Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Charm is Finished!!

Christmas Charm Quilt
I just finished the binding on the Christmas Charm Quilt!  Another quilt on my goal list is completed.  I didn't finish a lot of my quilts, mostly because Will's stocking took a tremendous amount of time.  Plus this new love of mine, Genealogy takes a lot of time also. 
So here is my quilt.  I like it.  I'll let it hang for a few days before putting it away for next Christmas. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Updates on Man Cave & Quilting

Walls are almost done!
 Mr. B. had five days off for Christmas last week and on Wednesday, Thursday and part of Friday he worked on his "Man Cave".   He made good progress and all the four walls are covered, except for maybe a little area by the floor.  Here is the latest picture.  It is surprising how much time it takes to measure and cut those boards to fit. 

My Moon Santa

After I finished the Believe or Moon Santa for my blog give away on Christmas morning, I started on my copy.  I still have some embroidery to do finish and trim to add.  The machine applique is all completed.

Christmas Charm quilt waiting to be basted.
 While looking and updating some of my side bar boxes the other day I realized that the Christmas Charm quilt was one of my goals to finish for this years, so I took it off the design wall and added the two side borders and the bottom triangle.  It is now spread out on my cutting table and ready to base.  I am going to work on this as soon as I finish my blog posts. 

Christmas 2010

Yes it is a tree of skulls.
Our Christmas Celebration started on Wednesday evening with our daughter Kierra and her husband Will.  Will works nights and had to work both the Eve and Christmas Day.  So they came to our home on Wednesday and we went to dinner and ice cream.  After that we came back to the house and opened gifts.  I had fun picking out their fun Halloween stuff that they use all year round. 

Will was amazed that I had done every stitch on his stocking by hand.  Such a good young man, he knew the right things to say.  Kierra was a little disappointed this Will's stocking is a little smaller than everyone else's but loved all the red it had in it. 

Shortly after the boys arrived we had Breakfast Casseroles for Brunch.  Kierra was running late so we ate without her.  We were very hungry by 1100AM.  The one on the right is an Amish Breakfast, I found the recipe on line at  It was a hit.  I also made the Baked Stuff French Toast Recipe, I made last year but I halved the recipe.  When we finished it Sunday morning my husband asked if there was more.  Maybe next year I'll half of the Amish Breakfast and make the full French toast.  I like having both but we don't need two full ones. 

Everyone working on the flat tire

I didn't take a lot of pictures this year.  I was just enjoying each moment and forgot about the camera.  We did have a little excitement.  Kierra's tire on her truck sprung a leak and her tire was all flat.  Here they are airing the tire up, so we can roll it down to the flat street.  We were glad it happened here and not while she was driving.  After the tire was fixed the kids went to see other family member and Richard and I just hung out!  I sewed of course.

We had a very nice Christmas and it was a lot of fun this year as a family. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Blogiversary Give Away Update

About 9 AM this morning, Christmas, I put the final stitches in the binding.  Applied the label and took some pictures.  It will be in the mail tomorrow to the winner, Colleen.
Here is a close up of his face.

Here is the label!

I decided Moon Santa should reside over Christmas here at my home for the day.  Why should he send this great day in a mailing envelope. 

I have to go make brunch for the whole family that are coming shortly!
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish all my blog friends
and readers a wonderful Christmas!

My graphics disappeared????

So I will a picture of our tree!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blogiversary Give Away: There is a winner!

Well tonight I finished the quilting and sewed on the binding by machine.  I still have to finish the binding by hand on the back.  I decided tonight was a good night to end the give-away.  So I went to my favorite random number generator and entered the numbers between 1 and 18.  The winning number was 4.

The winning number!

This number belonged to Colleen in NC of Lucky Duck Dreams BlogShe has a very nice blog, go check it out.   Congratulations Colleen.  I sent her an email and will send her the wall hanging when the binding is finished.  I am sorry she won't have it for Christmas.   

I have decided for next year I have to start earlier, so I am not trying to do a give away and Christmas at the same time. 

Thanks to all you entered my give away and have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Blogiversary Give Away Update

I made more progress last night and to night.
Next step is to sandwich it
and quilt it tomorrow!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blogiversary Give Away Update

Just so you can see I am making progress!  Here is the hand embroidered Believe that goes under the Moon Santa!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blogiversary Wall Hanging

Moon Santa all Appliqued
The applique has been added, I used 3 different metallic threads on the Moon Santa or Believe.  I like Moon Santa better it reminds me of a song, I can almost have the tune and words in my head, something abut a moon bean. 

Any way I have decided to extend the give away.  Until I finish the wall hanging.  I know those of you who have been waiting patiently for me to pick your name today will be disappointed but I just feel like running it longer.  And since it isn't finished yet, you have to wait for me to finish it before it is in your hot little hands. 
So if you haven't entered yet, you still have time. 
See the post here for the rules. 
Good Luck!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Give Away Wallhanging


I have started the Give Away Wall Hanging!
Here is the link to the give Away Rules.
Good Luck!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Multiple Updates


I have been very busy with Thanksgiving and making scrapbook pages of my mother's life.  I'll save sharing those to another day and for my Genealogy Blog.  And having my blog give away.  Thanks to all those who have joined in the fun already.


For the last two weeks I have been working on a new Christmas wall hanging, and not the Moon Santa.  I might get to him today. 

 The pattern I am working on is called Christmas Charm by Mount Redoubt Designs.  I couldn't get their link to work this morning to add it to the post. 

 There are 4 big blocks and two small blocks.  At first I was only going to fuse the pieces down and then I just had to machine applique them down.  The machine applique makes it looks more finished and give the blocks more dimension. 

 I have three blocks completely done and a fourth started.  I still need to make a Santa & Holly.  

Yes I am using some of my favorite type of fabric, Batiks.  Some of these are actually Christmas.

It will be charming when done. 

I have started decorating for Christmas, the curtains are up one quilt is up.  My youngest son is moving out today, so I can put the recliner in his room, so I can put the tree up. 
Things on the shelf
Mr. B. is making progress in the man cave and has moved all his small tools to the shelf.  He has more wood on the ceiling and the space really came in handy for Thanksgiving dinner.