Monday, December 29, 2008

Time does not fly when you aren't having fun!!

This past Christmas has to be considered the worst Christmas of my life. I was snowed in for a week with my DH...whom I love, but too much togetherness is not necessarily a good thing! Once the snow started falling last week, I knew we were doomed to have a very "close" Christmas. This is what John looked like out in the snow up past his you can see...2 of our cars were buried in the snow and the 2nd picture is my car..Off and on during the week, we lost power in our house...the last time on Christmas day about Noon, until 6pm on the 26th. We nearly froze in our house. It is all electric by the way. We finally were able to get out, with the help of our neighbor, so that we could go to town and get a hot meal. We may be able to dig out DH's car this afternoon. I was able to come to work today...I am supposed to be on vacation, but I wasn't able to finish up my week at work last week, so here I am. I am glad for this year, that Christmas is over and I can forget it ever happened!!!

Happy New Year,


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Sunbonnet Christmas

This is a little project I started on Saturday. I love the colors and I love to add machine embroidery to my quilts. These were new designs that I bought from Designs by JuJu. I just love her designs and they sew out extremely well. When I did the Sunbonnets on Friday night with the intention of doing this "quick" project, I never anticipated that it would actually take me until Sunday to finish the top. Oy Vey! I got the middle checker board done without a single problem. I put on the first border and then the trouble began. I measured and cut and remeasured and cut at least three times trying to get the final borders on this simple project...I gave up on Saturday. Sunday morning I started in again. Thankfully the second time I measured, and cut I got it just right and I was able to finish the top...get it sandwiched and started the quilting on it. This is what happens when you decide one day to do a project and start it the next without any planning what so ever. I am not a planner...I am a doer and it therefore gets me into a lot of trouble along the way. I can hardly wait to finish this and put it on my couch. It is going to be my only Christmas decoration this year. I just don't seem to have the energy to decorate and spread "The Cheer". Maybe next year.

When this project is done, I am going to start a T-shirt quilt that I have been putting off for at least a year now. My nephew "Fast Eddie" passed away 2 years ago and I promised my sister-in-law that I would do a quilt with his t-shirts, but I just have not been able to get it together to get started. Eddie was only 34..he was born 10 days before my husband and I got married, so he was our special boy.My Mom called him Fast Eddie, because when he was little, he had an ability to travel on his little legs faster than we could catch him sometimes. But I am determined to have this quilt finished for my sister-in-law before her birthday in January......holy cow....I better get moving.