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.


  1. A recipe for an outstanding day!!! What fun!

  2. What a fun post Karen. Your red pieces are sew cute!

  3. The blocks for A Tisket A Tasket look great!! I'm also finishing it and it's a beautiful project! Have a great week!

  4. And I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving as well, Karen. Love your redwork blocks! I'm working on a couple of Anne's quilts myself, only not in redwork.

  5. Your redwork is beautiful. I love staying busy,too. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

  6. Your redwork is beautiful. I love staying busy,too. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

  7. Karen, I've just found your site and absolutely love it. I've been needing a different idea for our Christmas tree this year....the boot is it! Thanks. I plan on stopping by more often.


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