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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stairway to Cat Heaven

Here's a photo of my mother with the Stairway wallahnging. That's dear little T-Bone touching the moon.  I didn't even notice that until I had uploaded the pictures to my computer.

It's finally starting to snow. We didn't get a white Christmas.  Oh well.

And here's a pic of the fabric for Bryan's fuzzy blankie.

Have a good day tomorrow!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Memories

O've been thinking back over all the Christmasses of my life, trying to decide which was my favorite Christmas. It would have to be when the older two were in elementary school. 
We were living in a 12x60 trailer. We had Keith's brother his wife, and three children,  his wife's mom, dad, and younger sister. The living room was in the front and we had gifts under the tree from wal to wall, literally. It was a grand, great time! This is only a portion of the gifts. The rest of the family hadn't arrived yet.

Now my tree sits on the piano, is prelit and pre decorated.  All i have to do is take it out of the box and plug it in. How times have changed!

I already have sewing jobs for 2010. Sigh. I don't think I'll ever get time to do MY sewing projects, unless I never sleep or eat!

Are any of you joining in on any mystery quilts?  I think I have three!  I'll do one and print the clues for the others so I can do them later.

We didn't get a white Christmas this year, but, hey, I for one am NOT complaining! It's those light grey clouds that usually foretell snow but I'm not sure there is any moisture in them.  It's chilly however, around 23* the last time I checked. BRRR!!!


Today I'm thankful

That Jesus came to earth, died and was resurrected, went back to heaven and will soon come for us. And if you don't believe that.  I'm sorry, that's my belief.

That there isn't any snow.

That my house is semi-warm

That I have hot/cold running water

That my Best Friend Forever (BFF) is alive and well


Friday, December 25, 2009


I only have a few minutes before I need to get ready to go over the river and through the woods. I made it!  The wall hanging is done, done, done and wrapped, wrapped, wrapped. I get a photo of it with my mom today and post it, hopefully tomorrow.

Daisy wants to send her greetings also.  Here she is in her finery.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Seven Days! Are you Ready?

Sorry, I haven't done anything noteworthy to photograph this week.

It hardly seems possible that it's only seven days until Christmas! If the rest of our winter is no worse than it has been, I just might survive LOL.

I came across the cutest little fabric trees while crusing around in blogland.  Cruise over to  and check them out.

I thought I was nearing the end of the Christmas sewing.  Are Grandma's ever at the end? Of sewing, that is! Dear son called and let me know that his little girl would like an activity book made by Grammie for Christmas.  I told him I couldn't get one done and sent to her before Christmas but it will be my next project. One of these days Grammie will get to sew for herself, right?  Don't count on it !!

Our beautiful Mt. Hood has claimed three more lives, the oldest only 29. So sad. If people would just take the locator beacons with them these tragedies wouldn't happen. Not being a climber I don't understand why the need for climbing in the winter.

Sunday I will have a photo of the Stairway To Cat Heaven to show you.  It just needs the binding finished.  Because I'm actually going to get it done in time does that mean I get a shopping trip to an online quilt shop? Or a new attachment for my Janome?

If you would like some absolutely can't-eat-just-one cookies that are really easy to make, take few ingredients, no baking involved, then let your fingers take you over to Gudrun's World and find her recipe for Icelandic Coconut Balls. They are so scrumptious. She posted the recipe during her 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.

Things I'm Most Thankful For

My three children and six grandchildren. They may not realize it but they are my mainstay.

Running water


A dependable vehicle

And, most importantly, GOD. He is the One that keeps the world spinning, not President Obama, Al Gore, or Rush Limbaugh. Let's all take some time and thank Him for the blessings He grants us each day.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Close to THE END !! Hooray!

All I have left to do is finish the wall hanging.  I've finished the fuzzy blanket (we call them memes) for SIL. He is a HUGE Dale, Sr. fan, so what else would it be?

 I scored big with him when I made T-Bone a pillowcase with D.E. fabric I'd found!

I came across these cute little bird ornaments while browsing the web.

They even look easy enough to make that you could stitch them up before Christmas.

It snowed last night!  OK, so it's just slightly more than a powdered sugar coating, maybe what a child would do if turned loose with the sifter! AND, (drum roll please!) the weatherman says it will continue to warm up! Hallellujah!  My back is tired of the couch in the living room.  I've been trying to rely mostly on the pellet stove, which leaves the bedroom on the chilly side. Now that it's up above the close to 0* mark the bedroom is brearable. I like a cool bedroom, not a frozen one LOL.

I'm Thankful for:

Electric heat
Pellet Stoves
Warm Blanets
Slipper Socks
Fleece Jammies

Notice how each one has something to do with staying warm !!

Have a WARM day!

Close to THE END !! Hooray!