Thursday, December 31, 2009

WOW---OH--WOW!!!!



IT IS PARTY TIME--LET THE FUN BEGIN----HERE IN NEW YORK WE ONLY HAVE A LITTLE TIME LEFT-----

BEFORE THE CLOCK STRIKES THE END OF THE OLD YEAR AND THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ONE---

AND THEN WE WILL LOOK LIKE THIS--

WELL I AM SURE SOME WILL THEN THERE ARE THOSE OF US WHO JUST SIT CALMLY AND AND CELEBRATE IT IN A SMALL WAY--

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NEW UPDATE--


From the North Pole on Santa happenings----

Poor Santa was ice skating sooo fast yesterday that he took a tumble---

So this is now where he is--he has decided to relax and see in the New Year with the rest of us---and here is a message from him to you--


TO ALL MY FRIENDS AROUND THE GLOBE--


MAY ALL YOU WISHES, GOALS, DREAMS, AND QUILT PROJECTS ALL COME OUT TO YOUR LIKING IN 2010!!!!   I WILL BE LEAVING YOU NOW TILL THE NEXT CHRISTMAS SEASON---I HAVE HAD A LOT OF FUN THIS PAST CHRISTMAS VISITING ALL YOUR BLOG SITES---KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. BLOGGERS!!!!



AND SOOOOO DI WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING TO YOU ALL--THANKS FOR THE LAST 10 MONTHS OF GREAT FRIENDSHIPS, FREE DESIGNS, HELP, LOVE, AND FORGIVENESS WHEN I HAVE NEEDED IT!!!!


hugs to each and everyone one of you--old and new---who read this post--Di

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

TO DO OR NOT TO DO????




I had a hard time decideing whether to take down Christmas today or to wait until New Year's day????
I usually always wait until New Year's day or the day after---BUT this year I guess I am in a hurry cause----

I did pack it all up and then I even had some extra muscles stop by tonight and I asked them to put it up in the top of the closet---I kinda felt like this lady--just wanted to drag it all out at once--even with the decorations on it--then it would be all ready for next year---I realize that that would be 359 days from now--but wait I usually put it up the first of Dec=that is only 325 days away!!!!  Alright, Di, enough!!!!!!



I did do some applique on a Christmas block today--it's for a quilt wall hanging and I had only gotten 2 blocks done in August and had not gotten back to it till now---so am working on --- NOW THE QUESTION IS:  what do "WE" do about our unfinished Christmas projects from this year?????  Do we still try to work on them-- or do we put them away for awhile????????   Do you have any UFO Christmas projects and what are you going to do about them?????



By the way--I received a "report" from the North Pole today with some pictures of what Santa has been up to since he finished his deliveries on Christmas Eve--

He has been talking to his neighbor through the garden fence--

He is already "striking" up the band to get ready to sing in the New Year's here shortly--

He has been catching up with Mrs. Claus and giving her some "thanks" for all the baked goodies he got---

He has been out on the pond ice skating to stay in shape for next year--

And he's been seen racing around in his "new" car that was from Mrs. Claus!!!!!!  Wonder how she got that "under" the tree?????


OKAY---are we all working on our new goals and plans for 2010??????
Let me know what they are!!!!


see ya tomorrow---hugs, DI



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I HAVE A WINNER!!!




THE WINNER IS ---- PURR-FURR TO CRAFT---an email is on it's way to you now--
Thank you for entering with a 
comment!!


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My quilting friend came today and while we were visiting I did get the binding hand hemmed to the last of the three cardinal wall hangings--

after we had lunch and she left--I played with my camera--as I still needed to learn how to do some of the settings--here's a couple pictures I took in playing around--


Think I now "know" alittle more about taking photo's--now if I can just "retain" the knowledge for a day or two!!!!


then I did the laundry---hurray for me!!!! It has been two or three weeks in a row now that I have done it once a week---(not 10-14 days!!!!) I did work on knitting another baby had for the hospital--so got a little more project work done!!!


It is cold here tonight and I seem to have a headache from this "crazy" weather--
SOOOOOO

Hugs, Di

Monday, December 28, 2009

Drawing time again!!!!





OH MY--AS I WAS SCROLLING DOWN MY LAST POST--I SEEN MY COUNTER HAS GONE OVER 2000 VISITORS AND I HAVE HAD VISITOR'S FROM 50 COUNTRIES--- so lets party---leave me a comment and I will do a drawing--you will get one of the things in todays post and a surprise or two!!!!!



OK let's look at this picture of my toast again--

for some reason this is what I thought these slices of toast looked like????


a little girls dress!!!!!!!!!    So take another look and see if you see what I see?????


TODAY--was work on this project and then work on that project awhile and then make these----

YEP---I spent the afternoon in the sewing room working on my a "Tuffets" the Schnibbles pattern for December--I have only 3 days left to get some done--this first one came out alittle "weird" for some reason--these "babies" have to be really measured and cut and sewed correctly or they come out somewhat a different size than the pattern ones!!!!




this one was better--but I love them both---

And this one was soooo easy---these three are made from "Objects of Desire" by Sandy Gervais.

And then I got BRAVE and made this one--  I also like this line of fabric--it is Flag Day Farm by Polly Minick and Lauri Simpson  AND would you believe that I thought this one was "easier" to make than the first two????????!!!!!

WELL--here in lower New York state--we are having some VERY BITTER COLD weather--the high for tomorrow is only to be 17 F---the low will be -15 F with the wind chill factor---OUCH---But a good day to be under a quilt -- quilting it!!!!


Take care--keep warm--or cool depending on where ever you are??


Hugs, DI

Sunday, December 27, 2009

BACK TO WORK---



I can read that everyone had a "wonderful" Christmas---so now it is time to get back to the "wonderful world" of sewing and quilting and knitting and blogging!!!!!



I had a small--quiet -- Christmas day--but what is one suppose to do about it--QUILT--I know what can I say--maybe I was born with a needle in my hand?????



I did get one BIG wonderful surprise on Christmas day----
I went down to Mary's to get her her tea, as usual and this is what she and her two daughter's got me for Christmas---

opps wrong picture--but they also did give me this--it's huge!!!!
this is the gift that made me "cry"--

I have wanted one of these for some time now as my hands--arms don't like to mix dough any more---there is only one thing wrong with this gift---it did not come with one of these--

SOOOO--I will have to attempt to figure out how to use it myself!!!!!  AH---I think that means I will have to use the word 'WORK" now in my vocabulary!!!!!

Little sister gave me this--

so I now only need to get a kitten, dog, goat, and bunny rabbit and my farm will be all set up!!!!
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My friend Anne gave me a $25 gift card for the local quilt shop and so I went and got this book--BUT--did not look at it till Christmas day--

YES!!!! another one of Tone's books--here is some pictures--

and---

and---

OH MY this is book 5 of her's that I have collected--and I will be making some of her things in 2010---you just watch me!!!!!!!  ANY ONE WANT TO JOIN ME???????


And I did finish these two quilt items on Christmas day--

December's Tisket/Tasket block for my front door--and--

the three redwork blocks are all done and the binding on it!!!!
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Yesterday I got the third Cardinal wall hanging all quilted and started another Christmas embroidery---




And today I got the embroidery all done--

This pattern is Gail Pan's gift to us this year--remember I also did this one--

It was her gift last year--but I just did it last month--I did do a couple things different (you know me--can;t leave a 'good" thing alone)!!!!  I added pinecones to the big tree and I did mine in colors--Gail just did her's in all red work.  I also changed this years, by using colors to match last year's and I did the outside border like she did on last years so they would match as I want to use them together----some how?????/


Tonight I am going to sign off with this picture---

Besides on this plate being obviously toast--
---what does this picture look like???????
(besides my late night snack, too!!!!!)


Hugs, Di

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