Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I did wake up in a really  "grumpy" mood today--
have NO idea why really--just did--
then a little later a big fur 'ball' jumped up on the bed and purred me into a good mood--
Thank you, Miss Gracie!!!

I did start hand quilting a new small quilt this morning--
This one has been waiting 'in line' for along time--
so she's really happy that at least she has been started--
but then once 'grumpy Di' got up and did the dishes and got ahold of her day--
she ended up in the sewing room for the rest of day--
working on this--
the 'some kind of wonderful' quilt for the SAL--
but she decided she did not like the little blocks--
too busy and too much color--didn't think the actual blocks were showing up--
so back to the sewing room and did some 'frogging'--
and came up with this--
It looks light here--  but is much brighter and cheerier--in real life---
This one is alittle better--
I am using some of the strips from 2 jelly rolls of the Bunny Hill collection--
for the borders and in between the blocks--
so now I need to go and find a blue fat quarter pack or a blue jelly roll for some more blues to go in the quilt in the borders!!!
And-- I need to do the embroidery work on each block--
lets see I have --opps---just 3 more days to get this strip finished!!!!!

A package came yesterday from 'lil sister'--
a glass lady bug and a spool of ribbon--
some really cute tiny ornaments with cross stitching in them that she found at a sale--
the cutest tiny bear--she is sitting in the above picture with the ornaments--
wire tree topper angel--very country--
very old glass holders--I have a set that has been in the family for years--
now I have more!!!!
Thanks lil sister for my new loot!!!!

Also got a second package from my brother and sister in law--
Got these adorable angel measuring spoons--
and they were ok--but--the second gift in the box--
did not fair so well--agrrrrrr!!!!
we are definitely not 'feeling well' here--
It 'was' a two tiered plate server--but----
And looky here--Miss Gracie has finally learned that mom has learned how to take her picture and not have the flash go off in her eyes!!!!
It is almost here--
Hugs, from the 'girls'


  1. your SAL is looking good......section for December is done........congats.....don't forget to post on the SAL blog too......

  2. What lovely gifts you got, Di, except for the broken 2-tier plate. I love an extended Christmas! Your SAL is looking very nice! Stitch, stitch, stitch! Lol

    Hugs to you both,
    Carol (NJ)

  3. What lovely gifts! Isn't it amazing how those furry babies can cheer us up?

  4. Hello Di,
    I love what I have seen of your blog so far....thank you for sharing.

  5. Some lovely gifts there Di!! Pity about the two-tier plate!
    Good to see you are working on another UFO, look to be a very nice quilt!!! Happy New Year!!


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