Saturday, December 26, 2015
Another holiday has come and gone! I guess the older you get time starts flying by. It certainly does seem that way to me.
We had a fairly eventful year and I am praying this coming new year will be less stressful!
Remember when it took forever for Christmas to finally get here? My sister and I used to mark the days on the calendar, making our lists, and trying to be good so that Santa would stop by and leave our gifts.
All of our children are grown now, so we look forward and count the days until our grandbabies come for a visit. We were not disappointed this year! Our daughter had an emergency appendectomy last week, so we had grandkids for days! I spent the morning, picking up toys, snippets of wrapping paper and tape stuck everywhere. I took the Christmas tree down at 2:30am this morning and took it to the curb. It had seen better days and I decided to buy another one for next year if I can get one on clearance. I still have some more decorations to take down and put away tonight, but I'm looking at them with a critical eye. I need to dispose of some things that are just not worth packing up another year.
I hope your holidays were wonderful and that you have a very blessed new year!
Posted by Lorri at 4:59 PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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Friday, December 18, 2015
I moved it into my sewing room for now. I hope to find a place for it after Christmas.
Ive been inspired this week to join the Crossroads sew along via Fat Quarter Shop. If you haven't seen it hop over to their site and check it out. Wonderful soft colors and it benefits an organization to help children.
Posted by Lorri at 7:10 AM
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
My day started at 5am this morning and I finally got home around 9pm. Really long day, sat in meetings, had to finish several reports and I'm tired! I came home to find all of this gorgeous fabric on my doorstep! I was tempted to unroll a jelly, but decided to just take a moment to look at all the great new colors and imagine how wonderful my weekend will be! I will be daydreaming about which fabric to use first and what pattern to choose all week. I cant wait until Saturday!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Another door in our department was Rudolf's Stable. This represents our Director of nursing, nurse manager and administrative assistant. We had several other festive doors and a few ideas, that I may use next year at home. I love it when the staff participate to make our facility look Christmasy. We spend more time at work than we do at home, so it helps to brighten our day!
Hope you have a merry week!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
This scripture has taken on a whole new meaning for me this month. We plod along in our everyday lives and WHAM! Something completely unexpected happens! My Granny used to say "This too shall pass". I'm thankful for the foundation that she instilled in us as children. As an adult, I rely more and more on God's word as I go about my day. I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN!
Posted by Lorri at 8:36 AM
Saturday, December 5, 2015
My Black Friday purchases are finally arriving in the mail! I came home today and found these goodies on my porch. I have wanted one of Lori Holts Design boards forever and finally decided to get the 18x18 pink board . Along with the new Sew Emma pattern book, I bought a box of wonder clips and a Fig Tree quilt kit. Although the weather here is supposed to be beautiful tomorrow, I'm not sure I can pull myself away from my sewing machine. I still have some purchases on the way from Craftsy's 12 Days Of Christmas sale that should be here soon. There will be plenty to keep me busy for the next few months!
Have a Happy Weekend!
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
I am working on another Christmas Quilt for my sister tonight. She loved this quilt that I recently finished, so I decided to surprise her with one for Christmas. She will be staying with us overnight during the holiday. I plan to put this on her bed before she arrives! Hope she likes it.
Have a good week!
Posted by Lorri at 5:38 PM
Monday, November 30, 2015
Bonnie and Camille will be introducing a new line of fabric in the spring and I have reserved this quilt kit to make for my sister. She lives in a really cute farm girl house and will love these colors! This will be a birthday gift for her. Never fear, she doesn't read my blog so it wont spoil the surprise.
I hope you have a great week! My vacation is over and have to start back to work Monday morning. Blessings!
Friday, November 27, 2015
I have spent the afternoon browsing the Black Friday sales and spent more than I should at Fat Quarter shop! It's dreary and wet here in Texas, so we did not get out of the house to attend the big sales. I have already bought all of my gifts for the family and they are wrapped and ready to go! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Posted by Lorri at 4:34 PM
We have a super cute new flea market a few miles away and one Friday night I just happened to be on Facebook when they posted the picture of this cabinet. They are only open during the weekends, so I was up at 5 am, pacing, waiting, watching the clock, drove to the shop prepared to fight off anyone that made it in the door before I did. They just happened to be open 30 minutes early, so I was in the store, bought the cabinet and on my way home within the hour! This Hoosier is so wonderful, it still has the original parts including the flour sifter and spice racks. The Slag glass is perfect and the finish untouched. The enamel top has a couple of scratches, but nothing big. I was thrilled to pieces that I finally found one after all this time. In fact, I'm going to make homemade pie crust on this enamel top with my cutest little country apron on! Can you see the little red sign above it? That is our motto around here "We Love You Like Biscuits and Gravy" Yes maam we do!