Wednesday, November 28, 2007

3rd post this month.....Holy cow

Okay so I have decided that I am going to try to post more often. I have been visiting tons of fellow bloggers sites and have been inspired to do better.

Here are a few great sites I found this week. Pine Ridge Quilter, ChookyBlue, Melly&Me. Just to name a few. I had to organize my book marks to get them all in one spot. It is inspiring to me to see what other people are accomplishing. There are some great, skilled quilter's and crafters out there.

Sense we moved into our new home I haven't had much time for sewing. Yesterday I sewed for a long time. My neck and shoulder are screaming at me today for it. I took a long break from sewing while moving and unpacking.

I have a ton of UFO's that I want to work on. So I got out some blocks for a gingerbread man swap I was in. It took a few hours but I was able to complete the top. It didn't turn out perfect but then again nothing seems perfect. It will hand beautifully on mu wall this holiday season.

I also finished a table topper that I am giving away as a Christmas present. I finished to sashing on the top and quilted it yesterday. It turned out pretty and was very easy to make. I used this pattern from quilter's cache. I have to give credit were it is due. Thank you to Marcia Hohn and all the hard work she has put into her site and the free patterns.

I have some Amish BOM that I got from some fabulous ladies at 3 Sister's Cyber Quilting. I was in the swap all this year. If you haven't been over there you should check it out. Louise is a doll and has a great site going. Any who. I want to get that top put together in the next week. I pulled out some Kona black and some bright colors to use in the sashing. My wheels are a turning. LOL. Well I will close for now. God Bless.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Holidays...

I thought I should post before November is over. We are finally getting settled into our new house. Everything that can be unpacked has been. The garage is a mess of course. It is a project all by itself. It will probably take a whole weekend just to sort through everything in there. I am sure that we will have plenty of stuff for a huge yard sale some spring.

The weather was pretty warm until the day before Thanksgiving. We went from 70 to the 40's over night. It was nice to have cold weather for the holiday. It just doesn't seem right if it is warm during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This from a girl who grew up in Florida where is was almost always warm during the holidays. We have lived in Alabama for a long time now and are used to the colder weather and look forward to it. It has been raining off and on for the last week. The natives are restless because they can't play outside.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Tim's brother Greg and his family came over to eat with us. Mary made a delicious turkey and a pecan pie to die for. She always makes things that taste great. I had it easy. I had to make a few things but nothing too hard. It was nice to spend time with family. Our niece Emily spent the night with us. On Friday we went shopping a little bit. We had 3 kids with us so we took turns running into stores to get what we wanted. It went pretty well. When we got home we got out the Christmas decorations and tree. We put the tree up. (It is fake.) It is pre-lit so we don't have to put lights on it. I love it. It makes decorating so much easier. I let the kids do most of the decorating. Tim helped with the top of the tree and I filled in the holes at the end. It was fun. I had to take a picture of the youngins once they were done.

I am looking forward to Christmas and a new year. It will bring wonderful things for our family. We are all very excited about having a baby. I have to thank God every day for the many blessings that have come our way.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Fall is here.....

Hey gang,
Wow it has been a long month. I have been with out a computer for about 5 days. We moved into our house this past weekend. And as careful as we tried to be when packing and labeling boxes we didn't label the box with all of the computer cables in it. It took a few days to find it. I was going through with drawls.
It was a long weekend. It took two days to get everything moved over to the new house. Now it seems like it will take forever to put things in their new homes. We love our new house. It is so much bigger. We love having another bathroom. It makes life so much easier.

Oh by the way happy belated Halloween. We had a good time. We had a few kids come while we were home. Josh was Spongebob this year.

Let's see.....oh yeah...I am Pregnant......We found out almost two weeks ago. So baby number 3 will make its entrance into our world at the end of May. We are very excited and shocked. We thought for sure that we were done with two boys. I am hoping for a girl. It would be nice but of course I will love it just as much if it is a boy. I know what to do with boys. Girls are new territory for me.

My uncle made it home safe and sound from Iraq. Yeah. Thank God for answering our prayers.

Say one more prayer for us. On October 7th my Uncle Vinny who lived in Charlotte, NC was killed at work. A disgruntled employee came in and shot the assistant manager and then my uncle. He died an hour later at the hospital. It is a huge shock. I went for the funeral and was amazed at how many people came from all over to pay their respects. My uncle was 36, married, and has left behind 3 young children. So just pray for Sally and the kids please.

God Bless all my online friends and family who take the time to read my blabbering.