Saturday, November 29, 2008
Well my "trusty" number generator (my DH) has chosen the lucky winner. He chose:#2! So Mrs. Sweet Liberty you are the winner! Yeah, he chose well! (Just email me your address again and you will be getting a lovely parcel from me.)
As you guessed, I was in Disneyland, CA for a few days and then it was off to Mammoth Lakes for a ski vacation. This was the first time that I have every seen "real" snow! What a wonderful time I had with my family. I have lots to be thankful for this year and I am realy looking forward to what next year will bring!
What did I do while I was gone? I guess that you will have to wait and see!
Until Next Time...Happy Quilting!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Anyway, if you can guess where I am at now, I will send you a souvenir from my destination spot! All you have to do is leave me a comment with your guess before midnight on Novemember 26 and I will randomly choose a winner.
Here are some clues:
Thursday, November 20, 2008
In the spirit of giving, I will be drawing a winner later on tonight! Thank you to everyone that stops by my blog to read what I have written!
Here are a few Thanksgiving images from around my home:
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
All aboard for my next trip!
After leaving Houston, I spent one short week of rest with my family, and then it was off to the 3rd annual Quilt Retreat hosted by Lil' Country Shoppe. Who else would I go with, but Mrs. Nook! She went last year and when she returned, I knew that I had to attend the next retreat!
So, away we went to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
We packed our bags, sewing machines, and tons of fabric! Here is a small glimpse of what we brought. You can never too many projects to work on while you are there (right RED )!
In between working on projects, we did take time to enjoy the sights.
When we saw this house, we immediately fell in love with it! You know how much I love yellow and blue! Can't you just imaging setting up a quilt studio in front of the bay window? One could only dream right!
What did I complete at the retreat? The answer is not much! I started 3 separated projects but didn't complete any of them! I guess that they will get added to my WIP pile and someday I'll revisit them! LOL!
The first celebrities that we met were Melly and Me ! We were sitting on board the hotel shuttle bus waiting to go to Sample Spree, when Rosalie climbed aboard the bus. I was so excited and I screamed "It's Rosie!" Poor Rosalie was so startled that I think that I might have given her a heartattack! We started chatting with them and that was the beginning of our friendship with our new Australian friends!
This is a photo of Melly & Me's booth at Quilt Market. I think that they did a great job considering the fact that they had to carry their stuff all the way from Australia! Plus they put everything together with string and safety pins! Way to go girls!
Lynette is such an inspring person! She took the time to really talk to us, show is her new patterns, and we even got a sneak peek at her upcoming fabric line! It is so cute and when you see it you will immediately recognize that it is her work. I know what I will be adding to my fabric stash in the future!
This is a final shot of us with downtown Houston in the background. Sorry for the darkness but its another one of our self portraits!
Until Next Time.....Happy Quilting!
Monday, November 17, 2008
If you haven't guessed by now, I was able to getaway with my favorite gal pal, Mrs. Nook , twice! Our first trip was to....
(And look Mrs No Blog and I are both wearing RED).
While we waiting in line, we met lots of nice women! Holly and Sandra from Pine Needles were in line in front of us. They were so nice to share their experiences with us and we got to see the lovely projects that they were working on for their shop. Holly was nice enough to take this photo of Mrs. Nook and I.
Here is Mrs. Nook working on her Stitchers' Angel project.
Finally.....the doors open and everyone rushes into the room! We run quickly to the Moda both, which is in the far right corner, in the very back. Never get in the way of a woman on a mission, especially when her mission is MODA!
While we were at the Moda both, I met Tula Pink and her mom. I also met half of the duo known as Urban Chiks ! I was even catapulted into the spotlight when a magazine photographer asked to take my picture!
What did we buy?....Well, jelly rolls, layer cakes, and fat quarters in the newest lines of fabric! They are all so YUMMY!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Well Blogland, here she is, my Stichers' Angel! Please meet Jennifer from Sweet Liberty Grace ! She is also a stay-at home mom and we have many things in common! When I finally "met" her I realized that Helen did GREAT job of giving her to me!
When I read Jennifer's blog, I made a list of things that I have in common with her. It took up the front and back of my piece of paper! Here are some of the things that we have in common:
- Our husbands have the same job, only different branches of the military!
- We both love Moda fabric!
- We have both been to Paducah, KY! My husband took me there 2 years ago for Mother's Day.
- We both have family living in Puyallup, WA. My best friend lives there!
- We both love antiques and things with a history!
- We are both working on Piece-N-Plenty
- We both love applique
- We both love to scrapbook and rubber stamp
My list goes on and on! So please check out her really, really, cute blog and tell her that you also love her work!
THANK YOU JENNIFER FOR GIVING ME YOUR FAVORITE THINGS!
Until Next Time...Happy Quilting!