great grandmother's pie safe, the stars match!
Thank You (you know who you are) for making my day!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dirty Santa

Yes I play dirty, and stole this....but have you ever seen a cuter pin cushion? It even has some sand in the bottom to give it some weight....and the seeds....french knots.

Sorry Mrs Goodneedle for stealing

Thanks Salem Stitcher for making it, I cant wait to put it to use in my sewing room.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Day = Sew Day

I had to take a break from quilting this morning to go out an play in the snow. I hardly ever get my Explorer into 4 Wheel drive so I took it for a spin around the neighborhood. We had about 7" of snow and driving was pretty bad last night. Thankfully the sun is out and all the main roads are in good shape. The kids on the cul de sac weren't going to show me up....I made a skiing snowman to decorate the yard. Yes she ski's a little like me, sitting back too far and arms flailing by my side.

Now back to quilting...this Christmas present must get done by Friday!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Two Very Different Christmas Events

Sugar Maple and Tree Hugger invited us to attend a Christmas tour of 5 Yadkin wineries Sunday afternoon. You were given a grape vine wreath to start and each winery had a ornament for you when you visited. We started at Flynt Hill, then went to Ragapple Lassie. At our next stop Sander's Ridge we had a much needed break with some snacks! Then on to two I had not visited before.....The Divine Llama and Cellar 4201. It was a cold and wet afternoon so a great way to say inside with friends!

Saturday morning I took the boys to the Angel Breakfast at church. The volunteers did a great job leading us through some craft stations then on to a nice breakfast. There were Angels singing and a special Angel that told the group all about the night Jesus was born. Each child was sent home with an Angel ornament for their tree. My guys acted angelic....for most of the time!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Beadboard going up!

The sheetrock is finished in the upstairs room of the barn, so we started hanging the beadboard this weekend. Go Postal salvaged it out of a house years ago, so its nice to use it again. Both side walls will have it running horizontally....and I think it will really give the room some character. I loved using the air powered nailer, there is no way I could hammer in such a fine nail without bending them and making a mess.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Old Salem

Salem's Stitchers friend from Upper Case Photography inspired me to use Old Salem's backdrop for this year's Christmas picture of the boys. I won't ever have her talent or patience, but it was fun trying. We also took the boys to the candle tea at the Single Brothers house. We saw there was no line and put Bree in the car to wait for us. It was a nice way to kick of the Christmas season. My grandmother on my Dad's side made this red and white quilt with her sisters probably back in the 40's. Christmas is just three weeks away and I still have two quilts to I know what I need to be doing tomorrow!