Thursday, December 18, 2014


On Facebook, there is a wool appliqué group. And that group has formed 2 additional groups. One called winter wonderland and the other silent night stitch along.
I think I'm crazy for doing both, but I can't wait to get my patterns to join in on the fun!
Hers what they look like. Love them both!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

2 Christmas parties done... Check!

#1 party...We had my staff Christmas party here this last Friday night and I am happy to say everyone had an awesome time even though it was raining. We crammed everyone inside and had a great time. Started about 2:30 after school was out and ended after 10:30!!

I totally forgot to take pictures, so here's some from around the house.

My project this week is to somehow label/embroider/stitch everyone's name or initials on the stockings. Hard to remember who's is who's these days.

Santa was a new addition to the family this year. I adopted him from a new store I discovered this past year. TPT... Near South Coast Plaza... OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I'm in love! A car load full of other things also came home with me.

#2 party... Saturday night...Also forgot to take pictures..had some friends over that we have known for over 29 years. It was a great night for food, friends, drinks and cards. We all bought our 1st house together in the same neighborhood many, many years ago.
4 more days.... I can Do this! Phew!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

More bindings....

Helping a dear friend out while she is dealing with major health issues that is not letting her remember the fun things.
This is the 4th batch of unfinished items that she has given me to finish up for her.

This stack has 2 quilts that needed bindings, another needed a backing, and a pillow that needed the finishing touches added to it.

Hoping and praying for a much better New Year for her!

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Put the binding on this baby today in between decorating for Christmas...
I'm soo happy!

-I used a wash-away applique sheets to do the piecing and I am happy. It's not stiff at all... Love it!
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Friday, November 28, 2014

New sign....

My idea for wood sign, but my hubby made it come to life. His design, his handi work.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Gramma brag post....

John John.... Is just the cutest... Just saying!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Over the river....

And through the woods...

To Grandmother's house we go...
All hand embroidered also...
She is done and ready to hang!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ocean Fishing...

It was a wonderful day. Spent it with good friends, wonderful weather, (if I was dressed for it). On the ocean...

Saturday it was almost 90 degrees in Newport Beach, so on Sunday I dressed for 90. Not the case... Sun never popped out till almost 10:00. The further we went out the worse the fog got and colder... OH MY GOODNESS!
Fishing... Well... Let me just say... NEVER do the "groupon" special on the Internet. You are herded on like cattle, elbow to elbow and when the Captain says, "drop it", go, Go, GO! All 100 lines go in the water and everyone is trying to catch that 1 fish, and when someone does... 10 other lines get tangled in along with that one. Sheesh. I did it about 3 times and I was over it. I brought my line in, went upstairs, found my spot in the sun and watched everyone else do the madness. Yes, I people watched.
It was a good time to sit and think and be thankful for everything I had!
Next time.... I will pay the extra money and charter a boat with only 8-10 people and have a more wonderful time than ever expected!
We did though, bring some fish home. Maybe enough to make fish tacos.
Some of those ocean fish.... Are AMAZINGLY beautiful.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Rainy Saturday..

While finishing up projects for a friend, I found one of my own. Snowman tea towels are Ann's, chicken tea towel is mine that I found hidden away.

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