Thursday, December 31, 2009

CGQC December finish

Well not much stitching was done this month. Unfortunately, I did not even get to my Tuffets!




Thursday, December 24, 2009

Best Childhood Christmas Memory

I know most people who know me today would be surprised to know I was a painfully shy up until early adulthood. So imagine how hard it would be for me when my Mom or some other person asked me what I wanted Santa to bring me for Christmas. I never would tell anyone until the year that the Baby Alive doll came on the market. I was dying for this doll and even though it was torture for me I told everyone who would listen. I even wrote a letter to Santa that I only wanted a Baby Alive Doll and nothing else, not even goodies in my stocking. I was just dying to have that doll, all the while, I never felt confident that my Mom would buy such an expensive toy for me. Well that year it was like a miracle to me that yes I did get my very own Baby Alive.

For quite awhile I was the happiest little girl in So. Cal. That is until my little brother decided I had done him some imaginary wrong and kidnapped her. Apparently while I was at school He took her head apart to see how things worked and could not put my baby back together so he hid her in the backyard. I was so bummed. The even funnier thing is that we found her about a year and a half later and the inside of head after being left out was all rusty. Oh well. It was great while it lasted. Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!







This is my favorite ornament. I made him in the third grade. He is plaster of paris with a paper clip stuck in for a hanger and painted with Tempura paint. He is pretty much the only item I saved from elementary school and the only ornament from my childhood. We always hang him in a prominent place on our big tree.

I have to run for now. Pick up a few grocery items, do some more baking and spend time with my family. I hope you have a wonderful and fulfilling Christmas experience. God Bless You!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

To Save A Life

I know some of you may think, Why is she posting about a movie? Well let me tell you why. I just had the opportunity to screen 'To Save A Life" and I am hoping that many of you will take the time to view the clip and join them on Facebook. This movie deals with all the difficulties that our youth are struggling with, in a realistic way. Today's youth are in a different world when they walk out the front door everyday.

There are so many things we do with our free time, please take a few minutes to see if this story could help save someone you know. This is an indie movie meaning that it will only show in theaters that have been guaranteed that the tickects are paid for in advance. The only way it will be shown otherwise is if it becomes a hit. Similar to the way that Fireproof and other movies caught on. We are working on having this brought to our area so that we can use it as a way to open dialogue with out youth. Check it out and spread the word. Just click on the above widget and it will take you there!

Blessings,

Monday, December 7, 2009

December CGQC Goals

First, I will make the Schnibble Tuffets! I just have to chose fabric.

Second, I hope to finish this little wall hanging.

Third, I will border, quilt and bind this little pinwheel quilt. Spike and I made three of these out of the leftovers from the Siggy Block Swap. No perfect points here but we are fine with the wonky results. It is just a tiny little thing.

I may also have to come up with some Teacher gifts. We'll see. I am kind of on the fence in this area. I know a few educators and have heard that not all gifts are appreciated and I am not into giving gift cards or money. I would love to hear what you think. Should parents send in gifts for their children's teachers? What about Sunday school teachers?



Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thanks for the Troubles....


Kansas Troubles that is! I was the lucky winner on Lynne's Kansas Troubles Quilters Blog for her November giveaway. I adore Lynne's designs. I find all her work is totally me. She is having a December giveaway right now. So hop on over and spread some bloggy love. Here is a peek at my prizes. This is Butterfly Garden. I believe this fabric and pattern will be available soon. Here's hoping your loved ones give you gift certificates or money for the quilt shops so you can get some for yourself!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thankful...


For my sweet Hubby. We are perfect for each other. He is on vacation this week and we are having a great time hanging out here at home. We have already clocked numerous hours playing The Beatles Edition Rockband. We have even played while the little one is at school. Who knew a video game could be so much fun? Not me. We are also gearing up for the Christmas season. I am ready to decorate. Except first I want to paint all the photo frames in the Family room.

I am also thankful for my little boy. He is a true treasure. He brings joy to my heart just by being himself. I love everything about being his Mama. I am truly blessed. We are having a good time making Christmas crafts.

I also had a good time last week. My BFF Spike came over on Thursday for the Heritage Day at my little ones school. After spending the day there we came back here exchanged some gifts (I'll show those in another post), hung out with the guys, played Rockband, stitched and had a great time. Then on Friday we met another friend for coffee and then back here to my place for some more stitching. There is something to be said about having a true friend who also shares the same hobbies as you. I am very thankful to God for sending me such a great friend!

Wishing all of you a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Uh oh...

First I would like to thank those of you who have taken the time to comment on my last post. I have to admit that I left one very important person out. My darling Husband. I know, shame on me. How could I forget that my very own Husband served in the US Army?! My hats is off to him for all the good things he has done and will do. I would brag some more about him but I always remember an old wives tale (an old lady told me when I was a girl). Regarding not to brag too much on your man, else some other may set her sights on him. Silly huh?

Now on to some stitchy related items. First, I am sure that I am not the only person to come up with this idea. A wine rack, to hold my freezer paper, fusible and Teflon sheets.



Second look at this cute lamp I bought. My little one spotted it. He noticed that it looked like a spool and knew I would have to have it. Cute huh? Some day soon I will redo the lamp shade.



Well, It is time to go pick up my little one from school.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

With Honor, Respect & Gratitude...

I spent today thinking of the men and women who have served and our serving our country. I hold them in the highest regard and am proud of all of them. I especially thought of the family members who have served and are serving now. I pray for the ones who are gone now, that they are at peace and free of the sorrows of war.

My Hubby's Grandfather. U.S. Army, WWII
My Maternal Grandfather. U.S. Army, WWII and Korea. Rest in peace Grandpa Johnny.

My Uncle Johnny. U.S. Army, Vietnam. Sadly, I could not find a photo of him in uniform. I am grateful that these three men all came home and had more time with family. My heart goes out to those that did not.

This is my Cousin receiving his commission as an officer a few years ago. He made officer the hard way. I am very proud of him. He has over twenty years of service and still serving proudly!

I thank God this photo is a few years old and this particular GI (Cousin) is home safe with his family. He service is hitting twenty years later this month.

This little cutie is my baby Sister. This is right after her US Navy boot camp. I am so proud of her and her husband. They both served during the first Gulf War. They meet while in the Navy and are both out now. They are a great couple and are raising two wonderful children. God has blessed our family and I thank him for that everyday.

I have many other cousins & friends who have served or are currently serving. I wish them and all the other service men & women, peace & love!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Schnibbles...failure...

Well I guess it's more of a revised plan than an actual failure. I sewed the first two rows together and of course I had one flipped the wrong way. Arrgh!



So now I can make a table runners.








That or I guess I could break out the seam ripper. Yes, I do realize October is almost over and I am still fussing with September's Schnibble. I have not even purchased Cindy Lou Who yet. I may not even purchase it. I may just start fresh with the November Schnibble and hope for the best. Yes, that is what I will do. Right after I flip a coin as to what to do with this mess.



Friday, October 23, 2009

Thank You Ms. Lola!

I won this lovely notebook cover made by Lola. I blogged about it here. Thank you sweet Lola! There is a major bonus. Lola sent me eight, count em, eight lovely fat quarters of Mill House Inn by the lovely Joanna of Fig Tree. I feel like I am the Quilty Queen of the day.


If you have not been to any of Lola's blogs, treat yourself by going here, here and here. Lola has also been on the Moda Bake shop. You can find those posts here and here.




Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival- Fall 2009




Thanks to Amy of Park City Girl for hosting another Blogger's Quilt Festival. I can't wait to see all the other quilts and read their stories.

I don't know the name of this pattern. It was a group effort. Me and about ten of my closest Quilty Pals swapped fabrics and each made ourselves pretty much the same quilt. We all had our own take on the same pattern different borders, bindings etc... For number of years we all got together on a regular basis. We even went on retreat every year for a long time. Lives change, people move, home situations change and children grow. So we do not often get together as a group any more. I am just glad to have a reminder of the years we spent sharing our lives and quilting together.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I am participating...

in Terry's Quilt Project. Please click on the button to see what it is all about.



I am a follower on Terry's Blog. Please keep Terry and her family in your prayers.


Charming Girls Club Goals for October

I am pressed for time this morning so I have no photos to post. My goals for this month are to finish last months Schnibbles project and this months Schnibbles project.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy 90th Birthday Granny!

That is my Grandma, the third one from the left with the skinny legs. She was born in 1919. She is a fabulous woman! I am so proud of her and am so glad that she is still alive and kicking.

Love,
Melody

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I have not...

disappeared from the face of the the earth. I was on an unplanned blog break. All is well on the home front, now. So back in to my studio I go.



I did mange to finish two projects for Charming Girls, too bad I did not post them in time. I made the superhero cape for my Mama's little friend and my siggy block for the Civil War Block Swap. I do not have a photo to share of the cape. I did not however finish my Schnibbles project. I am still on the trimming of the flying geese stage. I hope to finish it soon.

It is going to take me a couple of days to catch up on all my bloggy friends posts. Wishing a Happy Fall!


Friday, September 4, 2009

The Long Thread

A Big Thank You! What for you ask? The Sewing Calendar! I decided to wait until the New Year to open it up. If you have not visited The Long Thread you should! She is having another wonderful giveaway right now!