The tree is coming down tomorrow afternoon and will start some Valentine quilty gifts for my friends! I have a pattern from an old Fons and Porter Magazine for fabric Valentine's and really excited about making some!! I can't wait to see what everyone is working on!!! Tomorrow is a special day for my family. The first Saturday after Christmas, is set aside for us to get together. My grandmother passed away in 1992 and every year we all try to meet at one of my family members home!! I am so excited to see some of my cousin's that I only get to see once or twice a year! Sure miss my Mama Hill. She was a kind, sweet lovely woman with a heart bigger than Texas....a sweet sweet grandmother. Hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's Day!
I've been married for 25 years and every Christmas my MIL buys my husband and I a Christmas ornament from Hallmark. She also started buying my children an ornament when they were born, so when they leave home some day, they will have enough to start a tree of their own. I wanted to share a few ornaments that are my favorite! I simply love the one I changed my profile picture to......a pappa bear giving the mama bear a big 'ole hug!!! Anyway here are some pics of my favs along with some of the decorations! I took some of the pics before I cleaned up some of the storage boxes, just over look some of the clutter....Enjoy and until next time, Kathy
The winner is Leslie over at http://lesquilts.blogspot.com/
I had so much fun participating into the Fall into fall bloggers giveaway....Thanks to Debbie for putting this together! Congratulations Leslie and hope you enjoy these bright, cheery and fun fat quarters.
It's time, it's time, it's time!!! I am so excited to participate and hold my first ever giveaway on my blog!!! I decided to giveaway some bright and cheery fat quarters that have been sitting in my stash for about three years. If you are just now finding this giveaway.....click the scarecrow on my right sidebar and look at over a 140 bloggers that have joined in the giveaway mania as well as several businesses. Special thanks to Debbie for hosting this for all of us!!! Now if you want to win these fat quarters, just leave me a comment and make sure you come back to see my blog on the 15th of October when I announce the lucky winner!!!! I will announce the winner on my blog! Everyone, no matter where you are from is welcome to participate in my giveaway!!! Good luck everyone and have tons of fun, ya'll! Kathy
If you love to participate in giveaways and love Christmas you need to head on over to http://quilttimes.blogspot.com/ !!! I love Christmas time and decorating. One day I want to have a Christmas quilt on all of my beds! Most every room in my home will have a Christmas tree up, including one on my front porch. My sons that are 17 don't really want a tree in their room.....guess they don't think it's "cool" but they help me put up all the decorations... Remember to check back on 10/1 for my giveaway for the Fall back into fall.......I'm so thankful for the cooler temperatures here in Texas and tomorrow I'm going to start getting my home ready for fall....love me some pumpkins!!!! I've already dusted my cute little wooden pumpkin that hangs on my front door every year. Till next time, Kathy
I bought this cute little witch wallhanging kit last year at the Houston International Quilt Festival and so excited to get it hanging on my door on October 1st!!! Does anyone else know what else is going be out on October 1st? If you said Fall back into Fall Quilter Bloggers Giveaway, you are right! If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about....just click on the cute little scarecrow to the right and it will lead you to all the fun!! By the way, I recently posted that I was going to show you all what my giveaway will be, but after reading the instructions again I saw that I need to wait until the 1st....so just stay tuned! Till next time, Kathy
I found the neatest blog where you win and give!!! Check it out at: http://www.fall-into-fall.blogspot.com/ I am trying to learn how to post the link where you click on a cute little scarecrow to get to it!!! If you don't see the scarecrow on my blog, please leave me a comment to help me out! I will be posting on Saturday of what I plan to giveaway so stay tuned in....Kathy
I have busy in my studio and loving every minute of it. I have had some UFO's sitting on the shelf just waiting for either binding, piecing, or sashing....and I'm just about done with a couple. Pictures coming soon! A couple of years a go I bought a Halloween wallhanging at the Houston International Quilt Festival and right off the bat, I cut the fabric wrong! How many of you guys do that??? I was so frustrated....but did what I do best: Make it work!!!! (I think it's the nurse in me, hehehe) All kidding aside, I found a piece of fabric in my stash that will work. Hope to have some pictures posted by this weekend. Speaking of Houston....It's just around the corner and it's shop, look, be inspired, and learn. Another thing that's going on around the house, my hubby is building me a dining room table. I took my first sneak peak yesterday and I am loving it. We have cattle, live in the country and so needless to say, my home is rustic. He designed a round table with a Texas star in the middle and I think he is amazing! My sewing studio is outside at the cattle barn and just next to my own space is his wood shop. We've been hanging out at the barn! Just touching the fabric gives me a happy feeling! Well, that's what is going on in my busy life right now.....just sewing and having fun! Till next time, Kathy
This room has been screaming my name for a year....I finally finished the RN to BSN program! Where to begin, where to begin. My Janome has sat all alone for a year and all of this fabric just waiting for me! So excited, I just don't know where to begin! While I was away, I peeked in on all of my favorite quilty blogs and yes had a pity party every now and then because my head was stuck in text books! There is a peek at a BOM with cowboy boots over at Molly's Place (sewhappy10000.blogspot.com) that I am very excited about! Hugs to all! Kathy
It's been awhile since I made a post because of my hectic schedule with going back to school. I had planned to not only be back blogging next week, but to be back in my front of my Janome....that I have missed so much! I am taking a few minutes to post tonight to request prayer for a beautiful young lady that my boys go to school with. She is a senior and was involved in a major motor vehicle accident. You can visit a blog her aunt has created to give us all updates at www.operationmakenzierecovery.blogspot.com I don't know how to link the blog dedicated to her recovery into my blog, but please visit and help us pray for healing. Love to all my fellow quilting friends and I want you to know, even though I have not posted since October, I have taken a few minutes to browse and view yours every week. Hugs to all, Kathy!