Sunday, November 21, 2010

St Louie here we come....

Another FUN trip to the Apple Butter House
for a FAB-U-LOUS Country Christmas!

A girlfriends day out.
Shopping at Hobby Lobby,
after getting our creative juices flowing.
Lunch at Olive Garden for
all you can eat soup, salad & bread sticks.
And a new pair of shoes.
Perfect day in my book!

Just a few of the cute displays.
I wish I could set my tree in a metal bucket or basket.
Isn't that just the cutest!
And a new purpose for an old boot.
Next week I'll show you
what treasure I found for my front porch.

Meanwhile, I've been stitching some red work.
Here are the October & November blocks from Snowbound.
I've gotta get them in the mail tomorrow.
Carolyn, I haven't forgotten you!!
Just one more block!
I can't wait to see your finished quilt.
I've been collecting reds and whites,
one fat quarter at a time.

And do you remember Anne's
A Tiskit A Tasket BOM
from last year?
Well, I'm almost done.
Just 2 more blocks to finish (on our road trip to St Louis).
You can see I added some lattice to the baskets
to fill in the empty space.
I love how they turned out!

Here's a project I've been working on in Photo Shop.
Family Rules.
I'm taking one to each family we are visiting with in St Louis.
This sub way art is really the rage in all the "up scale" catalogs" this year.

Well.....a girl has to stay busy... even with a broken arm!

I made a "font" list.
It's amazing all the free font sites on the web.
These are from Scrap Village.

Lastly, I've gotta share a "bright idea" I had
while shopping at Hobby Lobby.

They sell an assortment of boxes for baked goods.
The long narrow cupcake box fit quilt strips perfectly.

Best part, they were half price!
10 boxes for $2.99.
I'm sure I can find a spot for red polka dots somewhere.....

Stay safe this Thanksgiving holiday.
And remember to count your blessings.
When I count mine, your on the top of the list!
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Tis the season!

I found these adorable mug rugs on Flickr.
Such cute-cute-CUTE fabrics.
I've been working on a few for Christmas gifts
(top secret at this point)
Don't want to spoil the surprise!

Check out these links to mug tutorials to make your own.

Tons of ideas here!
Quilt as you go rug
Scrappy Christmas Tree
This one has a tea bag pocket.
Machine Bind your mug-rug.

Such inspiration.
These 2 by lizhz

Oh, I'm such a Chocolate Lover!
Perfect fabric & mug combination by freezeframe03.
What would life be without
Here is a copy of my "You Know You Are A Quilter......"
Just right click and "save image" to your computer.

I printed mine on glossy photo paper (framed 8" x 10").

Yummmy.....cranberry nut bars with cream cheese frosting.
Our favorite this time of year.

Click on recipe to enlarge.

Now, fill your coffee cup,
grab some cookies and take a look
at the Christmas Quilt Show.

Makes me want to start putting up my Christmas decorations!

Hope all is well with you.

And this finds you healthy & happy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I couldn't resist

I had to make one!
They're everywhere on the quilt blogs.

Cute as can be. Mug Rugs.
And I just happened to find Christmas mugs
***with cute lids***
at Michaels for $2.49 each.

I knew I had Christmas fabric with words in my stash.
Instant recall.
From about 2 years ago.
Funny, I can't remember simple everyday things
but one little fat quarter at the bottom of my
Christmas fabric box pops into my head.....
A perfect little gift with some fresh baked cookies.
My camera just isn't cooperating with me this morning.
My cookies on the mat look burnt.

These are the best dang cookies!
White chocolate chips, oatmeal, pecans, and dried cranberries.
Can't beat that combination!

Click on recipe to enlarge

And here is another blog rage.

Subway art.
Here is my version (made with Photo Shop)
matted & framed.
Frames are on sale at Michaels this week.
I only paid $3.75 for this 10 x 13 black one.

I couldn't get a decent photo because of the glare!

I have a hair appointment today to have my hair cut short.
Okay. Shorter. It's not like it's long and flowing.
I need a style I can do myself


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

let the baking begin

Click on recipes to enlarge

Chilly this morning here in Wisconsin.
Baking sure helps keep the house toasty.

Hope this finds you healthy & happy.