Sunday, December 27, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Day After

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!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dreaming Of A White Christmas

  I have been dreaming of a white Christmas for years! Unfortunately, this year will be no different than any other's. The weatherman is predicting that we will be in the mid 70's all next week!
 We love snow, but it does not stick around for long. The schools close in our part of the country at the first sight of a snowflake, grocery stores are rushed for bread and milk, and we make sure there is plenty of firewood to get through the storm. By the following day it's slushy and melts away, much to the dismay of school children.
  I found all of  these great snowy pictures on Pinterest. Just looking at them makes me smile!
 We have had only two white Christmas's that I can remember in my lifetime, but nothing like this.
 I hope you are having a great week. Be safe, enjoy family, and remember why we celebrate Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Images From My Childhood Christmas

Courtesy of Pintrest

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Quilt Cabinet!

 Santa brought me the perfect gift this year! I love love love it! Every year my husband tells me he bought something red and sparkly. Its been our family joke, you never know what he will come up with,  but its red and sparkly. This year we spotted this cabinet at an antique store when we were picking up my Hoosier cabinet. I thought it was beautiful and would be the perfect place to display my quilts. The owner builds cabinets out of reclaimed wood and windows. I came home late last night and this beauty was in my entry way!
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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wonderful Goodness

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

Christmas At Work

 I had a very talented co-worker who volunteered to help decorate our office doors this year. That was an answer to prayer since I was behind after being out for a few days with a cold. Pinterest came to the rescue and we printed off a few ideas. The Christmas tree door won 2nd place in our hospital contest! It is totally made out of green construction paper, hot glue , some mini lights and ornaments! I have had a lot of oohs and ahhs this week when they stop by my office. Thanks to my Santa helper!
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

Sunday Scripture

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!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wish I was Sewing

Have a Happy Day

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Projects for the Weekend

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

Peppermint Patty Quilt

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!