Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Dream come True

I just love chocolate - who doesn't.
The other day I was in Wal Mart and came across this 5lb Hershey Bar. Can you believe it 5 lbs.

This is the biggest candy bar I have ever seen. Needless to say I couldn't resist it. I have always dreamed of a giant Hershey bar but never thought I would actually see one.

This picture doesn't do it justice - it is awesome. And no I don't plan on eating the whole thing by myself - I am sharing

I haven't been totally lazy lately. I have started putting together another quilt. As usual I should be working on other things but I was wanting to see what this one would look like.

Now I need to get back to quilting. I have anothe practice one in the frame that should be coming out in a couple of days - hopefully.

I am having problems blogging lately. I have been blocked at work and it is so hectic at home that I haven't had much time. So I haven't been able to comment on other blogs and I have been told that there have been problems trying to comment on mine.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Last minute gift

My grandson has been bothering me for a month to make him a holster. His was plastic and it tore up. I've been telling him I would make it for Christmas. Well Christmas Eve day I spent the better part of the day making these. So instead of one I made two.

And believe me he wears them everywhere. The minute he gets home he puts on his belt with the holsters, guns, walkie, handcuffs and anything else he can put on it. He goes out in public dressed like this. It's all his grandfathers fault - he encourages it.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Silhoutte cameo

I wasn't going to put this on here but I just can't help it. My husband gave me my Christmas present last night (he couldn't wait). He had my daughter order it without my knowing.

Here is my new Silhoutte Cameo

I played with it a little but I have too many other things to get done so it will ahve to wait.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quilt for Christmas

I have been in the process of making a quilt for a special friend for Christmas.
 A friend of mine put this together and I have been quilting it

I had my husband cut me this template and it was too big (my fault)

So I settled on the circle. Maybe one day I can quilt a perfect circle without a template.
I have taken it off the frame and have the binding almost finished.
Tomorrow it should be done.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Graduation went great. My daughter is now a Chemical Engineer. I am so proud . It took ten years - working a full time job and she had 2 kids in the process. We went to the graduation Friday and I tried to take pictures. Notice I said tried ........

This is where she got the diploma - notice no daughter. I missed her completely

This is where she shook hands with the dean. Look no head.
I was trying to take pictures over peoples heads - I would say I screwed up.

I used the Random Number Generator and it picked................
Lucky Number 9
gill said...
Congratulations to your daughter!
How about a good fountain pen
I posted on the 9th, the 9th was my birthday, Gill commented on the 9th, Gill was the 9th commentor and the generator picked the 9.  I'd say the number 9 is lucky for Gill
I will send this out as soon as I get an address
Congratulations Gill
By the way I bought her an LSU diploma frame and she loves it.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Giveaway Day 2012 winner

I don't know about anyone else but I am wore out.
Between the Giveaway Day and the Blog Hop I have been busy - as I am sure most of you have been too.

I don't know how anyone does it - I have spent the better part of the week on my computer and I didn't manage to respond to all my comments. I know alot of people don't go back and check out the winners and see what people write. But I just want everyone to know that I read all the comments and I was going to answer them but time ran out.

Enough babble. I have really enjoyed these giveaways and I really appreciate all my new followers.

The winner of my giveaway is #145
Kate said...

Right now my favorite pattern is Hexagon Park from Moda Bakeshop-- but that's probably just because I'm making one now. Thanks for the generous giveaway. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com
This is the worst part of a giveaway for me - picking the winner. I would love for everyone to be a winner and I feel bad for all the people that don't win. 
Anyway congratulations Kate as soon as I get your address I will put this in the mail.

To everyone else thank you again and Merry Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaway Day 2012

How about another Giveaway. I've joined up on the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway December 2012

I have decided to give a lucky reader this Lonestar Quilt of the Season. It comes with a total of 6 yds of fabric and the instructions to make this Lonestar quilt.

Rules for entering is just leave me a comment telling me your favorite quilt pattern.

And if you would like a second entry just become a follower and let me know. (I'd love to have you)

This giveaway will end December 16

Don't forget to enter my Blog Hop Party giveaway.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Hop Party

Quilting Gallery is celebrating their 4th Birthday and they are hosting a Blog Hop.This will start today and end on December 17. I would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUILTING GALLERY.
And I would like to share in the fun by having a giveaway.
I have an assortment of gifts that one of my readers will get when I draw the winner on December 17.

I have 2 blocks from the Northern Lights BOM.

A 4" square basic set of Perfect Patchwork Templates by Marti Michell

And The Quilter's Kitchen by Darlene Zimmerman and Joy Hoffman

Rules are simple --- Give me an idea for a graduation presant for my daughter - she is graduating LSU next week wirh a dregee in Chemical engineering.
Don't forget to check out all the other blogs and enjoy the party

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Peek at the Owls

I have finally gotten all my owls done and have been playing around with different ideas on how I want to put them together. I really like the brown fabric I found to go around them and I have a really good contrast fabric to use.

I also got in my backing fabric the other day
I can't wait to get this finished. Working on it a little here and there will probably take a little while longer.

Don't forget to look for the Blog Hop Party on Dec 9 and the Giveaway Day on Dec 12

Monday, December 5, 2011

My Blocks Complete

I joined the Block Swap Adventure at the begining of  the year and I have really enjoyed the ride. The hardest part for me was to actually remember.  Usually I forget and before I know it I'm running late. Just like the last 3 months. If I'm not carefull they just might kick me out (lol)

Yesterday I got busy and did my block partners for Oct, Nov, and Dec - Now I'm all caught up

I brought them to work with me today and if I don't forget I will go mail them at lunch.
 It sure is rough getting old - the mind just isn't what it use to be.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blog Hop Party

I have signed up to participate in the BLOG Hop Party.  It's an event in honour of Quilting Gallery's 4th Birthday on December 10th

I will host a give-away starting December 9th and lasting until December 17th. Come back and see what I come up with.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dragon Quilt Top

After all the cooking and cleaning
After all the family and friends
After all the Black Friday deals
After not being in the sewing room for what seems like months

I managed to put together the dragons my husband made. He really liked the checker board look with the yellow. I wasn't too crazy about it but turned out ok. I didn't want to do that with the dragons I made on the yellow. I will have to think about mine for awhile.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Embroidery Floss Winner

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I cooked alot and ate waaaay too much but we saw most of our children and had a very full day. I am glad it's over - now maybe I can get back to my sewing.

As for the winner of the floss
I used the random number generator. I can't figure out how to copy it so I will just have to relate the number

It's number 15 ---Sallie ----  Congratulations

I haven't been able to get much done lately but I did manage to get another Home Tweet Home by McKenna Ryan done
When I finish all of them I will embelish them a little

Monday, November 21, 2011

Embroidery Floss Giveaway

Things have been really hectic lately and I haven't been able to spend any time in the sewing room. I have really neglected my blog lately so I  thought I would make up for it and offer one of my followers this box of embroidery floss. I know this doesn't make up for the neglect but it doesn't hurt to try.

Let's make this a Black Friday deal.
 I will pick one of my followers sometime Friday afternoon.

If I don't get back on here before Thursday ---HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone.

I moan and groan about my life but I'm so blessed and thankful for my family and all that I have

Stop by Stray Stiches for FAT QUARTER SHOP GIVEAWAY II

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dragons and Fence

My husband finished all his dragons Friday. I trimmed them up, put them on the wall(2 fell off) and started working on the sashing and border.
I trimmed up mine but I still have 2 more to finish

This is what I spent my weekend on. As you can see there was no sewing for me. I have come to the conclusion that I'm getting too old for this kind of work. I did the fence and my brother and his wife worked on an awning over the concrete slab in the back yard. Both of us are lamenting our sore muscles.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

More Dragons

I made some more Dragons last night. Now I only have 3 more to go

I started my husband on another set on blue fabric. I'm not crazy about the blue but he likes it.

He's getting pretty good at this. Soon I'll have him doing all kinds of things - and save me some time