Friday, December 31, 2010

OH MY OH MY--IT IS REAL--

Oh my oh my it is really ending--
the year of 2010 is nearing it's end--
And a new one will be here in about 3 more hours!!!!
So----

I have to say that 2010 was a tough year for alot of us--
but us quilters and bloggers are a rough bunch--
we may have some "bruises" and tender spots now--
maybe even still some broken hearts--
but we will continue on--and I might add with a smile!!!

what did I do today--the last day of the year????
Well--my favorite things--
I ate chocolate of course--
and --
went shopping-------
Had to go to walmart for a couple more cans of cat food--
came home with 3 more cans--
and--
these things--
Christmas aisles were 75% off--
would you look at that--
don't tell me that that Miss Gracie got more stuff?????
Got these three stems of beads that go into flower arrangements--
not sure what I am going to do with them yet--but----
found me a nice t-shirt for next Christmas for $2.50--great buy!!
got 4 sets of pj's to put away for our local Seneca Santa for next year--
I do the 0-2 year olds otherwise that age group gets nothing--and 
Anne make them baby quilts!

My "other" sister teaches Sunday School--so got these for her--




 Ahhha ah---I thought the new kitty stocking looked like it had some new toys missing already --
I see something "pink" there Miss Gracie??????

Well--have more to say--
like don't I always????lol
but for now I just want to do this--
to each and everyone of you--
I really don't think I would of made it through this last year without all of you there to keep me going---
what a wonderful world blogging is--
Bless you all--
Love---hugs, to all from Di and miss gracie

Thursday, December 30, 2010

COMPUTER WORK IS NEVER DONE!!!!

OH MY--hhow cute is this--I did not know that these pictures changed!!!!


OK--lets get down to work ---


First--
as you know I have stated all week that I have been doing alot of work on the computer--and I have spent every afternoon here and most of the evenings--
and I have finally gotten somethings done that I have wanted to do for a while now!!!


One was to update my blog reading list--
and that is one long job--
Why--cause I keep finding more and more sites that I enjoy reading out there--
so I have soooo many now that I will be all "read" out each night--there goes book reading of any kind!!!!!
Second--I have wanted for a long time to go over my "followers" listings and see what some of them have on there sites to see if I would like to add them--and finally this afternoon I was able to do that--
All this equals---some mighty long blog list!!!!


and it being nearly the end of another year and the beginning of a new year--
it really was inventory time--
OH MY---but those UFO's can pile up!!!!
I have alot of them listed over on my other site-
so be sure to visit over there for my list and pictures!!!
I have also add a link at the top of the side bar on this site--so you can see when there has been an update--that site will be mainly for the challenge of ufo's--
course there is enough of them that I may never be able to come up for air--
nor will I ever be able to start anything new---(just watch me???)


How is your year ending???
Have you counted those UFO'S yet???
Made a list of the new projects you want to make???
What about other than quilting--what else would you like to do????


Well--time to go read!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ONE SWEET POST----

Yep--got some "sweet" things to show and tell and share!!!


First here is another gift I forgot to take a photo of--

This from my friend Anne yesterday--
Ahhh-there is already one chocolate bar missing--
you know that new "mouse" that you seen yesterday--
Had to of been "her"!!!!
then the second most important foods of course is the Peanut Butter and jelly--
and there is a gift card to go buy the bread to put the pj and jelly on--
oh and if I get tired of eating there is some "cute" buttons to play with!!!!

And guess what---?????
I finally today tracked down where I found the pattern for these "sweet" ornaments--

that some got in the mail--
check out this site--beeshebags.blogspot.com
and her Sept 10, post--
Caution--first the video is in a foreign language--??
and there is a dog barking in the back ground the whole time--
but just put it on "mute" and watch the photos--simple--
2nd Caution--these are very addicting--so be careful!!!!!!!!!

and I have a joined something "sweet" this year--
it is a UFO challenge--
but with a cute twist--
we list 10 projects--then each month she picks a number and that is the project for that month--we do not have to decide "which" one to work on next????
now that is a "sweet" idea to me!!!
there is also other UFO's out there--happy hunting!!!

Now I don't usually "advertise" for other companies--
but I just tonight ran across a "sweet" one--
if you are looking for some baking accessories check this out--
I am telling you that this site just might get me to bake up some sweets yet????
and now talking about "Sweets"--
here is my sweety---
and she is playing with her "sweet" catnip bag from Kady and her candy--

Well--I am not doing alot of sewing--
though I am doing alittle knitting and some hand quilting--
mostly everyday I have been on this computer doing alot of cleaning up of files  and maintenance sort of stuff?????
What are doing?????

Hugs---
and miss gracie

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

IT'S TUESDAY--OR WAS????

there has been some "crazy" weather around lately--
so please don't forget the birds and animals that have been caught off guard too--
and with all our heads in the clouds over Christmas--we may have "forgotten" to refill the dishes--so get to it---Thanks!!!

Tuesday--Anne's day--
she has been fighting a small cold--so she mainly sat and visited--
I did do alittle-- and I mean a little hand quilting on the Christmas card holder--
then she took me, lil sister and her mom and we all went out to lunch---was really nice and we had a nice time!!!
Then the trouble began---
Lil sister and I decided we had better get ourselves up to the Country shop for there sale--they close on Thursday this week until 1st of April---3 whole months--OUCH!!!!
Here is my Loot--
Now here I was a good girl--this necklace is a birthday gift in January!!!
Still good--Christmas cards for next year---
But now------
these things--
3 country tin stars--a candle ring--
a spare set of candle light bulbs--
and see the glass pinecone--got 3 of those--
will be using them with my snowmen soon--
Then--
Got me another wood painted plate for my snowmen decorating--
Now everything today was on sale--some as much as 40% off--
like the plate and pine cones and stars!!!
Soooo---
and I did put some things back---tooo---
and at first lil sister said I should get the pincones that are much cheaper at Wally world--but I reminded her they were "glittery" big time--and that I thought these pinecones went better with my plate--she agreed--smart girl!!!!!!

Now I have realized that ever since this ---
new house mate came to live with me--
I seem to be finding all kinds of mice around here!!!
Today this one showed up--
found her just a sittin on the back of this plate --just as pretty as you please!!!!
Can you see how she is made---?????
I do wonder who had all the fun eating the "top" cookie to all the "oreo's" they used to make these--the body is a chocolate covered cherry--the head a candy kiss and the ears are almonds---
Now how cute it these?????
Too cute to eat--though???????

Well only 3 more days to 2010!!!!!
Are we all getting our goals listed for next year?????

Have a fun Wednesday--
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Monday, December 27, 2010

IT'S MONDAY--BACK TO WORK!!!!


OH well--Holidays are fun--but now we have to get back to doing what ever it is we are suppose to be doing!!!!(that was a "mouth-full" of words!!!!)

so as we usually do--lil sister and I took the bus to wally world--
she needed kitty litter for Morris==I needed kitty food for miss gracie!!
lil sister does not use my brand of kitty litter--
and miss gracie does not eat Morris's kind of food---
go figure!!!!!
we were surprised to still see so much Christmas stuff on the isles--
Usually by the second day after Christmas it is pretty much all gone--
but our Walmart is still full!!!!

OK--Now for my gifts for Christmas--

First we have--
these three items from lil sister--
the set of blue bowls is a set of three and will be perfect for my decorating with my snowmen later this week !!!

Then --
this adorable  Boyds Bear--
 that came with a really cute tag--
and was a gift from Sunny @sunny-quiltingdreams.blogspot.com

Remember the tiny package that was under the tree--
it was a pair of real pretty earrings--
unfortunately I can no longer wear earrings--
but my new "Sunny" bear can--
and they are the perfect color to go with "Sunny's" quilt!!!
Thank you soooo very much Sunny!


Then--
came from Kady--with the gifts for miss gracie--
I did show you the kitten ornaments--those will be out all year!!
and the two story books were delightful to read--
what neat gifts--thank you soooo much Kady!!


Then--
this stash of goodies came from Alice @aliceinquilterland.blogspot.com
(Whom we need to get after so she works on her blog site more!!!!)
See the fabric that all the gifts are displayed on---that came also and is what Alice used to wrap the little wooden bird house in!!!  And yes there is a box of Chocolate there--she knows how to stay on the "sweet" side of me!!!--be sure to take a look at that 3-d Card--how cute is that--and look even a "cat" ornament!!!
and then there is that "FABRIC"--oh my how sweet--
Here is a look at the three white and black designed ones--
do think I have a design rattling around in my head for these!!!!
SO--Alice thank you sooo verry much!!


Then--
this cute package came all the way from AU and is from Joy @joysquilts.blogspot.com
she is getting ready to move in a couple weeks back to Saudi Arabia--
yet she took time to send me a package--
the scarf she crocheted--it is soo cute and it is in my favorite color!!!!!
But look at that cute tote--
the scarf is coming out of a little pocket that is on one side--
I just love this--and that card is sooo cute too--
What can I say--
Thank you soooo much Joy!

Then--
and this pile of goodies came from Lola @ansewon.blogspot.com
Lola and I were in an exchange group last year--and I had her name--
we have kept in touch since--and now her and Alice are good friends as they both go to the same quilt shop in VA and they often get together and stitch together--
so maybe I need to move to VA???
Any ways--look at those prim kittens--this is a panel that has several different things to make with the kittens and these kittens will go great with the ones Kady sent me--how cool is that???  Then look at that pretty pink and green and tan fabrics--I mean--how could you not love them--(have to keep these out of lil sister's site--she's awant'a them!!)
Thank you sooo much Lola!!

Then--
I got these gifts from an old pen pal---we have been writing back and forth for over 10 years now--Cindy lives in PA and she does not have a blog--she is still a letter writer--
so once in a while I have to get out my pen's and sharpen them up and write her a letter!!! I really needed the little calendar--it will go over my computer desk here where I type--can always use note pads and that towel is just perfect for me--all the right colors--chmas green , chmas red, and white--
Thanks soo much Cindy!

well--that is about it--
this has been my "bestest" Christmas in a very long time--
so how do I really say "Thank You" to each and everyone of you???
and then there has been all of you blog friends who have sent me "wishes" by way of the Internet---they are sooo meaningful also--thank you!!!!


Now it really is time to go back to work--
well--maybe just "think" about it--
we could wait until after the New Year to really get going again!!!!
and kitty "purrs" from miss gracie!!!

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