We had our Dear Jane group today and had our belated Christmas party. All during the year, at each of our meetings, if we've completed a DJ block, we put our name in the pot. If we've done 5, we get our name in twice. Then, at the Dec. meeting, our fearless leader, Barb, draws names and gives away little prizes. Only thing is you MUST be present to WIN!! So, we ate our goodies, showed our show and tell and patiently waited for Barb to draw names. The two pix above are Jane showing off her in progress DJ (she has all the blocks done and is putting it together) and Barb with her little 'challenge' project which is now going to be a class at Quilter's Dream (she was still putting the flower center buttons on). We even had a visitor today, Charlotte all the way from New Hampshire, who stopped in for some inspiration. It was a fun day and Barb had lots of cute little goodies. I won the most DARLING pincushion made by one of our group members which I will post a pix of later. She is SO talented and has done a number of adorable patterns. I LOVE my pincushion!! It even has a little pocket to hold your thimble.
Well, if this woulda waited ONE MORE DAY we could've had a white Christmas!! But it most likely will be gone tomorrow because it's SUPPOSED to be 42 for a high. My niece and her family got in from San Diego last night just in the nick of time. I heard they had around 150 flight cancellations today!! WHOA!! So everyone will be over here this evening and again tomorrow (some will just just stay over as this is their 'home away from home'). We had just about an hour of power outage this afternoon but it's back on now so hopefully we're good to go now. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with family and/or friends and has much to be thankful for this beautiful season.
We had our annual Quiltsitters Christmas party today and these are samples of some of the upcoming classes. I REALLY like the 'cracked pots' by Miss Rosie and, even though our guild show is coming up in April, I THINK I'm going to have to sign up for this one!! LOVE that Dresden plate quilt; in fact, they're all BEAUTIMOUS!!
We had very little show and tell today PROBABLY due to the holiday season (YA THINK?!! LOL) but this beauty was shown by Susan F. She just used her scraps and I REALLY want one of my own. MUST GET BUSY!!
Now this is my DARLING Mr. Fang all dressed up for the holidays. Doesn't he look THRILLED AND EXCITED to be in costume as the jolly old fellow?!! HAHA We really had to work quickly to get this shot. Poor old Fang, he's so mistreated.
It's a Christmas tree skirt I started a gazillion years ago and have looked and looked for the pattern but canNOT for the life of me find it!! I thought maybe it was a Blackbird pattern and even emailed them but never got a definitive answer. I've gone through ALL their books that I have here at the house and still NOTHING! There's really not a lot to it but I'd really like to finish up what I started. SO if you recognize this from ANYTHING you've seen, couldja please let me know where you saw it (IF you remember--LOL). I know I won't get it finished for this year but next year would be OK..it has been waiting for a long time already so what's another year!! Thanks a bunch!
This past Friday was my 'baby's' 22nd birthday and we were out today celebrating with a birthday dinner. Thought I'd share a photo of my 3 guys--DH, elder son (who's trying to look sly or something and is THIRTY FOUR!! YIKES) and the birthday boy.
Someone had posted a photo of their pet finding the little patch of sunshine to snooze in and I thought it was cute so thought I'd copy. This is my little Fangster napping in his favorite patch. Looks can be deceiving, however, as he's not as peaceful and docile as this photo might appear!! LOL
It's been a LOONNGG time since my last post but it's been due to issues with uploading photos on my new laptop. I don't know if it's because the Canon software isn't 'talking' to Windows 7 or what but I had to revert to the old laptop to do anything. The new desktop isn't cooperating either so I'm thinking it's the software/not talking thing. Anyway, it's been frustrating and I just shoulda done this a long time ago. We had Frieda Anderson at our last guild meeting and I took her workshop. This was our project and where mine is at the present. It's been set aside in favor of holiday cooking/baking/decorating and will most likely wait til the first of the new year. Frieda's website is http://www.friestyle.com/ and she does the most GORGEOUS hand dyes.