Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

   Happy Thanksgiving to all... We are staying around home today. Tomorrow we are off to Indiana for the weekend. Plan to see my parents and spend some time with some of my cousins and friends. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Great Book

   I was browsing through Borders (book store) a week ago and noticed this book. It is written by Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State. It is bascially a book about her collection of pins. The pictures are gorgeous, and she intersperses it with tidbits of information about her personal and polictical life. A very interesting read and the pins give a lot of artistic inspiration. I was put off at first by the price ($40), but as fate would have it, I got a 40% off coupon  with email, AND then got a $15 gift certificate unexpectedy, so I got it for less than $10..

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weekend of Good Fortune

   This was a nice weekend. I got an unexpected rebate back on my mortgage escrow and I got a view of my first finished fairy block. Rita was the first, and chose the Sloe Fairy. I have posted the before and after pictures. I love it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Burp Cloths

   Burp cloths I made last night for a friends soon to be twin grandbabies. Made from a prefolded diaper, piece of flannel and machine embroidered.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Blue and Whte Round Robin

   In June of this year I joined my first Crazy Quilt Round Robin. Four other women and myself sent blocks around to each person every month. Each person put something on the block and sent it to the next person. This is the block I started with, I decided on blue and white as that is the color of our bedroom.

   This is the block that I received in the mail this weekend. The women who participated were Thearica in North Carolina, Carolyn in California, NickiLee in Massachusetts, and Ellen in New York. Didn't they do a fantastic job?