Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Little Bit of Christmas Joy

Merry Christmas to all!

Joy to the World
The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fun Finds and a Finish

While visiting our daughter Julie we did a little thrift store shopping.  Actually, we did a lot of thrift store shopping.  There is a very unique shop in a town very close to their home that is always fun to spend some time at.  I head to the sewing section first.  This is what I found this time. 

Two fat quarters, a yard and a half of yellow fabric, some fun buttons and a stack of charm squares. There are about 120 charm squares.  The squares are from different fabric lines but work well together.  They will make a great scrappy quilt top.  The squares were all in a baggies marked 3 dollars.  I snapped it right up.

The picture below is of a quilt I made and the important thing about this is that it is finally complete.  
I completed the binding!  It has been quilted a while now but had no binding, I have had six quilts quilted in the past year or so and this is the first to have binding on it.  I hope this means I will keep working and get them all done!

This "Pandora's Box" quilt made from a French General jelly roll is all wrapped and ready for a special person's Christmas gift.

Merry Christmas ?  I can't tell who it is for quite yet.

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Little Snow and Some Decorating

When we looked out our front door this morning, this is what we saw.  This meant no school and much excitement for most of the children in our area.  Me, I had to make a choice, get in my car and drive slowly and carefully or stay inside and do a little work from home.  I chose the later.

I worked for a few hours and then did a little blog reading.  I saw so many wonderful pictures and posts about decorating and decided to take a few pictures of what has been happening here because 
"Tis the Season"

I love my little Snow Family

Just a bit of our little white village

Out lighted house and white trees

And of course our  Nativity Scene, hand painted by my sister Becky, showing us the reason for the season.

I hope you are enjoying this time, don't get too busy and miss those special moments.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thanksgiving Happenings

We had a very busy but blessed time at Thanksgiving.

We are thankful that we were able to travel to Wisconsin and spend the week with our daughter and her family.   We had not spent Thanksgiving with Julie since she went away to college what seems like many years ago. 

Here we are at the table ready to begin our wonderful meal.

The burlap pumpkins we made together were our center piece.

We all had a great day.

Family photo #1

Family Photo #2

I think we took at least 10 pictures, each with varied expressions on the children's faces.

On another day that week we took time out for a game of Monopoly.  We aren't sure of the winner but Tony did have the most money and property value when we put the game away.

It was a bit cold outside while we were there.

It snowed the night we arrived so we had the chance to take walks and throw a few snowballs.

It was hard to come home but I remind myself that we are blessed to have airplanes for travel and the means to make the trip.  I am already thinking about when we should make our next visit.  This post has been waiting to be posted for quite some time, it just needed a few comments added.  I guess I have been a little distracted.  I plan to share a little Christmas very soon.