Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Kissing Frog to You!

I didn't send any last year...and felt terrible...so I made amends and made some Christmas cards.  
Fabric scraps win the day again!!  I wish I had kept one for myself!
 A couple Humbug bags....helicopters for my brother and Hello Kitty for the boy's girlfriend!
 We did Secret Santa this year and I drew my niece.  After a little snooping I found a quote from Dinosaur Comics that she likes:
"The time for questions is over.
Now is the time for unbridled optimism."
I so agree!
 Embroidered it on some linen and made it into a pillow.  I also put a loop at the top in case she just wants to hang it.  Love that fabric!!
This year's tree is a two foot tall Cryptomeria  'Black Dragon' . Isn't it adorable? Several days after Christmas we will plant it near our front porch.  It only gets about ten feet tall and five feet wide. Perfect!
(Sketchbook Challenge December theme..."Gift")

Here's hoping your day has been Merry and Bright and that you have been smooched by your favorite frog!;) HaHa!!;)

We miss you girl! xoxo

On the Night Before Christmas....

....there was three inches of snow on the ground and i finished this little guy while waiting for the boy to get home!
Felt and floss and a wee bit of stuffing...
 ....cuteness!  Can't wait to open your presents girl!
 See our trees outside with lights and snow?
How about now?:)

The boy is now home....it has been Christmas for 36 minutes....all is right in our part of the  world....but we are missing our girl!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Who's That Behind the Curtain?

Bwahahahahaaa!! I'm having tooooo much fun!
This past February the theme at the Bitty Block Committee was Bathroom and I couldn't pass that up...too funny!  Now many months and themes later the ladies are trying to encourage us to do something with our bitties....any of them...with a little contest.   I have made a lot of minis with my bitties but I think this one is my favorite. Take a peek behind the curtain!!!
See....too much fun!;)  
The bathroom is all decorated for Christmas and that's the girl and boy age three and one in the mini frames!;)  Beefcake is only staying in the tub til February....then it's anyone's guess as to who will be....cleaning up!:)


On a serious note...
....twenty-six of the over 300 quilts made and donated this year by our generous customers at Webfabrics went to Newtown, Conn....hugs from Virginia.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Doodle Awesomeness Freebie!

You know you need them....you know you want them....and free is always fantastic so go visit my little sister's blog for some amazingly Sweeeeeeet gift tags designed by said sis!  Add a little cardstock... a little ribbon and you're in business!  Thanks Bella!!:)

I think that little ornament matches my hair don't you...light auburn brown my a**?:) Bwhahahahahaaaa!!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Swaps, Finishes and Thank You Dad!

Starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.  I mean I'll never reach the end because there's always a new project being started but at least now there aren't sixteen of them waiting to be finished!;) Here are the latest completions with a little Flickr swapping thrown in for fun!
A couple months ago my pal Mandy from Australia had a great idea...she asked me...."How would you like to swap Holiday buntings?" Well yes,  I would like to swap with you pal and what fun I had picking out fabrics!;) I used Lynz's wonderful tutorial and it all went swimmingly.
 A while back at the Bitty Block Committee we swapped Crazy 3.5" blocks.  I finally did something with them...a little extra fabric, an old belt and a new tote for me! If you click here I labeled the maker of each block.  Thanks gang...this tote is going to work with me tomorrow!!
 Now for a few finishes from the stack of sixteen.  The one on the left...batik scraps, the one in the middle, a runner made out of the leftovers from my Grinch quilt....the one on the right...
 ...finally finished the quilt I made and gave the girl....two Christmases ago!! I hand quilted the center sections of each square.  LOVE how hand quilting washes up!

The backs of the bigger quilts have some of the fabric my SIL gave me from Africa.  I keep forgetting I have that stash so when I remember I'm thrilled all over again!:)  
Of the sixteen....two are waiting to be bound and two are waiting to be quilted...twelve done! Yeah!
But today I didn't sew at all...no...today we spread free mulch....out of the truck my dad just handed down to me!  Aren't you all jealous? Thanks bunches daddy!!xoxo