Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year's Eve

I am so ready for a new year.  I will try my best to make it a good one, full of healthy habits and learning new things, hopefully mastering some of them. 

It's pointless to say I will diet, as I am obsessive about my weight anyway.  I check it every day and track my calories.  I make an effort to get up from my computer every hour or so, stretch, do squats at my desk if I can't get away for a 15 minute walk.  I am within 7 pounds of being where I was before the last baby, so I feel pretty good about that.  I had a protein shake for breakfast, leftover chicken and dressing for lunch, and hubby is making panini for dinner with chicken, ham, fresh veggies. Yum!

Re quilting, I want to get ahead of the hand made gift giving for next year.  When December comes I get all excited about making Christmasy things and soon run out of time.  I have already started on teacher gifts for next year, I have several sets of coasters cut out so far, I think about 6.  One of my sisters has ordered a set, so her gift will be taken care of, too.  Another thing I want to complete by next Christmas is my hexagon quilt top and a Christmas quilt top.  Since I started quilting, I have wanted a Christmas quilt just for me.  I don't know why, they just looked so pretty on a magazine cover I saw at a guild meeting. 

I also want to complete my Quilters Academy final.  That's enough to get started with.  This blog will hold me accountable in case I run out of steam.  Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

We got snow!

We got snow!  just a little bit, enough for the kids to play in and get cold enough to come back in the house and have hot cocoa.
My snowman pillows found homes!  This one has a cozy rocker in Arkansas.
this one is at home in Tennessee.
I am so happy they will be loved and enjoyed.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Paper piece Christmas tree

I added jingle bells and a fabric wreath this year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

from our home to yours:)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snowman pillow update

Things did come together, and two pillows were finished just in time.  Here is one.

the nubby fabric is called Minky! Thanks to SewGreen at for letting me know the name. It was probably printed on the end of the bolt it was cut from, but I was too excited to look.    I have 2 more to make, for an after Christmas get-together. 
I also made drink sleeves for my BFF Nancy. She was thrilled and wants more, some larger for soda glasses.  They were fun and quick to make. 

Here's another view.  They take very little fabric, just a few inches really. I have lots of scraps that will come in handy for this.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


of 3 fabric stores, one had the white nubbly fabric for the snowman face. I already had felt for the noses.  I will try to find the other stuff, the green velour, ball buttons and pom pom trim tomorrow!

I have faith that it will all come together!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ten days till Christmas

My sister wants a pillow. I've got time.  I have three sisters, might as well make one for each.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Decorating for Christmas

Since I started quilting, I have made quite a few Christmas themed things perfect for my office space.
this runner feels great on my chair

this mug rug makes a great mousepad

another view of my tree runner

this runner is right outside my front door
I have really enjoyed seeing other bloggers and Christmas things! Have a joyous day!