Sunday, September 26, 2010

Get Hoppin!

Ohhhhh, you just HAVE TO check this out!
It is going to be so much fun!
A group of wonderful designers offering free pattern
downloads and loads of prizes.
The timing is perfect with you now what just around the corner.

Click on the logo and get hoppin......

Look at this darling FREE witch pattern.
How cute is she!

I discovered Bird Brain Designs.
They have so many cute patterns
it's hard to choose what to do next.

I want to introduce you to my new BBF.
Notice her small waist.
Maybe she'll tell me her secrets. LOL
Here she is modeling the apron Mz Shirley made for me.
I love the ruffled edge.
Way to cute to wear and get dirty.

BBF was a real find.

This tea towel was a great deal also.
Mr Tomato head is a cutey I couldn't pass up.
Apple Butter House had their Fall Open House this weekend.
Caroline had the barn so festive.
I love it out there!

Hope your enjoying the Fall weather.
Pumpkin, apples and cinnamon....

See you on the hop.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Quick Gift Idea

It won't be long until we'll be looking for
quick gift ideas for the holidays.
I'm thinking these would look soooo cute along with a plate
of holiday goodies.

From the "Dollar Bins" at JoAnn's.
There are 2 dish towels in each pack for $2.50.
Plus they have pot holders to match. Same price.

Look what a difference a little fabric and rick rack makes.
Think I might add red rick rack around
the pot holders
as well.

Have you baked your first loaves of pumpkin bread yet?
Pumpkin bread. A sure sign of Autumn.
It's rainy and damp today
a perfect excuse to heat up the oven.
I'm having a heck of a time finding
canned pumpkin in the stores.

Are you?

The reason I love this recipe
not only is it yummy
but it makes 3 loaves!
Click on recipe to enlarge.
And speaking of yummy recipes.
I went to the Fall Festival at church and bought a bag of books for $4.00.
What a bargain!
Of course, I filled my bag with old cookbooks.
The oldest from 1936.
I love to just sit and go thru them
looking for hand written notes.

I love community cookbooks!

While catching up with some blog friends I found the cleverest idea
I have ever-ever-ever seen on organizing sewing projects.
Check it out and see for yourself.
Rae Ann at Stash Manicure is sew dang smart!
I wonder if Sam's Club would carry these containers?
We don't go out to eat much. Hmmmm

Going to play Grandma for a few days next week.
Son is out of town for work and
Mama needs extra hands.
Can't wait for those "grandbaby kisses".
Quilts and trick or treat bags to show
next week.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Over

Summer is officially over.
Sad to see it go.
But these mild days and cool nights can't be beat.
Hope everyone had a safe Labor Day weekend.
Don't forget to put your white gloves and shoes away. LOL

I was so busy last month I didn't get the
August redwork blocks stitched.
So here are August and September's .
I love the snowman in the wagon!

Carolyn, they are on the way.
I can't wait to see your quilt.
Here are a few pieced "connector" blocks.
I still need to add 2 more rounds on these to make them 9 1/2"
Can't decide if I should add a 3rd color.

Anne, from Bunny Hill, has a Flickr Group, check it out.

Plus, if you sign up for her newsletter she has a
FREE snowman pattern "The Twins" to give you.
I've gotta stitch that out next. Cute-Cute-Cute.

While I haven't much time to read, I couldn't put this book down.
I loved it!

Set in Mississippi, in the early 1960's

the characters tell a sad, but powerful story.

That even in this troubled time woman

came together despite their differences

and that ordinary women can be heroic.
Let me know if you read it and what you thought.

Just off the machine.

A NY Beauty set in a snails trail pattern.

Beautiful workmanship. Her points were perfect!

His first tractor ride!

Our birthday boy came to visit us on Friday & Sat.

We took him to his first movie in the theater.

Toy Story 3. He loved it!

Here he is celebrating his birthday.
Waiting for his Toy Story birthday cake.
The whole team (family) went to the Brewer baseball game.
Except Grandma, who stayed with Piper.
She's two months old already.
My time flies.

Before you know it,
Thanksgiving will be here.
Gotta get my recipes in order.

Hope your enjoying your Fall weather.