Monday, December 29, 2008

Forgot pic of real tree

here is a pic of my real live tree. It is a grand fir. Hubby was really restrained this year! It is usually twice this width! This year was easier to decorate and it didn't fall over! (fell over two times last year! Yikes!)

Post Holidays

Haven't posted for a while. I have been busy with the holidays. Just wanted to share a few things with you.

These are all the gifts I got in an advent swap with one of my online groups. Isn't all the items wonderful!! I love my kitty too. Hand painted by Cath Walker! I recieved all the gifts from Khris McCarthy on the C-R-A-F-T Yahoo group!!

My mini group Christmas party was at my house. We decoratd little trees with crystal bead ornaments and We had lots of food! These are my friends. I am not in pic as I took it! LOL
This is the angel pin I got from Patti LaValley in my monthy pin doll allley swap. Isn't she gorgeous!
Some pictures of my Family enjoying Christmas Day!
My son-in-law Chad and granddaughter Kassy
My daughter Stephanie
My daughter Samantha and her hubby Brian
My Grandson Calvin
My hubby Steve and granddaughter Kassy
It was a wonderful day with lots of family as we also went to Steve's parent's house and saw a ton of relatives there too!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Decorating for Christmas

My kitchen table has a tree that has mini Hallmark ornaments on it on a table quilt I made last year.
This is my whole village scene.

My gingerbread houses and people. aren't they cute! LOL

This is my Victorian tree on my dining table that has my mini glass ornaments.

This is my tree in the entryway. It has my Hallmark and some other similar type ornaments on it. I bought the tree skirt for $15 at a craft show. What a steal!
I love decorating for Christmas!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

couple of things I made

This is a table runner I made using squares I got in a Christmas square swap. They were made by Aussie ladies!

This is this month's pin swap. Our theme was mini quilt. I made this kind of big and at 5" I think is a bit big to wear. It is paper pieced.

This is for a winter pin swap. Hope my partner likes it!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all in the United States!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Santa finished

This is a close up of Santa's head. The pattern didn't have a hat so I added one as I wanted to tie in more of the fabric the hat is made from.
This is the little Raggedy Ann doll that is part of the pattern. There is also a stocking to make which he is holding in his other hand.

My Santa all finished! The red things on his boots are the heels. I am thinking I should have made them green.
I went Christmas shopping on Monday and can't believe I forgot my doctor's appointment. Luckily it was just an update visit and I can reschedule. I hate getting old sometimes! LOL

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This is a Santa I am working on from a pattern by Patti Culea called 'Merry Santa'. Just have to add his vest and beard and stocking of toys.
This is my best friends pin I got from Shirley in UK! Isn't is darling and the parts are so tiny. I made her one called best friends too but from a Patti La Valley pattern.

This is a bag made by Marilyn. Khris brought it to me. Marilyn was the first place that Khris and Glen visited here in US.

My Christmas Village

I wanted to show Khris my village so I put it up already this year. Here are the pics of it.

my guests

My friend Khris (and her hubby) from one of my Yahoo groups visited me and my hubby last week. She and Glen are from Australia and are on a three month trip her in the US. I am posting pics of but I hate my pic so it will be small! We had a great time. They were here three nights. Khris is like me. She LOVES fabric and bought a bit at the shops I took her too. Khris also cooked dinner fior us one night! They are lovely people.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The grandkids and pumpkins

We had Kassy and Calvin over this weekend while their parents celebrated their anniversary. One of the things we did is carve pumpkins from my husband's garden. They had fun and while grandpa carved Calvin's after he had drawn a face on, Kassy carved her own using a round dinner knife.
Calvin's is the smaller rounded one and Kassy's is the oval one.

test doll and costume

I made a Bollywood costume for Halloween for my granddaughter. She wanted to dress like the Cheeta Girls in their movie. Here is a picture of her. Neither of us knows how to wrap the sari part.

I have been testing a doll for Colleen Babcock. She is a clock doll and made to look of the Jane Austen period. I love this doll and Colleen's pattern is so wonderful to work with. There is a kit that has the felt for base and the clockworks. Here are some pics of her.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

candle mat class

Here is the pumpkin candle mat I made Saturday in a free discovery day class given by my quilt guild. It is wool felt and floss for stitching. i had fun in the class!

My Sorceress

Here is my doll that was part of a challenge. The voting is over so I can show her now.

I used black velvet for the dress and a netting in the front. She has a raven on her hand and her crystal wand in the other hand. She has a leasther horned hat and a fluffy black fur yarn knitted wig.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gift for Secret sister

Here is a bag I made for my secret sister at guild. I forget the charm pack name but I think the fabrics were from Free Spirit. I love charm square packs and using them!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

swaps and sewing

I got the cutestest little pincushion for this month's pindollalley swap. It is from Heera! The green haired alien is from Joanne. Isn't she special!!

I made a table runner from the Pumpkin's Gone Wild panel by Moda. The panel wasn't totally on grain so it is a bit wavy. I just needed some more Autumn decor.

More Birthday

My Wed mini group had a celebration of my birthday last Wed. These are the gifts they gave me. So generous. look at the flesh colored fabrics and the bag and the fur yarn and kitty socks and a kitty pin. Also got some money which I used to buy fabric online! A fun time at Sizzler's resturant where my dinner was also bought for me!