Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oh Little....Stonehenge Tree!

This is what it will look like on December 1st...see the
... this is what it will look like on December 25th to welcome Maria and James home!!:) Blocks for the ornaments came from the Advent Calendar block Swap . I just made numbers 9, 21 and 25. Right now they are in order starting from the bottom...but I think I'll just put them up randomly.
I used four different Stonehenge "Celebration" cut into 5" squares and the leftovers for the binding and quilted it to sort of look like branches. On the back there are two little pockets at the bottom to slide a dowel in to keep the tree spread out while it hangs on our door.

Added a Merry Christmas twill tape for a hook...

...and a wee Longaberger basket to hold the order!

Slate has given it his kitty approval.


Monday, November 22, 2010

I Only Made Three of these....

...the rest were made by some fellow ROCKING crafters in the Advent Calendar Block Swap . Eleven fellow stitchers making twelve 3.5" blocks for two assigned days and our own 25th day. I decided to make mine into little ornaments....

...that will hang off of these buttons.
The dino buttons are from when the boy was....
a boy.
They're Christmasy aren't they?!
I have no idea why I bought the other buttons but now I do!
So I'm chugging along on it....hope to show you soon.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Love Eye Candy....

....especially since it is non-caloric....
.....especially since it's scraps....
....that I get from the generosity of my boss....
....and co-workers....
Vegan coconut cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies for the boy!

...but some real calories are good too!:)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm Such a Dingbat.....

....thank you Wendy for reminding me that I was going to pick TWO winners for my 1st Bloggiversary giveaway! So...Random Gen was put to work again and the lucky number this time was 8.....Rafael's Mum!! Yeah you have to pick something!;)
Here is a wee bit of eye candy, it is the Halloween/Fall runner I made for Dana. I have another pile of stuff to bind...hope to have some photos soon but I leave you with this....
"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it."
Our bloggie world sure has embraced that thought!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Were You Luckier Than This Guy?

Can you believe this is actually 3.5"x 2.5"?! It's an ACEO card that our son drew. I didn't have any finished projects to show you so I thought I would share some of the boy's stuff.....and announce the winner of my 1st year bloggiversary giveaway!

My pal Random Gen picked lucky number 11.....WENDY!!:) Congrats!! Thanks for playing and thanks again to all you wonderful online pals for making my first years so, so fun!
Here are a couple more of the boy's drawings. These are bigger than the ACEO card....8x10ish so some of the edges didn't scan.
To get him to color these was a miracle, he likes B & W the best. It's not all puppies and rainbows but he sure can draw flowers and skulls!;)

Friday, November 5, 2010

And Drive We Did!!

From Virginia to Tennessee, through North Carolina, South Carolina and finally to....
... Atlanta Motor Speedway!!!

Lunch, a chat with the man, Dale Jarrett, and of course photos.

Then my guy suited up, waited his turn...

and drove the M&M's car....FAST!

This tryptic is mine!!

My biggest thrill of the week....meeting Dana of ORBC fame!!
I miss her already! Her girls are fabulous...wish we could have met Razor!

She gave us some major goodness....soap, hand/face scrub, a FQ of some lovely fabric (what is it Dana?) all in this adorable decorated container.

Of course when you camp you have to have a fire...and quesadillas!
The weather was was hanging with Don's family in North Carolina....our life is full of wonderfulness!