Sunday, November 29, 2009

Almost moving date!

Well, we're getting close. Tuesday we start moving items into our new home and next Tuesday is our first day living there. I really hate moving....have I mentioned that lately???? lol.

On a more positive note...there's snow on the mountains nearby and it is just gorgeous out during the day. I LOVE having seasons!!

I've completed several Christmas presents!!!! =) The mailing will have to wait until after we move, but that'll be OK. We are planning on decorating for Christmas right away once we get moved in. This will be the latest into December we've ever waited to decorate for Christmas!!

Tomorrow is the women's fellowship and book exchange at church. I'm really excited about this. We all bring a holiday dish, a Christian book we've read and love, and a new book mark. I made my bookmark to bring!!! It's so scrappy and I just love it...hopefully the mystery recipient will love it too!
Here's a pic:

Here is my 9 patch quilt along...I decided to make this into a table cloth! I am going to add the white border to each side as well but here's my progress so far:

Here is my weedwhacker quilt top--Remember this??? finally finished!!! Well the top is anyways =) All I need to do is baste, bind and quilt! Yay!!

I made this completely from my stash!!! I love how scrappy it is.

Also...I FINALLY finished MY quilt! This is the very first quilt I ever started working on and it's taken me 13 months to finish it! I've kept you all pretty updated as to its progress...I finished the top a while back but now I am REALLY done! It is washed and on my bed! This is actually the very first time I have ever slept under a quilt I made!!!!!! I LOVE the feeling!

I completed my 12 week quilt-along also! I did a lot of quilting on this one and I really enjoyed that!

I also finished my fleece rag-top quilt...I can't remember if I've posted this on here before or it is!

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! and other random ramblings

Hello all!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!
We have been packing here. Yes, again....the home we are renting was sold and we have opted to move out prior to our lease end date.
Ronnie, Kyle and I have chosen a home to rent for hopefully the next SEVERAL years.
It's a tiny little house in a neighborhood that's kind of down the mountain and across the street. I am thrilled that we will be staying in Fernley!

On another note...Christmas is a month away--CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

I love the weather here in Nevada. I just absolutely LOVE it. The cool, crisp, dry air, the clear blue, cloudless sky, the WARM sun--the sun is SO warm here.

My best friend, Lisa is in South Carolina tonight! She was actually able to go to Detto's bootcamp to have Thanksgiving dinner with him tonight!!!! I am so happy for her and the kids.

Ronnie has taken a temp job at Amazon for the holidays. His foot is really bothering him though, so please say a prayer for him about that. He has also decided that next race season he is going to move up to the next class which is called Pro Stock. I still am unsure as to how I feel about this, but I support him completely.

Kyle is gearing up for the Christmas play at church. They only have a few more weeks of practice before the production. It's titled "Mayhem in Bethlehem". =)

Well, I'm off for the night.
Love to all!!! Goodnight!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, November 16, 2009
Outside my window... it's a sunny blue sky--but COLD.
I am thinking...that I am ready to eat some chili.
I am thankful for... God.
From the learning rooms... chuggin' right along!
From the kitchen... Something with chicken in it for dinner. Chili for lunch.
I am wearing... jeans and a comfy shirt.
I am creating... quilts! Finishing up some Christmas presents and getting them ready to mail out! I can't even post them on here for fear the recipient may see!
I am reading... Changing Habits by Debbie Macomber.
I am hoping... that it snows this week.
I am hearing... Chili simmering, and the kids playing a game in Kyle's room.
Around the house...we are preparing to move.
One of my favorite things... Twilight!!!!!!!!!!
A few plans for the rest of the week... Same ol, same ol'...then...Friday night we're going to see New Moon!!!!!!!!!
Here is picture thought I am sharing... The sunrise the morning after I got back from Florida.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hello!! Back from Florida

Hello world! We're back! We had a fantabulous time in Florida with friends and family. I got lots of fabric while there too! I have lots of pictures but I have to download them all first. So...I will leave you with some pics of an apron that I made....and some pretty embellishments for future ones!!!!!! And the rest of my pics will come soon!!!

Here is the haircut I gave Ronnie ;) It was just for fun, of course...and he looks "normal" again now!
I just LOVE this fabric!