Saturday, November 26, 2011

Birds spotted over snowy Village

Last year, I was still in morning over my Dad's passing
and did next to no Christmas decorating.
I think I put up the tree about a week before.

This year, we have a new baby in the house
and I am trying to get out of this fog I have been in lately,
so I decorated for a few hours today.

(Warning: lots of photos!)

I started by unpacking my 22 various
houses/businesses/Church/ Light Towers
I have been purchasing from Joann's Fabric
for the last 10 years.

And magically....

...they were all set up!
I have just enough electrically outlets....barely!

I also put my Grandmothers chair by the front door
ready with a basket waiting to be filled with Christmas cards.

Lastly (for this post)
I decorated the tree with various Bird ornaments.
I started collecting them last year.

But the best part of the day was....

...seeing my grand daughter M's sweet face
while looking at her first lite Christmas Tree!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Photos of my day....

Beautiful table!

I think my SIL is hungry.....

My daughters holding their daughters.

(left to right)
E hold her daughter E-6 months old
and V holding her daughter M-4 months old

No football game for us.....
John Wayne Western movie marathon.

I hope you had a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fabric Stash Report

Lots and lots of sewing this week,
but no changes in the stash busting.

I don't count the yardage into my report
until something is finished completely.
Lots of sew, but no finishes this week.

Goals for the week:

Make & Create-

Finish Christmas Quilt blocks
Embroidery on bird BOM
Start my beginners knit block project

Health & Weight-

No eating out whole week
Breakfast everyday
No over doing it at Thanksgiving

How are you doing with the stash busting?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Question on knitting needles

I am a beginner knitter.
I have inherited and purchased various needles.

Which do you prefer to use?


Metal or....


I have them all...........

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Candyland Birthday party

My DIL has a combined birthday party
for both of my granddaughters each year.

Each year is a different theme
and the party-food-decoration are well done.
This year it was Candyland,

as in the child's board game.

She made cute decorations
representing the different candy's in the game.

She made treat bags with the
board game piece on the outside.

then had the kids decorate their own bag.

They kids played the game

and gathered up candy.

The table was decorated with all different kinds of candy.

My DIL's aunt decorates cakes
each year for the girls birthdays.

Unfortunately, the Candyland Castle
suffered a little in transit to the party.
Tho I'm sure no one complained when they ate it!

I told my DIL she should do this as a profession.

My son was just glad the party was over for another year.

Happy Birthday K and H,
Love Grandma Suzi!

Fabric Stash Report

We are getting down to the last of 2011.
Not too many more weeks for this stash report.

I have been doing alot of sewing this week,
but since I don't count the fabric
until the project is completely finished,
my numbers are still the same.

46 yards in YTD

128 yards used YTD

Adjusted total: 82 yards used

This weeks goals

Health & Weight:
Try some new recipes to use for Thanksgiving
No eating out the whole week
Organize the food storage

Make & Create:
Finish Nov UFO blocks
Make baby carrier cover
Add holly leaf appliques to wreath.

How are you doing stash busting?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

Thank you, Dad

for setting the great example and
serving our country.

Love and Miss you always!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Have Scraps? Want to help someone out?

I found the 4 patches 4 hope blog project
and thought I would pass it onto you.

You make 4 patch blocks
(size and instructions at the website)
then mail them into the organization.

Gonna go dig into my scraps right now...

Fabric Stash report

Still at the same...82 of 100 yard goal!

Goals for this week:

Make & Create-
Sew something....anything!
Embroidery on Bird BOM
Begin knitting project

Health & Weight-
Start attending gym again
No eating out this entire week
Arm exercises 3 times a week

How are you doing?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Have you been complimented today?

"I can last two months on a good compliment."
-Mark Twain

Go give 2 months of joy to someone today.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude-Day 2

Today, I am thankful for:

1.Having a comfortable Home where
all my needs and (most of my) wants are meet.

2.Having access to good Health Care

3.NetFlix and the enjoyment/entertainment
it gives a grumpy coughy 3.5 yr old grand son

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude-Day 1

Today, I am thankful for:

1.Having my children/grandchildren live so close by
2.Rainy day when I can stay inside
3.My physical body
(even when it is not working so well)

November UFO project

I checked over at Judy's  blogs today
and the number to finish on my UFO list
for the month of November is #3.

My number 3 is my Christmas scrappy 9-patch quilt.
I have listed that I want to get all the blocks made.

I didn't finish my October UFO.
Never even got it out to start quilting.

Maybe I'll do better with the 9-patch blocks.
We are having rain/snow off and on this whole week.
Good excuse to stay in and sew!