Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Temps are dropping and it is getting colder!  Hoping to see some snow before the week is out.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Happy St. Nicholas' Day!

Two Christian holidays that are near and dear to my heart are St. Nicholas' Day and Epiphany.

St. Nicholas is dear to me because we named our son Nicholas.  I had always wanted a baby boy born near Christmas and wanted to name him after Santa Claus!

Epiphany is the day Johanna was born on.  What a beautiful gift we were given on that day!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Place

Just like my mug says, my sewing room is my happy place!  I was downstairs working on Gemma over the weekend.  Here I was just winding bobbins.  This was a thread that I had previously deemed not usable because it kept breaking.  After gaining some experience with the machine, the thread now works like a dream.  I used it for both the quilts I worked on this weekend.

This is the last nursing home quilt for the year, on the frame.  Just doing simple quilting on it.


Here was our view for the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert we went to yesterday.  Great seats!  Even though we were up high, the view was fantastic and the sound amazing.  Cool light show and pyrotechniques.

Had an awesome time with my honey.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Crunch Time

I have to get those nursing home quilts done before next weekend.  This year it has been hard for me to get motivated to do them for some reason.  It's not like I didn't have the tops completed early enough... haha.

During my lunch hour at work I have been working on more snowmen.  Here they are before they have little faces and buttons.

I love those little sock hats!  Wal Mart had 10 pair of the cutest socks for $3, probably a Black Friday sale.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Doctor Visit

I had my annual physical yesterday.  Some of my numbers were off from the blood work I had done, along with a few other little things, so he changed up some of my medicine a bit.  Not a big deal and hoping all works out.

I really need to lose some weight to get those numbers back in line.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Cheer

Over the weekend Ev and I put up our lights on the fence.  Here's what the one side looks like:

Last night we went to Dairy Queen and took Addy with us for the ride.  We usually get her a little cone.  When we got up to the drive thru window, the gal let us know that instead of getting her a cone, they have what they call a 'pup cup'.  It is ice cream in a small sundae container with a dog biscuit in the middle of it, for 60 cents!  So next time we get Addy a DQ treat, it will be a pup cup.

When we came home from DQ we had to drive around the block so we could see the lights on the fence from all sides.  I noticed a couple bulbs were out, so tonight I might go outside right when I get home and replace them.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Car Milestones

Yes, I know I just posted that my car turned 200,000 miles not too long ago, however it's now at 202.  With all the driving we did over the holiday and past few weeks, it got there pretty quick.

Have I mentioned lately that I love my car?  hahaha  Ev and I were talking about cars over the weekend.  The car I have now is a 2006 Ford Taurus.  I don't think I will ever have the attachment I have to this car with any other car I may own in the future.  Don't know why.  Or maybe I do.  It was my first 'new' car, although she did have 12,000 miles on her because she was a 'program car'.

We went through a lot of grief when I first bought this car, but the dealership shined like a diamond during that time, and I have not quit praising them since.

And pretty proud that we chose Ford, because of their reputation.

Moving Right Along

We had a nice visit up North over Thanksgiving.  When we got home we did a few things around the house, putting up lights on the fence, etc.  I also found time to load a double backing on Gemma and one of the nursing home tops.  Have to get moving on them!

The bobbins came for the 201, Belle.  I haven't even had time to try them out in her.  Been kinda crazy lately.

Del and Sarah came back from Brazil and came over last night to visit.  They stayed for a while showing us lots of pictures.  They brought a few little gifts, which was really nice of them.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends!