Saturday, December 31, 2011


I am so sorry for an all-day delay. My server is out again, so I purchased an iPad and just got home with it.

The winner of the gift certificate to the Fat quarter Shop is .....


I was going to cut and paste her comment but I have no clue how to do that. Donna did say she worked in accounting, too -- that Donna!

Congrats, Donna! Email me and I'll get your gift certificate ordered for you. Again, sorry this is so late!

More tomorrow about what I've done for the last two days!

Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Does anyone still make New Year's Resolutions? I try to make them, even going so far as writing them down sometimes, but by the end of the first week I've totally forgotten that list.

I'd like to hear your resolutions this year. Maybe you will spur me on to do something differently. I hope to have some quilty time this year and I plan to make the most of it.

So with that, I've made my list. It's short. It's concise. It's do-able.

1. Make a quilt!!

Seriously, though -- wait, I WAS serious! -- blogging weekly is also on my to-do list for 2012. It's been a crazy year with all that's gone on in my little world. I need to get out of my box and go back to doing fun things! I figure if I commit to blogging more, then I'll have to sew more to have something to blog about!!!!!

But back to the purpose of this post:

Leave your comment to be entered in the drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

Let's have the drawing on Saturday 12/31/11 at 8:00 a.m. If you're the winner, you can place your order before January 1st and not mess up your resolution to buy less fabric in 2012!! (I have a devious mind, don't I?) And if you're stash building, what a great way to start off the year!!

Good luck to everyone.

Oh, one more thing. I repeat every year what Mom used to tell me every New Year's Eve --------

What you do on New Year's Day, you do for the rest of the year!

I plan on stitching!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

We hope Santa left you lots of goodies this year!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pre-Christmas Activity

That sounds like I've got a whole bunch of stuff going on, doesn't it?


All is quiet here at the Quilting Condo. Penny is carefully inspecting packages as they arrive. She sniffed and pushed around a couple of boxes, and then finally decided there was one she loved more than the others. When I opened the box, it was a tin full of fabulous sugar cookies and petite pecan pies made by a very dear friend. That Penny! She sure knows how to pick them! She won't get any sweets, but there was something special just for her in the package.

A couple of more wonderful presents have arrived:

This is the "open immediately" part of the secret elf exchange with my online quilting group. There was also an angel ornament that I love. Penny thought the towel and potholder were hers!

There was also a toy just for Penny. It's a bird that chirps when you press the button. I have it on a shelf - and when she's snoozing, I press the button! I love screwing with her head! It's too funny!

This teacup ornament came without a card. That always happens to me! I decided to post pictures in a couple of places and finally someone 'fessed up to sending it! Isn't this the most adorable little thing?!!

Yep, doxies abound at our house!

We're having two four-day weekends to celebrate the holidays. I have several projects that I want to accomplish over those two weekends. There are some pretty significant renovations that will take place shortly, and I'd like to be a step-up on getting things out of the way for those.

Only one dinner to attend next week. I need to scour through my closet this weekend to find something suitable to wear. I'll have to change at work... hate doing that!

What's up with this wind? I've been kept awake for two nights straight because of the howling and things going bump in the night. It's been a bit rainy and very cool. I love the cool part but old Santa can keep his winds, thank you very much! Sounded like hurricane forces last night and it's still blowing! It needs to calm down so Rudolph can find his way without being blown off course!

I hope everyone has a dry, warm, productive weekend. Me? I think a nap is in order!