December 20, 2010

Birthdays, Sewing & Christmas Lights

What a busy weekend! Saturday was my grandmother's and sister-in-law's birthday. Friday night was our monthly Family Game Night / Birthday party celebration. Pizza, salad, presents, cake & ice cream! YUM! Oh and some Farkle too! Fun fun dice game.

Saturday morning, Mom came over bright and early so we could sew a bit. I finished up a few pillowcases to give to the other "Golden Girls" at my grandmother's nursing home.

On Saturday night, we (me, my Mamie, Mom & the kids) went to look at Christmas lights in a "fancy" part of town. This is a tradition that my mom and I have done with my grandmother every year on her birthday since my grandfather passed away 24 years ago. Poor Emma was in this position before we ever got there so she got in a good nap before all the fun started.

Malek has learned to say LIGHTS so that's all we heard all night was "Lights! Mamie! Lights! Nana! Emma! Lights!" You get the picture. We all had a great time seeing them thru his eyes this year.

Then on Sunday, Mother came back over so she could finish up the quilt she is making for one of her sisters for Christmas. I've got a matching giant pillow on my project list for her too! I did some straight line quilting on it and Mom learned how to do mitered corners on the binding! I am very proud of her - she did an excellent job!
Malek decided he needed to model with the quilt in this shot!
Well, back to the sewing machine......

December 17, 2010

Crafty Goodness

Been burning the midnight oil again......

Coasters a coworker commissioned me to do - 6 sets of 6!!

Christmas pillowcase for Mr. Malek

String pillow for my Mamie who's 85th birthday is tomorrow!!

And a couple of mug rugs. Purple & Green for Em's teachers and the Hello Kitty one is for my sister-in-law who's birthday is also tomorrow. Funny how my grandmother can never remember hers. Said it's because she's always trying to forget her own. Well, no one will be forgotten at tonight's monthly Family Game Night / Birthday Celebration.

Have a great weekend! The Countdown to Christmas is on!

December 13, 2010

Hello....anyone there?

Slipping into a funk due to all the projects I've left to finish before I hope to be back in regular rhythm soon!

December 08, 2010

Little Susie Sunshine

So, this is what I've been working on lately. MY FIRST "QUILTING" GIG!! I quilted this cute little baby quilt for Sydney. She also sent the yellow ruffle that I attached that I think just made the whole quilt!
I quilted 1/4" on either side of each diagonal seam.

Thanks again Sydney for being my first official customer! It reminds me of a sunflower - doesn't it??

Now...back to that looooonnnnng list of Christmas projects I've still left to do before the 25th....